About laser tattoo removal

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Between 5 and 10% of the U.K. population have one or more tattoos either self-inflicted (amateur) or professional tattoos. Often the result of peer pressure, some people with tattoos later come to regret them. It is common knowledge that visible tattoos have a negative impact on potential employers. A good reason for not removing an unwanted tattoo was that a scar would replace the tattoo. This is no longer the case as can be clearly seen on the sample photographs,

Laser tattoo removal is safe and effective and the results are well documented. Without the adverse side effects associated with alternative methods of removal such as dermabrasion or surgical excision, lasers are now the method of choice for both doctors and patients alike.

A tattoo is made up of large particles of pigment injected into the skin, which the body considers to be invasive. It rejects foreign objects and attempts to remove them, but the particles of ink that make up a tattoo are too large. The body therefore responds by encapsulating the particles in a wall of collagen that effectively traps it within the skin permanently. Based on the theory of photothermolysis, successful removal of a tattoo depends on the absorption of light by the particles of tattoo pigment in the skin. The laser light penetrates the particles without cutting or burning the skin. This heats the particles rapidly which causes an explosive fragmentation of the collagen capsule and the pigment itself. The fragmented particles of pigment can then be removed by the body's own defence system. After a period of 6 weeks, the process can be repeated to remove deeper layers of pigment until the tattoo fades away. This can take anywhere between 5 and 20 treatments, depending on the colour and depth of the tattoo.

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The following is a list of terms we use on this site.

Laser hair removal

IPL hair removal

Laser tattoo removal

Laser liver spot removal

Laser acne treatment

Laser red vein removal

Laser thread vein removal

Hair removal

Tattoo removal

Acne treatment

Thread vein removal

Red vein removal

Liver spot removal

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