Laser beams used to remove tattoos pass through the skin surface without damaging it and reach the dark tattoo pigment in the skin. Tattoo pigment absorbs laser light and converts this energy. In this way, the pigment, which is in large pieces in the skin, is decomposed into small particles without damaging the surrounding tissue with the energy released. The body’s immune system absorbs and destroys the tattoo ink broken down into small particles more easily.
Types of tattoos
Today, tattoo removal lasers are produced with very advanced technology. Although it is possible to remove many primary colors with laser, some shades of purple, pink, yellow, tan and white tattoos, unfortunately, cannot be easily removed by laser. For this reason, it is important for those who are considering tattoo removal in the future not to use colors that are difficult or impossible to remove with laser.
Number of tattoo removal sessions
In the removal of tattoos with laser, the number of sessions is determined by the dye used, the technique applied, the amount of dye used and the type of laser used. Tattoo removal takes place between 5-15 sessions.
It is important to protect the treatment area from the sun 2 weeks before the treatment. Aspirin or other blood thinners should not be taken 1 day before and on the day of treatment. If iron medication is used, it should be discontinued 1 week before the treatment.
Pain during application
Since pain is a personal sensation, the feeling of pain felt in practice varies from person to person. In general, in tattoo removal, numbing with anesthetic cream and cooling the treatment area with cold air during the procedure helps to reduce the feeling of pain.
Tattoo removal session interval
Tattoo removal session intervals are 6-8 weeks.
It is important to make an ice complex on the treatment area at regular intervals, and to avoid applications such as hot water, sauna, steam bath for 2 days. If there is crusting on the skin, it would be appropriate not to go into the pool or the sea until the crusting disappears.
The vast majority of laser tattoo removal treatments do not develop permanent staining or scarring. If the person has had a problem such as keloid, hypertrophic scar in the past, the risk of developing a problem increases. When necessary precautions are taken before and after the application, it is usually possible to remove the tattoo without any problems.