What to Expect During Tattoo Laser Removal
posted: Oct. 24, 2022.
Tattoos can be an excellent method of self-expression, but it's perfectly normal to want a change. There are different options but if you are interested in tattoo laser removal you can reach out directly to Dr. John Randall of Randall Dermatology & MedSpa, with offices serving the areas of West Lafayette, Kokomo, Frankfort, Rensselaer, Terre Haute, Westfield, Monticello, Winamac, Williamsport, and Zionsville, IN.
What to Expect
When someone asks what they can expect during a tattoo laser removal session, what they are usually asking is, “Does it hurt?” The short answer is that it can, but something often repeated by experts is that although laser removal can hurt it won't hurt as much as getting the tattoo in the first place.
There are a number of factors that can affect just how much discomfort you'll experience, but at worst it's been described as bad sunburn after the treatment. While during, when you feel the laser pulses on your skin, it's usually nothing more severe than the snapping or flipping of a rubber band.
Why Laser Removal
According to experts, laser technology is the most successful and least costly way to remove a tattoo. Even though there are certain types of tattoos for which laser technology may not be as effective, even in these cases it should still be able to significantly fade it to where it is not as noticeable. Tattoos that are older and less complex can often be removed in fewer sessions.
The device sends a pulse of energy that can target directly the ink and dissolves it, much in the same way that laser hair removal works that the laser can be made to target the hair follicles specifically.