Basics of Laser Tattoo Removal

Jun 11, 2019 - By Dr. Martin Kassir

Do you have a tattoo that you regret but are unsure of the best approach for its removal? Well, Laser Tattoo Removal is the most effective treatment to erase or improve the appearance of unsightly ink.  The process works by directing the laser energy into the skin using the highly concentrated colored or infrared light beams. The laser energy breaks up the ink particles, fragmenting them. The particles are later absorbed through body's natural processes. The laser ONLY targets the tattoo ink, leaving the surrounding skin unharmed and unchanged by the treatments. However, the tattooed area may be red (like a bad sunburn) or have pinpoint bleeding immediately after the procedure. Laser Tattoo Removal can be moderately painful depending on the location, so a numbing agent is applied prior to treatment. Many patients need several sessions to achieve desires results, although an exact number can only be determined through individual factors and circumstances. If you desire laser tattoo removal, call our Dallas office to set up a consultation today!