Laser provides the best solution for people wanting to remove unwanted tattoos on body parts. It has the advantage of providing best cosmetic results and no scarring as against a plastic surgery procedure.
Tattoo removal is done with lasers of very low pulse duration which are known as Q- switched laser. These lasers act by targeting the pigment particles present in the skin and upon treatment cause fragmentation of pigment particles which are then slowly cleared away body’s own phagocytic cells. With every session more and more pigment is removed and sessions are repeated monthly till the desired cosmetic result has been achieved.
The laser tattoo removal procedure is a noninvasive one and is done as an outpatient procedure. The area to be treated is first cleaned and sterilized. Then a topical anesthetic cream may be applied if desirable. Patients may be given goggles to avoid eye damage. The laser may be repeated on the treatment area a few times, and in between the procedure, the doctor may use icing if required. The process may cause a stinging sensation, with little or no bleeding, depending on the skin condition. After the procedure has been completed, the area is cleaned and an antibiotic cream is applied.
Lasers have very few side effects and most are short term. Please note that the capability of an experienced dermatologist can reduce the risks. These include,
Generally, laser/light therapy for tattoo removal is considered to be a cosmetic procedure, and hence, it is not covered through insurance. The costs depend on factors like.
Typically, the dermatologist would talk to the patient and discuss his/medical history. The dermatologist will also talk of the expected results, the risks involved and other aspects of the procedure. A physical exam or tests may be suggested. Patients should, however, follow the suggestions below.
Always talk to your doctor before you decide on laser therapy for tattoo removal. There may be many other considerations and aspects that may be pertinent to your case, depending on personal details.
We have world class laser machines which will ensure you excellent results and minimum discomfort. Our doctors are highly qualified from top medical institutes and with vast experience in handling all laser equipment.