Laser Tattoo Removal @ Refine Skin and Body UgandaLaser Tattoo Removal

Laser Tattoo Removal is a procedure that utilizes high-powered lasers that penetrate deep into the skin and are able to permanently demolish the ink particles within the cells that give the color to the tattoo.

Laser Tattoo Removal is the safest and most effective method for getting rid of that old ink. It only utilizes lasers, it is relatively non-invasive and targets only the ink of your unwanted tattoo and leaves the surrounding skin unaffected.

The Process

Lasers remove tattoos by breaking up the pigment colors with a high-intensity light beam. Black tattoo pigment absorbs all laser wavelengths, making it the easiest color to treat. Other colors can only be treated by selected lasers based upon the pigment color.

Number of Treatments

The number of treatments you will need will depend on the age, size, and color(s) of your tattoo. The color of your skin, as well as how deep the tattoo pigment goes, will also affect the removal.

Most people will require a series of short sessions 1-2 months apart to remove the tattoo, although the exact number of sessions cannot be predicted in advance. Usually 5-10 sessions are required, although up to 20 may be required in some cases.

Smaller tattoos will require fewer pulses while larger ones will need more to remove them. In either case, to completely get rid of a tattoo, it will take several treatments. After each visit, your tattoo should become progressively lighter.

How it feels

You will definitely experience irritation. But most patients don’t need anesthesia. Depending on the location of your tattoo, we may apply a topical anesthesia cream beforehand.

After-care

Immediately following the treatment, use an ice pack to soothe the treated area. And apply an antibiotic cream or ointment and bandage to protect it. You should also be sure it’s covered with sunblock when you’re outside.

Possible side-effects

Hypopigmentation – Some people may also notice changes in the texture or color of their skin following laser treatment

Skin Infections – The skin can get infected particularly when an area of the treatment is neglected. It is important for patients to protect the area of skin that has been treated – this will reduce the risk of bacterial entry and subsequent infection.

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