Laser Tattoo Removal – Get Rid of Unwanted Ink

Over the past 15 years, the popularity of tattoos or permanent decorative body art has increased dramatically. It is estimated that today, more than 10 million Americans have at least one tattoo or more. Many who thought the tattoo will be something that they will be happy forever, now have a change of heart. Maturity, marriage, career, and family growth are all factors that contribute to this waning enthusiasm about what was once considered cool.

This is not a small group because it is estimated that 50% of people who get tattoos later regret them. Thus, laser tattoo removal treatment has become one of the more popular cosmetic laser procedures available today. This rapid growth can also be attributed to the growing number of physicians and laser clinics that are adding laser tattoo removal to their list of cosmetic laser services.

What Are The Benefits?

The current laser can permanently remove the tattoo ink from many parts of the body. However, the cost and inconvenience of removal may be greater than the costs and inconvenience incurred during the initial application.

Before laser tattoo became commercially available in the early 1990s, removal methods included, Sal-Abrasion or scrubbing the skin with salt, Cryosurgery, Dermabrasion, and even excision and skin grafting.

Today, Q-switched laser uses a brief, high-energy pulse to effectively remove unwanted ink and has been designed specifically to remove the permanent body art.