Laser Tattoo removal techniques continue to be refined

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Tattoos are no longer a symbol of outlaws, but instead, they have become popular among women and men from all walks of life. Large and small cities are now boasting of having tattoo parlors as the hip art venues and neighborhoods.  Technology in tattooing has advanced, but the ink is till ink, and the tattoo artists can still make a mistake. An estimated 45 to 50 percent of Americans have gotten at least one tattoo, and approximately 25 percent of the total number have considered that they want the tattoo removed. 

Common factors of tattoo removal

  •  The attitudes and lifestyle of a person can change, so they will consider the removal of a tattoo to mean they no longer represent what they felt inside.   Doing this has been the most familiar among many of the slogan tattoos, but its application has too many symbols.
  •  You can often decide to remove a tattoo because a tattoo is due to the person's change of environment.  It can be because of a new job, a new family, or an original lifestyle, and it can lead to regretting the tattoo. Sometimes having that symbol will mean that it stands in the way of career advancement, and in this case the tattoo removal is your only option.
  • Several trends will take place in art change.  Tattoo evolution in its technique is achievable, and it has gotten altered as time passes and how the interest of people grows, such as the enthusiasts. 

Laser Tattoo removal techniques

Several controversies are revolving around the mechanism of tattoo removal on skin. The tools used are two, and they include; thermal and acoustic arrangements.

Several studies show that fragmentation through thermal mechanisms is more common, but also, a good number indicates that the acoustic device is predominately in short-pulsed laser therapy. Some studies suggest that laser-induced irritation can be because of the combination of thermal and acoustic effects. The main goal of tattoo removal is to minimize the sessions required and have the best tattoo removal results.

The laser tattoo removal procedures were first approved by the FDA approximately twenty years ago. The laser tattoo removal procedure is becoming even more effective and safe because of advancements in technology and its process refinement. Tattoo removal is still a relatively complicated process, and various tattoo removal centers approach it differently. For example, The Finery Boston tattoo removal center breaks down the process into three components: the laser, the body, and the tattoo.

The part of the removal process firstly involves the laser. Ink is gotten broken down into tiny particles by the laser beams which get focused on the tattoo in the subdermal layer. Microscopic particles are then easily removed by the body. The traditional laser that was popularly used is the Q-Switch ND YAG laser. It is seen as "older" technology, but it is still beneficial on dark inks. The second and latest technology is the Pico laser. It goes in and out of the skin at a significantly faster rate allowing easier removal of colors such as blue, green, and purple. The Finery often uses the two types of lasers together for complete tattoo removal. 

Secondly, we have the part of tattoo removal that involves the body. After the breakage of the laser down the ink, the body's immune system disposes of the particles. When you’re healthier, then the immune system will relatively cause the healing to be faster, and it will remove the ink remnants. Age, health, and lifestyle, as well as the metabolism of all the impact that causes laser tattoo removal effectiveness.

There is then the part of the process which involves the tattoo itself. The FDA doesn’t always regulate the tattoo ink, so we have the materials within the ink, which can vary greatly. Some of the types of ink are relatively natural when viewed and, therefore, they can be removed more easily. It is also common to find the inks that have synthetic components such as plastics or metals. These processes can take longer in tattoo removal as it is harder to get a breakdown that involves small particles.


Over the years, it is still evident that lasers are the top standard for tattoo removal. There are different mechanisms responsible for the variable response to treatment of tattoo removal. Removal of the tattoo from the skin of a patient may depend on various is important to note such factors. For instance, the depth of the tattoo pigment, the type of tattoo, and the dye used, the variety of lasers, and different techniques using a combination of lasers.


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