What is laser tattoo removal?

It is estimated that close to 25% of the U.S. population has a tattoo. Eventually, as many as 50% of individuals with tattoos may want to have their tattoos removed.

There is good news for those who have an unwanted body design. Newer laser tattoo removal methods can remove or lighten your tattoo with few side effects. Lasers remove tattoos by breaking up the pigment colors with a high-intensity light beam. Black tattoo pigment absorbs all laser lights, making it the easiest to treat. Other colors, such as red, can only absorb green laser light. The many other colors used in tattoos can only be treated by specific lasers, which are selected according to pigment color.