A tattoo is a collection of large particles of pigment suspended in the skin.
Tattoos can be broadly classified as:
Q switched LASERS are the gold standard treatment for tattoo removal. They function on the principle of selective photothermolysis. These LASERS deliver energy in an ultra-short duration with extremely high peak power. When the tattoo particles hit with this energy, they heat up and break down.
The treatment plan depends on various factors like skin type, location of the tattoo, the colour of the tattoo, scarring, layering and amount of ink. A detailed history is taken by Dr. Neha before planning the LASER treatment. Amateur tattoos take lesser sessions to respond as compared to professional tattoos. Colours like orange, red, yellow take additional treatment sessions to respond.
Each tattoo is unique and requires a different number of sessions usually varying from 5 to 10 sessions. Duration could vary from 5 minutes to 20 minutes depending on the size of the tattoo.