Tattoo removal is one of the many advances made by laser technology, and a blessing for many people. Tattoos can be removed manually, but this can be unpredictable and unsafe. Removing tattoos by laser is much safer with only minor risks. The laser breaks down the ink which is then absorbed into your body. The effect is the same as if the tattoo faded due to time or sun exposure.
The laser has to be able to break down most colours, but yellow, green and fluorescent colours are more difficult to break down. Dark colours such as blues and blacks are the easiest to remove. Flesh colours have been known to turn black under the laser, but these can then be removed eight weeks later.
Side effects can include burns, blisters, scabbing, redness and swelling, as well as changes in your skin pigmentation. However, these side effects are rare.
Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal is a great alternative to waxing. Whilst more expensive, it is also permanent after two or three visits, so it could save you money in the long run. It works by targeting the dark pigment in the hairs and breaking them down.
Laser hair removal is most effective on people with dark hair and light skin, since on people with dark skin there is more likelihood that the skin will change colour and the laser cannot target blonde hairs.
You can have laser hair removal on almost any part of your body. It is safe to have it done on your bikini line despite some women’s fears of infertility, because the laser only affects skin level. There are also no links to laser hair removal and cancer. The only possible side effects are the same as those associated to tattoo removal.