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The tattoo industry, which is in the un-organized sector in India, is said to have grown by over 100 percent in the last one year, according a recent survey. Experts credit endorsement of inkings by Bollywood stars like Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone for the boom. 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 techniques can eliminate or lighten your tattoo with minimal side effects. Lasers remove tattoos by breaking up the pigment colors with a high-intensity light beam. Black tattoo pigment absorbs all laser wavelengths, making it the easiest to treat. Other colors, such as red, selectively absorb green laser light. Various colors can only be treated by selected lasers based upon the pigment color.

Question Who can benefit from laser tattoo removal?

Because each tattoo is unique, removal techniques must be tailored to suit each individual case. In the past, tattoos could be removed by a variety of methods but, in many cases, the scars were more unsightly than the tattoo itself.

Patients with previously treated tattoos may also be candidates for laser therapy. Tattoos that have not been effectively removed by other treatments or through home remedies may respond well to laser therapy, providing the prior treatments did not result in excessive scarring.

QuestionWhat methods are used for Tattoo Removal?

Before lasers became popular for tattoo removal starting in the late 1980s, removal involved the use of one or more of these often-painful, often scar-inducing surgeries:

  • Dermabrasion, where skin is "sanded" to remove the surface and middle layers;
  • Cryosurgery, where the area is frozen prior to its removal;
  • Excision, where the dermatologic surgeon removes the tattoo with a scalpel and closes the wound with stitches (In some cases involving large tattoos, a skin graft from another part of the body may be necessary).

Although the procedures above are still used in certain cases today, lasers (Light Amplification by the Stimulated Emission of Radiation) have become the standard treatment for tattoo removal because they offer a bloodless, low risk, effective alternative with minimal side effects. Each procedure is done on an outpatient basis in a single or series of visits. Patients may or may not require topical or local anesthesia.

As early as the 1960s, lasers had been developed for industrial uses. When researchers developed lasers that emitted wavelengths of light in short flashes called pulses, medical use became viable. These lasers can effectively remove tattoos with a low risk of scarring, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. The type of laser used to remove a tattoo depends on the tattoo's pigment colors. (Yellow and green are the hardest colors to remove; blue and black are the easiest.)The three lasers developed specifically for use in tattoo removal use a technique known as Q-switching, which refers to the laser's short, high-energy pulses:

  • Q-switched Ruby,
  • Q-switched Alexandrite,
  • Q-switched Nd: YAG, the newest system in this class of lasers and particularly advanced in the removal of red, blue and black inks
Question How do lasers remove tattoos?
Answer Lasers work by producing short pulses of intense light that pass harmlessly through the top layers of the skin to be selectively absorbed by the tattoo pigment. This laser energy causes the tattoo pigment to fragment into smaller particles that are then removed by the body's immune system. Researchers have determined which wavelengths of light to use and how to deliver the laser's output to best remove tattoo ink. (If you're wondering if the laser might also remove normal skin pigment, don't worry. The laser selectively targets the pigment of the tattoo without damaging the surrounding skin.)
Question What can I expect during the laser tattoo removal?

Depending on the size and color of your tattoo, the number of treatments will vary. Your tattoo may be removed in four to six visits, although many more sessions might be necessary. You should schedule a consultation, during which a trained professional will evaluate your personal situation and inform you about the process. Treatment with the laser varies from patient to patient depending on the age, size, and type of tattoo (amateur or professional). The color of the patient’s skin, as well as the depth to which the tattoo pigment extends, will also affect the removal technique.

In general, this is what will happen during an office visit for tattoo removal using the newer lasers:

  • The patient wears protective eye shields.
  • The skin’s reaction to the laser is tested to determine the most effective energy for treatment.
  • The treatment itself consists of placing a hand piece against the surface of the skin and activating the laser light. As many patients describe it, each pulse feels like a grease splatter or the snapping of a rubber band against the skin.
  • Smaller tattoos require fewer pulses, while larger ones require more. In either case, the tattoo requires several treatments and multiple visits. After each treatment, the tattoo should become progressively lighter.
  • Most patients do not require any anesthesia. However, depending on the location of the tattoo and the patient's pain threshold, the physician may elect to use some form of anesthesia (topical anesthesia cream, local anesthesia injections).
  • Immediately following treatment, an ice pack is applied to soothe the treated area. The patient will then be asked to apply a topical antibiotic cream or ointment. A bandage or patch will be used to protect the site. The treated area should also be covered with a sun block when out in the sun.
Question Is laser tattoo removal safe?
Answer Thanks to newer technology, treatment of tattoos with laser systems has become much more effective with very little risk of scarring. Laser treatment is often safer than many traditional methods (excision, dermabrasion or salabrasion) because of its unique ability to selectively treat pigment involved in the tattoo. In many cases, certain colors may be more effectively removed than others. It is known that blue/black tattoos respond particularly well to laser treatment - the response of other colors is under investigation.
Question What are the side effects?
Answer Side effects of laser procedures are generally rare but may include hyperpigmentation, or an abundance of color in the skin at the treatment site, and hypopigmentation, where the treated area lacks normal skin color. Other possible side effects include infection of the site, lack of complete pigment removal and a 5 percent chance of permanent scarring.
Question What laser is used at Pulastya Skin Clinic?
Answer System is a high powered Q-Switched ND-Yag laser that emits a highly focused beam of laser light which passes harmlessly through the outer layer of skin and is absorbed mainly by the tattoo ink. As light is absorbed, it is quickly converted to heat. Sudden rise in temperature within the treatment target fractures ink or pigment into tiny particles. Tattoo ink particles are carried away by lymphatic system.
Question Is it possible to get rid of tattoos in short time?
Answer At Pulastya Skin Clinic, we get lot of clients who are seeking tattoo removal in short time because of different reasons. We are using R20 technique and also combining laser techniques to ensure fast removal.