Ultraviolet Ink Tattoo

Tattoos are created by ink drops placed under the skin by a needle. There are also ultraviolet ink tattoos as well. If you have a tattoo and would like to have it removed, the Q-switched Yag laser is the number one choice for tattoo removal as well as treating other pigmented or discolored skin. The laser light passes through your skin and is absorbed by the ink, causing it to break into smaller pieces. Your body's own natural filtering system will absorb the small pieces of ink. Bright green, yellow and red inks are the hardest to get rid of.

During the Procedure

You may experience a stinging sensation during your laser tattoo removal treatment. This is sometimes described as a rubberband snapping your skin. Anesthesia is not normally given, but it doesn't mean that it can't be used. After treatment, your skin over the treated area may look slightly bruised. Ointment and a light dressing will be applied to the treated area.

Each session lasts five to 15 minutes, depending on the size and color of the tattoo. Multiple treatments are usually required over a period of months.

Sometimes the tattoo will disappear completely, but in most cases, fading of the tattoo is the best result that can be accomplished.

Maintaining healthy skin

• Use sunscreen of SPF 15 every day

• Avoid sun tanning

• Drink eight glasses of water a day

• Get enough sleep

• Eat a nutritious diet

• Limit your caffeine

• Maintain a skin care regimen

• Wear sunglasses with UVA/ABB protection

TattooHealth.org is a leading resource for ultraviolet ink tattoo information. Search for a laser tattoo removal clinic in your area today!

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