Clear Skin and Hair Laser Center

Tattoo Removal

Tattoo Removal

Laser Tattoo removal

Tattoos are created by inserting permanent colored materials into the skin or accidental entry of pigmented material. Tattoo Ink consists of pigments combined with a carrier, and are used in tattooing. Tattoo inks are available in a range of colors that can be thinned or mixed together to produce other colors and shades. Tattoo ink is generally permanent.

Laser Tattoo removal  is the most common and the safest medical or aesthetic procedure, to remove unwanted tattoos permanently. Tattoo Removal is a procedure done to remove an unwanted tattoo.

In previous days few traditional methods are used to remove unwanted tattoo  such as salabrasion, dermabrasion, skin excision, cryosugery, subcutaneous Injections of Solution containing glycolic acid or trichloroacetic acid, under the skin. These methods have side-effects such as burn-like marks and scars which are more difficult to treat than the tattoo itself.

Laser Tattoo Removal

Laser treatment is the modern technique often safer than any other tattoo removal 

methods, as laser treatment selectively treats the pigment in the tattoo with very minimal side effects. Especially Nd: YAG Laser is the tool of choice for most tattoo removal practitioners.

Q-switch lasers  are considered as gold standard laser technology for tattoo removal

Types of Q-Switch lasers

Passive Laser Treatment

This is most commonly used in parlors and beauty salons. Though cheaper, these passive lasers can only partially remove the tattoo, and cannot guarantee complete removal.

Active Laser Treatment

This is expensive, but the most effective and efficient way of completely removing tattoos of almost every color. The active Q-switched laser is the gold standard in removing tattoos, they are of three types: 

Q-switch Nd: YAG (1064&532), 

Q-switch Ruby (694),

Q-switch Alexandrite (755)

Among these laser Q-switched Nd:YAG laser is most commonly used lasers in the  world; producing a very short laser pulse in the nanosecond or the recent picoseconds lasers.

Each of them target a different range of colour spectrum: Nd-YAG helps remove grey, black, dark blue inks as well as red, yellow, and orange; Ruby removes black and blue pigments successfully; and green colour, which is often left behind, can be removed by Alexandrite laser, in addition to black and blue.

How Q switched Nd:Yag laser work for Tattoo Removal ?

The laser is the best, the easiest, and the most commonly used method for tattoo removal, intense light into the treated area. Tattoo ink or pigment absorbs the light without destroying the normal surrounding skin tissue. The tattoo ink or pigment break down into small particles and then removed by the body’s own immune system. After a series of treatment sessions, the tattoo particles are broken up enough to no longer be visible.


It works on the theory of ‘selective photothermolysis’, which states that when the appropriate wavelength of light and pulse width is equal to or shorter than the target’s thermal relaxation time, the heat generated will be confined to the target. While most of these lasers operate on nanosecond, the newer pico second pulse duration lasers remove tattoos by a photomechanical effect as well, that is by physically fracturing the tattoo particles

Factors responsible for Laser Tattoo Removal

Duration of the tattoo

Older tattoos are easier to remove.

Location of tattoo over the body

Tattoos closer to the heart have faster clearance in contrast to tattoos located on extremities due to poor circulation.

Color of Tattoo

It is easier to remove black pigment tattoos as it absorbs all laser wavelengths. Moreover, green, red, yellow, and other fluorescent inks are very difficult to remove.

Professional or amateur tattoo

In general, amateur tattoos are easier to remove.

Side effects

  • There are few risks associated with every cosmetic or medical treatment. Following the procedure some redness, swelling, bleeding, and temporary darkening of tattoo are common but usually subside after few weeks.
  • The common side effect is pigmentary changes, darkening or lightening of the skin, and could be permanent.
  • Other rare side effects such as textural changes of skin or blister formation, burn or scar and possible infection are potential effects to laser.

Moreover you need to visit most reputed and reliable advance laser centre nearby which offers high standard services.

Follow your Aftercare Instructions

To hasten the healing of skin, avoid side effect, and to facilitate speedy tattoo removal process, follow aftercare instructions:

Avoid or protect from sunlight and use the sunscreen prescribed by doctor to prevent pigmentary problems.

Apply mild steroid with antibiotic prescribed by doctor twice a day for 5 days.

Keep covered the treated area at least 3 days.

Avoid taking hot baths and use of cosmetics; hence they can irritation to the skin.

Clear Skin Hair and Laser Centre equipped with world’s most advanced US FDA approved laser technologies. We are committed to remove tattoo completely or up to 98% removal of all types of tattoos. At Clear Skin Hair and Laser Centre we use Gold standard laser for Unwanted Tattoo Removal, Nd:YAG AND Pico Laser.

Let us clear few doubts regarding laser tattoo removal

Is black Ink impossible to remove?

The darker the ink, the easier it is to remove, because black color absorbs all wavelengths, the laser is able to break it up completely and efficiently.

Is treatment duration is very long?

Not necessarily, the treatment duration depends entirely on the complexity of your tattoo and hardly a lunch-time procedure.

How many treatment sessions are required?

A series of sessions will be required, and the number can’t really be predetermined during your first consultation. The average number of treatments required for Indian skin is 4-7 sittings. To avoid the side effects, The average time between sessions is 4-6 weeks. It is a simple procedure needs to be done till the tattoo is completely removed.

Anyone can go for laser tattoo removal?

Yes it can, provided treatment by expert and reputed skin professionals. Moreover laser can do significant damage to the skin in darken skin, hence parlors and salons to be avoided.

Is the laser treatment burns the skin?

Laser lights are extremely accurate and only target ink, without destroying the normal surrounding skin; because the laser wavelength is carefully determined, and hence burning is completely avoided 6.Is the laser tattoo removal causes scarring?

Is the laser treatment cause scarring?

Laser removal is advisable to avoid scarring and the laser wavelength is carefully determined as per standard, hence the chances of scarring are nil.

How much time it requires To Heal?

A few days after laser tattoo removal, skin might feel a bit sensitive, sunburned, or red in colour. In few rare cases, there might be the occurrence of a scab on the treated area. However it is recommended not to scratch or remove

Is Laser Treatment Painful?

In fact, for most people, the sensation of removal is comparable to the procedure of insertion of ink during tattooing. It is commonly described as the sensation of being snapped by a rubber band.

Can older tattoo be replaced with new?

Yes, if any one wish to get new tattoo to replace the older, need to wait for about 1-2 months after your last laser session.