Tattoo Removal With the invent of Q switch lasers tattoos no longer have to be permanent. Lasers can remove or significantly lighten a tattoo by introducing the laser pulses to the tattoo's ink particles. The laser energy will be converted to heat which in turn will break up the ink to smaller pieces allowing it to be absorbed harmlessly by the body, without damaging the normal tissue surrounding the tattoo. A typical good candidate for laser tattoo removal is fair-skinned person with tattoos on arms, legs, buttocks or chest, back and abdomen that have more underlying fat than other areas of the body. Prior to laser, Other tattoo removal techniques prior to invention of lasers included dermabrasion, cryosurgery and surgical excision.
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