Jubilee Hospital, Trivandrum.
Occasionally I get individuals with ugly tattoos on their body and they may want to have their tattoos removed by Laser. I don\’t like to entertain all of them, but on special circumstances, I do remove it with Co2 laser. 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.
Depending on the size and color of the tattoo, one might need more than one sitting. The procedure is done under local anesthetic infiltration.
Treatment with the laser varies from patient to patient depending on the age, size, and type of tattoo. The color of the patient’s skin, as well as the depth to which the tattoo pigment extends, will also affect the removal technique.
After Laser treatment 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.
There are hardly any side effects for laser tattoo removal.