In the past, a permanent tattoo was very much that: a tattoo that you would basically have to live with forever, even if you would stop appreciating its value as a symbol of something you may have admired only at first. If you really wanted an unwanted tattoo gone from the body, you would have to take drastic measures that would not only be painful but also leave a permanent scar in place of the original image. People with unwanted tattoos on their bodies were therefore faced with a dilemma that forced them to choose between either displaying symbols they do not identify with or having garish wounds in their places.
Modern laser-removal technology has essentially made the dilemma a thing of the past by allowing customers to have their tattoos removed in a way that makes the underlying skin look good afterward. A laser beam can be carefully administered on a tattoo so that the ink imprinted onto the surface of the underlying skin can separate from the skin on a cellular level and disappear over time. The beam avoids inflicting too much of its own cellular damage by piercing the skin only as far as it needs to in order to uproot the ink.
Ordinarily, the regions of a tattoo that use darker ink tones are harder to convert back to a natural-looking skin tone. All this means for a laser-based tattoo treatment technique, however, is that it will take multiple treatment sessions in order to fully remove those spots, and the adjustable nature of the laser beams makes even the darkest tattoos removable over time. The cells that used to be darkened with ink will be changed and removed in such a way that new cells will grow in their place in an entirely natural process, and this is key to making that area of the skin look as though it never had a tattoo on it.
A laser tattoo treatment does not cause anywhere near as much of a sharp or painful sensation as the tattoo-removing procedures of the past. If the process caused any discomfort, it should not persist for a long time, and the specialist administering the treatment can easily provide icy gel packs to help tone down the sensation while it lasts. The specialist will provide other implements that will prevent your body from incurring avoidable harm during the procedure; for example, you will be made to wear specialized eyewear that will prevent the bright lasers from damaging your vision.
If you are interested in removing your unwanted tattoo for good, please reach out to the Tattoo Removal experts at Rochester Tattoo Removal. Consultations are always complimentary.