Did you know in 2016, 1035783 laser hair removal procedures took place and this treatment ranked third among all the non-surgical procedures performed in 2016? Although there are many solutions to get rid of unwanted hairs- waxing, shaving and tweezing, they hardly provide any permanent solution.
Same is the case with tattoos filled with regret. Barry Crake, a micro-pigmentation technician quoted that “There are approximately 20 million people with tattoos in this country (UK) and I'd suggest at least 15 million regrets having them”.
But these days, there are no such tattoos which can be regretted. Kudos to the technology, that has gifted humanity with treatments that can make you get rid of unwanted tattoos. You will be flabbergasted to know that in the past decade, an increase in 440% has been witnessed in revenues from removal procedures.
With changing time, technology is also improving and people love o embrace those technologies which are beneficial to them. One such technology is Laser Technology.
The appeal of laser hair removal lies in the fact that it is effective, efficient and convenient. It is important to understand the definition of permanent hair reduction in the laser hair removal industry. According to the FDA, “permanent hair reduction” is defined as “being the long-term, stable reduction in the number of hairs re-growing after a treatment regime.”
Tattoos since its birth are the perfect medium to highlight your emotions. These days even passing by emotions act as a pushing factor to get oneself inked. So, such tattoos can easily take a turn into regret, but not to worry about unwanted tattoo these days. Why so? Thanks to the laser technology for removal of tattoo which can correct your mistake easily.
The article shares few facts about laser treatment that you must get familiar with before undergoing the treatment.
Let’s understand how laser treatment works for tattoo and hairs
Laser Tattoo Removal-Working
Tattoo gets removed once the ink particles present in the skin starts to break. Ink particles need heat to get expanded and that is possible by giving them some heat, but make sure that this process is done as fast as possible so that half of the particles remain cool. This hot and cool repelling force removes the ink particles present in the skin. This process of removal is called as photothermolysis.
As soon as the ink particles are destroyed by the laser, the white blood cells absorb them and transport the same to the liver.
How does Laser Hair Removal work?
Note that hair growth passes through 3 stages: anagen, telogen, and catagen. Hair grows actively during anagen stage and this is the stage during which laser hair removal is most effective. The laser makes use of specific wavelengths of light that is targeted at the melanin in the hair or the follicle growth center (called as hair bulb).
Melanin is known to provide color to hair and skin. The laser beam once passes through skin then is absorbed by melanin in the hair follicle. The laser effectively converts its energy into heat, followed by heating up the hair follicle and make sure that follicle is prevented from any further growth.
Some facts about tattoo and hair removal by laser treatment…
- Tattoo Size does not matter at all
Whether tattoos occupy more space on your body or it occupies less space, the laser works in a same effective way. Small tattoos are inked on less space so it does not mean that they will fade faster. Larger tattoos may accompany shaded areas which have low ink density and hence fades quickly. So less space occupied on the skin does not mean quick fading, instead, it means a longer fading time due to high ink density. Hence, size of tattoo does not depend, all tattoos have to undergo the same process and number of sessions.
- Pain Factor
As per the statistics, 48% of people experience mild pain when underwent the laser treatment for hair removal. Level of pain once can bear vary from person to person. It all depends on the capacity of a person to withstand the level of pain. Still, if you wish to know how much pain you will bear during the process, then you can expect the pain to be like of gentle pinch or someone hitting you with a rubber band.
To avoid this discomfort, mostly effective numbing cream is used before initiating the procedure which can make your tattoo removal a painless procedure.
- Tattoo’s Location
Location of tattoo does matter when it comes to removal of it using laser technology. Tattoos located close to the heart have more chances of getting faded because of good blood circulation. Body parts where blood circulation is poor, tattoos take a long time to get fade.
The ankle, for example, is the bad place for laser tattoo removal.
- Prevention of ingrown hair
The areas of the body that have been shaved or waxed mostly experience the ingrown hair. They are caused when the hair is unevenly chopped off with a sharp tip. Laser hair removal is considered to be the best option and the only solution to prevent and eliminate ingrown hairs.
Being safe, effective, fast and precise, laser hair removal is gaining a lot of popularity and many people including celebrities are undergoing the treatment. However, in many countries, the use of laser treatment is restricted to few departments only.
The president of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, came up with a law which gives beauty industry workers the “right to operate certain tools to perform laser hair removal.” Earlier only medical staff was permitted to operate laser hair removal machinery.
Moreover, when it comes to tattoos, they are no longer considered the source of regret because you can easily get rid of unwanted tattoos with help of Laser Removal Technology.