Tattoos have been around for at least 5,000 years. The interest in removing them is just about as old. Many of the tattoo removal techniques in the past have produced less than desirable results. Dermabrasion, or sanding, chemicals, or even the older CO2 or Argon lasers removed tattoos but left undesirable scars.
Dr. DeJoseph dicusses the Tattoo Removal
The Versapulse VPC laser removes tattoo ink using directed rays of light with a very low risk of scarring. This laser is the ultimate tattoo removal system, housing four lasers in one machine. The laser works on all color tattoo inks. Medical research has taught us the exact wavelengths of light used to selectively remove certain colors of ink. The ink is broken up into 10-100 small fragmented particles to be carried off by the body.
After these treatments the tattoo fades and your normal skin tone shows through. New technology laser treatment is effective but slow. Between four and ten laser treatments spaced four to six weeks apart are necessary to remove tattoos. The end result is worth it.