After her marriage to the NBA’s Lamar Odom, reality star Khloe Kardashian had a small tattoo of "LO" placed on her hand between the thumb and the forefinger. When the marriage failed, it was still an everlasting reminder. While she has gone on record as stating she doesn't want the tattoo removed, if she changes her mind laser tattoo removal can be a great process to make the permanent item not so permanent anymore.
How Laser Tattoo Removal Works
A focused laser beam light is put to the outer layer of the skin in laser tattoo removal. This light beam is taken in by the ink in the tattoo and breaks the ink particles into smaller particles. After a few sessions of this treatment, the ink is naturally removed by the body's healing process. While homemade tattoos are the simplest to remove, even those with bright colors and professionally done can be removed by the laser.
How Laser Tattoo Removal Feels
Getting laser tattoo removal is often described as mild pain or a sensation of being uncomfortable. Many say it is like snapping a rubber band on the skin surface. If you have a very low threshold for pain, talk with the doctor that is going to do your treatment.
Treatments Needed to Remove a Tattoo
There may be multiple sessions needed with the laser to remove a tattoo. What will determine how many sessions is the tattoo itself - its color, size, age, and the amount of tattoo ink that was used in the design. The tattoo treatment has a low risk of scarring and today's technology makes it a very safe procedure with little side effects. Khloe Kardashian's tattoo is small and seems to be all one color, black. This type of tattoo should take much fewer sessions than other tattoos treated by laser, such as Melanie Griffith's large Antonio tattoo she is having removed.
The good thing about laser tattoo removal is that people can now choose to remove a tattoo completely instead of having it covered up or living with it after it ceases to be a great idea. However, it does take several costly sessions to do and may be uncomfortable to sit through. Many who undergo the treatment still think it is worth it not to have to live with the reminder of youthful expectation.
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