Innovative removal laser eases tattoo regret

Innovative removal laser eases tattoo regret
(Source: KAIT)

(KAIT/NBC) - Are you having second thoughts about that tattoo? Thanks to innovations in laser technology, a spur-of-the-moment gaffe can be erased in just a few sessions.

The Enlighten laser beam breaks apart ink particles no matter the color or size.

Dermatologist Franziska Ringpfeil says pigment shattering can still be terribly painful.

"Those lasers reach into the second layer, reach the ink, break it apart there. Break it in small enough pieces," said Ringpfeil. "The immune system of the body comes by sees oh there is some loose pigment there, let me go nibble on that."

A small tattoo begins at $75 while larger ones could set you back over $1,000.

For more information on Enlighten tattoo removal, click here.

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