Laser tattoo removal can make you sick. Although not very likely, if one very important health and safety guideline is missed then you do risk your health.
Laser tattoo removal looks easy but there are lots of things to consider that most laser operators don’t know or worse, ignore.
One of the most important considerations is the amount of ink released into the body when undergoing a laser tattoo removal treatment. The laser tattoo removal process breaks up the ink molecules in the skin into tiny particles that the body finds easier to absorb. These micro particles are distributed to the liver, kidneys and lymph nodes, which is where the problems could surface if you have too much ink floating around in your body after the laser treatment.
Too much ink being released in one treatment can lead to feelings of nausea or you could even collapse or go into shock. While this scenario is unlikely, it is not worth the risk as it could be serious, so insist that your laser treatment is done over a couple of sessions a few weeks apart if you have a large tattoo. If your laser tattoo removal operator is not prepared to do this, then find professional that will.
The general rule of thumb is to treat areas no larger than the size of a beer coaster. Obviously, if we are looking at a large tattoo that is only outline, then it is fine to treat that in one session.
For the sake of your health, make sure that for the following 48 hours you drink lots of water and make sure your tattoo is protected from the sun and that you keep the area clean.