Ink or tattoos can mean different things to different people. For some it is simply a style, for some it is not forgotten, for some it can be a lifestyle. However, it is a certain risk because in the future you may feel differently about the tattoo you have on your body, and removing it can be quite a pain. In case such a situation occurs to you, then this article will help you get rid (results may vary for every person and its not guarenteed) of the unwanted one without flinching.
Tattoo removal can be just as tedious as inking. Still, many people don’t mind going through this rather cumbersome, expensive and painful process of tattoo removal. To help you decide, here are four different surgical methods you can try.
A local anesthetic injection is applied before the laser treatment to numbed the skin. Lasers are the most common method of tattoo removal today. A tattoo consists of thousands of particles of tattoo ink suspended in the skin. Laser treatments work by targeting ink particles in the skin with highly concentrated light waves that heat the ink particles and cause them to fragment into smaller particles that are able to be removed by the body’s immune system.
A complete tattoo removal is usually not done in one laser treatment. Laser tattoo removal usually requires more than one treatment to reduce the size of the ink particles and make it easier for the immune system to disperse them.
Depending on the tattoo design, size and color, ink removal can take 1-10 laser sessions. Some ink colors are more difficult to remove than others and may not be completely removed. There should be a six-week period between each laser session to allow the wounds to heal and the body to absorb as much ink as possible.
After the procedure, you may notice swelling and possibly blisters or bleeding. Antibacterial ointment can help promote healing. You will probably need repeated sessions to lighten the tattoo and it may not be possible to completely erase the tattoo.
Surgical Excision is also a way to remove tattoos. This is a simple cut out of the skin that contains the tattoo. The skin surrounding the tattoo is then stitched together and closed.
This type of tattoo removal will likely require the use of local, regional or even general anesthesia depending on the size of the tattoo. This method of tattoo removal creates a surgical scar.
During surgical removal, the skin is numbed by an injection of local anesthetic. The tattoo is removed with a scalpel and the edges of the skin are sewn back together. After the procedure, antibacterial ointment helps healing. Post-procedure dressings should be left in place for 48 hours. Once the dressings are removed, the surgical site should be cleaned daily with soap and water. The wound can be covered with a bandage for the first week after the operation.
Surgical tattoo removal is effective – but leaves a scar and may only be practical for small tattoos.
During dermabrasion, the tattooed area is usually cooled until it becomes numb. Then the tattooed skin is sanded down to deeper levels with a high-speed rotary device that has a sanding disc or brush. This allows the tattoo ink to leach from the skin.
Dermabrasion will result in an open wound that requires post-procedure care. Daily cleaning of the wound with soap and water, application of antibiotic ointment, and covering of the wound with a bandage are usually recommended.
Wounds caused by dermabrasion usually take longer to heal than wounds created by laser tattoo removal. These will probably take about 10-14 days to heal.
The affected area is sore and sore for a few days after the procedure. Recovery may take two to three weeks. Due to unpredictable results and less effective results than laser or a combination of laser and excision, dermabrasion is not a common option.
You can use cooling compresses to ease post-treatment discomfort. Follow the provider’s instructions to care for the area. Most recommend using a regular moisturizer such as petroleum jelly for 10 to 14 days after treatment.
The tattoo is meant to be permanent and removing the tattoo completely is difficult. Some degree of scarring or skin color variation is likely to remain, regardless of the particular method of tattoo removal.
With advancements in technology, lasers are ethical choice for tattoo removal treatment
. It selectively targets the colored ink in your tattoo with minimal effects on the surrounding skin. How well laser tattoo removal works depends on a variety of factors, including the size, age, and color of your tattoo, your skin tone, and the location of the tattoo on your body.