About Tattoo Removal
Tattoos are usually more popular among youngsters. You may have had your skin tattooed to feel included or to permanently etch a relationship. However, with the time you might experience a change in taste or a relationship. Or you might just want the tattoo replaced. It could be just a more mature job which is making your tattoo feel out of place.
If you are rethinking the tattoo, we are here to help you. We offer Laser tattoo removal – a relatively painless technique with very few side effects when done by an experienced dermatologist.
The laser breaks up the ink pigments in the skin and the skin flushes them out. Although it doesn’t work as an eraser, it surely gets lighter after every treatment and disappears eventually.
Blank ink is considered the easiest to remove. However, there could be situations where entirely wiping away the ink might not be possible. In any case, the tattoo can be lightened by many shades.
Once thought permanent, it is increasingly possible to remove tattoos. Although techniques such as dermabrasion, salabrasion or cryogenic surgeries are used to remove the top layer of the skin, they may leave the skin sore and prone to infections.
Laser tattoo removal is non-invasive and a comparatively painless technique to get rid of unwanted tattoos.
Your dermatologist will discuss the details of your particular tattoo to explain the possibilities and procedure along with the required number of sessions. This will vary depending upon the size of the tattoo, your age, the color of your skin and other factors.
Having laser removal done by an experienced dermatologist ensures proper care and minimizing the risk of injuries or infections.
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The dermatologist will provide you with protective eye shields before starting the procedure. Your skin is tested for a suitable level of energy. If necessary, you may be given local anesthesia.
The dermatologist will pass pulses of intense light through a laser directly on the tattooed area of the upper layer of the skin. The light is absorbed by the pigments, breaking them down.
After the procedure, you will be given a soothing ice pack until the discomfort goes down. Some ointment may be applied to the area before bandaging it.
There could be rare cases of bleeding but that will resolve within 24 hours.
The area may slough off in a couple of days, taking with it some pigments. The wound can be cared for normally y ointment and bandaging.
It is advisable to avoid direct exposure of the skin patch to the sun for a few days. Although the laser treatment is sterile, the doctor will also advise you on the ways to avoid infection to the skin around the treated area.
Repeated treatment is necessary to get rid of the tattoo completely. Each session is usually spaced at around seven weeks.