How Does Laser Tattoo Removal Work?
Tattoo removal is one of the hottest topics in the tattoo world today. After reading this article you should be able to make an informed decision about the removal of your tattoo.
Tattoo removal is one of the hottest topics in the tattoo world today. People are beginning to question whether tattoos they want removed are truly "real" tattoos. The only way to know for sure is by having a procedure done by a qualified, licensed dermatologist. This article will look at some common tattoo removal procedures and what some of the pros and cons of each. After reading this article you should be able to make an informed decision about removal of your tattoo.
Since the beginning of tattooing, tattoo removal has always been done using various methods. However, as new technology and applications for removing tattoos have been developed, more sophisticated methods have been developed as well. Now you can remove them partially or completely, with more modern treatments, using lasers or dermabrasion. Here is a brief look at some of the newer ways to remove your tattoo:
Lasers are gaining popularity with tattoo removal. In this procedure, lasers are used to target the melanin that is present in the skin where the pigment is formed. The lasers effectively remove the pigment and thus preventing it from being absorbed into the skin. Although lasers are generally safe for patients, there are still some risks and the treatment time depends on the type of treatment and how large the tattoo removal area is.
Another newer way to remove tattoos is by using Q-Switched LEDs. In this treatment, the lasers are designed to either target only the dark pigment in the skin, or to also lighten the dark skin surrounding the tattoo. This procedure works well for people with lighter skin because it does not require the use of anesthesia or anesthetics. Additionally, this procedure does not require a long recovery period because the healing process only takes about 12 weeks.
TCA Tattoo Removal involves a more abrasive method of removing tattoos. This treatment is one of the most invasive and is only recommended for very small tattoos. This procedure involves the use of a chemical acid that eats away at the tattoo ink, causing it to fade. This is a painful procedure and patients must brace themselves for redness, burning and possible scarring. TCA tattoo removal requires two or more sittings, as the fading effect begins to wear off after a week. There will be noticeable scarring and discoloration after the first treatment, however.
Some other tattoo removal procedures include thermicon technology and surgical excision. Thermicon therapy involves placing a special tattoo removal cream onto the tattoo and then exposing it to an electric current. The tattoo absorbs the energy and partially melts, which causes it to evaporate into the patient's skin. Surgical excision requires that the patient undergoes a surgical procedure where a surgeon removes the tattoo completely from the body.
For people who want their tattoos removed but do not want to undergo a costly and painful tattoo removal process can invest in laser tattoo removal. Laser tattoo removal is an effective procedure that provides a permanent solution to the pigment issues that can result in faded or otherwise broken tattoos. Lasers can work on ink that has inkjet or pigmentary properties. This inkjet ink is harder to remove than pigmentary ink, which makes it a popular choice for laser tattoo removal. In addition, lasers can work well with ink that has an unusual shape or color or has writing on it that can be difficult to remove with traditional treatments. The lasers are able to target these issues because they are able to focus light on the ink and focus it into a different color or pattern than the original ink.
A laser tattoo removal treatment works best with a patient's ability to tolerate pain. The treatment may cause the patient to feel mild to moderate discomfort and slight swelling. The needles used are also smaller than those used by traditional tattoo artists, so there is no pain when the laser is applied. The lasers used for this procedure are not very expensive, but it does cost some money to have the procedure done. Typically the laser tattoo removal procedure is done for around three hundred dollars and requires multiple treatments.