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Nowadays being a millennial and having a tattoo go hand in hand. Almost half of today’s millennials have at least one tattoo. Yet not everyone is happy about them. Many regret the decision as soon as it is made. Some regret is at later stages. But in the end, a bad decision should not keep you down forever.
The good news is that it is possible to remove the tattoo. Laser tattoo removal is a widespread technique. If you have an unwanted tattoo, then don’t worry. The removal technique can either diminish its appearance or remove it completely. Permanent tattoo removal is a possibility with minimal negative effects.
With the best infrastructure and personnel, Medica’s team of skilled cosmetic and reconstructive surgeons makes our patients’ dreams into reality. Our surgeons are skilled and experienced in using the most up-to-date techniques to give our patients the finest possible results.
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What is Laser Tattoo Removal?
Laser treatment for tattoo removal is removing an unwanted tattoo. The tattoo ink goes beneath the skin’s top layer. Thus, the process is complicated and expensive. It is more expensive than getting a tattoo.
You should always consult a dermatologist for the tattoo removal process. This helps in understanding the various options. Using homemade treatments can be dangerous. Do-it-yourself creams and treatments are usually ineffective. It can also cause irritation and other skin reactions.
Tattoo removal requires multiple treatments. The number depends on various factors. These can be size, age, and color. Skin color and depth of the pigment can also affect the removal process.
Who is Eligible for a Tattoo Removal?
You must keep at least six weeks from getting a tattoo for the process. The tattoo ink goes inside the skin layer. Passing over this tattoo ink is a different process for different people. It depends on the ability of the body to break this tattoo as well as get the ink out. Black ink works better compared to color tattoos. Smaller ones are easier to remove than larger ones. Non-smokers have lesser risks compared to smokers. Older tattoos are easier compared to newer ones. Tattoos near the heart are better removed compared to those on the extremes.
If you have any skin allergies, it is better to opt-out of this process. Always talk to a tattoo removal specialist. Also, people with skin-related conditions need deeper consultation. If you are a teenager or older person with skin abnormalities, consult with a specialist.
Why is it done?
The most common reason for tattoo removal is regret. Many people are unhappy after the tattoo is done. The appearance or design is not what you wanted. The tattoo has blurred or faded with age. The tattoo might not go with your present image. It can also be a work-related factor. Many workplaces do not allow tattoos in visible places. Perhaps your body has changed, and it does not look good anymore. There are several reasons for this. Less common but equally important reasons are allergies, skin reactions, or abnormalities.
You might consider tattoo removal if you regret a tattoo or you’re unhappy with its appearance. Perhaps the tattoo has faded or blurred, or you decide that the tattoo doesn’t fit your current image.
Permanent tattoo removal is a long process. There are different types of tattoo removal techniques. One of the most common techniques is laser treatment for tattoo removal. It is considered safer compared to other methods like dermabrasion or surgical removal. Side effects are also lesser compared to other methods. Yet, it is important to understand the risks. Some of these factors to consider are:
- Incomplete tattoo removal
The laser tattoo removal process can be used to get rid of any kind of tattoo
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What to Expect?
Tattoo removal is a process requiring several sittings. It is the best option available among others. Yet, the process can be difficult or cumbersome. It is therefore essential to have the right information. Expectations before, during, and after the process is a good place to start.
What to expect before tattoo removal treatment?
There are certain steps to be taken before the session starts:
- You will receive eye shields to protect your eyes
- The specialist will assess your skin. It will be for any reaction to the laser treatment. This helps in determining the ideal treatment energy.
- The laser is used for letting the pulse of concentrated light pass through the skin. This pulse passes through the skin’s top layer. This light is then absorbed by the pigment.
- If you have a small tattoo, pulses will be less. For larger ones, more pulses will be needed.
- Complete fading will require several sittings.
- The tattoo becomes progressively lighter after the visits
- Topical anesthesia cream might be needed based on the tattoo’s location
What are the types of tattoo removal techniques?
There are three major types of tattoo removal techniques. It can be surgical or non-surgical. Common techniques are surgical removal, dermabrasion, and laser surgery:
- Laser treatment for tattoo removal:
- Surgical tattoo removal
Tattoo ink is usually permanent. Thus, a complete removal is a difficult or rare process. You should be ready for some skin variation or scarring. This risk is irrespective of the tattoo removal method. Look for reputable and trustworthy dermatology. Select a trusted cosmetic surgery clinic. You can also get suggestions from your physician. Medica Superspecialty Hospital, Kolkata is among the biggest & most experienced hospitals across entire Eastern India. The staff is skilled with training and experience and work towards providing quality care as well as successful recovery.