Tatoo RemovalTattoos are fast becoming a fashion statement
But what if you had a tattoo, which you no longer like.
Yes, you can just have it removed! Along with the growing numbers of tattoo procedures, the number of requests for tattoo removal are growing, and are bound to grow more! Fortunately, the LASER tattoo removal is a painless, comfortable procedure, and gives highly satisfactory results.
Before you have a LASER tattoo removal:
- It may take more than one treatment session for the tattoo to fade completely. It is important to have realistic expectations.
- As mentioned above, colours are difficult to remove, and need more than one type of LASER apparatus, since specific LASER wavelengths work for specific colours.
- Like having a tattoo, removing one can also trigger keloids or conditions like sarcoidosis, so this treatment is best had with/ under the supervision of a dermatologist who specialises in this.
- If the tattoo is in a sun exposed area, you will be prescribed sunscreens for use, after the procedure. You need to follow this one religiously.
- There may be mild irritation/ itching at the treated site - this subsides over a few days. You should refrain from picking at/ scratching the area.
A few things to note about having and later, removing a tattoo.
Before you have a tattoo :
- Please consider against having a loved one's name tattooed - this is the single largest category of tattoos that come up for removal later!
- Colours look all nice, but it can be difficult to get them removed, even with the LASER. A good idea would be start with a simple, black or similar dark dye.
- If you are considering having a tattoo on say, your lower back, remember to give allowance for weight gain in that area later - which could distort the tattoo - and consequently, make you consider a removal.
- Make sure that you get your tattoo in an absolutely hygienic tattoo parlour - that instruments used on you are sterilized/ disposable. You could get any kind of infection from bacterial to tuberculosis to HIV/AIDS, from having a tattoo at a shady parlour.
- Do check with your doctor about any keloidal tendencies (in pic) that you may have, or other conditions like sarcoidosis, which do not take kindly to a tattoo.
Tattoos are created by injecting colored pigment into the skin. Regardless of who or how the pigment is injected, the marks or designs are relatively permanent. People turn to physicians to have tattoos removed.
Fortunately, there are several methods for tattoo removal, which have proven successful. In most cases, however, some scarring or color variations remain. The conspicuousness of these blemishes depends upon several factors including size, location, the individual's healing process, how the tattoo was applied, and length of time it has been on the skin. A tattoo performed by a more experienced tattoo artist, for example, may be easier to remove since the pigment is evenly injected at the same level of the skin. A tattoo that has been on the skin for a considerable length of time may be more difficult to remove than a new one. Multicoloured tattoos are more difficult to remove than single coloured ones.