Various Methods for Tattoo Removal

A tattoo is pigmentation on the skin in which the pigment is permanently inserted on the holes or pores of the skin. Tattoos can be permanent or temporary. Temporary tattoos are easier to remove with the help of creams that are oil-based or they are removed all by themselves as they are only intended to last for a couple of days. On the other hand, permanent tattoos are somewhat difficult to remove and may cost a lot depending on the size of the tattoo and the method of tattoo removal that will be used.


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People get permanent tattoos for a lot of valuable reasons while others had their body inked due to impulse or for no significant reason at all. Many tattoos are embedded on the body as an expression of one’s love towards one’s self, another person or to show love to something like art or passion. Whatever the reason why people had their tattoo in the first place, many of them have come to a point where they regretted having ever gotten the tattoo on their body. The reason could be because it is hindrance towards climbing the ladder of success since a lot of companies do not hire people who have visible body tattoos. Another reason could be because it is a constant reminder of a sad memory like a failed relationship.

There are different methods of removal or procedures available nowadays for permanent tattoos. The goal of these varying methods is the same and that is to completely remove the tattoo from the body. However, the procedure and result may differ depending on some factors. The size and location of the tattoo as well as the time length it has been on the body matter when deciding which procedure of tattoo removal will be used. By providing all of these significant information to the tattoo removal experts, they will be able to determine which is the best tattoo removal will best suit your needs.

One of the well-known methods of removing a tattoo is through surgery. This is best utilized for tattoos that are located in small areas of the body. The great thing about using this method is that it can remove the whole tattoo in one procedure or session especially if it is a very tiny tattoo. On the other hand, tattoos that are large in size may need multiple sessions or procedures. The process involved in removing bigger tattoos requires the physician to remove first the center of the tattoo. The next sessions will be followed at a later date to remove the sides of tattoo. Local anesthetics are injected on the area where the tattoo is located to numb it before and after the procedure is done. The sides of the area will then be brought together so that the physician can suture the skin.  The surgical method only involves slight bleeding which can be effortlessly restrained with the help of thermal cautery. Skin grafting may be involved for those with bigger tattoos. This procedure requires taking skin from another part of the body.

Another popular way of removing tattoo is called laser tattoo removal and considered as the ideal solution to permanently remove tattoos from the body. This method can be quite expensive and may need a series of sessions. Despite the costly and time-consuming procedure, the laser tattoo removal is proven to be almost free from pain and bleeding. The results that were shown using this method are utterly promising because the tattoos were completely removed if not astonishingly faded from the skin. The procedure involved in this method is the exposure of the tattoo to laser light. The exposure of the tattoo to the light dissolves the pigment of the tattoo. Normally, multiple sessions are required to completely remove the whole tattoo from the skin.

Apart from surgical and laser tattoo removal, dermabrasion and salabrasion are other ways of removing permanent tattoos. In dermabrasion, the procedure requires the tattoo to be sprayed with a freezing solution. After it is sprayed, the tattooed area is then rubbed with a rotating abrasive apparatus that causes the peeling of the skin. A dressing on the scrapped area is promptly required because there is a potential bleeding involved. Meanwhile, salabrasion is an ancientprocedure used to remove tattoos from the body. This method requires the use of a local anesthetic on the tattooed part of the body. Water with table salt solution is then applied to the area after which an abrasive device is utilized to firmly and earnestly scuff the tattooed area. Dressing is also needed when the tattooed area turns into deep red.

The use of chemical peels or TCA is another tattoo removal method wherein the chemical will cause blisters on the skin and in time, will peel off. This will generate new skin cells covering the tattooed part with a new layer of skin. One treatment can be able to peel multiple layers of skin. This process takes time as it will take more than one month to do another session.

Nowadays, there are different methods to remove tattoos from the body. For sure you will be able to find a method that will not only fit your intended budget but will also suit your tolerance for pain and discomfort. It would be best to do some research first and consult a tattoo removal expert to see the best option for you. It would also pay if you check the credibility of the tattoo removal physician or clinic by visiting their website as well as review and forum sites. A good tattoo removal expert or company should be able to explain to you in full details the procedures that will be involved as well as the degree of success. They should be able to provide you an estimated cost that will be needed to perform the procedure.

Tattoo removal can be a daunting procedure and can be expensive depending on the method you have chosen. Therefore, next time you decide to get a tattoo, consider the possible consequences of your actions and make sure that you will not someday regret getting the tattoo.