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Tattoo removal is a growing phenomenon as much as the tattoo trend. Indeed, while more and more people are deciding to imprint a permanent mark on their skin, many others would like to go back.

Before undergoing a tattoo removal treatment, there are several aspects that are good to consider.

 

Is tattoo removal possible?

In principle, it is possible, but it is not as simple and straightforward a process as getting a tattoo. Results and timing may vary depending on the extent of the tattoo and the presence of particular pigments.

There are several techniques that can be used to remove a tattoo. In most cases, laser surgery is followed, but there are alternatives.

In each case, fundamental factors such as financial commitment, effectiveness, timing, and risk of scarring must be considered.

 

Tattoo removal techniques

Laser removal

The best-known tattoo removal process is one that takes advantage of lasers. To achieve pigment removal, a special class of laser known as “Q-swtiched” is used, a powerful tool that through concentrated pulses of light disintegrates pigment particles that are subsequently phagocytosed by the body so that the tattoo is brightened and eliminated.

If the tattoo to be removed is composed of different colors, it may be necessary to use different lasers with specific wavelengths.

The laser tattoo removal technique is the safest, quickest and most effective.

Surgical removal

Compared to the previous case, the tattoo is removed through the use of a scalpel by removing the flap of skin. It is always worked under local anesthesia. The treatment is very invasive and often used as a last resort.

Dermabrasion

The process of dermabrasion involves cooling the skin followed by abrasion of the skin with a rotating instrument. To date, dermabrasion has been completely supplanted by laser removal.

 

What I need to know before removing a tattoo with laser

Time duration

The time it takes to remove a tattoo is not established in advance and depends on many factors such as size, presence of colors, shades, and more.

Cost

The issue of cost is related to time duration. Indeed, in the case of laser treatment, several sessions may be required. Each session may have a cost similar to that of the tattoo you wish to remove.

Pain

When it comes to pain, it should be considered that this is an individual issue and relative to one’s sensitivity. In any case, especially for laser therapy, it is not a painless if always bearable process.

Side effects

The skin area where a tattoo has been removed may have side effects. These include being the appearance of swelling, redness, blisters and scabs..

There is no need to worry as they will go away completely within a few days.