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TATTOO REMOVAL

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Tattoo Removal

Tattoo Removal

Tattoo removal is a procedure done to try to remove an unwanted tattoo. Common techniques used for tattoo removal include laser surgery, surgical removal and dermabrasion.

Why

If you regret a tattoo or you're unhappy with the appearance of your tattoo, the tattoo has faded or blurred, or you decide that the tattoo doesn't fit your personality. In such circumstances you should consider tattoo removal.

Tattoo removal might also be done if you develop an allergic reaction to the tattoo or infection.

Risks

Scarring is likely after most types of tattoo removal. Infection or skin discoloration is possible as well. Hyperpigmentation is related to the patient's skin tone, with skin types IV, V and VI more prone regardless of the wavelength used

What you can expect

Tattoo removal is often done as A Lunch Hour procedure with local anesthesia. Common techniques for tattoo removal include laser surgery, surgical removal and dermabrasion.

Laser surgery

Q-switched lasers are the treatment of choice for tattoo removal. Before laser treatment, the skin is numbed with an injection of a local anesthetic or topical application of anesthetic cream. Then a powerful pulse of energy is applied to the tattoo to heat and shatter the tattoo ink. Multicolored tattoos might need treatment with various lasers and different wavelengths.

After the procedure, you might notice swelling and possibly blistering or bleeding. Antibacterial ointment can help promote healing. You'll likely need repeated sessions to lighten the tattoo, and it might not be possible to completely erase the tattoo.

Surgical removal

During surgical removal, the skin is anesthetised. The tattoo is removed with a surgeons knife, and the edges of skin are stitched back together. Surgical tattoo removal is effective — but it leaves a scar and might be practical only for small tattoos.

Dermabrasion

During dermabrasion, the tattooed skin is sanded down to deeper levels with a high-speed rotary device that has an abrasive wheel or brush. This allows the tattoo ink to leach out of the skin.

The affected area feels sore and raw for several days after the procedure. Recovery can take up to two to three weeks. Due to unpredictable results it is not a procedure of choice for us.

Results

Tattoos are meant to be permanent, and complete tattoo removal is difficult. Some degree of scarring or skin color variation is likely to remain, regardless of the specific method of tattoo removal.

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