Having tattoos on our skin canvas has become a fashion of the modernisation. But, human nature lacks stability, which has compelled him to replace the old tattoos with the new ones. What seemed cool and hip at the age of 20 or 21 may seem utterly shameful at the age of 40. However, with the technological advancement, the tattoo removal procedure has become comparatively easier and safer.
Laser Tattoo Removal
These treatments were conceptualised in the early 1990’s and are perhaps the most commonly known methods to remove tattoos permanently. Every tattoo has its own individuality and hence, the number of the sessions varies accordingly.
During the process, you will be given a protective eye glass to protect your eyes from the laser rays. A test will be performed to determine the effective energy that will be used for the treatment through the reaction of your skin against the laser. After that, a manual device containing laser rays will be placed on the uppermost layer of your skin. You will feel as if someone is rubbing a garter against your skin. The number of these kinds of pulses depends on the size of the tattoo. Immediately, after the completion of the session, ice cubes are applied as a pain killer to the operated skin area. Then, an ointment is applied on the treated skin area of the patient.
How Safe Is The Technique?
With the constant advancements in the process, laser tattoo removal procedure has become safer and more effective as compared to the traditional means. Unlike the age old methods such as dermabrasion or excision, this laser removal technique has the exclusive capability to treat the tattoo involved pigment.
Black or blue colored tattoos are more effectively and easily removed than others. These colors respond to the treatment quickly.
What Are The Down Sides?
If you go for laser tattoo removal, you will experience minimum down sides which may be the following:
- Permanent scar (though rare)
- Hypopigmentation or hyperpigmentation
- Cosmetic tattoos may darken the lips, eyebrows etc.
How to Recover Soon After the Treatment?
Maintain the hygiene by cleaning the treated area of the skin regularly. Wash the area and then apply a petrolatum ointment on it to heal the area. Then, cover that specific area with a disinfected bandage for several days to promote the process of healing. Follow the advice of your doctor to recover quickly.