Tattoos are a way of expression in many cultures. Even though the process is painful, many people love inking their skin with designs, symbols, or names. However, later sometimes, they may want to get rid of them, and luckily, it is possible to remove tattoos, even the permanent ones. Laser tattoo removal is considered to be the most successful and cost-effective way for permanent tattoo removal.
Factors determining the speed of tattoo removal
Generally, it takes six to eight weeks to remove a tattoo completely. However, the timeline of this treatment hugely varies from person to person depending on some factors, which are as follows;
- Location of the tattoo
- Colours of the ink
- Age of the tattoo
- Vividness of tattoo
- Skin type of the patient
- Tattoo layering
Treatments available for Permanent Tattoo Removal
Laser tattoo removal
This is a harmless process and involves exposing the inked skin to a beam of laser light. Specific wavelengths of light are concentrated on the inked skin. It gets absorbed and breaks the pigment into small particles that are later filtered out from the body biologically. Black and dark colors can be easily removed with this technique. Other colors may require more than one session, but it is possible to fade them entirely in the end.
This technique involves skin grafting to cover the tattoo completely. A thin film of skin is removed from a healthy part of the body and is transplanted over the inked area.
The permanent tattoo is removed by scrubbing it off using a specialized dermabrasion tool. This tool pierces the inked skin to promote new skin cell growth, eliminating the inked skin layer completely.
Other techniques such as Salabrasion and Chemical peel treatments can also be used, but they are not efficient and painful. Makeup can also be used to cover or camouflage the tattoo, but that is not a permanent solution.
Precautions that should be taken before laser tattoo removal
- Drink plenty of water as hydrated skin responds better to laser treatment
- Avoid sun exposure and cover up the tattoo for four weeks before the first session
- Avoid caffeine as it increases the sensitivity of pain receptors
Skinovate is a renowned name for permanent tattoo removal in Pune. We make sure you get a painless experience and offer you safe and reliable solutions with aftercare tips as well. So to get your unsightly tattoo removed, book your appointment today.