Tattoos are a form of body decoration. Both women and men decide on tattoos, the age is not important. Many of these people would like to shock others with their appearance and attract attention of the environment, that is why they decide on tattoos. However, it also happens that in that way they want to express their thoughts, feelings, beliefs, or a philosophy of life. Unfortunately, it happens that after several years of wearing such a tattoo, our beliefs, feelings, or simply tastes are change. In this situation, we try to cover the tattoo and decide on its removal.
On the market there are several surgical methods of removing unwanted tattoo. One such a method is a surgical procedure involving the excision of the tattoo. It should be emphasized that this method is only suitable for removing small tattoos. If the tattoo is larger, it would require also a skin graft. Another possibility would be earlier implanting under the skin the so-called expander, which would stretch the skin below the tattoo. The next step would be cutting out the place where the tattoo is. However, it should be noted that the implementation of this procedure always leaves a scar, depending on the size of the tattoo.
Another method of tattoo removal is dermabrasion. This name can be associated with cosmetic surgery, microdermabrasion, which consists of grinding the top layer of the epidermis. Also this method is based on mechanical or chemical removal of skin layers to get rid of the dye of the tattoo on your body. Unfortunately, Very often the tattoo pigment goes deeper into skin layers, and peeling them would create a large, unsightly scars.
Laser tattoo removal
The most effective and safest method of removing unwanted tattoos is a method based on a laser. The treatment is based on laser light, which destroys the dye of the tattoo. All the power of this light is focused on the dye. In this way, the pigment is broken up into smaller pieces that would later be absorbed by the body’s cells. The treatment is very safe and effective, but you should remember to choose the right specialist, because experience is very important in performing such procedures. Moreover, it is worth noting that laser tattoo removal procedure is painless, because it is performed under local anesthesia. Often, several treatments should be performed. After the procedure, you will see redness and sometimes scabs in the place of the tattoo. After 3 or 4 weeks you can do the procedure again. After completion of the treatment, you should protect your skin from the sun for about half a year. You can read more about cosmetic procedures to care about your skin in our page.