Laser Tattoo Removal

28 May, 2021

There are good times in life and we try to make these moments permanent. Inking or tattooing may mean different things for different people. There are many reasons people get tattoos be it cultural, personal, or simply being stylish. Although tattoos are made to stay permanent with you but sometimes it makes you think once more to reconsider about keeping the tattoos for life. Good news is, they can be removed if you decide not to keep them anymore.

Let’s take a look at the ways by which your tattoo can be removed

Laser Tattoo removal: A professional consultation is required before selecting the type of laser. Tattoos are done with different colors, so need different intensity lasers. Moreover before selecting the tattoo removal we need to consider skin, age and colour of tattoo. The removal technique also depends on the depth of tattoo.

Surgery: A local anaesthesia is given to numb the tattoo area. Then tattoo is removed with a scalpel, and the edges of skin are stitched back together. Surgical tattoo removal is effective but may  leave a scar.

Dermabrasion: In Dermabrasion, Skin is cooled down until its numb, then with the help of rotary device, skin is sanded down. Abrasive brush attached to the machine helps the tattoo to leach out of skin. It may often leave tenderness in the tattoo area.

Is tattoo Removal a difficult process?

Removing a tattoo is a tedious and patience testing. Sometimes, Removing a tattoo is even more expensive than getting it. But with recent advances in lasers, tattoo removal has become easier than before.

Few things worth considering before tattoo removal are:

Ink Particle Size: When you are inked with bigger particle size and tattoo size is bigger, it is difficult to get it removed. Even the lasers work on the principle to break down the particle size into smaller size and remove it.

Depth: How deep is the tattoo? If it is limited to epidermis (outermost layer of the skin), it is easier to remove but if extended to dermis(second layer of skin), then difficult to remove.

Color of the tattoo: Darker the tattoo for example Black tattoo, is easiest to be removed while yellow is the toughest. For different colors, different wavelength of lasers are used.

Skin tone: Tattoo removal is difficult with dark toned skin. As with dark skin, lasers are absorbed by the normal skin at higher rate than lighter skin and because of that along with tattoo, there are chances of removal of normal skin pigmentation leading to hypo pigmentation.

Moreover tattoo removal is not a one day job, you need to undergo multiple sessions, irrespective you choose dermabrasion or lasers. People often try home remedies for tattoo removal, which is not advisable as it may leave you with scarring and infection. It is always recommended to seek medical professional help for tattoo removal.

Laser tattoo removal

Laser is one of the safest, bloodless and low-risk methods of tattoo removal. You might find it little expensive than others, but it is preferred tattoo removal technique over other options available. Advanced technologies have made the procedure of Tattoo removal more effective and less painful.

Before preparing for laser treatment, the skin is numbed with local anaesthesia. Laser tattoo removal is a procedure that utilizes high-powered lasers that penetrate deep into the skin and are able to permanently demolish the ink particles within the cells that give the color to the tattoo. 

This high intensity laser beam breaks down the pigments in the tattoo ink. with newer advances, Q-switched lasers are quite effective. These lasers release energy in a single, powerful pulse and a modified Q-switched Nd:YAG  can be used on darker skin to avoid skin hypopigmentation.

Laser Tattoo Removal Side Effects

Now If you have planned for tattoo removal and scared of side effects, don't worry, as most of side effects like Redness, swelling, tenderness, blistering and bruising are temporary. While if proper protocol and aftercare is followed, side effects like Hyperpigmentation and Hypopigmentation can also be minimised.

Post operative care means a lot, to avoid any form of infection and possibility to encounter scarring.

To schedule an appointment with one of our experts or to know more about our various Tattoo removal options, feel free to contact us at 09910659776 or visit our clinic at Indirapuram, Ghaziabad.


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