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Everything you need to know about tattoo removal
There are many reasons why people tattoo, whether it is cultural, personal or just because they like this design. Tattoos are becoming more and more mainstream, and facial tattoos are becoming more and more popular.
Just as there are many reasons why people get tattoos, so do people who want to remove their tattoos.
Although tattoos are permanent, they are only to a certain extent. If you decide that you no longer need them, you can delete them.
Let’s take a look at the methods of tattoo removal, including the cost, how long it takes, and so on.
The best candidate for tattoo removal.
Older tattoos and amateur (“stick poke”) tattoos are easier to remove than new tattoos.
Some colors are easier to remove than others. These include:
Compared with smaller, lighter and lighter tattoos, larger, darker and darker tattoos are more time-consuming and more expensive to remove.
Due to the risk of side effects, it will be more difficult to remove your tattoo if you have:
Pre-existing skin diseases, such as eczema.
affects skin health, such as herpes.
However, this does not mean that if any of them apply to you, you cannot remove the tattoo. This just means that you may need a little time to find the deletion option that suits you best.
If you have a health problem, your healthcare provider can also help you. For example, they can prescribe antiviral drugs to prevent herpes attacks caused by tattoo removal procedures. They can also ask you to go to a dermatologist for further guidance.
How does laser removal work?
Most experts believe that laser tattoo removal is the most successful and cost-effective method.
Nowadays, most tattoos are removed with a Q-switched laser. It emits energy in the form of strong pulses. This pulse of energy heats the ink in the skin to dissolve it.
You need to have multiple laser treatments in a few weeks or longer to remove the tattoo.
General laser cannot completely remove tattoos. Instead, they will reduce or lighten it, so it is not so obvious.
Who should do laser ablation?
Multi-colored tattoos are more difficult to remove. They may require different lasers and wavelengths to be effective.
The best candidates for traditional laser ablation are patients with shallow skin. This is because laser treatment can change the color of deep skin.
If you have darker skin, the best laser option is to adjust Nd: YAG laser treatment. It is least likely to change the color of dark skin.
Older tattoos tend to fade after laser treatment. New tattoos are more difficult to remove.
The cost of laser tattoo removal depends on the size, color and age of the tattoo.
According to the data of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the national average cost of laser resection is US$463.
Most insurance companies do not cover tattoo removal because it is considered a cosmetic surgery.
What is laser removal like?
You can perform laser tattoo removal in a beauty clinic. The laser technician will numb the tattooed skin with a local anesthetic. Next, they will perform laser irradiation on the skin. After each operation, the skin may bleed, blisters, and swell.
This process will be repeated many times until you are satisfied with the degree of fading of the tattoo.
The average course of treatment varies from person to person. Generally speaking, laser treatment takes about six to eight times to remove tattoos. You have to wait six to eight weeks between meetings to get the best results.
Deal with the problems caused by the accident
Your technical staff will provide you with specific after-sales service instructions.
Generally speaking, after each operation, apply antibacterial ointment on the skin for a few days. The ointment helps the skin heal and reduces the risk of infection. Change the wound dressing every time you apply ointment.
At least in the next two weeks:
Keep the treatment area clean and dry.
Avoid wearing tight clothing.
Avoid exposing the treatment area to direct sunlight.
Do not pick any scabs or blisters.