Laser Tattoo Removal - How Effective Is It?
Executive Summary about laser tattoo removal By Matt Murren and John Johnston
You now find yourself considering laser tattoo removal to get rid of the ink you were so proud of back in the day. You are probably wondering how safe and effective laser tattoo removal is. In this article we are going to review some FAQ's on removing tattoos for good.
Tattoo removal is a procedure that needs some thought before diving in. The way it works is that the laser selectively targets and destroys the tattoo pigment without damaging the tissue around the tattoo. This significantly reduces the amount of scarring that occurs during the removal process. Due to the fact that the lasers are absorbed differently by different colors, a skilled physician can tune the laser at the proper depth and color of your tattoo for effective removal. This works well for multi-level and intricate tattoos.
Most laser removal procedures take between 15-40 minutes. You will need multiple procedures. Typically this depends on the amount of color and depth of the tattoo. Typically you will have up to eight visits to completely remove the tattoo.
During the healing process you will want to stay out of the sun. You may not notice huge improvements until after you have had several visits.
How Effective Is Laser Tattoo Removal?
The first is how new the tattoo is. The newer tattoos are usually harder to remove, and take more sessions due to the density of the ink. If you want to have success in removal, you need to be committed to going in for multiple procedures. You don't want to spend some money and discontinue the treatments only to find you still have remnants of your old body art.
Laser removal is not cheap. Yep, you read it right, that $300 tattoo may cost up to $10,000 to remove. Hardly a great investment. Again, it really depends on how large, complex, and how many colors the physician has to deal with during the removal process.
Avoiding Laser Tattoo Removal
Even though laser tattoo removal is the most safe, most effective plastic surgery treatment available, there still is the risk of leaving a lifetime scar in the removal area. Bring a list of questions with you. The overwhelmingly popular act of tattooing the body has spread across the globe as a hallmark of entering adulthood. Teens anxiously wait the time when they can legally get tattooed and parents try their best to warn their teens of the consequences of their actions. All the artist can do is shake their head in silence and remind them the only way to lose the ink later is through laser tattoo removal.
Gang leaders want each member to be tattooed as a way of identification. But for those who want to escape the trials of gang life, their tattoos are a constant reminder to themselves and the world that the guns and violence are not far away. Laser tattoo removal is a way many professionals are donating their time and money to help ex-gang members leave their past behind. The process of tattooing the skin is not the sole property of a licensed tattoo studio or parlor. Many tattoo's that later undergo laser tattoo removal are homemade tattoos done in someone's home. The homemade tattoo machine is similar to the professional one used in the studio. It is the tattoo artist that is different. The untrained operator often goes too deep into the dermis (skin) of the person. The laser tattoo removal then becomes very expensive.
Laser tattoo removal is the application process of a specialized laser to the skin surface. The laser burns the layers of skin and after a few applications, depending on the depth of the ink, the tattoo is removed. The actual procedure is a beam of light directed at the pigments of the tattoo. After breaking apart the body's immune system does the actual removing.
Black dyes are the easiest to remove because they absorb all wavelengths.
A Few Tips on Getting the Right Tattoo
- Look at tattoo removal pictures online.
- Understand how a tattoo removal machine works.
- Use plenty of the tattoo removal cream the doctor gives you.
- Do research on tattoo removal.
- If you need it removed laser surgery for tattoo removal is your best bet.
- Thousands of people everyday get tattoos and piercings and never look back.