Laser Tattoo Removal Process
By Patty Hahne
There are millions of people in the world today with a tattoo. Unfortunately, there are also millions of people who wish they did not get a tattoo in the first place. Maybe it's bad or do they reflect the message that they no longer wish to convey to the world. Regardless of their reasons for wanting a tattoo removed, they want to go.
The most popular method of laser tattoo removal therapy. Before you decide to undergo treatment there are some important things you should know.
1. Laser Tattoo Removal expensive. Costs can range from several hundred dollars to several thousand dollars. Actually there is no way to know exactly how much the whole process will be charged for some tattoo requires several sessions and some need a lot. You will be charged by the session and not a tattoo.
2. Laser Tattoo Removal painful. Having a tattoo is applied is painful, but those who have undergone laser surgery procedure claim that it is more painful than getting a tattoo.
3. Color tattoo is much more difficult to remove than the black tattoo. This will be more expensive and time consuming to have been removed.
4. There is always a risk of infection with this procedure.
5. There is also a risk that after completion of therapy, you may be left with scarring.
6. There is also a risk that the end result will leave your skin lighter or darker in the tattoo area.
If you know the risks and still choose to have the procedure, you need to know about the procedure itself. You should only go to a licensed physician who is experienced in laser tattoo removal. You do not want a doctor to learn the trade on your body.
To remove the tattoos, the short bursts of laser light is pulsed into the skin. Light travels through the top layer of skin and fragments the ink into small particles that can be naturally absorbed by the body's immune system. Your body usually takes about three weeks to flush your system of these ink particles. This is why the follow-up visits are usually scheduled within three to four week intervals.
Because black ink is absorbed by the color of light is the easiest to target with a laser. Other colors will require more specialized lasers. Ensure that the laser surgeon that you see is fully prepared to deal with colored ink.
To reduce the pain, many patients have a topical anesthetic applied to the areas that will be held on therapy before the actual procedure. Others have the option of using a local anesthetic. Those who have had the procedure report that it was a bit like a splash of hot oil into your skin.
Actual session is very short so it should be a little reassuring. You will not survive an hour of torture.
After the session, the doctor will just treat wounds with antiseptic ointment to help prevent infection. Special precautions must be taken to avoid the infected area. A scab may form over the treated area. Scabs is the nature of band aids. Do not peel scabs or your risk of scarring will be significantly higher.
After the area has healed, you will return to the doctor to go through the whole process again. After many sessions, you have to tattoo to go. You can not get your hopes up and expect to be like a virgin area, flawless skin. Possible skin fits perfectly with your whole body low enough. Nothing less, the tattoo will disappear and you can continue with your life.
But I will warn you that you might want to think long and hard before your next boyfriends name tattooed on your body.