Laser tattoo removal process
Tattoos are worn for more reasons than one; and it is also removed for more reasons than one! So if you are one of those who wants your tattoo to be removed, take a look at the various tattoo removal options you have to choose from.
Laser tattoo removal is the most common option for removing tattoos. It is also the most effective and expensive form of tattoo removal. However as it is rather painful, it is advised to take some topical painkiller for relief from pain before each treatment.
Dermabrasion or surgical skin planning is a comparatively old tattoo removal option. It is done by spraying the tattoo with a solution that freezes the skin, which makes it easy to remove the tattoo. However this is a painful tattoo removal option that often leaves a scar.
Salabrasoin is similar to dermabrasion where the tattoo area is aggressively rubbed using salt or a salt sanding block. This is very painful and leaves a scar.
Surgical excision is a tattoo removal option where the tattoo is removed in only one procedure. A local anesthetic is injected to numb the area, wherein the tattoos is surgically removed.
Of the lot, the most popular tattoo removal option used today is laser tattoo removal. It is better to not expose your tattoo to the sun or a sunbed for at least a month before your tattoo removal. This will only make your tattoo even more difficult to remove.
If you opt for laser tattoo removal, like any other procedure, you have to discuss your case with your doctor. Your doctor will explain both the risks and benefits of the procedure, and the outcome you can expect from it.
Then, your doctor will first do a test patch to find out how well the tattoo responds to the laser. It is important that you relax during the procedure, which will last between a few minutes to an hour depends on the type and size of tattoo you have. For your safety sake, your doctor will give you protective eye goggles to wear, and a small hand-held fan to cool the treated region.