There are a number of reasons why a person would want to get a tattoo removed. It may have lost all attraction for you or may be holding you back from getting a particular job. Whatever the reason, tattoos can now be easily removed through a number of techniques. If you too are looking for a tattoo removal treatment in Abu Dhabi or elsewhere, a little pain and scarring maybe worth the treatment.
Find below, the top three laser tattoo removal methods!
Laser Tattoo Removal
Laser treatment is one of the few tattoo removal techniques that do not require cutting into the skin to dig out the tattoo, but instead it uses a high concentration laser light to remove it. It diminishes the tattoo by breaking down the ink particles in the tattoo using a high-intensity beam. The broken-down ink is then fought off by the body’s immune system naturally till the tattoo has faded completely.
It usually requires a number of laser sessions before you are able to get rid of a tattoo completely. Black tattoo pigment absorbs all laser wavelengths, thus it is the easiest color to treat. If you have a tattoo made of another ink, you’ll probably need several treatments. At the end of each session you’ll notice the tattoo to have faded out slightly before it gradually dimities entirely.
Laser treatments should, however, only be performed by an experienced and trained professional. Getting it done by an unqualified person can lead to skin burns, bruises and redness.
If your tattoo is small, you can have it removed surgically without much trouble.
The procedure involves a surgeon using a scalpel to remove the skin tissues where the tattoo has been printed and then stitching the wounds back together. This technique proves highly effective in removing the inked areas with great precision. It is also a far less painful and much cheaper alternate to laser tattoo removal.
If you have a larger tattoo, surgery is still an option. In that case you’ll need several treatments and possibly a skin graft to get rid of the tattoo completely.
Whatever the size of your tattoo, you’re likely to experience soreness and discomfort in the treated area for days after the treatment. This, however, eases with time. If your tattoo is on a less sensitive area of the skin, it will heal quickly as compared to a more sensitive area.
Dermabrasion is also an effective way to deal with tattoos that removes the tattoo through exfoliation. It uses a high-speed rotating device to sand down the skin to reach and remove the pigment-stained skin. Since the tattoo pigment is found about a millimeter below the skin, the layer of skin on top has to be removed along with the dermis layer that contains the pigment. Like most other tattoo removal technique, dermabrasion too requires multiple treatment sessions before the tattoo is removed completely.
This technique, however, is slightly risky. Firstly, the technique itself isn’t very precise and the rotating brush can easily abrade the skin. After the treatment, the skin can feel very raw, and since it is open, the skin is also prone to infections.
Secondly, dermabrasion is an aggressive technique which requires multiple treatment sessions. This can cause some serious scarring. Thus, for tattoos that are large, this procedure is usually not suggested.