According to an American survey, every 1 out of 8 tattooed ladies does not like their tattoo after a while. Fortunately, this is forever fixable, and it is possible to opt out of your past decision. This opportunity can snatch the younger, but before you do it, you should know what the steps are and what awaits you.
1. Consult a dermatologist
This is a mandatory step for anyone who has decided to go through such a procedure. The specialist will consider whether you are comfortable with it for certain factors such as your skin type, size, location, color, and ink amount of the tattoo. Keep in mind that medicines and your personal medical history can also tilt the scales.
2. The treatment is fast but is in stages and is not painless
It is performed as an outpatient procedure, includes a pigment removal laser and is not very comfortable. Some clinics offer local anesthesia to reduce pain. A removal session can last from 30 seconds to 5 minutes, depending on the size of the tattoo. After the procedure, a cool compress and a soothing gel are placed in place. You may feel the area on the skin after a sunburn. Other instructions are given to the patient how to take care of their skin. The whole process takes a total of 8 to 12 sessions, the lasers essentially break and “remove” the ink from your skin. After each treatment, the ink particles become smaller and smaller until they are absorbed by the macrophages on your body.
3. You actually throw the tattoo through your body through defecation
Shattered and shattered particles of ink, as iron oxides (which are components of black ink), are processed and disposed of by your body. This happens thanks to the liver by defecation, and some particles are removed by sweating and urination. For this reason, patients are encouraged to be more active and drink between 8 and 10 glasses of water daily to help their immune system and body clean. The interval between procedures is not less than 6 weeks because of the time required for absorbing and disposing of the particulate particles of pigment from the body.
4. The success of the abolition depends on a number of factors
There are many things involved in the “game” for the successful removal of your laser tattoo.
- The place you chose to place. There are areas that are well supplied with blood and they respond better to the procedure. Scalp and face are more prone to removing tattoos from your limbs and fingers.
- Your skin type is important. Darker people have pigments on it and they will face the laser, and this may slow down the removal process.
- A professional tattoo is a better idea than an amateur but is more difficult to remove from it. The second one is not so high-quality ink and is usually not so well done on the skin.
- Older tattoos are removed faster because your body starts a stand-alone removal process from the day you placed it.
- The ink type, as well as its color, affects the process. Black ink is easier to remove than its colorful and bright comrades. The reason is that the laser is aimed at the darker pigments. The most difficult to remove are red, yellow and pale green.
- Your health has a major function in removing the tattoo because your body and immune system are the ones that eliminate ink particles. You need to drink more fluids, move and live a healthy lifestyle so that you are well and get rid of your tattoo successfully.
5. Side effects are unlikely to occur
The procedure is safe, but this is happening. To ensure, it is right to choose a professional who has the necessary documents for a dermatologist and is well trained. The main risks are hyperpigmentation or hypopigmentation – more or less melanin production as a result of the procedure leading to the appearance of scarring. New devices and good specialists in the field reduce the occurrence of side effects from the procedure.