There are many reasons for wanting to remove your tattoos. Many regret the tattoo right after they get it. Some regret it after some social awkwardness. Some women who have tattoos on their stomach or lower areas will have skin stretching problems when pregnant. For whatever reason it is, they need to get their tattoos removed.
There are two effective ways of removing tattoos, i.e., Laser Therapy and Intense Pulsed Light Therapy. But, unfortunately, there are many not very effective ways also.
Tattoo Removal Methods
- 1. Laser Therapy
- 2. Pulsed Light Therapy
- 3. Others
The most common treatment for Tattoo Removal is Laser Removal.
This treatment is one of the most effective ways of partially or completely removing a tattoo from the skin. It is known as the least painful out of all treatments, but it is also quite expensive. The removal process takes several visits. Depending on the size and number of visits, the costs can range from a couple hundred to a thousand dollars. Even specific colours are difficult to remove and will require extended multiple visits.
Laser removal essentially uses the latest laser technology that causes the ink to decompose by kick-starting the body’s immune system. Make sure to speak with your dermatologist before this treatment. There have been hyperpigmentation, hypopigmentation, and even allergic reactions because of the ink removing process.
Intense Pulsed Light Therapy
This is the latest in tattoo removal treatments. Intense pulsed light therapy involves a laser and a high-intensity light with the same effects as a laser. This method is supposed to be safer and less painful. However, the problem comes with the price tag. This therapy requires “pulses” of light to shine on the tattoo. Many places charge by the pulse! Some range from 5 to 10 dollars per pulse. Depending on the tattoo, that can easily break a thousand dollars.
There are also very ineffective methods of removal.
It is what it sounds like. It is scraping away the skin until the skin that holds the tattoo is no longer there. It uses wired brushes or sometimes sanding discs. This turns out to be one of the most painful tattoo removal methods. This causes terrible scars, and this type of treatment is rarely used anymore.
It is the process of removing the tattoo with acid. There are surgical ways of removing the tattoo. One of which is cutting out the skin that holds the tattoo. The skin is then sutured and leaves a terrible scar.
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