A technique to remove a tattoo from your skin permanently is known as Tattoo Removal. Laser Tattoo Removal is the latest laser technology available these days. The laser acts as a giant eraser and ink fade with each session. It is the safe and easy way to remove a tattoo and pigmentation. It creates a very short high energy pulse, with which the tattoo ink broke up into minute particles that the body can absorb readily. As the laser attacks the tattoo, a light gray “frosting” appears on the tattoo, a signal that shows the removal process has begun.
Cost of Tattoo Removal
Each Tattoo is unique and requires a different number of treatment sessions. It is hard to predict the exact number of sessions a person needs as it depends upon the type and color of the tattoo ink, the depth of the tattoo ink into the skin and the method of the tattoo application. In general cost of Tattoo Removal varies from $100 to $500 per treatment session depending on other factors and one geographic area to another.
Methods used for Tattoo Removal
Dermabrasion: – Dermabrasion is a procedure to remove damage and defects in the upper layers of the skin. Although successful for mild skin exploitation and resurfacing, but when used for removing tattoos you would need to go fairly deeply into the skin. This can cause scarring, infections or calluses. So this method needs extreme cautions for tattoo removal.
Excision: – This is a surgical method of tattoo removal. One will fully get rid of the tattoo with this method and won’t be left with any pigment in the skin. However, this is a drastic measure to take and should only be done if the area is very large and other methods have proven fruitless. It has a lengthy healing time and left with some scars.
Laser Treatment: – Laser surgery is the best method with an effective solution to eliminate a tattoo. The Laser Tattoo Removal method takes multiple sessions to remove the tattoo.
Procedure of Laser Tattoo removal
To make you more comfortable, Doctor can use a local anesthetic before treatment. You will wear protective eye goggles during treatment as the laser can affect your eyes. The procedure can last from 10 to 20 minutes, depending on the size and type of your tattoo.
The Treatment is conducted every 4 weeks with a course of 6 to 10 sessions. However, many patients need additional treatment sessions, up to 20 sessions in some cases.
You need repeated sessions to lighten the tattoo, and sometimes it may not be possible to remove all the ink completely. Bright, colorful tattoos are the most difficult to remove and requires frequent sessions.