Getting a tattoo always seems like an great idea at the time. Maybe you were on a tear with some friends and dared each other to get a tattoo. Or maybe someone in your background inspired you to make a canvas out of more of your skin than you are unhappy with now. Perhaps proving your love to your last girlfriend by tattooing her name on your arm was not the smartest move you ever made. No matter the reason, there are many of people out there who now repent of their body art.
If you have a tattoo with which you are not happy, you do not have to endure it. Tattoo removal is a common cosmetic procedure. Not every method has a high success or safety record, however. Some leave scarring, which is not the result you are hoping for. The most successful treatment is the use of modern laser technology. Lasers are a safe way to obtain the results you desire with no scarring.
A laser removes a tattoo by aiming either a unbroken beam of light or pulses of light onto the targeted area, depending on the color being removed. Starting with black, one ink color is removed at a time. The ink particles are broken up by the light and absorbed into the body where natural defense systems take care of it.
Many sessions are required to remove a tattoo. The size of the area involved has the most to do with the number of sessions needed to obliterate the tattoo. There is no downtime associated with this procedure, healthy skin cells are never harmed, and side effects are insignificant. There may be a little redness and irritation and possibly some inflammation, but nothing to worry about.
If lifestyle changes prompt you to have an unwelcome tattoo removed, make sure you choose a very trustworthy surgeon and remember: not all lasers are equally good for tattoo removal. Your doctor should use a state of the art laser with multiple modes for removing colors one at a time. Do not put yourself in the hands of someone who promises a quick fix. When the goal is perfect, healthy skin, make sure you know you are getting the most excellent care possible.
Author: Fabian ToulouseThis author has published 35 articles so far.