Beauty has evolved significantly in the current world. People of different races widely use tattoos to enhance the beauty of their skin. A tattoo generally uses different colors in drawing the skin. The different colors are permanently attached to the skin pigment. Research shows that about 80% of people with tattoos are young people. When an individual continues aging, there arises a need to remove the tattoo from their skin. This reason has made doctors develop a new technique that helps individuals remove unwanted tattoos from their skin. Dr. Carol A. White is a tattoo specialist. Please book an appointment with her for more information.
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What is Tattoo Removal?
Generally, tattoo removal is the process of removing the skin pigmentation from the tattoo that is in your skin. Tattoos have become very popular in the current world, where many people are seen to adopt this new norm. Some reasons make an individual want to remove tattoos from their skin completely. These reasons depend on the individual’s choice. They are:
- If the tattoo did not turn out as planned.
- If the tattoo drawn does not match with your skin pigmentation.
- If you are fed up with the tattoos on your skin.
- If the tattoo does not represent your personality.
How is the tattoo removed?
Generally, the doctors use the Q+C laser, which is Q switched. It emits powerful light pulses. Each of the vibrations of the laser lights smashes some of the tattoo ink into small remains. This makes them lighter, hence fading off from the skin. Several rounds of light laser pulses are used in the treatment to obliterate the tattoo.
How long does the tattoo removal take?
Usually, if you want to obliterate the tattoos, you are required to visit a doctor so that they can make accurate predictions of the time that it will take to remove them entirely. Generally, the amount of time for eliminating tattoos depends on Quanta laser variation. The variation will depend on the following factors:
- The size of the tattoo.
- The shape of the tattoo.
- The type of ink that was used to draw the tattoo.
- Depth of the ink in the skin’s layer.
- Different colors that were used in drawing the tattoos.
This estimation will significantly help the doctors determine the total number of treatments an individual will undergo to obliterate the tattoo.
What are the side effects of tattoo removals?
There may be no long-lasting side effects, especially with the use of the Quanta laser. This is because the procedure involves a cooling system that eases the heat laser to the skin. This ensures that the individual remains comfortable during the treatment. In some cases, the following side effects can be seen:
- It can damage the skin.
- It causes skin irritation in some individuals.
- In some cases, it can cause skin cancer.
- The tattoo sites can become infected.
- Tattoo removal can sometimes cause skin discoloration.
In summary, tattoos are not suitable as they ruin an individual’s personality. If you currently have tattoos that you do not like, please book an appointment at the nearest hospital for them to be entirely removed.