So you got inked but later you realized that it’s no longer speaking your language, don’t despair; just get it zapped. So you’ve broken up and are now regretting getting your ex’s name tattooed on your wrist, Or are wondering how to best hide the butterfly tattoo you got when you were super drunk. It could also be that your tattoo has been marred by a typo and become an embarrassment. Whatever be the reason, if that ink job is no longer speaking your language, don’t despair; just get it zapped.
Here’s how to go about it if you have inks that you regret and are quite keen on the idea of removing it:
* The most dependable method of tattoo removal is LASER
The most recent, advanced, effective and the safest method to get rid of old tattoos is selective photo thermolysis based laser treatment which is more result oriented than other methods. Selective photo thermolysis based laser treatment breaks tattoo ink particles into smaller pieces where as the common one’s surgery, chemical peels or dermabrasion, but they all come with a list of side effects like scarring, inflammation and so on.
The person has to go through 10-20 laser sessions to get the skin from tattoo marks. The actual numbers of sessions depend on various factors such as the age of the person, the age of the tattoo, location on the body, size of the tattoo, types of inks, colors of the inks and how it was placed.
*Colors play a significant role
Among various factors discussed above, ink color is of the utmost importance for an aesthetic consultant. Black and dark green are the most friendly colors to get removed while yellow, turquoise, fluorescent, and purple are the most rigid and stubborn inks to deal with. However, with the latest PicoSure (Q-switch) laser technology, the removal of these colors and other tough colors such blue or green is no more a disappointing task for laser consultants. With the help of PicoSure, tattoos can be vanished easily without affecting the surrounding tissues, and it takes less healing time.
*Fresh tattoos take more time to fade
While fresh tattoos are hard to deal with and require more time and more sessions, tattoos of 5 years or more in age are easy to rub out. Hence, one needs to take more laser sessions if the tattoo is less than a year old. Hence, if the tattoo is new, it is normal to expect the area to be red swollen or bruised. One can also experience blistering of the skin under the laser. So, regular application of ointment and gel is mandatory until the skin gets fully healed. Moreover, to protect the skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays, one should also use a sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher on daily basis.
* Multi-layered tattoos may change the skin tone
Sometimes fashion fanatics repeatedly use a particular area of the body for tattoo art, means replacing the old tattoo with the newer one. These tattoos over tattoos may affect the color and texture of the skin. People who frequently suffer from tanning are more prone to hyper pigmentation. To remove such repetitive tattoos completely one needs to take extra laser sessions, despite it, the success rate is significantly low in such cases.