Removing Your Tattoos Safely

A tattoo is done after much careful deliberation, but as is so often the case, after a period of time, for various reasons, one may wish to get rid of it. In this case, removal by laser is recommended as it delivers the best results with minimum side effects.

When you plan going for tattoo laser removal, be sure to consult a dermatologist and seek his opinion first before scampering down to the tattoo removal specialist. Some of the other things you need to be aware of are;

• Don’t reach for the sky: The more sophisticated and complex your coolsculpting Sydney is, the harder it is to remove it. And there is no such thing as a complete removal, so clear the air between the technician and you. You might want to go for a ghost image or a cover up in the light of issues, like scarring, which is permanent.

• Multiple treatments: As you would know, a single session of great tattoo removal treatment is not going to do the job. Sessions will depend according to the size and age of the tattoo, as well as the pigments used. There is no average session count for you to go by, it is as personalised as the tattoo you have, and also depends on your skin hue and texture, including how deep the pigment has penetrated. The time between two successive treatments also matters. Even if you want to be done with it as soon as possible, that’s a medical risk with skin irritation. Most experts recommend eight weeks in between consecutive sessions, so keep it in mind in case your technician is rushing it.

• Tattoo location: The location of the tattoo does matter to a great extent because the closer the tattoo is to the heart, the faster it fades, due to the benefits of circulation. So, logic follows that tattoos on arms and legs will take longer to fade.

• Type of tattoo: if the tattoo is done by a professional, the pigments will have worked their way evenly into the surface of the skin but go deep, sometimes making them hard to treat because of the denser ink as well. On the other hand, if it’s an amateur hand, chances are that you can get it removed more easily.

• Different types of laser: there are different wavelengths for different coloured pigments, and you should read up a bit before deciding on the course of treatment. Be forewarned that if the tattoo is of multiple colours, it will require more sessions than normal.

• Post treatment: some symptoms, like the tattoo getting raised, redness, or temporary darkening, may be observed after the course of the removal procedure. They normally disappear in a week or two, if not, then please consult a doctor.