Scars of Yesterday: Tattoo Removal 101

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Tattoos are one of the most common forms of expressing oneself. It is also a mark of which people decide to put on whenever there is an important event in their lives. Most of the people having tattoos have their own stories on every tattoo they have.

Interesting to know and to share. Despite the beauty behind every tattoo, we all have to agree that there are times that people tend to not like their marks, either it is caused by impulsiveness, they are not satisfied with the outcome, or they have to meet certain requirements for their dream job.

In our modern times, tattoos that are made to be permanent can be removed if you want to do so. The first thing to consider is the time to be consumed in the process. There are certain tattoo removal procedures that require a series of sessions to be called success.

According to experts, it is harder and more expensive to remove larger, darker, or more colorful tattoos. Aside from that, make sure you are aware if you have any other skin conditions that may complicate the whole procedure.

To help you more, here are some types of procedures you can consider.

Tattoo Removal Cream

This procedure may take you longer than the other options but may cost you less as it is the least expensive of them all. It is accessible through wide options in the market but does not guarantee the total removal of your tattoo. It could just give you a lighter tattoo or can help you fade it out. Some experts don’t recommend this as it can cause an allergic reaction in the long run.

Salabrasion and Dermabrasion

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Salabrasion is the oldest form of tattoo removal. It commonly consists of abrasion of the epidermis and dermis with a salt-based solution. On the other hand, Dermabrasion involves the usage of a sanding device that removes layers of skin to allow ink to leach out. This is not a commonly selected option as both cause painful procedures and may leave scars on your epidermis.

Laser Removal

This method can be very expensive depending on the tattoo but is considered by the experts to be the most effective procedure so far. This requires a series of sessions – which takes about six to eight sessions to be able to remove the whole tattoo. There are modern types of laser removal including Revlite laser skin treatment, alexandrite lasers, etc. that are widely offered in the market.

Surgical Removal/Excision Tattoo Removal

This procedure may be painful as it sounds as it requires cutting off the tattooed skin and stitches the remaining skin back together. This might be the most incursive method among the rest but could guarantee the removal of your tattoo. This may leave a scar on the affected area but can be healed through other available methods. This procedure costs less than laser removal.

A person should consider many things before having a tattoo. One must decide and think carefully before getting one and where to get one to avoid greater cost later on.

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