What is Tattoo
A tattoo is a puncture wound, made deep in your skin, that’s filled with ink. It’s made by penetrating your skin with a needle and injecting ink into the area, usually creating some sort of design. What makes tattoos so long-lasting is they’re so deep — the ink isn’t injected into the epidermis (the top layer of skin that you continue to produce and shed throughout your lifetime). Instead, the ink is injected into the dermis, which is the second, deeper layer of skin. Dermis cells are very stable, so the tattoo is practically permanent. Tattoo removal treatment depends on ink size and color
It is an art of removing the Tattoo with the help of different techniques. Making Tattoo is easy but removing is an art and time consuming procedure. It’s always advised to opt for the temporary tattoo as compared to the permanent.
What is the Cost of Tattoo Removal treatment
Cost depends upon various factors like colour, size and age of tattoo. We are well equipped with the latest Techniques. Before going for the procedure you should know which laser is being used on you. There are many low quality machines used in the market which can lure you with the low prices and offers, which can leave a harmful effect on your skin. So always choose an experienced dermatologist for this. Approximately 3-5 onwards sessions may be needed.
Tattoo Removal Procedures
LASER– Lasers (Light Amplification by the Stimulated Emission of Radiation). This is the standard treatment to be used nowadays to remove the tattoo as they are bloodless techniques and they come with low risk and minimal side effects. The procedure is done under the supervision of the doctor. One can get the tattoo removal done in single session as well as multiple visits. Patient may or may not require local anesthesia during the procedure.
The three lasers developed specifically for use in tattoo removal use a technique known as Q- switching, which refers to the
- The Q- switched Ruby
- The Q- switched Alexandrite
- The Q- switched Nd YAG: the newest system in this class of lasers and particularly advanced in the removal of red, blue and black inks.
INTENSED PULSE LIGHT THERAPY- -IPL is almost like the laser therapy, the only difference being that in IPL, instead of the laser, high intensity light is used to break down the ink into tiny fragments. This method is believed to be less painful and much more effective.
DERMABRASION- an abrasive instrument is used to mechanically remove or “sand” the upper layers of the skin. Thereafter, the area is bandaged .The new layer of remodeled skin, which replaces the ‘sanded’ skin after sometime has a smooth and revived appearance, devoid of the tattoo.
SURGICAL EXCISION- the excision method is more useful when the tattooed area is comparatively small .In this method local anesthesia is applied to numb the tattooed area, after which the tattoo is removed with the scalpel. The edges are then brought together and stitched well.
Typically, black and dark coloured ink can be removed more completely.