With the increase in the number of people who are getting tattoos I guess it’s no surprise that methods for tattoos removing are also becoming increasingly popular. It used to be that if you had a tattoo you no longer wanted it was tough luck for you, today however, thanks to advances in technology, we have several options of getting rid of unwanted skin art.
There are a lot of factors that will play into determining how long it will take and how effective it will be to completely remove the tattoo. Your skin type will make a difference as will it’s tone. The size, color and depth of the tattoo will also play a role in how long and involved your tattoo removal process will need to be.
If you haven’t had your tattoo for more than 6 months you will have to stick with it a while longer. Why? Because, while the surface skin might look completely healed and fine, the skin underneath still hasn’t had enough time to completely heal and the removal process will cause even more damage, and that is not what you want to do to your skin.
The methods for removing tattoos range from outpatient surgical procedures such as lasers, to fade creams, to just coving your tattoo up with various cover up products. Which method you choose will depend on your budget as well as if you want your tattoo permanently gone, or just a little more discrete for a special occasion.
Laser treatments work by aiming an invisible light into the skin layers to dissolve the ink. You can’t see this process happening right away since after the ink breaks down it will be carried off in your bloodstream and removed from your body. It does take time and many treatments. If your tattoo has a lot of blues and greens, these are the hardest colors to get rid of because of their chemical makeup, then you may not be able to completely get rid of your tattoo, just lighten it up a little.
Laser procedures are very costly and it will take many treatments to complete, the bigger the tattoo the more you’ll have to spend. But it can be very effective if done by a highly trained professional. There is the risk of some scarring, but again, that will be minimized if the technician knows what they’re doing.
This procedure can be somewhat painful, but no more than when you got your tattoo in the first place. If your tattoo is on a particularly sensitive area you may be able to have some numbing agent applied first. These are all questions you should ask when you meet with the person who will be performing the procedure.
If this method sounds too costly and time consuming for you, you can always consider using some fade creams made specifically for tattoo removal. The fade creams are made specifically to soak into your skin and break down the ink of the tattoo. Once it’s broken down it will be carried off and eliminated from your body. While this method is inexpensive and painless, it will take a long time. This is usually the longest type of tattoo removal method around.
I hope this information has helped you realize that when it comes to methods of tattoos removing you have some options. Just learn more about each method and find the one that works best for you. Good luck!