Tattoos can be deep and beautiful works of self-expression, and sometimes a tribute to an important person or belief in one’s life. However, they can also become a burden and a regret after a period of time. If you are contemplating tattoo removal, you should become familiar with the process before deciding to go through with it.
Laser removal is by far the most popular method for removing unwanted tattoos. There are other removal methods such as tattoo removal creams and dermabrasion, but laser removal is the most effective. The saline method is also popular. In this procedure, performed by a plastic surgeon, an injectable saline solution pulls the ink out of the skin.
Before selecting any method of removal, you should be aware that no procedure will guarantee the complete removal of your tattoo. Laser removal is most effective on dark colors such as blue and black, and least effective on light colors or pastels like yellow and green. Your treatment specialist will provide you with an estimate of how many sessions are necessary. More sessions may be required depending on the color and complexity of your tattoo.
Fortunately, at Tattooremovers.ink, we use the Cutera Enlighten tattoo removal machine, which allows us to use multiple light wavelengths in one treatment. The colors in your tattoo are removed by choosing the appropriate light wavelength to target certain colors. With multiple wavelengths, we can target multiple colors at once.
After a treatment, you may experience redness or swelling on the targeted patch of skin, which usually dissipates after a few hours. However, it takes time for the ink to break down and your skin to heal, so a gap of several weeks is required between each session. Always ask your tattoo removal specialist questions and voice your concerns before, during, and after the procedure to ensure a process that you are comfortable with.