Tattoo Removal
Tattoo Removal
Tattoos have been very popular since the Paleolithic era. They are usually made for decorative purposes, but can be the result of injury or even medical intervention.
Regardless of why they were made and their popularity, the need for their removal is also popular. They need to be removed for cosmetic, personal, social and professional reasons. In other cases their removal is necessary, such as if an allergy to the pigment used in the tattoo occurs.
Although experienced tattoo artists always recommend mature thinking so that the person is completely certain, 50% of those who have tattoos have regretted it, while 30% of people even want to remove it.
Tattoo removal has taken place in the history of tattooing using various tools. Until now, the methods used to remove the tattoos have been empirical (using caustic substances with various acids, injections of irritants, or surgical, such as Dermabrasion, Diathermy, Cryosurgery, Surgery, and old type laser. All of these methods are extremely painful, with poor results (especially in large tattoos and tattoos with colour) and with a high percentage of unwanted effects, such as scars and changes in quality and skin pigmentation. It is not rare for tattoo removal to follow a scar on the size of the tattoo, which ended more annoying and less beautiful than the tattoo itself.

Over the past twenty years, laser introduction in dermatology has revolutionised many areas, including tattoo removal. It is the most excellent option for removing unwanted tattoos without the possible, unpleasant complications, including the possibility of burns and scars.

Laser Tattoo Removal
Why is it so difficult to remove a tattoo? The dye of the tattoo is injected into the lower layers of the skin (dermis) and is sealed by a tough network of collagen fibers. It is very difficult to remove the pigment without affecting the surrounding tissue.
Laser used by specialised dermatologists and plastic surgeons at Dermatology & Cosmetics Lab reacts with the ink of the tattoo and dissolves it. The dissolved ink is then absorbed by the body, irritating the natural fading that time or exposure to the sun would create. All tattoo dyes have specific light absorption spectra. Some dyes, such as yellow, green and fluorine inks, are more difficult to heal.
Laser tattoo removal takes quite a while. Treatments are scheduled for several weeks apart and are not a procedure where you notice immediate results after the first treatment session. Determining the time required will depend on:
  • The type of skin: The darker the skin is, the more sessions and the time it takes to remove the tattoo.
  • Body spots: If the tattoo is in the hands, legs, and / or fingers, more sessions will be required.
  • Colours: Black inks are the easiest to remove. Other colours require additional sessions.
Laser application is not completely painless, but most of the time the pain is tolerable, even without the use of anesthetics. Depending on the size of the tattoo and the location where the tattoo is found, the patient can use an anesthetic cream locally - just before surgery - to feel as little pain as possible during removal. 
When the tattoo is removed, a small wound is created, which is why the laser - in order to achieve its target - necessarily causes small erosions on the skin. However, because this wound is superficial, the risk of scarring is minimised. However, it takes special care of the sign so as to avoid complications. It is therefore recommended that antiseptic or antibiotic creams be placed after treatment to avoid the risk of contamination, as well as protection from water and sun. The sun, in fact, should be avoided not only on the first few days, but also long after, because the new skin is particularly sensitive.
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