Tattoos are permanent unless they are covered up. The ink acts as a time capsule, storing years of your life in its color and texture. Some tattoos may fade over time with exposure to sunlight, and some may never fade at all. Some people who get tattoos may consider tattoo removal Brooklyn Heights especially when they get older, or may start thinking about how much they would like their natural appearance back.
It is possible to remove a tattoo altogether. You will need multiple sessions if you want to get rid of a large area of color or black ink. But if you want to cover up a small area of color or black ink, it is usually possible to do so with one session. However, it will take longer than if you were using techniques such as laser removal.
What is tattoo removal?
Tattoo removal is a treatment for tattoos that removes ink from the skin. It involves removing a tattoo in one or more of the following ways:
Dermal ablation: This type of laser treatment is considered the most effective way to remove tattoos in the United States, according to some studies. A dermal laser is a device that emits particular wavelengths of light that break up pigment molecules in the skin and destroy them.
Chemical peels: Chemical peels cause the skin to peel off layers of a dead outer layer of skin cells to reveal the newer skin beneath it. This process reveals new fresh skin, which can then be tattooed over.
One-stage photorejuvenation: In this procedure, a physician injects a special solution into your tattooed area, where it gets absorbed by surrounding cells, causing them to die off at an accelerated rate. The dead cells are then removed with lasers or other devices as needed.
Two-stage photorejuvenation: The option is two-stage photorejuvenation. First, an injection containing photosensitizing dye is applied to your tattooed area. The ultraviolet light is shone onto it for several minutes until the surrounding has absorbed the dye.
Is tattoo removal safe?
Tattoo removal is safe and effective. The body’s immune system can eliminate tattoo pigment from the skin once it has been injected into it. After the body has successfully eliminated tattoo pigment from the skin, laser treatment is not needed. However, if laser treatment is needed, it will be performed by a board-certified dermatologist specializing in tattoo removal procedures.
Tattoo removal does not require any downtime or recovery time. Patients can resume normal activities immediately after their appointment. Pain is mild and temporary but can sometimes be uncomfortable depending on how much pigment was removed during the procedure.
Tattoo removal could be a complex process. The initial step in removing your tattoo is to schedule a consultation with one of the highly trained physicians from the Heights Aesthetic Laser Center. During this visit, you will receive an in-depth examination and evaluation of your tattoo. They will also discuss all options available for removing your tattoo and determine your best option. Get in touch now!