Tattoos were used as marks of identification of a person in ancient times, now, it has become a way of decorating your skin or conveying messages/personality types etc. When you get yourself inked, you love it at that time. But you may want to get rid of the same tattoo which you had got done with tremendous zest, at some point in our life. Laser tattoo removal is the process of removing tattoos and other forms of body ink by using lasers on fragment particles of ink so that they can be absorbed naturally by the skin.
What is the treatment available for tattoo removal ?
1) The Q switched NdYAG laser is the treatment of choice for removing most tattoos.
2) Q switched alexandrite laser may be needed for some colours
3) Sandabrasion or surgical excision were treatment options in the past which are rarely performed nowadays.
What types of tattoos are removed?
All types of tattoos can be removed using this process. This will include tattoos done by professionals and accidental tattoos that are caused by bruising and injury of the skin. Colored tattoos are also removed, although yellow or green tattoos pose a greater challenge when it comes to removal and subsequent treatments may be necessary.
How do Q switched lasers work?
A specific wavelength of light passes into the skin and gets absorbed by the ink. As a result, the tattoo ink breaks into small particles which can then be eliminated by body’s natural filtering systems. The surrounding skin is never harmed. Different colors of ink have different spectra and so the laser machine has to be calibrated according to the ink to be removed. Any kind of tattoos – amateur, professional, surgical and tattoos formed after any injury, can be removed.
What is the laser procedure?
Treatments may require local anaesthesia and there may be associated pain and reaction at the site of laser delivery, which resolves in a few days. Professional tattoos require 6-10 sessions, whereas amateur ones need 4-5 sessions, all spaced at an interval of 6-8 weeks. The type and amount of ink used, and the depth of the ink in the skin – all these factors decide how many sessions of treatments would be required for you.
Generally, dark (black and blue) and red inks resolve the best. Purple and orange also fade usually. Yellow and green inks are the most difficult to remove and hence further treatments may be required to produce significant fading or they may need a Q switched alexandrite laser for removal.
Is it painful?
at The Esthetic clinic, The process of laser tattoo removal is associated with mild pain that can be managed by use of a local anesthetic.
Will the results be permanent?
If the process is able to remove all the ink, then the results will be permanent.
How many treatments are required?
Professional tattoos require 6-10 sessions, whereas amateur ones need 4-5 sessions, all spaced at an interval of 6-8 weeks The factors that come to play in determining the number of treatments required to successfully complete these procedure depend on the size and depth of the tattoo and also the type of tattoo itself.
Are there any side effects?
- There may be a change in the pigmentation of the skin with hyperpigmentation, hypopigmentation witnessed as rarecomplications of the procedure.
- Allergic reactions/eczema may be rarely triggered by the treatment and.
- Scarring and other changes in the skin texture may be reported, keloids formation can occur in predisposed individualsd, particularly with deep tattoos that are harder to remove.
What are the points to remember when undergoing this procedure?
1) Every skin is different, just like every individual is unique.One must have realistic expectations and not get carried away by advertisements, results obtained in other patients, celebrities etc.
2) A trained expert Cosmetic dermatologist with ample years of experience should be your treating physician.
3) There are various makes of the Q switched laser available, and all machines do not have the same power, just like all physicians performing a particular procedure do not have the same level of expertise. Hence, you may be getting the right treatment done, but may be disappointment with the results, so choose your service provider wisely.
4) Multiple sessions are required in colouful tattoos.There may be a faint image still persisting even after multiple treatments
depending on size, colour, number of sessions needed etc.
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What is the cost of Laser Tattoo Removal Treatment?
Sometimes we desire to do something different with our appearance. One such way of experimentation is getting a tattoo. Tattoos are a way of decorating the skin or a way to express a particular message or personality type. However, eventually, there might come a time when you feel differently and think about getting rid of the tattoo. This can be done through cosmetic surgery. Laser Tattoo Removal is a procedure wherein, with the help of a laser, all the ink from the body is removed.
One of foremost concern you must be having when you consider getting a tattoo removed is the procedure cost. The cost of tattoo removal laser treatment depends completely on the size of the tattoo and the number of sitting required to ensure thorough removal of all the tattooing ink. However, it would be wise to consider other factors apart from just treatment costs. If you choose a clinic just because it is the cheapest, you run the risk of health problems and inferior results.
We, at Esthetic Clinic, have world class facilities in place to cater to your every need when it comes to cosmetic surgery. Dr. Rinky Kapoor, our medical head, is a vastly experienced dermatologist skilled in performing all kinds of cosmetic and skin procedures. Our talented and highly qualified staff will ensure that the tattoo you no longer want is expunged from your body.
The Esthetic Clinic is a dedicated medical centre for skin-care treatment and cosmetic surgery. Our co-founder, Dr. Rinky Kapoor, is a highly renowned dermatologists who has several accomplishments to his name. If you have decided upon undergoing Laser Tattoo Removal, The Esthetic Clinic is an excellent choice for you.
Facilities at The Esthetic Clinic
Quality patient care is provided through well trained specialist Dermatologist as well as Plastic surgeon who give customized expert advice and personally perform treatments with the latest technology and techniques in treating any disease/cosmetic concern available worldover.
About Dr. Rinky Kapoor
Dr. Rinky Kapoor, Co-founder of The Esthetic Clinic, is one of the best dermatologists in the world & currently practices in Mumbai, India. Dr. Rinky Kapoor is a Consultant Cosmetic Dermatologist, Cosmetologist & Trichologist at S L Raheja Fortis Hospital, Mumbai, India. Dr. Kapoor is trained at the National Skin Centre, Singapore & at Stanford University, USA. A celebrity skin doctor, Dr. Rinky Kapoor has won many honors such as “Best Dermatologist Mumbai”, “Top 10 Cosmetologist India”, etc for her evidence based expert dermatology care, affordable & reliable skin care, hair care & nail care …Read more
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