What is a Tattoo?
Tattoo is a permanent picture, design, or other marking made on the skin by pricking it and staining it with an indelible dye.
What is Piercing?
Piercing is the practice of piercing holes in parts of the body so that rings or studs can be inserted.
How do you know that your Tattoo/Piercing is infected?
Severe pain, redness, swelling and/or a pus discharge or a foul odour emanating from the area suggest infection. It is not something to be taken lightly. See your doctor immediately.
Why is sometimes peeling and flaking present in a new Tattoo?
Peeling and flaking of a new tattoo is perfectly normal. It is old, dead skin peeling off and some of the flakes may even contain some ink. Sometimes you can actually see a duplicate image of part of your tattoo peeling off – it is also perfectly normal and there is no need to panic. Do NOT scratch, pick or peel them. It will all be done in a few days and the colour of your tattoo will start to return to normal.
Can a mole be tattooed over?
Although moles are usually benign and we generally ignore them, there is always a possibility that a mole could serve as an indicator of cancer. This makes the preservation of a mole important. One of the ways a mole can indicate a problem is by changing colour. If it has been tattooed over with pigment, it may hinder your ability to spot any colour differences. For your safety, it is best that a mole not be tattooed over.
Does getting a Tattoo hurt?
Pain is relative. Everyone has a different tolerance to pain. Severity of pain differs from person to person.
Are Tattoos safe?
Yes, as long as you go to a reputable artist who is following all recommended safety precautions. Since they could be source of transmission of deadly infections like HIV, or Hepatitis if strict safety measures are not followed.
What is Laser Tattoo Removal?
It is a major evolution in the cosmetic medical field. Tattoos are permanent because the needle of a tattoo gun pierces the surface layer of the skin, called the epidermis, and delivers ink into the dermis, or secondary, layer of the skin. Ink stays in this area simply because it is larger than the neighboring bloodstream. Laser tattoo removal is the process of breaking these ink molecules into smaller pieces and allowing them to be absorbed into the bloodstream and disappear.
At The Esthetic Clinics, we use Q switched lasers for removing tattoos.
- Laser procedures in removing the unwanted tattoo vary depending on the type of ink used, how deep the ink was injected, and the tattoo place. Also, keep in mind that professional tattoos are much more difficult to remove than “street” tattoos. This is because professionals use better quality ink and tattoo equipment to ensure and minimize fading of the tattoo.
- The ink color is an important factor in determining how many laser treatments; you will need to remove the tattoo. Black and blue tattoos are the easiest to remove while the green and yellow pigments are the hardest.
- Treatments may require local anesthesia 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.
What would be the estimated treatment cost?
The cost would depend on the number of sessions a person would require to undergo for tattoo removal.
A single consultation with Dr. Rinky Kapoor is chargeable at INR 1000/-.
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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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