Is Tattoo Removal Possible?

Tattoos have really grown in popularity over the past few decades, making somewhat of a dramatic shift from the previous generation. Indeed, what began as a method for identifying citizens in a community over time became something more reserved for a “certain” element and is now far more accepted throughout society.

But just because tattooing is now a form of personal freedom and expression, that does not mean people come to realize they no longer want their ink.  Whether it is a painful reminder of a troubled past or just a statement you no longer wish to make, Adrenaline tattoo removal is also very common these days.

TATTOO REMOVAL METHODS

Fortunately, removing tattoos is easier than ever before. That’s because we have lots of methods, today, that have different types of efficacy and serve different purposes.  For example, some still might use the now somewhat archaic excision method (cutting out) while technology has given us new types of lasers that can fade a tattoo with light.  Dermabrasion (exfoliating away layers of skin, essentially) can also be effective.  Some find that a combination of multiple lasers work best.

TATTOO REMOVAL LENGTH

First of all, you should know that if you just recently got a tattoo and now have decided that you don’t want it or don’t like it, you should not immediately try to get it removed. Experts suggest waiting at least six weeks for the tattoo—and the skin beneath and around it—to heal properly. This will prevent scarring.

That said, there is no typical tattoo removal.  The amount of time it will take really is on a case by case basis.  The variables depend on the size of the tattoo as well as the number of colors as well as the density of these colors.  Also, the location of the tattoo on the body and skin type can affect the tattoo removal process.

At the end of the day, basically, tattoo removal can take several months to several years of treatments before it is fully removed. And even then, it is not always possible to completely remove it.

TATTOO REMOVAL SIDE EFFECTS

Along with an excruciatingly long (if not relatively painless) process, tattoo removal can result in some side effects, depending on the type of laser, natural skin pigmentation, the tattoo color, and more. Side effects of tattoo removal can include:

  • redness
  • inflammation
  • pinpoint bleeding
  • scabbing
  • blistering
  • scarring