Tattoo Removal Surgery Procedures
Tattoo removal is a process that removes or lessens the ink substances which is under the skin. There are many cosmetic procedures that can remove tattoos some of them are lasers, surgery and dermabrasion.
Laser tattoo removal breaks up of ink under the skin. Different lasers are used depending on the color of ink in the tattoo. The laser blast lasts micro-seconds and takes out the colored pigment. It takes approximately 200 laser bursts to remove a small tattoo. During the tattoo removal, the tattoo area is numbed; the first treatment for tattoo removal is usually fairly mild, with following treatments of a more intense value. Laser tattoo removal works in a similar way as laser skin resurfacing.
Dermabrasion is another type of tattoo removal. Tattoos can be removed by a physician who uses sandpaper like paper and rubs the tattoo off one layer at a time. A local numbing agent is used for a dermabrasion tattoo removal procedure, as it can be uncomfortable. There will also be mild pain for a few days after the procedure and possible scarring.
Small tattoos can be removed by an incision tattoo removal method. This involves having the tattoo surgically removed and the place where the tattoo was imprinted sutured up – basically the tattoo is cut out. This method leaves scarring but results are instant and this is the cheapest procedure for tattoo removal. A numbing agent is used and mild dermabrasion is used to prime the are before the tattoo removal.
Patient of tattoo removal procedures are usually done home on the same day and the operation is carried out with a combination of local anesthetic and sedation. Where methods other that incision is used, several treatments may be required to fade the tattoo, but there frequently remains a faint stain of the tattoo image.