A change in your life or image can turn a tattoo into a burden. That’s why many people today decide to remove their tattoos with a series of laser tattoo removal treatments. If you are considering tattoo removal, the team of specialists at Cosmetique would be happy to help.
A tattoo is a permanent mark made on the body when pigment is inserted into the dermal (second) layer of your skin through miniature punctures.
Tattoo removal should not be performed on those with serious medical conditions such as diabetes, HIV or other immune disorders. Additionally, if you’re prone to keloids or hypertrophic scars, you may not be a good candidate for treatment.
The best way to determine if you are a good candidate for tattoo removal is to schedule one-on-one consultation with a qualified doctor. Be prepared to discuss factors such as your medical history and cosmetic goals.
There are several methods of tattoo removal including dermabrasion (surgical scraping), cryosurgery (freezing) and excision (scalpel removal). Although some of these procedures are still in use today, laser tattoo removal has become the gold standard because it’s low risk and does not require an actual incision. We will able to determine which method is best for you following an in-house consultation.
Laser tattoo removal is an outpatient procedure that requires multiple sessions to achieve desired results. Using a handheld device, your doctor will administer pulses of energy to your unwanted tattoo. The resulting heat will penetrate through the top layer of your skin and fragment the unwanted tattoo ink. Over time, your body’s immune system will gradually metabolize the fragmented pigments, causing them to fade or disappear altogether.
Your recovery will depend on the methods used during your tattoo removal. In most cases, you can expect some swelling, bruising and swelling during the initial phases of your recovery. Laser tattoo removal will also result in some scabbing or flaking over the course of several weeks.
Visible improvements can usually be seen after just a single tattoo removal treatment, but additional sessions may be necessary to achieve your desired results. There is no guarantee that tattoo removal can completely remove your unwanted tattoo. Ultimately the color, size and depth of your tattoo will determine your final results.
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