Tattoo removal is a big decision, and there is a wide range of treatments available. We want to provide you with all the information you need to decide what’s best for you. You can always visit PureMD for the best and effective tattoo removal treatment. In this blog post, we’ll give you some answers to your most pressing questions about tattoo removal. First up:
What is tattoo removal?
Tattoo removal is a cosmetic procedure aimed at removing the ink from any unwanted tattoos that might be present on your body. The process can occur either with laser or through a series of minor surgical procedures that involve dermabrasion and other chemical solutions like hydroquinone and methylene blue (which dissolve or lighten pigment).
How long does tattoo removal take?
Tattoo removal can be done in a few different ways. Depending on the type of procedure and how much pigment is removed, the process will range from 3 to 8 weeks. Once the tattoo has been completely removed, your skin will gradually begin to return to its original texture and appearance over time.
Laser tattoo removal
Laser tattoo removal involves using a laser beam on your skin to break up the ink particles so that your body’s natural processes can absorb them. No pain is associated with this type of treatment.
Tattoo removal through the dermabrasion process
Before treatment, you will be given an anesthetic that helps to minimize discomfort during the treatment. The tattoo will be covered with a special cream that keeps it protected from the laser. This process might take anywhere from 3 to 8 weeks, depending on how much pigment is present. Your skin may also feel sensitive for a few days after this procedure (you may read more about our dermabrasion procedures here).
What do I need to know about other treatments like hydroquinone and methylene blue?
These products are typically used in conjunction with laser tattoo removal. They dissolve or lighten the pigment, making it easier for the laser to remove the ink from your body. These treatments may also take up to 3 months to see visible results.
What kind of results can I expect from tattoo removal treatments?
You can expect a 20-50% reduction in color right after your first treatment if you have a smaller tattoo. With more sessions, it’s possible to achieve complete removal of even the most stubborn ink.
When it comes to tattoo removal, many people are willing to try anything to look their best – regardless of how painful or expensive, the treatment may be. So you will have to decide which removal process is best for your tattoo.