Tattoo Removal

Definition - What does Tattoo Removal mean?

Tattoo removal is the process of removing the injected permanent ink from off your skin. There are several ways that tattoo removal can be performed, including dermabrasion, excision, or the injection of saline into the tattooed area. Most of these methods are considered ineffective and dangerous, and have in recent years been completely replaced by laser tattoo removal.

Laser tattoo removal entails the use of the ultra-short pulse laser which emits quick bursts of heat that breaks apart the ink particles in the skin.

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Dermabraison is an exfoliating technique which removes the outer layer of the skin. Dermabraison is a form of very deep exfoliation, as it abrades the top layer of the skin, getting rid of the epidermis and leaving the dermis vulnerable. When applied as a tattoo removal technique it’s quite aggressive, and can often lead to scarring, as the ink is buried quite deep in the structure of the skin, and the unprecise movements of the high-speed brush can be quite damaging to the skin.

Dermabrasion has to be continuously performed multiple times in order to actually remove the tattoo. Excision is the actual removal of the patch of skin that the tattoo is on and replacing it with a clean patch of skin. Saline injections are performed by some tattoo artists where the saline is injected into the skin the exact same way the ink was.

The saline solution mostly only fades the tattoo. Laser tattoo removal is the least aggressive and yet most effective and most technologically advanced means of tattoo removal which has all but replaced all the other methods. Laser tattoo removal entails the focused targeting of the inked area with pulses of short, quick emissions of concentrated light that heats up the ink particles and breaks them.

The immune system does away with the left disintegrated particles through natural processes of the body.

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