In our life as humans, we make many decisions and make several choices but not everything turns out the way we plan. Sometimes we make mistakes and need to fix them. Very often we commit to people, diet, or ideas that turn out to be not as great as we thought initially. We sometimes even regret our decisions and commitments and have to take a bitter pill to make things right again. This is also the case with art we chose to have on our body as a medium of expression of our self. Yes, getting inked or having a tattoo is a serious commitment and we are often warned against it because “It is permanent and you might change your mind later”. We still go with it because it seems like a good idea at that moment.
A considerable number of young adults regret their tattoo after a couple of years or sometimes even the very next day. Some people have shared they face difficulty in finding white-collar jobs due to their tattoos and thus regret getting them. Even if you do not regret your tattoo, as you age your body changes and depending upon the part of the body you had your tattoo on, your tattoo might also change in shape and get disfigured.
There are different reasons why different people will want to get rid of their tattoo but they all are grateful that even permanent tattoos can be removed now. If you are one of those people, this is good news for you however you should be aware of the following things about tattoo removal before you go for it:
It is not a magic fix
Unlike your tattoo which you got in one session, it usually takes several sessions to remove your tattoo. After each session, your tattoo will be lighter than before.
Not all tattoos need the same treatment
It is not like waxing your hairs off your legs, it is a much more complicated procedure which needs professional training for administrating. Black tattoos are easier to remove than the coloured ones. As the laser targets the pigments and destroys them, the colour of pigment plays an impotent role. Depending upon the colours in the tattoo, a certified doctor will be able to choose the right settings of laser for tattoo removal. Similarly, the colour of your skin is also important. If you have a dark skin colour, it will be harder for a laser to identify the tattoo and remove it. Older tattoos are easier to remove relatively as pigments have already loosened up and raised up to the surface.
It will not be painless
Your doctor might give you a painkiller injection, or apply a numbing cream but it is a slightly uncomfortable procedure just like getting a tattoo on. The smaller sized tattoo will hurt the same amount a larger tattoo would, but the pain would be for less time duration as the smaller size tattoo will be quicker to cover up.
Not all tattoo can be removed
If your tattoo is irritated or hurts, or there is a fresh infection around it your doctor will advise you against attempting to remove it. If the tattoo artist inserted pigments deep in the skin it might increase the chances of breaking the pigments free and pushing them towards the lymph causing infections that can spread in the entire body and in the worse case can be fatal. This is the reason you should only consult a specialised and certified dermatologist who has the appropriate qualification to give you the right advice.
Professional Certified Doctors Only
Many salons and beauty shops are now offering laser treatments but it is a serious aesthetic procedure which is mildly invasive and can cause medical complications if administered by an unqualified practitioner. You must only get the treatment from a certified doctor who knows what he is dealing with. You should also get a quote on the number of sessions you will require to fade out and eventually remove your tattoo. We have qualified doctors who are certified for laser treatment to remove tattoos that you can consult at our facility so you can receive the best treatment at a most reasonable cost.