Getting a tattoo removed

Finally it happened, we would have sworn to the whole earth that it was for life, but there you go, this tattoo, we had it done on a whim, for a person who has since disappeared from our life, or quite simply for reasons which seem futile to us 2, 5, 10 or 20 years after having taken action. And then visually, we found it very beautiful, but over time, the features faded, faded, spread out under the skin, by the way, was it a good idea to choose such a visible part of the body for a tattoo? Still, today it is over, the decision is made: we can no longer see this horrible tattoo in paint. And then anyway, the laser has become common for tattoo removal, so why not move on now? it seems that we are getting very good results:

As many reasons for wanting to remove a tattoo as there are tattooed ones: weariness, degradation of the motif, change of lifestyle, initial ignorance of the commitment that a tattoo represents. The only reliable solution today is laser tattoo removal. Since plastic surgery techniques such as abrasion are obsolete today and too burdensome in terms of the consequences on healing, the laser now appears to be the ideal solution to have a tattoo removed. It should also be noted that a covering (replacement of an old tattoo by another by superposition) can see its quality greatly improved by a few preliminary tattoo removal sessions.

More efficient and leaving less traces than ultrapulsed CO2 lasers like the Derma K laser, Nd Yag Q-Switched lasers are indeed a relatively efficient method in removing a tattoo in a clean and crisp manner. These lasers, also used for aging spots or angiomas for example, destroy the pigment particles present in the dermis in the form of ink thanks to a photoacoustic effect which makes it possible to preserve the texture of the skin by not targeting than pigmented particles.

In theory, most tattoos can be removed. In reality, it depends on a number of parameters. There are factors that facilitate tattoo removal, others that complicate it and increase the risk of keeping a mark or scar.

Tattoos that come off more easily:

• Monochrome tattoos, using only one color

• Tattoos using black or blue ink

• Amateur tattoos, made with non-professional material

• Traditional and ritual tattoos, for the reasons mentioned above

• Tattoos using red pigment

• Tattoos on people with fair skin

• Tattoos made with India ink or charcoal

Tattoos that are more difficult to remove, and which increase the risk of retaining marks or scars:

• Polychomic tattoos composed of many colors

• Tattoos using yellow or green ink, as well as mixtures of light colors: light pink, light blue, light orange

• Tattoos made with professional equipment

• Tattoos on black, dark or matte skin

• Tattoos using red pigment

The number of tattoo removal sessions varies greatly depending on the nature of the tattoo and the subject’s skin (see above). It takes between 2 and 3 sessions for a superficial amateur tattoo (stitched with a needle and black ink that would have blued over time) over an area of ​​approximately 5 to 10 cm². For a professional tattoo, depending on the use that has been made of the colors, one can count up to ten sessions to remove a tattoo, to be multiplied according to the area concerned by the tattoo of course.

Just like with a tattoo, it is mandatory to let the skin rest and heal between the different sessions, with 1 to 2 months between the tattoo removal sessions: so forget the idea of ​​removing your tattoo on the back before the holidays. summer, it must be expected that it will probably take longer than initially envisaged: laser tattoo removal generates trauma on the skin similar to that of tattooing, with the formation of scabs. The duration of a tattoo removal treatment can therefore easily range from 1 to 2 years depending on the surface and the nature of the tattoo. It is of course essential to consult your doctor, who will more easily tell you the duration to be expected depending on your tattoo to be removed.

During a laser tattoo removal session, both the doctor and the patient should wear protective eyewear. Each session lasts between 10 and 20 minutes on average, depending on the area to be treated. The impact of the laser beam on the pigments is quite vivid and rapid, forming a whitening of the flashed area, even slight bleeding with sometimes splashes of debris. Laser tattoo removal session? what there is to know