Removal of Tattoo Ink - 3 Top Cosmetic
Procedures Now Used Today to Remove
Today the removal of tattoo ink is easier than ever to achieve thanks to advances in the medical field previously reserved for more common cosmetic procedures such as facial rejuvenation. These include laser removal, fade creams, dermabrasion and chemical peels, all of which are now applicable to the removal of tattoos.
The 3 Top Cosmetic Procedures Used Today to Remove Tattoos:
1. Laser removal - the use of lasers for the removal of tattoos is cited more often as the most effective method for the removal of tattoos. This procedure, though one of the most costly, has proven to be the leading effective procedure for the removal of tattoos. Patients can expect to spend on average $200.00 US per treatment.
2. Cosmetic Acid Peel - popularly known as TCA (trichloroacetic acid). This method involves a chemical peel that removes layers of the skin resulting in the effective removal of the tattoo. Patients should take great care to follow instructions as well as the guidelines for the use of any TCA removal products. Avoid exposing the skin to other chemical agents such as chlorinated water as well as undue natural elements such as sun exposure. TCA is one of the most cost effective solutions for tattoo removal.
3. Dermabrasion - The third most commonly used cosmetic procedure for the effective removal of tattoos is dermabrasion. This cosmetic procedure is the oldest method of tattoo removal and dates more than 5,000 years. Dermabrasion is a procedure of sanding the skin mechanically or with a "grit" such as salt or another micro-element. When used in conjunction with salt as the grit is called "salabrasion." When the skin is frozen before "sanding" the procedure is called cryosurgery.
The most ineffective method of removing a tattoo are fade creams or balms. These creams are not capable of reaching the deeper levels of the dermis which is required to remove most tattoo ink. Those seeking the most efficient and consequently most cost effective method of removing a tattoo should be knowledgeable about the particular characteristics of a tattoo:
o Tattoo depth
o Tattoo colors for removal
o Age of tattoo and more