As life progresses, and circumstances change, your philosophy of life will evolve. What might have seemed exciting, fun and daring at the age of 18, might now no longer represent the person you have become. For individuals with tattoos, the development and advancement of science in recent years means that your previous transgression may not be as permanent as it once was.
Understanding The Process
A tattoo is a quantity of ink that is injected into a second underlying part of the skin, which is known as the dermis. Because the dermis cells are extremely stable, a tattoo is virtually permanent.
The best solution to getting rid of those tattoos, should you change your mind involves laser treatment. In essence, the laser is targeted onto the area where the tattoo is, and the intense light breaks up the ink which is then washed away naturally by the body’s immune system.
The laser has no harmful side effects, and is only exposed to the area in question, and because the process works in conjunction with your immune system, it is a safe semi-natural process.
As with all things permanent though there are a few things that you need to be aware of, which may affect the outcome. The colors blue and green seem to be the most resistant to this treatment. As technology has improved, so have success rates, but bear in mind that should your tattoos have blue or green ink, then at the very least this may require extra treatment to ensure the prefect result.
You may be left with a lighter skin tone, where the tattoo was removed, due to the laser treatment, but in most cases, over time this will blend in and return to your normal color. It’s important to understand what type of skin you have; this will also play a factor in some of the complexities. As the blood pumping round your body is the cleansing system, tattoos that are located closer to your heart, where the blood is pumped from will tend to clear up much quicker than those on the extremities of your body.
While it may have only taken a short period for the tattoo to be added to your body, removal can, and usually will take significantly longer, somewhere in the region of 18 weeks, with numerous visits. This is something you need to take into consideration before embarking on the process.
There will also be an element of pain when the laser is being used to break down the ink, so be prepared for this. Finally while the removal process is significantly more reliable than even ten years ago, be prepared for the possibility that your skin may never be entirely clear of the tattoo.
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