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July 22, 2019 16:08
7 Frequently Asked Questions About Erasing Your Tattoo Answered

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At one point you might get a tattoo - maybe it was your first love or your ex’s name on your wrist. And now you are married to someone else and you are asking yourself why you had to get his letters scribbled on your skin.

You could make an attempt to camouflage it with your makeup but some tattoos are so prominent that you would rather have the thing permanently gone. But how long will it take, how much will it hurt and how to avoid burning your skin? We have answered your queries.  

Are There Any Home Remedies to Erase Tattoos?   

You will find creams and balms in the market that promise to lighten your tattoo but don’t bother getting your hands on them since they have not proved to be very helpful, besides many have complained of skin rashes and burning after use.

Is Laser Helpful?

The laser is your only option to permanently wipe out your tattoo but before that know, there are different types of laser. Nanosecond lasers that use pulses of light in nanoseconds have been used for years, but now there are picosecond lasers that deliver light even faster.

Regardless of what type of laser you pick out, the cost will depend on the size of your tattoo and how many settings you will need. To get rid of a small tattoo, you will need at least four pico laser treatments and eight nanolaser treatment. And if you have a massive tiger on your arms that cover major portions of your neck, arm, and shoulders, you will need a number of treatments.

Can Laser Treatment Remove Red Ink?

Different colors are absorbed by different wavelengths of light, so evidently, no one laser can work for everything. Furthermore, it is tough for practitioners to buy every single wavelength for every single color, so most of them end up buying the wavelength for common colors like black and blue. So, getting rid of colors like red and yellow can be particularly tricky.

Will Laser Burn Your Skin?

When a laser is fired on the skin, there is something called a laser plume which is released in the air. A silicone patch is applied to the tattoo during laser treatment to trap whatever is ejected from the skin, which will shield you. So while your skin won’t burn, you might get just get the smell of burning flesh, which is harmless.

Will Tattoo Removal Hurt?

First of all, if you are getting your laser treatment done at a doctor’s office, he will start with giving you a shot of local anesthesia. So technically, it will only hurt for a second with just that prick of the needle. You are then taken to the room with a laser which is very warm as the laser generates a lot of energy. You are also made to wear protective eyewear so you can’t see anything and your process is over very fast. Once the anesthesia wears off, your doctor will put a gel for healing. But the area hurts for a couple of days.

In Which Body Part Removing Tattoo Is Hardest?   

More vascular areas are easier. The further the tattoo is from your heart, the harder it is to get your body to digest the ink after it is broken down. So your face is easier than the trunk, which is easier than your back and arms. Hands, feet, and ankles are the hardest.

Will the Tattoo Be Completely Erased?  

The tattoo is never truly gone and even after the removal, you will see a faint shadow. You will still be able to make out where the tattoo was.

By Sowmya Sangam

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