Getting body art removed used to leave scaring, removal methods included acidic skin peels, dermabrasion which is a process using fine grit surgical sandpaper, or one very quick method is cutting the image out completely and then patching the area up with a skin graft.
Thanks to laser most patients can now benefit from having their tattoos removed without scaring and skin damage; laser treatment uses high energy bursts of light. This high energy light breaks down the ink that is located in your skins dermis layer; once the ink is broken down, your body will remove it naturally.
Unlike the other techniques we have already mentioned laser treatment when it is performed properly does not cause scaring, laser treatment can be slightly painful, most patients say it feels as though you're being flicked repeatedly with an elastic band. Numbing cream can be used to reduce the flicking pain, most patients say the pain of removal is no worse than the tattoo itself was.
Laser treatment will take longer for darker skin and lighter ink colours, the laser light can cause a what is known as hyper pigmentation if too high a light intensity is used on darker skin tones.
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