Skin Laser. Laser treatment of tattoos removal of tattoos, birthmarks and blemishes.
Basically, tattoos, birthmarks, blemishes and gizmos in the skin removed surgically as well as with laser treatment without leaving noticeable scars. Laser treatment of tattoos typically require 5-7 treatments depending on what color and how much color is loaded into the tattoo. The blacks are easiest to remove, while turquoise, red, yellow and green hues may be almost impossible to get completely away. A dermatologist will never be able to guarantee that a tattoo disappear completely. So many young people have a tattoo, but many also regret later in life, their tattoos, and others would have made them. Therefore, one should think carefully before a tattoo.
One out of three regrets tattoos!
About 45 percent of people with tattoos get them done when they are between 18 and 25 years. One-third regret. Men regret the most, especially those who have made the tattoo while they were very young. Women who have been tattooed for the first time after age 21 years, is the group with the fewest regrets. It shows a survey conducted by the British Association of Dermatologists (BAD).
Removing tattoos is a long process
Typically it is 10 times as as expensive to remove a tattoo, as it is to get it done. Usually needs five to six treatments before the tattoo is gone, while extending the treatment itself is usually over 1 to 1½ years old when the skin needs time to heal between treatments. Black tattoos are easiest to remove. Green, blue, turquoise and orange hues are as mentioned difficult to remove. Semi-permanent tattoo is easier to remove than the right tattoos. Colour Dense tattoos require more treatments than slash tattoos and shadows. Mature bleached tattoos are easier to remove. The same goes for a few weeks old tattoos because farvekornene not yet have settled deeply into the skin. You risk changing colors with the colors white, beige and aubergine. 'Amateur tattoos' are easier to remove. - Read about skin treatment in cases of scarring, wrinkle reduction & creped skin >>
Laser treatment of tattoos
There are various types of laser are all designed to remove tattoos. For all lasers, the principle of treatment, a laser beam loaded with energy penetrates through the skin and frames farvekornene in the tattoo. When the laser beam hits the tattoo transfer energy to the color of the grains so that they burst into tiny pieces. They can then be over the following weeks removed by the body's own white cells. Depending on what colors are in the tattoo you have to select the laser with the optimum wavelength for that color. To the dark shades, a "Q-switched alexandritelaser" with a wavelength of 755 nm, the most effective, while the red shades can best be removed using a "Q-switched laser 532 nm '. Finally, one can also use the "Q-switched Down: YAG laser" at a wavelength of 1064 nm. This laser is effective in all shades of color, but have the disadvantage that there is an increased risk of scarring, which is due to that it has a somewhat stronger light than the other two and, therefore, penetrates deeper into the skin. It is used only if the tattoo does not disappear with the other lasers or if the tattoo is very deep in the skin. In rare cases, you can use a "CO2 laser" to remove tattoos. "CO2 laser" is very nonspecific, it is thus not only on the color of the grains, but the entire skin, this type of laser impact. Treatment always involves scar and is only a last resort if a tattoo absolutely must go here and now. - Click here to see costs on cosmetic laser treatment >>
Does the treatment hurt?
It hurts to get a tattoo removed with laser. Many feel it is actually more painful than when they got the tattoo, so it may be necessary with a local anesthetic. For example, use EMLA cream (magic cream), which numbs the skin so the pain is not so bad. The cream can be purchased at the pharmacy and must be lubricated in an hour before treatment, to have the best effect. It may also help to take painkillers an hour before treatment.
About the laser treatment
Before starting treatment, you get some heavy goggles on, so the laser beam does not damage your eyes. "The shot" the chosen laser on the tattoo, which reacts immediately by being white, so it's clear to see which treatment is given. The white color is due to evaporation of water in the epidermis, a result of the heat generated when the color of the grains "explode". Heat generation can be so severe that there are small wounds. Immediately after the treatment the skin reacts by increasing and becoming sore. The tattoo is covered with a small bandage to protect the area. The day after the treatment the tattoo feels almost like a scab covered sores that approximately one week to heal. There is rarely a risk of infection because the skin barrier, despite the violent reaction that actually intact. Are there actual wounds, and are you nervous about infection, you can use an chlorhexidine ointment to prevent this. The chlorhexidine ointment can be purchased at pharmacies. The skin will be sensitive for a few weeks after treatment, it is recommended you apply moisturizer to the area to strengthen the skin.
Is there a risk of scarring?
The advantage of removing a tattoo the laser is that the treatment very rarely give any permanent scarring. Popularly speaking, it is possible to "wipe" the tattoo completely out, then afterwards can not see that it has ever been there. As with any treatment there is always a risk. Once the tattoo is gone, almost all find that the skin similar to how the tattoo was standing up lighter than the surrounding skin. This is especially evident if you are very tanned or dark skin. This whitening or hypo pigmentation as it is called in technical language, because the laser also has removed the skin's normal pigmentation. The fading are rarely permanent. As soon as the skin gets quiet and again turns brown by the sun's rays will color differences equalized. During a transitional period, you can possibly use self-tanning creams.
How many treatments are necessary?
In order to remove a tattoo completely require multiple treatments. How many treatments needed depends on several things. For example: The more color grains are in the tattoo, the more treatments are required. For instance, includes jet-black tattoos many color grain, while gray shadows are few. Semi-permanent tattoos, for example, tattooed eyeliner or the eyebrows, are easier to remove than others tattoos, since the size of the color of the grains less. However, older tattoo, the easier it is to remove because the body over the years even removes part of the color of the grains. A few weeks old tattoos are easier to remove than older tattoos because the color of the grains not yet have settled so deeply into the skin. As a rule of thumb you should expect 5-6 treatments before the tattoo is completely gone and still others may require up to 10-12 treatments before their tattoos are gone.
What does it cost to remove a tattoo?
The cost to remove a tattoo depends on how big the tattoo is, how close the color is and how many treatments are needed. The price can vary greatly per treatment. And, as mentioned are often required between 5 and 12 treatments. Therefore, getting at the first consultation both an assessment of options for getting the tattoo removed as a fixed price per treatment, so you know what you're getting into. Then, it is an elongated project to remove tattoos with the laser. There should at least go 4-6 weeks between each treatment to give the skin calm to heal, so a normal course of treatment is easily up to a year.
What can go wrong?
Generally, the risk of scars with lasers minimal. Once the tattoo is gone, almost all find that your skin is lighter where the tattoo was, lasers've also removed the skin's natural color. However, it will almost always come back, but it may take a whole summer in the sun until the colors are normal again. If there is infection in the wounds, there is a risk of more permanent scars, it is rare that forms the actual thickened scars after burns. Some people develop allergies to the colors of the tattoo. They usually have seen that the skin has been very slow to heal, because in his time got the tattoo and that tattoo feels thickened skin. In rare cases, you can experience an allergic shock in these people when you remove a tattoo, as the treatment frees the dyes into the body. Note also that only the specialist in skin diseases which may be treated with laser and the related intense pulsed light, IPL.