I have a tattoo I need to have removed, what is the best way to do this?

I have a tattoo I need to have removed, what is the best way to do this?

Some years ago I had a multi colored tattoo which was pretty nice back then, but now I don’t like anymore.
How can I get it off?


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3 Comments on “I have a tattoo I need to have removed, what is the best way to do this?

  1. Popular tattoo designs come and go. And as time goes by, what was probably a fun tattoo design idea at one point in life turns out to be a very bad or stupid idea later on. But a tattoo is a permanent drawing into the skin.s research shows that about 50% of people who had a tattoo done earlier in their lives regret having done so.

    Although getting a tattoo done is pretty straight forward, getting it off is another matter altogether, and more expensive also. Before laser technology tattoos were removed using dermabrasion, salabrasion, cryotherapy, chemical peeling. and surgical excision.

    All of the above methods (except for surgery) involved stripping away the epidermis, the topmost layer of the skin, and exposing the pigment-laden dermis. Following exposure, the ink would be extruded as part of the healing process.

    Of course surgical excision targets the actual embedded pigment. If the tattoo is small it is cut out completely and the skin is sutured together. If the tattoo is large or difficult to access, the surgery is accomplished in different stages, allowing the wounds to heal before moving on to a different new section. The downside with surgical excision is that it leaves a scar which may or may not be important depending on the size of the tattoo and the results after healing.

    Lasers are today’s preferred treatments. Lasers work by emitting short, intense pulses of light that pass through the skin and target the ink. To break up an ink particle, you need to heat it to make it expand due to thermal expansion, but the zap has to be quick enough so that half of the particle remains cool. The opposing cool and hot forces then rip the ink particle apart.

    This process, called photothermolysis, is also used in laser hair removal. Once the lasers break the ink particles apart into bite-sized chunks, the white blood cells can absorb them for transportation to the liver. Multiple treatment sessions are often necessary to achieve maximal clearing. A variety of lasers, with varying wavelengths, are needed to effectively treat a multicolored tattoo. One color tattoos are easiest to remove, black colored tattoos being the easiest since black ink heats up very quickly.

    There are minimal side effects to laser tattoo removal. But there are risks nonetheless such as infection at the removal location, incomplete removal of all the color pigmentation and yes even some minor scaring.

    There are also other light therapy devices, such as the Infrared Coagulater (IRC), IRC uses non-laser infrared light to heat the area containing the pigment. It is quick and easy to perform, and generally requires fewer treatments than lasers. Most small tattoos can be treated successfully in one to three sessions. IRC’s efficacy also does not depend upon the particular color of the pigments involved. For these reasons, it is a great choice for small tattoos.

    Whatever your choice, the average laser tattoo removal cost ranges from $200 to $500 per treatment session.
    The number of sessions you will need and the ultimate cost depends on the your skin type, size of the tattoo, the colors, the amount of ink used, the location and how your skin reacts to the treatments.

  2. Thanks for your question.

    In my opinion, the Spectra Laser is the best laser system to remove tattoos. When it come to tattoos you have the color factor which needs to be taken into consideration. With lasers, one wavelength is absorbed by one color, most lasers usually work with one wavelength which allows for the removal of one color. With multi colored tattoos, the Spectra Laser is ideal because it comes with several hand held accessories that allows it to treat different colors. Additionally it is safe for all skin tones. Laser light is usually absorbed easily by melanin. Melanin is the pigment that gives human skin, hair, and eyes their color. Dark-skinned people have more melanin in their skin than light-skinned people have. So if you have a warm or dark skin tone, one wavelength laser technology can create a risk of overheating and permanent scarring some type of skins.

    Good Luck.

  3. It is true that laser treatment, which works very well, takes time and can be expensive. If your tattoo is small, surgery to remove it can be fast, simple and easy. The only negative side effect is the scarring. Scars can virtually disappear if the healing process works well for you. Multi colored tattoos require the use of the correct lasers and the right number of treatments for each laser. And even so, removing the tattoo totally is never a 100% guaranteed result. Before choosing any tattoo removal procedure look into the different alternatives offered to you and then make a decision that suits you best.

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