If you have had a tattoo at some point and are now concerned with the message that your body art may be sending you, especially if you are trying to get a job, take courage, there are several ways to remove and unwanted tattoos.
The removal of cosmetic tattoos is possible and, depending on the method chosen, and it may not even be that expensive. If your tattoo is less than six months old, you must wait before removing it, as the underlying layers of the skin will still be damaged and healed since the initial procedure.
Regardless of the type of procedure you choose, success will depend on many factors, such as the depth of the tattoo ink, the size and color of the tattoo, and the type and tone of the skin. No two people are the same, and you will have to discuss these factors with your doctor.
If you want a temporary cover-up, you can purchase some cosmetics that were specifically designed to camouflage your tattoo temporarily.
If, on the other hand, you just want to remove it, I have compiled a list of some of the most common methods, as well as some pros and cons for each. I hope this information makes it easier for you to choose the best option for you.
Laser and intense pulse light, although similar, these methods are not the same. Both target the ink itself, located in the lower layers of your skin. The light will help to break the ink so that it can be absorbed into the bloodstream and eventually filtered from your body.
Both methods are expensive, although the IPL method is more expensive.
On the other hand, the IPL method is not as painful and is generally considered the most effective route between the two.
Talk to your doctor about pricing options for each.
Dermabrasion. This method is similar to expensive spa treatments in that it uses ultrafine sandpaper to sand the top two layers of the skin, the segments where the tattoo ink is located.
Over time, your skin will rejuvenate and be completely free of ink.
This method is the oldest form of tattoo removal, and it works, but it is painful, and healing takes a long time.
Excision is also a surgical procedure that is 100% effective in removing tattoos.
This method is simply when the surgeon cuts the layer of skin where the tattoo is located and sews the edges.
This method does not work well with extensive tattoos. As with any type of surgery, there is a risk of scarring and infections.
You must be careful who you choose to perform this surgery. And last but not least, you can try some tattoo removal creams.
Some brands are better than others, but many people get great results with these creams.
If you want to find a permanent method of removing cosmetic tattoos, you now have several starting points. You can look for many options so that you no longer need to be stuck with this tattoo.