When you were young and felt like decorating your body, you decided on permanent body art with which you intended to live the rest of your lives. However, it happens on occasion that what you liked in your 20’s does not really suit you at an older age. The message and the relevance of that tattoo from dozens of years
ego lost its meaning. And now you just want to get rid of it. At Dr. Elman’s Clinics we have assembled all the possible ways to part ways with your tattoo in a peaceful manner, effectively and with a minimum of adverse effects.
What is a tattoo?
A tattoo is performed by inserting pigment into your skin in a process, which makes large variety of body art and designs on the skin possible. Pigment which contains material which the body cannot metabolize is injected into the upper skin layer (the dermis). Hence, the tattoo remains on your skin indefinitely.
Types of tattoos
Permanent tattoos – injection of pigment to the sub skin layer.
Henna tattoos – temporary and remain for up two to three weeks.
Permanent makeup – temporary tattoo for emphasizing facial features, remains for a number of years.
Tattoo removal methods
Surgical tattoo removal– the procedure is a surgery with local anesthesia, in which the tattoo is dissected and the remaining skin is sutured. After the surgery a scar remains. This method is recommended for small tattoos located in hidden areas.
Laser beam – the most accepted method for tattoo removal.
Using laser technology tattoos can be removed by breaking down the pigments under the top layer of the skin. Significant results can be achieved through a series of treatments, at times guaranteeing complete removal of the tattoo. The same method can be used to remove permanent makeup or a variety of skin
blemishes in various colors. Of course we aspire to remove the tattoo completely, however at times the treatment may be less than perfect!
The disadvantages of this method
Some pigments are harder to remove by laser; those include red, green, yellow and sky blue. At times, due to the depth of the tattoo and the pigments composing it, only the center of the tattoo can be removed, but not its outline. In other cases, changes can be seen in the skin’s pigmentation following the treatment. This
is a result of the Laser beam damaging the integral pigment of the skin.
At least four treatments are required for the removal of amateur tattoos – the average number of sessions is eight. Removal of professionally done tattoos requires about ten treatments spaced at intervals of two months apart between treatments. Complete removal of the tattoo can not always be achieved.
At Dr. Elman’s Clinics tattoos are removed using laser devices and at times – through surgery.
The equipment at the disposal of the clinic is the most advance done, and it is being used by the vastly experienced staff, therefore it provides maximal accuracy in tattoo removal treatments, ensureing safety and efficiency.