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Tattoos removal

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.

Is tattoo removal safe?

Laser tattoo removal is a safe treatment that has been in use for a while. It’s performed on the skin, on the outer layer of epidermis, and does not involve any danger to the patient. The laser device used at Dr Elman’s clinics is of the newest generation, they are maintained in the highest working order at all times, which provides another circle of safety around the patient. On occasion, a minor surgery is needed to perform the tattoo excision when it’s impossible to have it removed with laser. In this case, too, we’re talking of a safe and fast procedure.

Is tattoo removal a painful procedure?

Laser tattoo removal is likely to cause some pain, however, it’s very individual and changes from patient to patient. On occasion, tattoo removal, especially a small one, will need a minor surgery in the area. In this case, the site might be sore locally for a few days, and the pain will pass on its own.

Is there a stay at home recovery period?

After laser tattoo removal there is no stay at home recovery period. You will be able to return to your regular routine immediately after the procedure. After a tattoo excision surgery it is recommended to take a day or two off and rest, but you will return to your regular activities very fast.

Whom is laser tattoo removal intended for?

This treatment is intended for anyone who feels their tattoo is no longer relevant in their lives and would like to get rid of it. In our experience, this may happen even a few days after you get the tattoo. We recommend removing it, however, please take into account that it might be impossible to remove it fully. Factors such as the size of the tattoo, its location, colour and other attributes might influence the treatment of choice (laser or excision) as well as the final result.

Why do you recommend performing laser tattoo removal at Dr Elman’s clinics?

. We have amassed vast experience in laser tattoo removal and have treated hundreds of satisfied customers. In order to explore the treatment potential as well as estimate its efficiency in your particular case, we recommend you setting up an appointment at one of our clinics, to receive a full consultation free of charge. Your treatment will be based on Dr Elman’s experience as a highly qualified dermatologist, which is unique for our clinic and allows us to achieve maximum results with maximum degree of safety for our patients.

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