Those who know the techniques of tattooing, also learn the basics of removing tattoos using various tools. Though tattoos are made for a prolonged period of time or permanently, but it is possible to remove the same using various treatments. As many people are showing interest in tattoo treatments for tattoo removal in Belfast are also increasing rapidly.
Crave for tattoo among young generation
Tattoos are especially famous among generation X and Y. Young boys and girls both love equally to do tattoos. Late teens and early twenties are always excited to have tattoos on different parts of their body. Tattoos are so fashionable that one youngster believes in modern lifestyle hardly can ignore the impact of the same on latest fashion statement. The main interesting part of tattoo is that if you do not like the previous tattoo you can opt for removal of tattoo and go for another design whenever you want.
Simple removal procedures
Taste changes as the youngsters start growing and become mature as a result of which at times they try to remove tattoos made when they were young. Also, sometimes they feel that the tattoos made on their ankle or somewhere else in the body is outdated and hence, they wish to go for something new. Since the processes are simple and harmless, they can feel free to contact tattoo removal Belfast agencies.
Tattoo removal methods
Following are the techniques that one would need to follow to remove tattoos-
- Pre-laser removal, like dermabrasion
- TCA (Trichloroacetic acid) – an example of acid that helps to remove the top layer of the skin that is epidermis and goes deeper and deeper to reach the tattoo ink where it resides.
- Sal abrasion – the method of scrubbing the epidermis layer of the skin by using salt specially on the pigmented area
- Cryosurgery and excision – very rarely used along with skin grafts for removal of larger tattoos
- Traditionally, tattoos were removed through the process of injection or application of lime, garlic, wine etc.
- Initially in 1990s, tattoos were removed by laser treatment with continuous wave lasers and later with Q-switched laser which was commercially available at that time.
Sessions needed for tattoo removal
Time for removing tattoos and number of sessions depend from individual to individual. The pre-requisite of tattoo removal Belfast consider the factors like skin type, location of the tattoo, amount of ink used and layering. Laser treatments at least require seven weeks for complete removal. More frequent sessions without any successive gaps may lead to adverse effects on your skin after tattoo removal. Hence, you must consult with your clinician to have effective tattoo removal. It is impossible to penetrate into the skin layer and remove pigmentation at a glance in one single session. Hence, you would require having enough patience and time to get satisfactory results regarding your skin pigmentation or discoloration.
Limitations for tattoo removal
Though tattoo pigment particles get lightened over time, large particles are kept under treatment causing further lightening. Usually, young generation loves to make designer tattoos on the hands which are considered as the most common place for having tattoo. However, it is essential to mention that tattoos designed on some rare parts of body, like ankles, take longer time for complete removal.
Though laser treatment is often used for tattoo removal and is well known among all other treatments, the side effect of discoloration of skin is inevitable. As an effect of laser treatment they often experience the problems of hypo pigmentation (white spots in darker skin) and hyper pigmentation (dark spots).