Regret Your Tattoo? Here’s Advice on How To Get Rid of It

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( — February 15, 2021) — Tattoos make memories. Some memories need to be cherished and some just fade away with time. There are people who implanted a tattoo for their love who don’t exist anymore. Or people who no longer want to keep the tattoo as it has lost its charm with time.

The reason can be many but the point is those people aren’t alone in this situation. Many people regret having a tattoo and want to get rid of it as soon as possible.

Nearly 30% of U.S. adults have one or more tattoos implanted on their body and more than 25% of those want to get rid of it. According to the latest reports from Dr. Paul M. Friedman, director of the

Dermatology & Laser Surgery Center in Houston and New York, people of all ages are looking forward to techniques to get rid of tattoos, once done to impress someone whom they love the most. The leading medical group estimated that their doctors performed more than 85,000 tattoo removals operations in 2017, but this number doesn’t represent the number of tattoos removed by other sources.

Reports from the Dermatologists say that the newest laser tattoo removal Sydney-based can remove most stubborn tattoos without leaving scars, but a patient must prepare for a lengthy, and expensive process. The worst part is Insurance won’t cover the tattoo removal cost.

There are different methods that physicians use to remove tattoos from the skin:

  1. Laser Tattoo removal method. In this method, clinicians inject a laser light of different wavelengths to target different colors according to their wavelength and break down ink pigments into tiny pieces. These pieces are then picked up by the lymph system and removed from the body by natural process. Local anesthesia may be given in some cases to reduce the pain.

This is the best treatment to remove tattoos that makes last for up to 4-10 sessions depending on the complexity of the tattoo. The number of sessions differs from person to person depending on the shape, size location, and type of tattoo.  Each session could cost $450 for a small tattoo to $1,000 for a large one.

  1. Dermabrasion technique. In this method, surgeons remove the outer layer of the skin. This treatment can leave a big scar after the treatment and is not very effective in removing all ink colors.
  2. Surgical removal method. In this method, surgeons cut the top layers of skin. This treatment leaves permanent scars, but can be considered as a cost-effective option for small tattoo removal.

Don’t try to look for inexpensive options for tattoo removal because they may look cheap in the beginning and end up trapping a patient in an unfixable problem leaving a big scar.

Useful tricks and tips from top medical groups:

  • Look for a board-certified dermatologist with expertise in tattoo removal and advanced laser technology.
  • Ask the doctor if he or she has proper laser lights including multiple light wavelengths, that match with the multiple colors of the tattoo being removed. Ask for the latest laser technology—Q-switched or picosecond lasers.
  • Ask a dermatologist to show before-and-after photos of treated patients with a similar skin tone.
  • Proper after-treatment care instructions must be followed.
  • Spend quality time on tattoo removal job. Do it with patience to see positive results. Increase the time gap between two sessions, will reduce the number of sessions per treatment and reduce the cost, giving the best results.

There are things that every patient must know:

Getting a tattoo is so refreshing and exciting, for some, a significant milestone in their love life. Having said that, it is normal to feel regretful after a week, month, or year of getting a tattoo when the past circumstances have changed.

The good news for people interested in getting a tattoo is that there are few things that they can do before and after getting a tattoo that can help them work through any excitement regret-like situations. Just remember to check back pain-bearing capacity, give it some time to decide, if getting a tattoo is a necessity or just a short-term goal, and talk to someone trustworthy who can help to make the best decision about how to proceed.