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Tattoo Removal Makes Advancements

As tattoos become more and more popular, so are tattoo removal processes, such as laser tattoo removal and topical treatments to lighten tattoos. While most people love their ink when they first get it, sometimes tattoo removal can be a fresh start for them as they age and as circumstances in their lives change. Sometimes people get tattoos of names or to commemorate events that they later wish they’d never been familiar with. While tattoo removal cannot diminish memories or actual events, sometimes people find it comforting, and even refreshing, to be rid of a tattoo that has been serving as a painful reminder of that person or event day in and day out

Tattoo removal has always been an expensive route to take, forcing many people into just living with regret for their ink without being able to do anything about it. However, new advancements in tattoo removal are making things easier for many. Laser tattoo removal has really made some great advancements in recent years, making it easier to remove multi-color tattoos; in the past colors such as red and green have posed a much larger challenge in removal than they do now with lasers like the Q-switched Nd:YAG laser.

New Technology To Remove Tattoos

Removing tattoos was a painful process and it took almost two years before it got removed entirely. But now, with new technology, this process has been reduced to few months only.

According to Dr. Amy Derick, Dermatologist, “If you think of the tattoo pigment like a rock, basically the laser comes in and shakes the rock.” Earlier the pigment was broken into “pebbles” and the immune system would take care of washing these away. Now this new technology shakes the pigment so much that it breaks into “sand” and the immune system finds it easier to remove the pigment. It was Dr. Derik who first introduced this technique called PicoSure in Chicago. Just like the old technology, this helps in breaking the pigment by delivering a sharp ray of energy, but with a powerful punch.

The energy is given for a small period of time, but it is so strong that the pigment used for tattoo, blasts. However, you should be aware that this quick treatment doesn’t come without some pain. You get a burning sensation when laser hits the tattoo.

People who would benefit from this technology are the ones who have got bored of their old tattoos and want new ones, or those whose office rules don’t allow body art.

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