Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Man Made Tattoo Removal - An Overview

My previous post, I already discussed about the comparison between man-made tattoo removal and natural tattoo removal (Man Made VS Natural Tattoo Removal). While in this post, I am gonna discussed the other types of man-made tattoo removal that available nowadays.

Chemical Peel

This method is becoming widely used in order to remove any unwanted ink. The process of this is the use of chemical peels such as TCA and glycolic acid and rubs it onto your tattoo and a controlled chemical burn will occur. With this burn scabbing occurs and the skin starts to peel off. After a while when the skin peels which is along with the ink, it heals back as a fresh and blank slate. This takes a few sessions to go through and can be expensive depending on the size of your tattoo.
Intense Pulsed Light Tattoo removal (I.P.L.T)
A special glass prism is set upon the skin of the tattoo and light is sent through the glass, which focuses the light energy. The light breaks up the particles in the same way it does using laser therapy but it is less painful since the process uses light beams instead of laser beams. 

However, there is still a lengthy healing process and it is often a painful recovery. Special gels are used to soothe the burning feeling on the treated area. The price is often greater than that of laser therapy treatments because they charge for each pulse, sometimes as much as $10/pulse in a treatment that may require many pulses depending on the size of the tattoo. 

Infrared Coagulation (IRC)
The utilization of
non-laser infrared light in Infrared tattoo removal treatment is to heat the pigmented area, essentially “burning” away the ink pigments, hardening blood beneath the skin and shrinking the pigmented tissue to break apart the ink. The treated area scabs over and, when the scab heals and falls off, the color goes with it. The difference between IRC and laser removal is in the light wavelengths; lasers target the visible light wavelengths while IRC targets the invisible light spectrum.

Some doctors prefer IRC to the laser method because it is quick and easy to perform, is not affected by the colors of the ink, generally takes fewer sessions to achieve good results, and they believe it will become the preferred method for tattoo removal. As with laser removal, potential complications include pigment changes to the skin and potential scarring from the burns. The burns must be treated and allowed to heal between treatment sessions. Patients who have problems with wound healing should consider IRC carefully. Small tattoos can be successfully removed in one to three IRC sessions at about $500 each, so your small tattoo would cost about$1,500 to remove.

Cover Ups
This method isn't exactly taking off the tattoo but instead covering it up with another tattoo. There are basically two types of tattoo cover ups. One type is basically reworking a badly done tattoo. The artist takes the existing design and embellishes it with better lines and color work and turns an ugly and poorly done tattoo into an attractive one. The other type of cover up essentially eradicates the old design by completely disguising and covering it up with a brand new design.

Although a cover up is bound to run you hundreds of dollars, it will still be less costly than laser tattoo removal or other removal options currently available. Read my review regarding DIY Natural Tattoo Removal or visit the official website of natural tattoo removal NOW!

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