December 06, 2017, 18:15
What to do if the tattoo, which until recently pleased the eye, is tired? What if you didn’t get what you wanted?
Is there a way out. Thanks to ever-evolving technology, getting a tattoo and getting a bad tattoo isn’t necessarily forever. How to get rid of an unwanted pattern — says a cosmetologist.
Perhaps the oldest way to get rid of a boring tattoo is camouflage. This method is based on masking by applying flesh-colored pigment over the tattoo. The procedure is quite painful. In addition, the “painted” area will stand out against the background of a tanned body. This method of masking a tattoo is recommended for small drawings.
The next method is excision of the skin area. This method is also not suitable for everyone, as it leaves visible scars.
This is tattoo removal with liquid nitrogen. During the procedure, a cloth soaked in liquid nitrogen is pressed against the skin area with a pattern. It is held until an ice crust forms. A few hours after exposure to nitrogen, the tissues in this area swell, a specific bubble may form, and after a few days — a dry crust. After 7–10 days, a pink scar is exposed, which becomes lighter over time.
When using the electrocoagulation method, the tattoo is cauterized with electrodes using high frequency current under local anesthesia. After the procedure, a dry scab forms on the skin, which then disappears. The disadvantage of this method of removal is a rather high probability of scarring or burns.
Dermabrasion or skin resurfacing
A very popular tattoo removal method. With the help of a diamond cutter, those layers of the epidermis that contain pigment are peeled off. Often several sessions are required, and the healing process can take a couple of months. The effect is high, among the disadvantages of the procedure, one can note a decrease in the protective properties of the skin, which is fraught with infection. That is why, after dermabrasion, the doctor prescribes wearing a bandage and treating the affected area with antiseptic solutions. Sometimes in the process of such removal, scars can form, which are not easy to get rid of.
Good luck not only in choosing a technique, but also in finding a qualified specialist — the quality of the procedure largely depends on his hands and experience.
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