Every year thousands of people in Australia decide to visit tattoo studios to have a particular icon, emblem, or phrase permanently stained into their skin – and although many go through their lives satisfied with the results, others might find themselves wishing that they could undo their decision. In the past, people were often stuck with their choices, but these days, due in no small part to the benefits of laser therapies and procedures; even the most detailed and expansive of tattoos can be removed in their entirety.
Permanent Tattoo Removal
The advanced processes involved whenever a tattoo artist starts a new design can be all but impossible to reverse. Using a fine needle, a pigmented serum will be injected into the dermal layers within the skin and once settled, the ink will be permanent in nature. Although tattoos can fade over time, the chemical compounds have been known to last a lifetime – in fact they can actually remain present for well over a few centuries – as is constantly discovered by archaeologists.
This might sound like a pretty impossible barrier to overcome, but the reality is that as powerful as these pigments can be; lasers are even more so.
In the past, some people opted to apply bleach to their skin in a bid to lessen the appearance of their tattoos and although the ammonia content within these types of chemicals may have worked to some degree; the unwanted tattoo might still be visible, albeit faded. Then there’s the concern of the bleach taking a toll on the skin – and in some cases there are documented reports of long-lasting damage akin to first degree burns.
The Potential of Laser Treatments
Lasers on the other hand can be controlled in their entirety, including the coverage that their beam provides, as well as their power output. Depending on the age and depth of the tattoo, a laser treatment will be able to start ridding a person of their unwanted design with just a few sessions. The more substantial the tattoo the longer the process can take, but in 99% of cases the final result will be a surface area of skin that is completely free of all pigmentation as a result of the tattoo.
By focusing the laser on the tattoo in concentrated beams, it becomes a possibility to break down the ink’s compounds and allow them to dissipate in their entirety. This industry-leading technology has allowed people of all ages to rid themselves of their unwanted tattoos and as the laser won’t take a toll on the skin beyond affecting the pigments of the ink – there’s minimal risk of scarring, or any side effects for that matter.