A year ago you were so head over in heels in love with someone that you worshipped the ground that person walked on. It took every ounce of control to scale the highest mountain and declare your undying love at the top of your lungs, or to scrawl -I love X- or -Me and X forever- on every flat surface imaginable. And then you thought: What could be better than having his/her name tattooed on my skin? That way everywhere I go I will have his/her name with me.-
So you went ahead and had the tattoo on your ankle, wrist, shoulder, hip, or anywhere else you thought was a -strategic- place. But then one morning you wake up, out of love and not wanting to see any remnants of that relationship. And then you see the tattoo. Oh no! Now tattoo removal tops your to-do list, even occupying a higher spot than maybe doing the laundry or going to the gym.
It is estimated that 50 percent of those who have had tattoos now regret the decision. The good news for previously-love-struck-but-now-what-was-I-thinking tattooed individuals is that, like love or infatuation, tattoos need not be permanent. The same goes for tattoos that were done to symbolise affinity with certain gangs, groups or faiths. With a host of tattoo removal options to choose from, it’s now possible to make that wild teenage impulse or spur-of-the-moment insanity nothing but a faded memory.
Tattoo removal options like dermabrasion (-sanding away- the top layer of skin through abrasive friction) and excision (the tattoo is cut away and the skin sewn back together. Ouch!) used to be quite popular tattoo removal methods but they caused too much damage and scarring to the skin. Now that laser surgery is an option, tattoo removal has never been safer.
The latest tattoo removal option that is deemed more effective and skin-friendly is the PhotoDerm MultiLight tattoo removal. It treats the tattoos using the principle of selective photothermolysis. The temperature of the pigment is raised high enough to shatter it, without damaging the epidermis and the surrounding tissue. A process called phagocytosis is then applied to dissolve the tattoo.
The complete PhotoDerm MultiLight tattoo removal treatment is performed over a period of several weeks. Little by little the tattoo fades until the skin looks like its previous tattoo-less state. The patient is asked to return after 6-8 weeks to check the treated area and to determine if further treatment is necessary. For more details on how the PhotoDerm MultiLight tattoo removal works, check out the tattoo removal section of this website.
Victorias Cosmetic Medical Clinic are based in Launceston, Tasmania. For more information visit Tattoo Removal Launceston