Do you regret having made a tattoo by engraving the name of the former? Or have you been refused to work for a company because you have a tattoo, and now you want to delete it? The thing that you must keep in mind is that often skin color will not be able to return to normal, although sometimes there are patients who get pretty good results. Three ways to remove permanent tattoos medically are done using laser tattoo removal method, surgical removal of skin tissue, and dermabrasion.
1. Laser technique
This step is done by the process of breaking the color of the tattoo using high-intensity rays. Each type has different uses, the initial process of removing a laser tattoo is to make the skin numb with an injection of local anesthetic. Then, the laser device is affixed to the tattoo to heat and destroy the tattoo ink. After the laser process is complete, you may see swelling, blisters, or bleeding on the skin. In order to avoid infection, these conditions can be treated with antibiotic ointment. You need repeated laser treatment to get maximum results. It can be 2-4 treatments, or even 10 times, depending on the color and size of the tattoo.
2. Surgical removal of skin tissue
In this procedure, a scalpel is used to cut and lift the tattooed area of the skin. After that, the edges of the incision skin are joined together and sewn together to re-glue. Before this operation is done, the area of the skin is also numbed with an injection of local anesthetic. After surgery, the area of the incision is given an antibiotic ointment to help with the healing process. This method is considered effective in removing tattoos but can cause scars, in the form of scar tissue on the skin.
This method uses a device that can erode the top layer of the skin. This process aims to diminish the color of the tattoo. In order not to feel pain, before the tattooed skin area was also made numb. Unfortunately, because the results cannot be ascertained, the dermabrasion technique is less popular nowadays. In addition, the two previous methods were considered more effective than dermabrasion.