Tattoo Removal Dermabrasion

For many people the idea of having a picture, words or special symbol tattooed on their skin seems like a good plan or at least it seemed good at the time they had it done.  Years later, many of these people come to regret their decision to have a tattoo.  Since tattoos are permanent, most people believe that they will simply have to live with the tattoo for the rest of their lives whether they like it or not.

The good news is that although tattoos are permanently inked to the skin there are methods that have been created that allow for the fading or removal of the tattoo.  The difficulty of this process and the success of removing the tattoo are based on several different factors.  The colour, shape, size and age of the tattoo will all play an important role in how well the tattoo will be removed.  One of the oldest and most common techniques used is tattoo removal dermabrasion.

Tattoo Removal Dermabrasion

Tattoo removal dermabrasion is a medical technique that involves scraping off the surface of the skin.  As this top layer of skin is removed, the ink from the tattoo will also be removed.  Within months new skin will grow in and make the tattoo appear lighter and it eventually will be removed.  This procedure will need to be repeated several times before the tattoo is completely removed from the skin.

This process will begin by applying a local anaesthetic to numb the area because this can be a very painful procedure without it.  The area will then be sprayed with an agent that will freeze the skin in order to pull the skin up and make it easier to scrape.  The doctor will then use an abrasive tool to scrape the skin off of the area.  This procedure can take about thirty to sixty minutes and should be done by a licensed doctor.

Tattoo Removal Dermabrasion After Treatment

After the tattoo removal dermabrasion procedure is complete the skin affected will be red and raw.  The area should be immediately bandaged up to stop any bleeding that may occur.  Because of the exposure of the skin you will also be more susceptible to infections and it is very important that you take the prescription the doctor gives you exactly as he prescribes.  You will also need to limit the area of the skin that was treated exposures to the sunlight.  There will likely be some swelling, soreness and itching that can last up to six months but usually subsides after only a few weeks.

It may take the entire six months for the skin to heal properly which is why you will not be able to have the next procedure performed for at least six months. Some of the advantages of having tattoo removal dermabrasion done is that it is a well-tested treatment which has been used since the 1950s.  The results of this treatment will leave your skin smooth and younger looking then before. Tattoo removal dermabrasion does have a risk of scarring, especially if not performed by a trained doctor.

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