Things to Know Before You Go for Laser Tattoo Removal

Little did Sonia know that the tattoo she wished to treasure for a life will turn into a nightmare. It’s just a month, her boyfriend has dumped her and now she desperately wants to get rid of that inky offender. But, removing a tattoo is not as easy as getting it. Tattoo removal methods are strenuous and at the same time it will make a hole in your pocket. In India laser tattoo removal actually costs you something between Rs. 50,000 to 80,000. But, there’s more to it. Getting rid of the inky offender once and for all involves a lot of considerations other than these.

Read on to more about the Laser Tattoo Removal:

  1. The Series of Painful Moments- Honestly, laser treatment does not cause any pain but if it does, it will simply feel as if an elastic band is constantly shattering on the skin or ‘splutters of oil in a frying pan. Actually, the pain mostly depend on the location of the offending tattoo. Depending on that, you can easily get anaesthesia options (painkiller injections or numbing cream).
  2. Do you Know What the Ink Actually Does to Your System- Following the laser tattoo removal treatment, the fragmented bits of ink are spread in your bloodstream and they pass through the kidneys and finally comes out of your urine and sweat. Believe it or not, removing so much of ink at a time will take a toll on your poor kidneys.
  3. Laser Tattoo Removal Needs 6 to 10 Sessions At Least- Removing a tattoo through laser treatment needs more than 6 to 10 sessions, but there should be a gap of 4 weeks between each session. For quicker results, some dermatologists may apply laser radiation thrice per session on the tattooed area, just keeping a time gap of 20 minutes between each of them.
  4. Know About the Immediate Effects of Laser Tattoo Removal- Well, the tattoo removal comes with its own set of disadvantages and that’s why you must put up with the puss-filled blisters, reddish swells, pinpoint bleeding and skin discoloration, that might appear as a consequence of tattoo removal techniques. Don’t worry. These symptoms will subside within a week or two. See a doctor, if they don’t.
  5. The Aftercare Checklist- Laser tattoo removal must be followed with a proper aftercare regime to accentuate the healing process. Apply an ice pack and the topical antibiotic lotion on the tattooed area immediately after the laser removal. Cover the area with a bandage or a plaster. You must apply SPF and antibacterial cream on the affected area to protect it from harmful UV rays and pollution.

Laser Tattoo Removal Risks: Where You Can Go Wrong

While laser treatment is considered the most advanced techniques of tattoo removal, there are few reported risks involved in it. Know about these risks before you invest in the laser treatment for removing that unwanted tattoo.

  • The immediate side-effects, especially the blisters and swell up skin might not subside in a week. In fact, they might worsen over a week’s time
  • The treated area is highly exposed to bacterial infection
  • The tattoo might not fade after several sitting and the person with the tattoo may develop painful sores around that region
  • There are high chances of a permanent scar and discolored skin (hypopigmentation/hyper -pigmentation) in the area where the tattoo was removed

Keep in mind that removing a tattoo is a gruelling process and comes with a set of disadvantages. From draining your money, tattoo removal might give you a permanent scar or a deformed skin, which is extremely difficult to treat. Hence, it’s important to think twice before you get yourself inked, otherwise you might end up with the decision of removing it, which can solicit several precarious situations.