Considering the growth of the tattoo industry, is it any wonder that tattoo removal would grow alongside it? Modern technology and skin care methods have brought tattoo removal into a whole new arena. There are now numerous different tattoo removal methods advertised. With this in mind, it can be difficult to decide which method is right for you and which is most effective. Prior to adopting any one method of removal, it is very important to do your personal research and make sure you are making the best possible choice for your skin.
There are many options when it comes to removed tattoos and no reason to cut corners. Trouble is, this medical skin care market is booming and many companies are jumping on the opportunity to help you remove your tattoos, even if the method is not as effective. Some methods use chemicals on the skin to promote cell turnover and shedding. Eventually, the goal is to lighten the tattoo since most chemical peels do not result in fully removed tattoos unless the tattoo is small and superficial. Larger and more complex tattoos are far more difficult to remove unless laser treatments are used. Laser tattoo removal is by far the most effective tattoo removal method to date. It is also the most costly.
For those who wish to have removed tattoos, it is possible to lighten and ultimately slough off top layers of the tattoo with peels or dermabrasion. These techniques usually take far longer to work and use rather harsh chemicals or are rough on the skin. Some may opt to have their tattoos surgically removed if all other methods have failed. This usually involves surgically removing the top layer of skin and having a skin graph performed if the area is large. Again, this method will certainly result in removed tattoos, but it may also result in scarring. Laser tattoo removal may leave some shading of the former tattoo, or its outlining, but it will typically not leave scars as long as the skin is properly cared for and the person undergoing treatment is generally healthy.