Dr. Divya's Skin and Hair Solutions Clinic (DSHS) is the first clinic in whitefield Bangalore to introduce World Class 'Spectra Gold' .
Q) How Are Tattoos Removed?
The laser uses a beam of light to significantly lighten or completely remove the tattoo. When the ink particles absorb the light from the laser, they are broken into fragments and then absorbed through the body's immune system. This process generally takes a few weeks. The large the size of tattoo, the more sessions it will take to break the ink particles.
Q) What Will My Skin Look Like After Treatment?
Right after the treatment, your skin will have a white discoloration, and the area around the tattoo may become reddish and appear swollen. This is very normal and will vanish slowly over time. Results will appear after 5 weeks of treatment. Immediately after the treatment one must apply antibacterial ointment and gauze will be applied to the treated area to minimize infection.
Q) Are There Any Side Effects?
Usually, whitening of the skin may occur after the tattoo removal. However, the normal skin tone will return within 6 -12 months following the last treatment session. The ink which is used in tattooing can differ from tattoo to tattoo, some patients have only partial clearing even after several sessions. It depends on the color and depth of the tattoo ink and the wavelength absorbed by that color.
Q) Tattoo Removal Options?
The other options are cryosurgery, dermabrasion or excision, which are painful and often result in scarring. Laser treatments are safer. They are less invasive and only target the ink used in the tattoo process. Lasers are now modern standard for tattoo removal, specifically the Q-switched laser.
Q) What Is The Treatment Like?
Some patients say that they feel a slight sting, like the snap of a rubber band on the skin. Many treatments do not require local anesthesia.
Q) How Many Treatments Will I Need?
The number of treatments required for optimal results depends on the size, location, depth, and color of the tattoo. Treatment should take place for 4 - 8 weeks apart in order to allow the body to remove the maximum amount of tattoo pigment after each treatment. Each session usually takes 10 - 30 minutes. You will continue to see the lightening of your tattoo after each treatment as your body disposes of more pigment.