If you think about exactly what it takes to get rid of a tattoo, you could think a lot more about the consequences before you go ahead and grit your teeth for the actual process itself. Even though you might imagine the process to be a little unpleasant, you must begin to appreciate that there’s a semi-permanent “feel” to the treatment when you’re going through it. Even so, millions of us do opt for tattoos, in particular since they seem to be a good idea at the time. It’s lucky that we have sophisticated procedures in order to help us try and reverse this procedure, but perhaps we should find out as much as possible with regard to the consequences and aftereffects, as well.
Nowadays, laser tattoo removal relies on selective destruction of assorted pigment particles beneath the skin. We are familiar with how a laser works generally speaking, but we should be grateful that we are in an era where all the experimentation has mostly been removed from the process. In the end, it was not that far back when laser removal strategies produced only minimal success, with some discomfort and rather a lot of scarring damage as a side effect.
In order for this type of tattoo removal to achieve success, the tattoo pigments need to be selectively destroyed. This relies on four separate aspects. Firstly, the light on its own must penetrate to the correct depth, towards the specific location of the tattoo pigment. The laser light needs to be much more highly absorbed by the pigment than the skin that surrounds it. Tattoos tend to be multi-coloured and it’s vital that you understand that these different pigments need different laser colours.
To prevent scarring of the surrounding skin, each pulse of laser energy should be timed appropriately, so the tattoo pigment is warmed up to a temperature that causes it to defragment without some of the heat breaking through to the bordering skin and burning the tissue at that point.
Clearly, a sophisticated method. Should we invariably count on technology to “save us” from our own activities, or should we think really carefully about having a tattoo in the first place?
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