Surgical Tattoo removal – What is it?

Having a tattoo is a very and large part of one’s life. However, over time the tattoo may no longer be relevant or someone may not be keen on it any longer. There are many options out there which will reduce or remove the appearance of the tattoo over time. Surgical tattoo removal on the other hand, has fast results and guarantees a full removal of the tattoo.

Surgical Tattoo removal – Why Choose this over other methods?

There are many ways to remove or cover a tattoo. A popular method is laser tattoo removal. This method involves using high-powered lasers to break down the ink pigmentations in the skin. But using this method consists of many sessions and the results are not 100% Guaranteed. There are some colours of inks that do not react to the laser well which results in the colour staying put. There are also less methods like high coverage makeup to temporarily cover it as well as certain clothing. Usually, people opt for the solutions.

Surgical Tattoo removal –What to think about before undergoing the procedure.

Surgical tattoo removal is a very straightforward procedure, however, the size of the tattoo needs to be taken into consideration. For example, if it is a relativity small tattoo it will be very easy and quick to remove with little scarring. Whereas if you have a larger tattoo the scar will be much larger, it will take a longer time to complete and it may be done within multiple sessions. With this method of tattoo removal, you need to be prepared for scarring.

Surgical Tattoo removal – The process.

First, the area is numbed using local anaesthetic; this will prevent the patient from feeling any pain or discomfort. The next stage is to then to start to remove the tattoo by excising an oval shaped piece of skin (with the tattoo on the skin). Only the layers of skin are removed not any underlying tissue. If tissue was removed it would cause an abnormal shape in the area.  Again how the surgery is performed will depend on the size and shape of the tattoo. Once the skin is removed the wound is then sutured shut and dressed.

We recommend that you have a consultation with a surgeon to discuss how your possible tattoo removal procedure will happen as well as asking any questions you may have about the procedure.

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