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Everything You Need to Know About Tattoo Removal

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Published on Friday, 02 March 2012 10:47
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Tattoos have been a famous form of body artwork for years. They are not just designs embedded on the body; they are a permanent part of the body. To get a tattoo of any size removed requires intensive surgery, which is both expensive and risky. Therefore, it is always better to be aware of the complications before getting tattoos on your body in the first place.

Tattoo Removal Methods

• Laser Surgery – One of the most popular and expensive methods of tattoo removal is laser surgery. This method is believed to work on all inks. The drawback of this procedure is that you will have to bear pain and shell out a huge amount (almost thrice the price paid for getting the tattoo done). Each sitting is charged at an average of £100 and you will have to attend multiple sittings to get it removed completely.

• Chemical Peel – This method is usually used to treat skin problems. It is now used for tattoo removal too. Though many people have profited from this method, there are a few who claim that it does not work on them.

• Tattoo Removal Cream – Just like many scar removal lotions and creams there are many tattoo removal creams available in the market. They might work in lightening the tattoos to some extent but not completely.

Whatever be the methods used to remove the tattoos, you are likely to experience pain and scarred skin. Though cheap cosmetic surgery and home remedies are considered to work, you cannot get rid of the marks completely.

Cheap Cosmetic surgery

Though regular cosmetic and plastic surgeries cost a huge sum, there are various clinics and certified parlours that offer cheap surgeries for tattoo removals. A plastic surgeon removes the tissue of the tattooed area and creates a new scar in that area. He sews up the cut later on. It is not as noticeable as the tattoo itself. Another process of such surgery involves in a small incision made by the surgeon, which is left to heal on its own.

Other than the regular surgeries, skin grafting, flapping and many other cosmetic surgery techniques are used to remove tattoo. Though this is the most effective method to create a similar looking skin grow in the tattooed area, it might or might not match the specific part.

How is a Tattoo Removed?

Tattoo removal using any technique is more painful than it is while getting done. So the surgeon gives general anesthesia and performs the operation in his clinic or hospital. The tattoo removal is done using the latest and tested tools by experienced doctors or professionals only. If at all you are offered cheap rates for tattoo removal in any of the local parlours, check their authenticity before you offer yourself for the tattoo removal treatment.

VIP Cosmetic Surgery offer a range of surgical procedures in Birmingham and the West Midlands. For more information and to discuss your requirements, please book your free clinic consulation today.