All of us have done something that later in life wished we could undo, for many, this includes tattooing. Whether it is an image of the fairy sitting on a mushroom, the fire-breathing dragon, or the name of someone you swore you would be with forever, now you have a change of heart. I am sure that now you wish you would have listened to Mom when she said that one day you'll regret it.
The good news is that today you can have that tattoo removed and it doesn't always require surgery. However, we should state one thing upfront, complete removal of a tattoo is near impossible. The entire point of getting a tattoo is that it is permanent. Most surgeons will even tell you that they can not guarantee complete removal.
However, there are removal techniques that have been proven to be very effective. Just how effective the methods are will depend on the experience of the artist that did your tattoo, how big it is, where it is located, and your ability to heal. Believe it or not, the newer the tattoo, the more difficult it can be to remove. Experienced tattoo removal specialists in Charlotte, NC may help you get rid of your tattoos completely.
There are a number of tattoo removal methods that can be performed that do not require cutting into the skin. The first is laser tattoo removal. This is the most common of the three techniques we are going to look at. Basically, the laser sends pulses of light at a very high concentration. They use different wavelengths based on the colors of the tattoo.
Again, it can not be guaranteed that this will remove the tattoo 100%. It is a painful procedure, patients are normally given a local anesthetic gel prior to undergoing the laser treatment. However, the amount of pain experienced is dependent upon the pain threshold of the patient. It should also be noted that laser tattoo removal usually requires multiple treatments and can cause scarring, blisters, or scabs.