Tattoo Removal

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Tattoo Removal

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Tattoo Removal

In recent years, tattoos have grown in popularity as a kind of body art. But many people eventually seek to have their tattoos removed because they regret acquiring them.

There are numerous ways to get rid of tattoos, but not all of them are equally efficient or secure.

Here is a thorough explanation of the procedures that are most frequently employed to get rid of tattoos in medical facilities.

Tattoo Removal Treatments

Laser Tattoo Removal

Laser Tattoo Removal

The tattoo’s ink particles are disintegrated by a laser beam and subsequently ingested by the body’s immune system. Depending on the tattoo’s color and the person’s skin type, several lasers can be employed.

For instance, a Q-switched laser is often used for tattoos with deeper colors, but a Pico laser works better for tattoos with lighter colors.

It’s frequently advised to wait at least 6 to 8 weeks between treatments to give the skin time to heal.

The benefits of laser tattoo removal include the possibility of very effective tattoo removal, the fact that it is a non-invasive procedure with few adverse effects, and the ability to be used on all skin types.

However, it has a risk of hyperpigmentation or scarring and may be highly unpleasant. It may also result in redness, swelling, or blistering.

Excision

Excision

Excision is a surgical procedure in which the tattooed skin is removed and the edges are stitched together.

Small tattoos or those that are situated in locations where laser removal is ineffective can be removed with this technique.

The surgery can be fairly uncomfortable and is normally carried out under local anaesthetic. Excision has several benefits, including the ability to effectively remove tattoos and the ability to be conducted on all skin types.

It is an intrusive surgery, though, and it can result in considerable discomfort, edema, and scars.

Salabrasion

Salabrasion

This technique includes rubbing the tattoo ink out using a salt solution. Following the application of the salt solution to the tattoo, the skin is washed with a brush or sponge.
 
Small tattoos or those that are situated in locations where laser removal is ineffective can be removed with this technique. The surgery can be fairly uncomfortable and is normally carried out under local anaesthetic.
 
Salabrasion has a number of benefits, including the ability to remove tattoos very effectively and the ability to be used on all skin types. However, because it is an intrusive surgery, there may be some discomfort, bruising, or scars.
Cryosurgery

Cryosurgery

Cryosurgery is a technique that employs very cold temperatures to remove the ink from tattoos. The tattoo ink is then removed when the inked region is frozen with liquid nitrogen.

Small tattoos or those that are situated in locations where laser removal is ineffective can be removed with this technique.

The surgery can be fairly uncomfortable and is normally carried out under local aesthetic. The advantages of cryosurgery include the fact that it may be used on all skin types and can be quite effective at removing tattoos.

Dermabrasion

Dermabrasion

The top layer of skin and tattoo ink are removed with a wire brush or diamond fraise as part of the dermabrasion procedure.
 
Small tattoos or those that are situated in locations where laser removal is ineffective can be removed with this technique. The surgery can be fairly uncomfortable and is normally carried out under local anaesthetic.
 
The ability to be used on all skin types and its effectiveness in tattoo removal are two advantages of dermabrasion. It is an intrusive surgery, though, and it can result in considerable discomfort, edema, and scars.

Meet your EHA Clinic Doctors

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Dr. Elias Tam, the Doctor Trainer

Dr. Elias Tam, with over 30 years in medicine, leads EHA Clinic, focusing on advancing technical standards in aesthetic medicine. He holds the position of Clinical Lecturer at University College London, a distinctive honour as the sole aesthetic medical doctor and the only doctor from Asia in this role. Throughout his many years as an aesthetic doctor, Dr. Tam has held multiple hands-on training sessions and seminars, sharing his vast knowledge and expertise with aspiring doctors in the field.

Under his guidance, EHA Clinic offers a safe and comprehensive range of aesthetic treatments for the face, body, and hair; including FDA-approved procedures such as hair transplants, non-surgical face-lifting, body sculpting, fillers and other injectable treatments.

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Dr. Jane Pang

Dr. Jane Pang holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from the University of Malaya and is registered with the Singapore Medical Council (SMC). With special interest in Women’s Health, and a wealth of expertise in a variety of aesthetic treatments.

Not only that, Dr. Pang’s diverse medical background in General Medicine, Orthopaedic Surgery, and Paediatric Medicine further enriches her practice at EHA Clinic.

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