If that day
has finally arrived, join millions of others around the world who
look to the latest laser techniques to remove all vestiges of a
wild teenage impulse for getting tattooed.
Not too long
ago, adults requesting tattoo removal suffered what looked like
medieval torture methods - including dermabrasion,
excision (where the tattoo
would be cut away and the skin sewn back together) and chemical bleaches which often resulted in permanent scarring.
Old-fashioned methods of dermabrasion and skin bleaching have been replace with far more effective laser
removal techniques. Lasers remove tattoos by breaking up the pigment colors of the tattoo with a high-intensity
light beam. The illustration, above, shows what a permanent tattoo might look like after several sessions.
In fact, the
old procedures are still available - although new laser techniques
are considered the gold standard of tattoo removal today, combining
high effectiveness with low risk and minimal side effects. Average cost? $200 - $1000 or more, depending on the size and extent of the tattoo.
Find out more
on the Web and get more facts and information, pictures, illustrated
tutorials, questions to ask your doctor, and what else to expect
including time, risks, benefits and costs of modern tattoo removal
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Removal Information & Photos - Benefits and risks, information
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