What are the options for Tattoo Removal?
There are several options available for tattoo removal, the most commons options include: laser surgery, dermabrasion, and surgical excision. In laser surgery, the pigments in the tattoo are selectively targeted with different laser settings with the goal of breaking up the pigment in the skin, allowing the body to absorb the pigment with gradual fading and resolution of the pigmented tattoo. In many cases, multiple laser treatments are required. This option has become increasingly popular as no incisions are made, pain can be controlled with local anesthesia, and there is a low risk profile, with overall good results. In dermabrasion, the skin is “sanded” as an alternative means of breaking up the pigment in the tattoo. Surgical excision consists of removal of the tattoo and suturing of the non tattooed skin together.