Tattoo removal has traditionally been done using various methods since the beginning of tattooing. While tattoos are typically thought to be permanent, with the passing years it has become possible to eradicate them using more modern treatments, either partially or completely. The techniques used range from cryosurgery, laser surgery or dermabrasion.
Most all tattoo removal techniques involve a combination of two treatments; one using lasers and one using conventional means, such as cryosurgery. Lasers are increasingly being used to get rid of unwanted body art, although they are not suitable for all skin types. Lasers work by using light energy to vaporize the pigment. In the case of tattoos, this light hits the surface of the skin and vaporizes the pigment. The particles are then either rubbed off by hand or in a machine, or tattooed off with special equipment.
Because of the low success rates of laser treatments, many patients turn to dermabrasion as an alternative. It works by using a rotary tool that scrapes off the top layer of skin. While it may take more than one treatment to completely remove the tattoo, most patients notice that the spot where the tattoo used to reside is lighter and that it is becoming less noticeable. In addition, it can be less painful than laser tattoo removal, in some cases.
In order for the ink to be removed from your skin, you must first wait for the ink to be injected into the area in question. Once the ink is in place, it can be peeled off the skin with a variety of skin peels (oledives). For example, the dermatologist may use an anti-iodide treatment to help seal the ink against the skin, or he/she may recommend that patients use Iburprofen, which is a strong acid that breaks down the ink. The dermatologist will probably administer this treatment three to four times per month, or even once a week.
Patients who decide to undergo Iburprofen should also take note that their skin should be very clean before the procedure. This is because Iburprofen can cause some burning when applied. Before receiving this treatment, it would be a good idea for the patient to wash his/her hands with soap and water to make sure that no other contaminants are present before being given the treatment. Most insurance policies will cover the cost of this procedure, so you will not have to worry about financial difficulties after receiving it. However, if you do have insurance coverage and find that the procedure costs too much, you may want to speak with your health insurance provider to see if they have any prescription discounts available to you.
When deciding if you want to undergo Iburprofen or another tattoo removal procedure, there are some important factors to consider before making the final decision. There are benefits to both procedures, but the most important thing to consider is your feelings about the appearance of an open wound. A patient who is considering Iburprofen should make sure that he/she truly wants the tattoo removed, and does not just want the wound healed. Another important factor to consider is how the procedure will affect the patient’s current health, as well as his/her future health. If you are certain about having the tattoo removed, then you can either opt for open wound treatment, or a medical excision.