When you got your colorful tattoo, people likely told you to "think twice" and that you "may regret" the decision to get the tattoo in the future but, of course, you didn't listen. Now, you may think you are stuck with it for life because, even though laser tattoo removal has been offered for over a decade now, some tattoo colors have a track record of sticking around even after several laser treatments. The good news is that there is a new type of laser being used to remove tattoos that removes all ink colors well and new tattoo removal technique that makes the process faster and easier than ever. Read on to learn about the new process along with a tattoo removal product that may be on the market in the future.
Available Today: Picosecond Laser Removes Stubborn Colored Tattoo Inks
If you don't know how lasers remove tattoos, then learning how it works will help you understand how a new laser can remove stubborn tattoo ink that even old laser treatments left behind. When a laser is used for tattoo removal, it is simply projected at the tattoo for seconds to break down the ink into small particles that the body can then absorb.
While classic tattoo removal lasers often worked very well, they sometimes left behind colored blotches due to their inability to break down all tattoo colors. So if you have a friend who has informed you that their laser tattoo removal process "didn't work" years ago, it was likely due to the older laser's inability to break down the ink well enough for their body to absorb it.
In 2012, a new laser for tattoo removal began being used with very successful results. It is called a picosecond laser, and it can tackle stubborn colors that older lasers left behind very easily. This laser breaks down the tattoo ink into much smaller particles than the classic tattoo lasers did, and a person's body can then absorb the smaller particles much more easily than the larger ones.
Tattoo removal experts now often use several lasers, including the picosecond laser, to remove a single tattoo. In addition, while several "session" are still required to remove one tattoo, doctors now often allow patients to complete some of their sessions back-to-back during one office visit to reduce a patient's hassle of having to drive back and forth to the office often.
May Be Available in the Future: Tattoo Removal Cream Encourages Body to "Heal" a Tattoo
While this new tattoo removal product may take many years before it reaches the market, it is always fun to learn about up and coming advances in medicine. A new tattoo removal cream was invented by a student a Dalhousie University and, if it passes clinical trials and other safety-testing protocols, it could be available to people with regrettable tattoos some day in the future.
This cream uses Bisphosphonate Liposomal Tattoo Removal, or BLTP, technology that stimulates the body's natural healing process and encourages it to absorb the tattoo ink. While still likely many years away from the hands of doctors who may be able to prescribe it to patients to use for tattoo removal, many medical professionals have high hopes that it will one day be an option for patients with regrettable tattoos.
If you got a colorful tattoo and now regret the decision, then realize that there are new lasers being used to remove tattoos, and they remove colored tattoo ink very successfully. Visit a doctor who specializes in tattoo laser removal to finally have that embarrassing tattoo removed, so you can feel like your "old self" again.
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