Tattooing is a tradition that has been around for thousands of years and allows individuals to adorn their bodies with personal expressions. However, over time, with changing living conditions and individual preferences, some individuals may feel the need to remove or change their tattoos. This need has increased the demand for medical tattoo removal and technological advances have enabled more effective and reliable results to be achieved in this procedure.
Medical tattoo removal is performed by breaking down or gradually destroying the pigments of the tattoo under the skin. This procedure can either lighten the color of the tattoo or remove it completely. Medical tattoo removal methods basically aim to remove pigments from the dermal layer of the skin.
Medical Tattoo Removal Methods
Laser Tattoo Removal: Laser tattoo removal, one of the most commonly used methods, breaks down tattoo pigments using high-energy laser beams. The laser beams target the tattoo pigments, causing them to heat up and trigger the breakdown of the pigments. The small fragments formed during the procedure are then excreted by the body’s immune system. Laser tattoo removal can be performed with lasers of different wavelengths depending on the type and color of the tattoo.
Carboxytherapy Carboxytherapy is the process of breaking down tattoo pigments by injecting carbon dioxide under the skin. Carbon dioxide injection accelerates the natural regeneration processes of the skin by increasing the oxygenation of the tissues under the skin and contributes to the disappearance of pigments.
Chemical Peeling Chemical peeling is another method used to lighten or remove tattoo color. In chemical peeling, a special chemical solution is applied to the area where the tattoo is located. This solution helps to reduce tattoo pigments by exfoliating the upper skin layer.
Effectiveness and Reliability
The results of medical tattoo removal may vary depending on the method used and the type of tattoo. While laser tattoo removal method usually gives effective results, more than one session may be required for the tattoo pigments to completely disappear. In addition, reactions such as mild redness, blistering or peeling of the skin may occur after the procedure. Methods such as chemical peeling and carboxytherapy can also give results depending on the type of tattoo.