Tattoo Removal Process And Its Cost In India
Tattoos have increasingly become popular over the years. People like to have designs or words engraved on parts of their bodies. It is a fad these days. However, what if you want to have it removed later on? Relationships change, so do needs and fashions. In fact, many people outgrow their tattoos and want them removed – at least one in 8 people want their tattoos removed.
Fortunately, there are ways by which tattoos can be removed. In this article, I will explain the tattoo removal process, how it works and what can be expected when you go in for it.
The tattoo removal process
The first thing that you must do is to check up from a qualified dermatologist about how your tattoo can be removed and the procedure to be followed. The doctor will check your skin type, the size, and nature of the tattoo, your medical history and whether you can go for removal of your tattoo.
The procedure does not require hospitalisation and is done using a pigment-removal laser. The treatment is painful, so it may require administering anaesthesia to reduce the pain. After the treatment, there may be irritation on the skin similar to a sunburn. The doctor may recommend a soothing cream to reduce the discomfort. So if you are thinking of having a tattoo removed, be prepared for the discomfort and pain that it may cause.
The tattoo removal may take 8-12 sessions with each session lasting a few minutes. The process involves using lasers that break down the ink into small fragments, which are disposed of by the body. However, many tattoos will leave their mark even after removal. Some fragments or marks may be left on the skin. If you have a medical condition or are pregnant, consult a doctor before going for tattoo removal.
Tattoo removal cost
Another factor that must be taken into account is the tattoo removal cost. Depending on the size of the tattoo the removal may cost about Rs 50,000. New techniques are being developed which may be cheaper. A new laser treatment at Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, Delhi, and other hospitals, may cost Rs 6,000 for tattoo removal.
You must choose an experienced practitioner for the procedure. Make sure that it is done in clean and safe surround dings and the instruments are sterilised. To protect your eyes from laser, wearing goggles is advised.
Several sittings will be required for tattoo removal as it is a long and slow process. Your tattoo should become lighter with each sitting. The skin will hurt a little, so apply a soothing gel on it. You may use an ice pack to soothe the irritation. Sun exposure is best avoided during treatment. The doctor will advise you about the things to avoid. If the healing takes long, consult a doctor. Take plenty of liquids and water so that the ink is removed from the system.
Though removal methods are available, they are not easy. You will have to go through a number of sittings and also the process will cause irritation. Remember that laser tattoo removal is a painful process. Before you get a tattoo or a permanent mark on your skin, think through about the consequences. Relationships change and so do people. A permanent tattoo may well cause you regret later in life. Tattoos are also not encouraged in formal jobs.