Sometimes decisions that you make in your twenties end up haunting you for the rest of your life. Luckily some bad decisions can be corrected. Such is the case with tattoos.
When you eventually realize that the rose on your back no longer characterizes your feelings and you start trying to hide the tribal art on your bicep it might be time to consider dermabrasion tattoo removal. Dermabrasion tattoo removal involves a surgical procedure during which either a laser or a hand-held scraping or sanding tool is used to remove the outer layers of tattooed skin.
Dermabrasion is usually quite an effective method when it comes to tattoo removal but because each person and each tattoo is different, some might be more difficult to remove than others. Professionally applied tattoos are usually easier to remove than amateur tattoos. This is because most amateur tattoos are applied at varying depths underneath the skin so the surgeon that administers the dermabrasion treatment might not be able to safely remove all of the pigment deposits.
Tattoos & Dermabrasion
Tattooing involves injecting colored pigment into small deep holes made in the skin but during the dermabrasion tattoo removal process the top layers of skin are sloughed away in order to remove the pigmented skin and encourage the growth of a new layer of skin.
If you are considering dermabrasion tattoo removal keep in mind that if your tattoo is old, or the pigment has been mistakenly deposited in deep in your subcutaneous fat, surgical excision might be the only removal option available. During your initial consultation your surgeon will be able to explain all of your removal options and they will likely know whether or not you will be a good candidate for dermabrasion.
Anyone who is thinking about having dermabrasion tattoo removal should keep in mind that scarring is a possibility. Scarring can sometimes occur because the procedure involves repeated scraping, sanding or burning of the tattooed area to remove damaged skin.
If you are ready to replace your anchor, flower or snake tattoo with a clean slate, talk to a board certified plastic surgeon in your area about whether dermabrasion tattoo removal will work for you.
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