The Tattoo-Removal Process
If you have a tattoo, chances are you got it before the introduction of the new, easy-to-remove Freedom-2 ink we've told you about. So if you're thinking of erasing some regretted body art, there are a few things to consider about the removal process.
The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery says that removing a tattoo will likely be more uncomfortable and pricier than getting one. And it's almost a guarantee that it will take longer: six to 12 laser sessions. You're likely to find yourself in the dermatolgists' office more often if your tattoo is bright-colored and on a bony area like your ankle or finger, which also makes scarring more likely.
In addition to the most common form of tattoo removal, the Q-switched laser, there are other options, such as surgical excision or dermabrasion. Discuss with your dermatologist which treatment will be the most efficient method for your particular tattoo.
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