Removing Tattoos Due To Allergic Reaction

Removing Tattoos Due To Allergic Reaction
Removing Tattoos Due To Allergic Reaction

Tattoos are considered an art nowadays. It is considered as an expression of one’s self but as much as the beauty of expressing yourself through tattooing there is the pain to consider and other complications it may bring. Tattooing may cause allergic reactions and infections.
Professional tattoo artists usually sterilizes their equipment before use and they utilize single-use needles to prevent spread of infections among their customers. Most of the pigments used in tattooing are not yet regulated thus it does not assure customers that it is allergy free. Warning signs for allergic reaction to tattoos include swelling or redness and sometimes oozing of serum, a clear fluid that is being excreted by the skin in which tattoo was performed.
Tattoo pigments contains lead which causes cancer, reproductive health issues and birth defects. Tattoo colorants even those which claims they are organic contains carcinogenic aromatic amine.
After performing the tattoo procedure and you feel like regretting the decision of having done the procedure to your body parts you may consider having professional tattoo removal. In the history of tattooing, tattoo was considered a permanent mark on the body but now we have an alternative to either partially or fully removing a tattoo.
There are several ways in removing unwanted tattoos. There is dermabrasion, application of trichloroacetic acid which removes the layer of the skin with tattoo pigments, salt scrubbing of the skin, skin grafts and also several types of laser treatment.
Laser tattoo removal breaks down the ink or pigments in the tattoo although this type of tattoo removal is done after several sessions. The ink after it is broken down is absorbed by the body. Total removal of tattoo through laser can only be achieved after numerous sessions of treatments and are usually done every two months to allow the skin to heal before another treatment is made. Although the spacing and the amount of sessions that must be done is defined by the colour and area where the treatment will be performed. The patient’s immune system always determines the success of the treatment and how long the removal procedure can be achieved.
Some tattoo pigmentation has metallic contents that when broken down during laser treatment and is absorbed by the body may be toxic to the body when exposed to light or heat.
As much as the pain we may experience in having a tattoo the removal procedure is also painful depending on the pain tolerance of the patient. Laser removal treatment of tattoos may forgo any form of anaesthesia although some use topical anaesthesia of local anaesthesia depending on the location where the treatment will be made. Injecting local anaesthesia has a downside it sometimes causes tattoo ink to spread thus requiring other treatments for the prevention of said spreading.
Treatments using laser light is sterile so you do not need to apply topical antibiotics because topical treatment may cause allergic reactions. Fading of the tattoo will be observed after a few weeks of each treatment. Blisters may also be present after treatments but it is important that we do not touch said blisters as this may worsen the condition and can cause scarring. There is also a possibility of changes in the natural skin pigmentation where treatment was made although this is not long lasting but only occurs from six to twelve months and is never permanent. Hypopigmentation or hyperpigmentation is a possibility as well as changes to the texture of the skin in some cases.
Those that do not want to undergo tattoo laser removal only covers up existing tattoos by modification of the existing tattoo with other design or darker pigmentation. This cover up is only applicable to small tattoo designs or lighter pigmentation in the previous tattoo. For existing tattoos with dark pigmentation, few laser treatments are also required to lighted the existing tattoo before covering it up with another design.
Tattoo removal when done by a professional and in a sterile and government approved facility offers assurance of sterility and a more success rate in the treatment as opposed to small clinics that offer the same treatment without regulation from authorities.
Tattoo removal is a slow and painful procedure thus we must be sure of our decisions even before getting inked.
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