How to remove a tattoo?

The tattoo has become a fashion accessory. It also has its world fair this weekend at La Grande Halle de la Villette in Paris. But it is possible to regret one day having yielded to this trend. A priori indelible, tattoo can now be removed with lasers. “Some patients come to remove a tattoo of […]

The tattoo has become a fashion accessory. It also has its world fair this weekend at La Grande Halle de la Villette in Paris. But it is possible to regret one day having yielded to this trend. A priori indelible, tattoo can now be removed with lasers.

“Some patients come to remove a tattoo of vacation costs of three weeks,” notes Dr. Cécile Millot. Are they only aware that this pretty Butterfly turquoise, yellow, or green, is difficult, if not impossible, to remove? Even with the pigment laser Q-Switched, the big star of the tattoo removal? Since the laser offers an alternative to surgical, doctors noted an increase in applications. But the road is long and full of surprises. In theory, the laser gum tattoos without leaving a scar. In practice, the rebel pigments, in the image of our mistakes of youth, are sometimes indelible…

Détatouer an A doctor that day, only a physician can offer this kind of treatment. Drop the institutes or tattoo centres that offer this service, illegal in France, with ‘little powerful, inefficient’ machines, said Dr. Hugues Cartier, dermatologist. The medical laser, used also for age spots, delivers a phenomenal energy in record time – just a few seconds – and explodes the pigments to a powdery dust. “It shatters easily the black and red, but it does cover not all shades,” warns Dr. Isabelle Catoni…

Attention to the quality of the used pigments other rebellious, tattooing embossed: “density of pigments eventually carve the skin. However, laser smooth not.”in other words, the laser efficiently removes tattoos black and red, provided that there are not too many pigments. It is therefore useful to be vigilant about the color, but also on the quality of the pigments used by the tattooist. «» The origin and use of these pigments are, for the moment, not regulated, explains Dr Cartier. Should be at least avoid any from China, asked his tattoo the composition of the injected product, and stick to small areas, where the rate of ink remains limited. ».

Some tattoos are indelible tattoo, worn as an ornament or a jewel, invades all areas of the body. However, if the laser was able to erase tattoos on the shoulder, arm, or leg, this becomes more complicated on the chest…

Attention also to the aesthetic tattoos (makeup) the lip contour of the line of the eyebrows or the mammary areola! «Flesh color iron oxide-based pigments become paradoxically black with laser!» They are indelible,”assures Dr. Catoni…

The doctor can then use another laser, Erbium laser, that “peels” skin, or suggest surgery. But, in both cases, this tattoo removal leave scars, with about surgery, “the risk that a loose stitches and an aspect of stretch marks!

An outstanding Act is to remove a tattoo request so time, patience and money. Several sessions, spaced two months, are required. Their number and their prices depend on the size of the drawing as well as its complexity. The Act is certainly medical, but considered strictly aesthetic, it is not refunded.

A fleeting fad, which is paid and that hurts. “Getting a tattoo, this fierce. To have it removed, it tears the skin! », says Sarah. Isabelle Catoni rounds the corners with what it calls of “verbal hypnosis! Speaking, it relaxes the patient’…

But others prefer the “cold ice pulsed-pack” or downright laughing gas, to avoid seeing their patients run away from the first session. “I had to anesthetize the lip of a woman with every gust of laser, to clear a line of ethnic tattoo that crossed his face”, says Dr. Millot. Fortunately, a “torture session” rarely lasts more than ten minutes!

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