Many people discover that their tattoos don’t have the same appeal years after getting them. Rather than simply putting up with a design that doesn’t resonate with you, there are steps you can take to make them less visible. Check out these safe removal options.
Laser removal is often the best option, according to professionals. The procedure involves using an anesthetic to numb your skin and directing a laser at your tattoo to break down the pigment. A quality laser treatment typically involves up to ten sessions. It can be painful, so there should be ample time scheduled between sessions to let your skin heal. Newport Tattoo Removal offers this procedure.
Smaller tattoos can be removed with a scalpel. Your skin has to be stitched back together, and the procedure typically leaves you with a scar. Given the advancement of laser technology, surgical removal is losing popularity.
This method usually involves one doctor visit, but it is the least effective. A doctor chills the skin and uses a rotary tool with a sanding head to wear down the top layer of your tattoo. The color of your tattoo fades after the procedure.
Mixing together ingredients found in your local grocery store can create an effective paste to make the color of your tattoos fade. Try six teaspoons of salt combined with lemon juice. Let the mixture sit on your skin for about 30 minutes to initiate peeling. Keep in mind that you should apply antibiotic ointment afterward and there is a risk of scarring or infection. Home remedies typically don’t remove a tattoo completely. The safest and most effective methods are completed with the supervision of a medical professional, so we don’t recommend this.
How To Temporarily Cover Your Tattoos
If you have an important job interview or formal event to attend, there are ways to temporarily cover your tattoos to achieve a professional look. These methods are great to use to boost your self-esteem.
Both men and women can use makeup to get rid of a tattoo for a few hours. Pick a foundation or concealer that matches your skin tone. Apply setting powder for a longer-lasting effect.
Jewelry and Accessories
Items such as bracelets, scarves and cute band aids can draw attention to you, but they’re also great for concealing tattoos. There’s no easier way to change your look on the fly.
People change with time, so it is natural to have a change of heart about a tattoo. Hopefully reading about these removal methods can help you make an informed decision about your body. When you’re ready to really remove your unwanted tattoo give us a call at (949) 631-9009.