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5 Myths About Laser Tattoo Removal

November 8, 2019

 

 

 

 

Some people see tattoos as a form of art. Some get tattoos as a reminder to herald a significant event. Some tattoos serve as a daily reminder to live a certain way.

 

Yet there are times in life where one needs to have their tattoo removed for various reasons.

 

 

Laser Tattoo Removal

 

There are a few ways to remove a tattoo, one of which is laser removal. It’s an efficient method for removing tattoos but you might stumble upon a few misconceptions similar to laser treatment for pigmentation removal.

 

Before you get your ink removed, be aware of how laser removals operate by knowing these common myths:

 

 

MYTH #1  Lasers often cause scarring

While there’s a slight risk of minimal scarring with laser tattoo removals, it’s usually uncommon. All laser specialists are trained to identify the recommended amount of laser energy to use on the patient. As such, the treatment usually does not result in scarring at all.

 

It’s also highly recommended for patients to take care of their skin before and after undergoing treatment. This is to ensure that the laser will cause no scarring.

 

 

MYTH #2 The treatment only works for old tattoos

Some people believe that since tattoos fade over time, it’s easier to have them removed once they’re old. However, any tattoos, regardless of age, can be treated via laser treatment.

 

 

MYTH #3 Since laser removals are quick and easy, impulse tattooing is fine

 

Laser removals can be more expensive than getting tattooed.

 

It can be an uncomfortable procedure that can take months or even years before the entire tattoo is completely removed. Moreover, coloured tattoos e.g. yellow and green are very hard to remove.

 

 

MYTH #4 Anyone can undergo laser tattoo removal

Just like getting a tattoo, not everyone is an ideal candidate for laser removal.

 

As such, it’s essential to have a consultation with a doctor in Singapore to decide if your skin is suitable for laser treatment.

 

Some contraindications for tattooing include skin diseases, diabetes, blood disorders and immunosuppressive conditions.

 

 

MYTH #5 All tattoos are equally removable

 

Some tattoos are harder to remove compared to others. For instance, black tattoos are easier to remove than colored ones.

 

It takes multiple laser treatments and sometimes, a combination of different laser treatments to remove a multicolored tattoo. As such, you must consult with a doctor experienced in laser to evaluate the recommended procedure to see how effectively they can remove your tattoo.

 

 

If you have a tattoo that needs to be removed, contact Healthsprings Laser & Aesthetic Clinic at 9728 2861.

 

If you want to find out more about your health condition, you may visit our clinic in Singapore for health screenings.

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