Shoulder tattoo removal

Shoulder tattoo removal: dermabrasion or laser

Why is the cosmetic shoulder, arm, back, or some other body part tattoo removal treatment remains demanded nowadays? Why, after being so much pleased with demonstrating their tattoos to the environment, people feel like getting rid of the once favorite drawing overtime?

In a barren statistics style, the main reasons for the unwanted tattoos removal are the drawing deformation due to age-related skin changes, the cardinal changes in life, or the wish to get rid of the outdated body image. Actually, there can be much more reasons...

Just like the shoulder tattoo, removal ways can be nominally divided into three directions: mechanical removal, innovation hardware technologies, and folk medicine. Passing over details of barbarous, home-made methods, let's study the conceptual basis of the most civilized, and professional tattoo removal ways - mechanical and laser treatment.

Mechanical tattoo removal

The professional mechanical shoulder tattoo removal methods are based on taking off the primary skin layers along with the color pigment. Usually, the used tattoo ink stays above the oil-bags, offering the opportunity to take off just the regenerative skin layers that can be naturally recovered in a while.

The surgery is following: slowly, micron by micron, the specialist takes off the tattooed body layers with a special cutter, debranning machine, or diamond grinding point. The manipulations continue until the whole drawing disappears.

Since the procedure is rather painful, local cosmetic anesthetic should be applied before starting the mechanical shoulder tattoo removal. Moreover, just one small tattoo can be removed at a time. If the body art drawing (or the inscription) takes a large area, it takes several sessions to slough away the skin layers piece by piece. The method specifies in taking off the tattoo surrounding tissues in order to smooth the removed drawing outlines, and make the scar less visible.

By the way, the remaining scar is one of the disadvantages of the mechanical tattoo removal way. Sometimes more painful is the extensive recovery period, because it takes the appeared at the removed tattoo place wound some 2 weeks -2 months to repair entirely. Moreover, the skin needs special care and according treatment.

The result of the mechanical tattoo removal and the skin recovery - the scar visibility, depends on many factors: the depth of the tattoo pigment migration and its quality, the cosmetic surgeon experience, the patient's constitutional peculiarity, and whether the post-surgical skin care recommendations are followed.

Laser selective photocavitation

The laser shoulder tattoo removal is much more safe, painless, and effective. Among the different laser tattoo removal methods the most widely spread is the selective photocavitation. So how does the laser works in this case?

Selective photocavitation is the absorption of the tattoo ink pigment by emitting pulses of intense light of different wavelength. The targeted laser energy breaks down the ink-pigmented elements into much smaller particles, removed by the body's own lymphatic system over a period of time.

The skin cells also contain the melanocyte pigment, yet not as much, so the tattoo laser removal cannot damage the epidermal structure and primary skin layer. Accordingly, the potential skin damage is decreased, allowing the painful, unenvasive, and zero damage treatment by the laser selective photocavitation method.

Besides, the laser tattoo removal advantage is in its high efficiency and no recovery period. Once the procedure is held, no skin defects, such as scars, marks, and other, appear at the removed tattoo place.

The laser tattoo removal disadvantage is that the additional treatments may be acquired in case of deep target tattoo pigment migration or the vivid tattoo colors. What is more, several serious contraindications to the laser treatment might make this procedure unsuitable for some patients. 

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