Having tattoos is a way to express each person’s personality, but when they are no longer interested in tattoos, that is when people look for tattoo removal methods. Some people choose to remove tattoos at home, others choose to have laser tattoo removal. So which tattoo removal method is really reliable?
What is tattoo removal?
Tattoo removal is a technique performed to remove unwanted tattoos from the surface of the skin.
Nowadays, there are plenty of ways to remove tattoos including methods of fading tattoos at home (or manual tattoo removal), surgical tattoo removal, or tattoo removal technology, the most popular is the laser tattoo removal techniques.
The most popular tattoo removal methods today will be presented in the content below. Please continue to follow.
Popular tattoo removal methods
1. Manual tattoo removal method
Manual tattoo removal is the way and tip of using cheap, easy-to-find materials to remove tattoos. You can perform these methods at home thanks to their simplicity.
Why do many people choose to remove tattoos at home? What are the ways to remove tattoos at home?
Although cosmetic tattoo removal techniques are greatly very developed, many people choose to have tattoo removal at home using methods taught on the internet.
The reason is that these tattoo removal methods are quite simple, the materials are easy to buy and the cost is low.
Some of the most popular at-home tattoo removal methods can be listed as:
- Using tattoo removal cream.
- Using natural liquid such as salt, lemon, honey, apple cider vinegar, vera, tomato…
- Using physical abrasive methods such as using abrasive stones, sand.
- Using chemical methods such as hydrogen peroxide, skin peeling using mild acid solutions.
Risks of using at-home tattoo removal methods
Tattoo removal at home mainly applies folk methods that use cheap materials. They are not only effective but also potentially risky.
Many people who have tattoo removal at home with online tips have encountered many complications such as blisters, skin infections, pus at tattooed areas. Lots of people have keloid scars in the tattooed areas.
2. Tattoo removal with saline
Tattoo removal using saline is a method by injecting a saline solution underneath the tattooed area. This solution will eliminate tattoo ink through the body.
But the disadvantage of this method is that it is quite painful and time-consuming because of the slow elimination of tattoo ink. Furthermore, this method requires a highly specialized doctor to perform directly, so the cost is expensive.
3. Surgical tattoo removal
Surgical tattoo removal is a technique in which the doctor removes the tattoo by removing the tattooed skin and replacing it with skin of another area.
Surgical tattoo removal is a complicated and invasive technique, so it is painful for the patient and has many potential risks such as skin infection, bad scars. Another disadvantage of surgical tattoo removal is that the treatment takes a lot of time for the patient to rest. The price of surgical tattoo removal techniques is quite expensive.
4. Laser tattoo removal technique
Laser tattoo removal is considered the safest and most effective tattoo removal method nowadays.
The laser tattoo removal technique involves using a laser with a suitable wavelength to fade the tattoos on the skin without causing damage to the skin, especially keloid scars like having tattoo removal at home.
Things to remember when having the laser tattoo removal method
Customers must remember 2 things when having laser tattoo removal technique:
Different laser tattoo removal techniques
In fact, there are many different types of laser tattoo removal techniques despite using the laser technique. But nowadays, the two most common laser tattoo removal techniques are QS laser tattoo removal and picosecond laser tattoo removal.
- QS laser tattoo removal: Using a laser with a pulse width of nanoseconds to break the tattoo ink into small particles in the dermis and eliminate them through the lymphatic system, then they are slowly absorbed by the body and disappear.
- Picosecond laser tattoo removal: Using a laser with a pulse width of a trillionth of a second that can break tattoo ink into smaller particles, then they are absorbed better. . Picosecond laser tattoo removal is becoming more and more popular.
Tattoo removal efficiency
Laser tattoo removal efficiency depends on the following factors:
- Tattoo ink
- Ink particle composition
- How long the tattoo has lasted
- The tattoo position
- The skin pigmentation
Complications may occur after laser tattoo removal
After undergoing laser tattoo removal, the skin may have the following mild complications:
- Red and swollen skin
- Temporary dark spots
These are the common complications after having laser tattoo removal, so you need no be worried. After a few days of good care, these complications will ease.
Which tattoo removal method should you choose?
We have finished going through the 4 common tattoo removal methods: manual tattoo removal with natural materials, tattoo removal with saline solution, surgical tattoo removal, and laser tattoo removal with advanced technology. The question is which method should we choose?
In terms of risks, it is easy to say, removing tattoos manually at home and surgical tattoo removal carries far more risks than having laser tattoo removal at a reputable cosmetic facility. Moreover, advanced technology and machinery will help improve the efficiency and safety of tattoo removal.
In terms of tattoo removal efficiency, the saline tattoo removal method is not as good as the laser tattoo removal method.
Therefore, if you want to have your tattoos to be removed, find a reputable facility to have an effective, safe, and laser tattoo removal method.
How to have skin care after undergoing laser tattoo removal?
After undergoing laser tattoo removal, you need to take care of your skin carefully. The following are the skin care instructions after laser tattoo:
- Do not let your skin contact with water or get wet.
- Use physiological saline to clean your skin.
- Avoid exposing your skin to the sun.
- Take medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use topical medications or skin care products without consulting your doctor.
- Avoid touching, scratching, rubbing on your skin.
- Wear loose-fitting clothing to avoid fabric rubbing against your skin.
- Avoid eating foods that can cause keloids, allergies, and harm to the skin such as beef, water spinach, seafood, chicken, sticky rice, hot spicy foods, etc.
- Eat lots of green vegetables and fruits.
- Take the following check-ups as scheduled.
How much is laser tattoo removal technology?
The cost of laser tattoo removal depends on the following factors:
- The size of the tattoo
- The tattoo ink
- The used tattoo removal technology
You should not believe in the advertisements of cheap tattoo removal services that cost around a few hundred thousand VND. In fact, the tattoo removal procedure can take a long time to perform, so it is impossible to have tattoo removal with only a few hundred thousand VND.
According to surveys, the cost of laser tattoo removal nowadays ranges from 1 – 8 million VND.
Related questions to the laser tattoo removal technology
Does laser tattoo removal technology leave scars on the skin?
This is the most concerned question of many customers who want to have laser tattoo removal. this depends on 2 following factors:
- The laser tattoo removal technology
- The cosmetic facility and doctors’ qualifications.
To avoid risks to the skin after having laser tattoo removal, you need to have laser tattoo removal at a reputable facility equipped with advanced machinery systems and equipment. In addition, there are experienced specialists at these facilities that can perform laser tattoo removal effectively without leaving any scars.
Is laser tattoo removal painful?
Feeling pain while undergoing laser tattoo removal is the biggest concern of customers:
Customers may feel a little pain while having laser tattoo removal. How much pain shall depend on:
- Pain tolerance of the customer.
- The tattoo
- The tattoo position
- The laser device
In fact, laser tattoo removal brings a stinging sensation on the skin rather than pain, which is completely tolerable. Besides, before undergoing a laser tattoo removal procedure, you will be anesthetized so you will not feel any pain during the procedure.
What should you prepare before undergoing laser tattoo removal?
Before undergoing a laser tattoo removal procedure, you need to prepare a few things:
- Avoid exposing the tattoo to sunlight, it is best to apply sunscreen to protect the skin.
- Within 3 days before the procedure, avoid using any cosmetics that cause the skin to be sensitive to light such as AHA, BHA, Retinol, Benzoyl peroxide.
- Clean the skin with a mild cleanser.
- Inform your doctor of all medications you are taking before the procedure and the history of herpes infection at the skin(if any).
How long will laser tattoo removal last?
The laser tattoo removal procedure shall last whether of how big is the tattoo. For small tattoos, the procedure only lasts 15 minutes and 4 – 6 weeks of recovery. For large tattoos, customers shall need more than 1 course of treatment to completely remove the tattoos.
Gangwhoo Cosmetic Hospital – Prestigious cosmetic facility for laser tattoo removal in HCM City
Laser tattoo removal is a technique that requires advanced machinery and equipment, so you need to find a prestigious cosmetic facility for laser tattoo removal. Avoid going to cosmetic facilities that offer cheap tattoo removal because it is potentially risky to your skin, which can cause keloids scars.
Gangwhoo Cosmetic Hospital is a Korean cosmetic hospital that has a team of specialized doctors and experienced specialists, fully equipped with state-of-the-art machinery and equipment to offer all kinds of cosmetic services.
Gangwhoo Cosmetic Hospital can provide laser tattoo removal with the best results.
If you need more advice and guidance, please contact Gangwhoo Cosmetic Hospital via our Hotline: 0901 666 879.
In addition to the laser tattoo removal service, Gangwhoo Cosmetic Hospital also provides plenty of skin care services. You may learn about these services HERE.
We hope you’ve had enough useful information about the pros and cons of the popular tattoo removal methods at home using natural ingredients and the laser tattoo removal method. We hope you can achieve your goals in the future.