Tattoo Removal Increases Despite Drawbacks
We'll be honest; there are drawbacks to tattoo removal. The process isn't painless as many people would like it to be; in fact, in some cases tattoo removal can be more painful than getting the tattoo was in the first place. Additionally, tattoo removal continues to be expensive despite the fact that costs have gone down due to increased availability of the service. And tattoo removal doesn't only cost money; it costs time to go get the treatments done. Despite this, tattoo removal is causing a surge
in dermatology offices which is a testimony to the fact that it meets a need in the community even with the drawbacks. Getting a tattoo removed can be a painful procedure. Laser tattoo removal is a less painful option than the other choices that are out there (such as surgical excision of the tattoo). As technology improves, the pain of tattoo removal should decrease. Topical anesthetics can be used to decrease the pain especially when removing larger area tattoos. Although this pain can be a deterrent to tattoo removal, it's not stopping people from looking in to the procedure. Tattoo regret is fairly common and sometimes the pain and embarrassment of having a tattoo that you don't want is greater than the physical pain of getting it removed. Of course, there is the cost to think about. Not only does laser tattoo removal cost money itself but it costs you in treatment time. Laser tattoo removal doesn't remove most tattoos in one shot. Tattoos that are in hard-to-remove places (such as wrists and ankles), tattoos which use hard-to-remove colors (such as yellow) and large-scale tattoos all require multiple laser treatments for successful removal. But when compared to the amount of time you're going to spend looking at that tattoo for the rest of your life, it could be well worth it.