In theory, a tattoo is forever.
But a tattoo that we no longer like or a permanent makeup that does not have the look we had imagined can become a real torture to which it is not easy to find a solution.
A tattoo is ink that is injected under the skin, the pigments in the ink are stored within the dermis by macrophages, making the tattoo permanent.
Classic Tattoo Removal
For several years the only way to remove a tattoo was the laser, although when comparing the laser with the ancient methods (dermabrasion or skin excision), classic laser tattoo removal has remained and remains an effective and safe technique.
The results are satisfactory, but the sessions are numerous and can be painful. The most famous lasers are the Q-Switched lasers (type Nd-Yag, Alexandrite or KTP).
PhiRemoval for Tattoo Removal: How Does it Work?
PhiRemoval does not require the use of laser, it is enough to apply the product on the tattoo using a micropigmentation device, the same device that is used to make eyebrow tattoos, for example.
Once applied to the skin, the product penetrates the tissues and removes pigmentation from the tattoo ink. The formula draws out the ink, which is naturally repelled to the surface of the skin.
As with laser tattoo removal treatment, even with this system, the number of sessions will depend on its size and characteristics. For smaller tattoos or small areas of permanent makeup, only 2 sessions may be needed, but larger areas may require more sessions.
The effects are almost immediate and healing will occur in the days after the tattoo is removed. Approximately 48 hours after the session, a scab will form that will contain the tattoo ink. It is important to try to keep this scab dry as long as possible for the treatment to be most effective.
The entire healing process depends on the patient, but generally takes 1 to 2 weeks.
The treated area will be red and tender, but the new skin tissue will gradually regenerate. It is important to follow the advice and care that your specialist will give you during the days after the treatment so that your skin heals in the best possible way.
You will be prescribed a cream, to be applied several times a day. In addition, in the two weeks following the removal of the tattoo you should not expose yourself to the sun, nor do tanning treatments. Some aesthetic treatments will also be prohibited during the healing period.
After the results of the first session, it will be necessary to wait at least 6 weeks to start the second in order not to damage the skin and have satisfactory results.
PhiRemoval for Tattoo Removal Benefits
The PhiRemoval method offers several benefits:
- It does not select the color, which means that it can be used in permanent tattoos or makeup of any color.
- It is a painless treatment.
- It does not leave marks or scars, the tissues heal quickly and the skin is not reddened.
- You can touch up a tattoo by precisely removing only the part you want.
Other Tattoo Removal Methods Using Pigment Extraction
Another method similar to PhiRemoval is tattoo removal with Magic Pen®, based more or less on the same principle: it consists of extracting the pigments using a pen equipped with needles that injects a proprietary lactic acid base product. Another product that works on the same principle is Skinial.
Little by little, new methods are emerging to remove permanent makeup and tattoos, however it is always important to be sure of your decision when it comes to getting a tattoo.
Tattoo removal has limits, depending on the size, color or depth of a tattoo, so depending on the case it will be more or less difficult to remove it completely. Although many of the results are very satisfactory, some types of pigments or designs may resist and some marks may remain more visible on the skin.
It is important to consult with a professional who can advise you on the best method to follow based on your skin, your tattoo and your needs. And remember: only a professional can perform tattoo removal sessions.