‘Tattoo’ or ‘skin art’ is a permanent mark made on the skin by inserting indelible ink into the dermis of skin. Most of the people choose to be tattooed for artistic, cosmetic, sentimental or religious reasons.
Tattoos can be temporary or permanent. Temporary tattoos are popular among children and students. Since these don’t involve any permanent alteration of the skin, so can be easily removed with water or oil-based creams.
Permanent tattoos are 5 of types: Traumatic tattoos (resulting from injuries); Amateur tattoos (inked using traditional methods); Professional tattoos (inked using modern tattoo machines); Cosmetic tattoos (to enhance eyebrows, lips etc); and Medical tattoos (inked for medical reasons e.g. to cover the white patches of vitiligo).
There is a steady increase in the popularity of tattoo, but along with that, comes a greater demand for its removal. The conventional methods for tattoo removal were: dermabrasion, salabrasion (scrubbing the skin with acid or salt), cryosurgery and surgical excision. However all these methods are a thing of past and now-a-days these have largely been replaced by Laser treatments.
‘Birthmark’ is a coloured spot on the skin which is noticeable at birth or shortly after birth. The two main types of birthmark are: Vascular birthmarks (often red, pink or purple) caused by abnormal blood vessels in or under the skin; and Pigmented birthmarks (usually brown) caused by clusters of pigment cells.
Most birthmarks are harmless, don’t require any treatment and some even disappear with time. However, some types of birthmark may need treatment for medical reasons and some people want to get them removed for cosmetic reasons.
If you have an unwanted tattoo/birthmark that you wish to remove, there is no need to worry or panic. No, you won’t require the knife of a surgeon, rather you can get it removed by various laser treatments available, the latest being high power pixel Q-switch laser.
The major advantage of this laser is its amazing efficacy and safety in tackling all kinds of tattoos and birthmarks. It is more advanced in comparison to other available lasers as it delivers high powered laser beams facilitating very precise and better skin penetration yielding exemplary results, yet not compromising on the safety. It works well on all kinds of tattoo inks, irrespective of the size and depth of tattoos. So time to say goodbye to your unwanted tattoos and birth marks and all you require is few sittings of laser to dissociate yourself effectively from your past!
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