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Risk of Laser Removal
When you get a tattoo, the ink is injected into the dermis layer of your skin where it soaks into fibroblast skin cells and become permanent.
This and the fact that ink is made up of large molecules that our bodies cannot breakdown, is the reason tattoos can last for a lifetime.
As long as the pigment particles stay in these skin cells, they do not seem to affect the body’s health.
What happens to the ink when it is treated with Laser Tattoo Removal?
“The laser removal process, which demolishes the pigment by scorching it with heat, triggers a chemical reaction that generate carcinogenic and mutation-inducing breakdown products, which are then absorbed by the body. Recently, German scientists reported that concentrations of toxic molecules from red and yellow pigments increased up to 70-fold after laser irradiation. And the bigger the tattoo, the greater the toxic release.” – Bernadine Healy, M.D.
If not applied correctly, the heat from the laser can burn and scar the skin. Blistering, swelling, infection, and changing of the skin’s normal pigmentation are other possible side effects.
The biggest drawback to laser treatment is that is there’s no guarantee it will work. Multiple treatments will be required and the number of sessions isn’t something that can be predetermined during an initial consultation.
While an average 8 to 15 treatments might be accurate, it’s possible that the number will be much higher depending on the design, color, and location of the tattoo and variation of skin pigmentation. Even then, many colors will still be visible.
Scalp micropigmentation has become such an effective hair loss solution because of its consistently natural and undetectable results. IHL prides itself on the ability to seamlessly replicate each individual hair follicle to create a perfect match for each client.
Scalp micropigmentation should never be considered a one treatment process. Most clients can expect between 2-4 sessions to complete their treatment depending on the extent of hair loss or scarring. These treatments are usually spaced about 5- 7 days apart.
After completion of your treatment (3-4 sessions) a client should expect the strength of the color to last for many years. Over a longer term, a client will very gradually begin to notice slight lightening (not discolor) of the treatment. When this occurs they can undergo a brief “touch up” session to restore any fading and secure many more years of their style.
Yes! By replicating tiny hair follicles inside the scarring and blending the color around the scarring area, transplant and surgical scars can see massive improvement in concealment.