Methods for Tattoo and Body Art Removal
Tattoo ink lives underneath the top layer of skin, which makes it difficult to remove, often requiring multiple laser sessions or in some cases, surgical removal. Laser tattoo and body art removal has become more and more popular as the prevalence of tattoos has increased over recent decades.
The tattoo and body art removal process is a noninvasive procedure that uses a Q-switched laser device to break down the pigment colors of an unwanted tattoo, while causing minimal damage to surrounding tissue. The types of lasers used to remove tattoos and body art are:
• Q-switched Ruby laser
• Q-switched Nd:YAG laser
• Q-switched Alexandrite laser
The rapid absorption of light energy causes the tattoo ink to break into tiny particle remnants that will then be removed by the body’s natural filtering systems. The laser removes the tattoo while damaging the surrounding skin to some degree.
Laser treatment for tattoo removal has improved significantly over the years, making it easier and less painful to remove unwanted tattoos. However, complete tattoo removal can be difficult in many cases, especially for people who have dark skin or multicolored tattoos. The light and heat help remove the tattoo but also create laser wounds. Wound healing will occur over a period of weeks.
NeoGenesis for Post-Removal
For any tattoo removal process, treat the skin in the same manner as recommended for a laser treatment. The first step is gently cleansing the skin with NeoGenesis Cleanser. NeoGenesis Recovery, our most advanced product with abundant S²RM®, should be used twice daily to reduce irritation. In addition, our Intensive Moisturizer, Barrier Renewal Cream or Body Cream are to be used twice daily, or as often as needed, to hydrate the skin and provide proper barrier function. For immediate relief, our Moisturizing Mist may be used on the area treated throughout the day as needed.
Two weeks after a procedure when significant healing has occurred, Recovery serum may be reduced to a maintenance application once per day. Continue to use a NeoGenesis Moisturizer as needed to maintain the barrier of the skin. Follow this protocol until complete healing has been achieved, to keep the skin at its best.