Since late 2014, when UAE National Service banned new recruits to have any designs on their skin, tattoo removal in Dubai has been on a rising trend. As a result getting rid of tattoos became a prerequisite for joining certain establishments such as the army, the police and some airlines.
Luckily, tattoo removal in Dubai is so advanced and constantly employs the latest technology. Earlier this year, Dubai purchased Picosure from Cynosure the world’s first aesthetic picosecond laser, which has been widely recognized for its superior technology, unparalleled clinical versatility and proven performance. This makes it the first country to bring this technology to the Middle East and North Africa.
How Tattoo Removal Works
Getting that tattoo was all you wanted a few years back! Now getting rid of it is all you want! As per research at least 24% of people in the age group of 18 – 50 years have a tattoo and about 17% of them want to get it erased! Well, if you are amongst those who wish to eliminate their tattoos, you aren’t alone! Tattoos are meant to be permanent. So when you try to get rid of them, the success rates generally depends on the pigment size and the color of your skin. The good news is that with today’s advanced laser technology you can easily get rid of that tattoo with least amount of pains.
What Methods Are Used for Removing Tattoos in Dubai ?
Before lasers became popular in the late 1980s, erasing tattoos involved the use of one or more of these often-painful, often scar-inducing surgeries:
Dermabrasion, where skin is “sanded” to wipe out the surface and middle layers;
Cryosurgery, where the area is frozen prior to its elimination;
Excision, where the dermatologic surgeon erases the tattoo with a scalpel and closes the wound with stitches
How Do Lasers Wipe Out Tattoos?
Lasers work by producing short pulses of intense light that pass harmlessly through the top layers of the skin to be selectively absorbed by the tattoo pigment. This laser energy causes the tattoo pigment to fragment into smaller particles that are then removed by the body’s immune system. Researchers have determined which wavelengths of light to use and how to deliver the laser’s output to best wipe out tattoo ink. (If you’re wondering if the laser might also remove normal skin pigment, don’t worry. The laser selectively targets the pigment of the tattoo without damaging the surrounding skin.)
How many sessions are needed?
The number of sessions needed to completely erase the tattoo depends on a number of factors. The colors in the tattoo are important to start off with. Darker colors like black and blue are easier to get rid of whereas lighter colors like green and yellow are tougher. Red is the toughest of all colors to remove.
It also depends upon the size of the tattoo and how well the tattoo was inked in. a professional job is easier to remove in comparison with an amateur one. Last but certainly not the least, how well a person responds to the treatment also plays a crucial role in determining how many treatments he or she will need for total wipe out.
Does Tattoo Removal Hurt and What Can I Expect?
The unfortunate thing about tattoos is that both getting them and having them taken off can be uncomfortable. The impact of the energy from the laser’s powerful pulse of light has been described as similar to getting hot specks of bacon grease on your skin or being snapped by a thin rubber band. (Compare these descriptions to those of how it feels to get a tattoo in How Tattoos Work.) Because black pigment absorbs all laser wavelengths, it’s the easiest to remove. Other colors, such as green, selectively absorb laser light and can only be treated by selected lasers based on the pigment color.
In preparation for a laser procedure, doctors recommend that non-aspirin products, like Tylenol, be used for minor aches and pains prior to the procedure, because aspirin and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents such as Ibuprofen can produce pronounced bruising after treatment.
How Much Does Tattoo Removal in Dubai Cost?
Something to think about BEFORE you get that tattoo is the fact that having a tattoo wiped out is much more expensive than having one put on. Laser tattoo removal can range from several hundred dirhams up into the thousands of dirhams, depending upon the size, type and location of the tattoo and the number of visits required.
For some, the appeal of tattoos might be hard to deny. But when it comes to getting rid of your tattoo, it might be better to choose the best skincare clinic and be sure about what you want before diving in front of the needle.