For many people, tattoos are a lifelong commitment: the words or images leaving an indelible mark of individual expression. But what happens when someone wants or needs a tattoo removed? Often they will turn to laser removal. The laser breaks the ink into tiny pieces, which allows the immune system to clear these particles gradually. The Food and Drug Administration has approved multiple methods of laser removal, and it requires healthcare professional to supervise the process. This procedure demands a certain level of expertise, including deciding which kind of laser to use and training in treating the effected tissue post-procedure. Experts also warn against the use of tattoo removal/lightening ointments or creams, as these have not proven to be safe and effective. Because of the risks, you should consult a physician before getting a tattoo removed.
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