Tattoo Removal Surgery
The most evasive and risky option to remove a tattoo is to have it removed surgically and or covered with new skin via a skin graft. These two procedures involve a trained medical provider surgically removing the tattooed skin and either sewing the remaining skin back together or grafting a new piece of skin over the area of skin where the tattoo once was.
In the past, the only viable option to remove a tattoo was to have it “cut out”. However, as medicine and science has advanced over the years, this method has now become a last case scenario due to the fact that it presents many risks to your health as is the case with most surgical procedures.
Skin grafting is also risky although slightly less that removing the skin entirely. However, this method is extremely expensive and is also typically performed as a last case scenario.
While you may assume that the health risks of removing a tattoo are strictly related to the physical act of removing the tattoo, there is also the risk of having a negative reaction to the anesthetic.
Due to the amount of health risks as well as the expense of surgically removing a tattoo, most people try to use a topical solution first. While this method may not work on very large tattoos, many people with unwanted tattoos have saved themselves a considerable amount of time and pain by choosing to try a cream/gel first. For a list of the best reviewed tattoo removal creams click here.