Tattoos have been popular as a ‘means of expressing oneself’ for several years, but recently, people are hearing voices everywhere saying they want to erase tattoos on their bodies out of a spur of the moment.
The medical community is urging caution, saying that it takes a long time to completely remove a tattoo, and that side effects such as scars on the skin are likely to occur after removal.
According to keyword analysis site Some Trend, the search volume for ‘tattoo removal’ in the month of August increased 47.37% compared to the same period last year. Online, there are a series of reviews written by ordinary people and celebrities who have had their tattoos erased.
Previously, actress Han So-hee attracted attention when it was revealed that she had erased all visible tattoos for her debut. Actress and singer Nana, who is currently enjoying box office success with the Netflix original series ‘Mask Girl’, also attracted attention by saying, “I am getting rid of the tattoos that are all over my body.”
In the YouTube channel ‘Cho Hyun-ah’s Thursday Night’ video released on the 14th, Nana said, “My mother asked me carefully and said, ‘I want to see a clean body again.’ (At the time of getting the tattoo) I was mentally tired. “It was a time, and some people might say, ‘I got over it in an ignorant way,’ but tattoos were the only way to relieve my emotions,” he confessed. Nana also said, “Looking back, I felt really stupid.”
Lasers are known to be the safest and most effective way to remove tattoos. A laser is emitted to the area where the tattoo was performed, breaking the pigment into small pieces and expelling the ink out of the body. However, since it is rare for the color to completely fade away at once, you should monitor it at intervals of 6 to 8 weeks. Experts explain that although there are differences from person to person, most require repeated treatment 5 to 10 times or more.
If the laser is fired strongly, the skin may be damaged and side effects may occur. Scars, fibrosis, burns, infections, and changes in skin texture may occur. As skin sensitivity increases after laser treatment, symptoms such as redness, swelling, blisters, hives, and itching may occur.
Experts emphasize that it is important to properly adjust the laser intensity according to the tattoo condition to minimize skin irritation and스포츠토토 scarring, while thoroughly removing the pigment injected into the deep layers of the skin. In particular, the eyebrow and eyeline area requires a more careful approach because the skin is thinner and more sensitive than other parts of the body.
If you decide to remove a tattoo, it is also important to consistently apply sunscreen 30 days before the procedure. After the procedure, the treatment area must be properly protected from ultraviolet rays to promote skin regeneration.
Baek Jin-ok, professor of dermatology at Gachon University Gil Medical Center, said, “Deeply engraved tattoos or tattoos engraved with colored ink are usually difficult to remove,” adding, “If the pigment does not come off easily, a foreign body reaction may occur, and the sebaceous glands on the arms and back are small, so they are difficult to remove.” “Even if you undergo the procedure, it is easy to leave scars,” he advised.
He added, “Because it is virtually impossible to completely remove a tattoo and restore the skin to its original condition, you must make a careful decision before getting a tattoo, and we recommend not getting one if possible.”