Tattoos and body piercings are more common than ever. Where the public perception and acceptance of tattoos and piercings was once very narrow, these elective body modification procedures are now mainstream with millions of people being tattooed and pierced every day. Further proof of a mainstream acceptance of body modification is evident by a variety of television shows that focus on tattoos and piercings. Tattoos are no longer just for soldiers and bikers and piercings are no longer reserved for the ear lobes of little girls and women, body modification is now common amongst both the young and old, rich and poor.
However, just as the popularity of body modification has exploded so too has the tattoo removal industry. The fact is that many people either regret their choice of body modification and or are employed at a company that does not allow visible tattoos or piercings. While it is much easier to remove a piercing than a tattoo, there will still be visible evidence of both. When you remove a piercing, the puncture wound will still remain. When you remove a tattoo, there is often the formation of scars due to the fact that the most effective way to remove a tattoo is to essentially burn it off by periodically burning off the top layers of the skin until the tattoo diminishes.
Some people who have tattoos or body modifications may also experience a side effect from the tattoo or piercing itself. It is actually scarring which is the result of the procedure. In the case of tattoo or piercing scarring, it can begin to occur within 7-10 days after having the tattoo or body modification. As the skin begins to heal, rather than the area becoming smooth and naturally colored, the outline of the area is still red, raised and swollen. Permanent scarring has occurred and can become worse. Hypertrophic or keloid scarring may also occur. This is not necessarily caused by the artist who created your modification but rather your own genetics. Those people who want to keep their modification but do not want the scar, will need to utilize some type of topical scar management treatment to help minimize the appearance of the scar so that people can see the beauty of their modification.
Those that were tattooed and pierced and have since decided to reverse their body modification procedures are left with unsightly scars and puncture wounds. Thankfully, there are a variety of scar removal creams, gels, and pads to choose from which will help diminish the appearance of these scars, regardless of the reason. While there are many products to choose from, the best products are generally silicone-based scar management treatments. This is because recent studies have shown that silicone is a highly effective way to reduce the appearance of scars. Silicone-based scar management treatments essentially form a barrier over the scar, which allows it to retain moisture. Essentially, the silicone barrier speeds up the healing process by reducing the scar’s exposure to natural elements. Those that use a silicone-based scar management treatment to diminish the appearance of their tattoo and body piercing scars typically report noticing positive results in as little as two weeks.
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