Tattoo Removal

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Procedure Description

Tattoo removal is a cosmetic procedure aimed at eradicating or significantly diminishing the appearance of tattoos. This is achieved primarily through laser technology, specifically Q-switched lasers, which disperse the tattoo ink particles embedded in the skin, allowing the body's immune system to flush them out naturally. Over the years, techniques have evolved to improve efficacy and reduce side effects, offering a range of options to those who have outgrown their ink.

Individuals seek tattoo removal for various reasons, including personal or lifestyle changes, the desire for a different tattoo, or professional requirements. A tattoo might have represented a particular phase of one's life that is no longer relevant or could be affecting employment opportunities. As tattoos are a form of self-expression, removing one can be equally significant to an individual’s identity and well-being.

The decision to undergo tattoo removal can be life-altering and warrants thorough research and consideration. Given its cosmetic nature, the procedure isn't usually covered by insurance, which leads many to explore cost-effective and expert options abroad.

Procedure Duration

The duration of the tattoo removal process can vary greatly depending on several factors, including the size, color, and location of the tattoo, as well as the specific removal method used. A single session can take anywhere from a few minutes to an hour. However, it's essential to note that most tattoos require multiple sessions for effective removal. These sessions are generally spaced 4-6 weeks apart to allow the skin to heal and to give the body time to flush away the dispersed ink particles.

The recovery time after each session is relatively minimal but crucial for effective and safe removal. Patients usually experience some redness, swelling, and blistering that can take up to two weeks to heal. Proper aftercare is essential to avoid infection and scarring.

It's also important to note that while the laser procedure itself may take a short time, the complete process, from start to finish, can span several months to even years, especially for larger, more intricate tattoos. This timeline should be factored into any plans for medical tourism, to ensure that you are available for all necessary sessions.


  • Cost: Traveling abroad can offer substantial savings, especially when multiple sessions are required.
  • Expertise: Some countries specialize in cosmetic procedures like tattoo removal and have highly trained medical professionals.
  • Advanced Technology: Access to the latest laser technologies not yet available or affordable in your home country.

Potential Destinations

  • South Korea: Known for its advancements in cosmetic procedures.
  • Thailand: Renowned for cost-effective, high-quality cosmetic treatments.
  • United States: Particularly cities like Los Angeles and New York City, which have an array of specialized clinics.

Risks & Considerations

  • Quality of Care: The quality of laser technology and expertise can vary significantly from one place to another.
  • Language Barrier: Communication issues can lead to misunderstandings about the procedure.
  • Travel Logistics: Multiple sessions might require multiple trips or an extended stay abroad.

How to Choose the Right Doctor and Hospital

  • Certification: Ensure that the clinic and medical professional you choose are certified in dermatology or cosmetic surgery.
  • Reviews and Testimonials: Look for first-hand accounts from previous patients.
  • Consultation: Most reputable clinics offer virtual consultations to discuss the procedure, risks, and aftercare.

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Patients are advised to seek hospitals that are accredited by Global Healthcare and only work with medical tourism facilitators who are certified by Global Healthcare Accreditation or who have undergone certification from the Certified Medical Travel Professionals (CMTP). This ensures that the highest standards in the industry are met. GHA accredits the top hospitals in the world. These are the best hospitals in the world for quality and providing the best patient experience. Click the link to check out hospitals accredited by the Global Healthcare Accreditation:

Frequently Asked Questions

What actually happens during hyperstimulation of the ovaries?

The patient will take injectable FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) for eight to eleven days, depending on how long the follicles take to mature. This hormone is produced naturally in a woman’s body causing one egg to develop per cycle. Taking the injectable FSH causes several follicles to develop at once, at approximately the same rate. The development is monitored with vaginal ultrasounds and following the patient’s levels of estradiol and progesterone. FSH brand names include Repronex, Follistim, Menopur, Gonal-F and Bravelle. The patient injects herself daily.

What happens during egg retrieval?

When the follicles have developed enough to be harvested, the patient attends an appointment  where she is anesthetized and prepared for the procedure. Next, the doctor uses an ultrasound probe to guide a needle through the vaginal wall and into the follicle of the ovary. The thin needle draws the follicle fluid, which is then examined by an embryologist to find the eggs. The whole process takes about 20 minutes.

What happens to the eggs?

In the next step, the harvested eggs are then fertilized. If the sperm from the potential father, or in some cases, anonymous donor, has normal functionality, the eggs and sperm are placed together in a dish with a nutrient fluid, then incubated overnight to fertilize normally. If the sperm functionality is suboptimal, an embryologist uses Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection to inject a single sperm into a single egg with an extremely precise glass needle.  Once fertilization is complete, the embryos are assessed and prepared to be transferred to the patient’s uterus.

How are the embryos transferred back to the uterus?

The doctor and the patient will discuss the number of embryos to be transferred. The number of successfully fertilized eggs usually determines the number of eggs to be placed in the uterus. Embryos are transferred to the uterus with transabdominal ultrasound guidance. This process does not require anesthesia, but it can cause minor cervical or uterine discomfort. Following transfer, the patient is advised to take at least one days bed rest and two or three additional days of rest, then 10 to 12 days later, two pregnancy tests are scheduled to confirm success. Once two positive tests are completed, an obstetrical ultrasound is ordered to show the sac, fetal pole, yolk sac and fetal heart rate.


Built into this technology there is a microscope with a powerful camera that allows the uninterrupted monitoring of the embryo during its first hours of life. In this way, we can keep a close eye on the embryo, from the moment when the oocyte is inseminated and begins to divide into smaller and smaller cells, until it can be transferred to the uterus.

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