I've tried tp look-up "dry tattooing" online, and haven't found much. Is it done the same way as regular tattooing, just without the ink? How does it work? Thanks!
How Does a Dry Tattoo Work?
Doctor Answers 1
Try looking up "dry needling". It is similar to tattooing without the ink, but depending upon what you are trying to treat, the depth can be different. It's used to damage the area of skin and thereby forcing it to regrow new skin in its place.
In theory, it should work under the same principal as an ablative laser by damaging the area and causing regrowth. A laser, however, does this damage beneath the skin and affects collagen as well. Dry needling can be done more superficially, forcing correction at the dermal layer.
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