Thinking of getting rid of a tattoo? You may consider laser technology as the most viable action since it is increasing in popularity. Before you take the plunge to remove your tattoo, you may have a number of questions about what laser technology really entails. Here are the answers for you.
DOES IT TAKE AGES?
Surprisingly, it takes only a few seconds to have your laser treatment, depending on the size of
the tattoo that you have. If you are looking at getting rid of a few small initials or figures, then
you will get the treatment for around twenty seconds. However, if your tattoo covers your entire
back, you may find that the process takes five minutes, over a period of several sessions.
WHEN WILL I SEE THE DIFFERENCE?
You will be able to see a visible change at the end of each treatment that you receive. Expect to
have some redness and for your skin to look inflamed or swollen once the treatment is over. If
you happen to require several sessions to remove the entire tattoo, then allow your skin
adequate rest between each treatment. With laser technology, you will find that your skin clears
completely in a short period of time.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS DO I NEED?
This varies from one individual to the next, as a tattoo is highly personal and unique. There are
also many factors which affect how long the removal will take, including how thick the tattoo is,
where it is on your body, your age, type of ink used and the colours used. When you have had a
tattoo one by a professional, to get rid of it totally may take you at least six sessions for total
DOES IT GET RID OF DIFFERENT COLOURS?
Laser technology is quite possibly the most effective way to get rid of tattoos that are in
different colours. When you have darker colours, it is expected that you may need more than
one laser treatment. The latest tattoo removal laser technology has wavelengths that will target
the black ink in your tattoo, removing it just as quickly as you could expect with other colours.
HOW DOES IT FEEL?
Holding back from laser technology to remove your tattoo because of the pain it may cause?
Laser technology does not really hurt for tattoo removal, rather, you will feel some discomfort.
As treatment is very short, any pain that you feel will not last long. You could also ask to have
a cold air machine blowing air directly on the area with the tattoo, as this will be similar to
numbing the skin.
WAIT, I’VE HAD ONE TREATMENT AND NOT MY TATTOO SEEMS TO GLOW WHY?
When you start your laser treatments, it is possible for the tattoo to first appear as vibrant or
depending on your skin, it may even seem darker. This is totally normal and a natural part of
the process, and you can rest assured that it is actually going to fade. With lasers disintegrating
the ink particles in your tattoo, your immune system is likely to kick in making it appear like
there are darker areas. In fact, your immune system is simply clearing away the smaller
particles before working on the larger ones.
Before you choose to use laser technology for tattoo removal, make sure that you take the time
to get a consultation with a removal expert. This is the best way for you to ask all the questions
that may be causing you concern, so that you go into the process with total peace of mind.