We’ve all heard the classic story – you’re young and free and ready to take on the world with a new tattoo.
Fast forward 5-10 years and all you can think about is how much you regret the butterfly tattoo you decided to paint your back side with. The good news is tattoo removal exists and it can get rid of that pesky tattoo for good!
We’re here to answer some of your questions around laser tattoo removal so you can rest easy when it comes to getting rid of the ‘art’ you never actually wanted.
How does it work?
Laser tattoo removal includes the use of a focused beam of light to reduce the appearance of the ink’s pigment on your skin. The ink turns into just tiny fragments that the body later flushes out naturally.
Is it painful?
When you think of pain and laser tattoo removal, you can associate it with the snapping of a rubber band on the skin. While the pain may be somewhat irritating, it’s not significant.
Each patient will experience the pain from a tattoo removal laser differently. Those who find the pain too intense can request for a numbing cream or cooling agent to be used to help ease the pain.
You do not need to worry about any skin damage from the intense laser used for tattoo removal. These days, lasers are incredibly refined which means there is no chance for the skin to become damaged later on.
How many sessions will I need?
Although it would be nice to have your unwanted tattoo taken care of in a single session, you will likely require a few sessions in order to get rid of it for good. It could take many weeks to completely get rid of the tattoo and complete the process, as well time in between sessions in order to allow the body time to heal.
The exact number of required sessions will depend on the size of the tattoo and the skin type of the person receiving the treatment.
Do you have more questions? Give us a call today so we can help!