Laser Tattoo Removal

  • Not every tattoo can be completely removed. With today’s lasers, the vast majority of tattoos can be removed, it all depends on how quickly this can be done. However, there are some that can only be faded; it does depend on the skin quality of the patient.
  • Older tattoos remove easier. This seems like a fallacy, does it not? You would think that the newer ones would be easier to remove this they have had less time to set in place. However, the older ones are easier. Why? Well, the older they are, the more faded they are before the laser tattoo removal even happens.
  • Where the tattoo is on the body. Where you got your tattoo matters as well. For one thing, different parts of the body respond to pain differently due to their sensitivity. Also, different parts of the body get different amounts of light and so the fading happens at different rates depending where the tattoo is on the body.
  • 4. Who gave you the tattoo? Amateur tattoo artists create tattoos that are easier to remove since their needles typically do not go as deep into the skin with the ink.
  • Different color inks require different lasers. Nowadays, more lasers can take on more colors but still, the more colors you have in a tattoo, the likelihood of requiring different lasers goes up.
  • Sunscreen will be your friend. With the treatments, your skin may lighten or darken surrounding the tattoo. Applying sunscreen in between treatments can help protect the skin if you are going to be exposing it outside.
  • Make sure you are not allergic. If you experienced any reactions when getting the tattoo, then make sure that your tattoo removal doctor knows about that reaction.