Tattoo Removal Before and After
Have you regretted getting a tattoo? Many people do. Tattoos and the desire to remove them are becoming more popular. One in every five people with a tattoo wants to eliminate it. Luckily, laser tattoo removal is a safe and effective solution.
Please tell me how long it typically takes to see the results of this treatment.
How long does it take to see results from tattoo removal?
Laser technicians frequently inquire about clients’ time to see results from their procedures. It should be noted that the timeline for tattoo removal varies among individuals and depends on factors such as the specific tattoo being treated.
Multiple factors can impact the tattoo removal process, including the age of the tattoo, the client’s immune system, ink density, colour, depth, the time between treatments, and the location. It is crucial to consider these factors when beginning your laser removal journey.
The tattoo’s appearance may not change after the first or second treatment. Visible change usually starts around the third treatment but varies for each person. We typically suggest 6-12 treatments to remove a tattoo altogether. Grey streaked tattoos with lower ink density can show visible changes almost immediately or faster (2-6 treatments for complete removal) than deep, dark, and dense ink.
To enhance your comprehension, let’s examine some of these factors in more detail.
What is the process of laser tattoo removal?
Laser tattoo removal is the safest and most effective method for removing unwanted tattoos. Professionals use a specialised laser to target the ink in your skin, breaking it into smaller pieces. Your body naturally eliminates these ink particles over time. Laser tattoo removal has minimal side effects and requires fewer and faster treatments. It is highly successful in removing most tattoo colours.
Some factors to consider in tattoo removal are:
- Tattoo location
- The composition of ink.
Providers may promise quick tattoo removal in one treatment. At-home “tattoo removal kits” may offer immediate results at a cheap price. However, if it sounds too good, it is probably not true. Effective removal requires time.
Tattoo removal specialists provide honest information from the beginning, including the estimated number of sessions needed for removal and discussion of your goals.
The specialist will provide recommendations based on your specific goals. They suggest fewer sessions if you plan on fading your current piece for new artwork. However, if you’re looking for complete removal, they recommend multiple sessions over a more extended period.
The time it takes to achieve tattoo removal goals varies, but all legitimate tattoo removal processes have one thing in common: complete removal is not achieved after one session.
Tattoo removal progress with lasers
One session of laser tattoo removal
You will meet with a Recovery specialist during your initial tattoo removal session to discuss your removal process plan. They will explain what you can expect during the experience, including pain and aftercare instructions. The removal process will commence once you feel at ease and have addressed all your questions.
After the first session, fading is expected, especially in outlines. It’s important to understand that the fading may vary depending on the differences in your tattoo. Some portions may fade more than others, which is normal. Recovery specialists know tattoo makeup and chemistry to ensure the eventual fading of all types of ink.
After the first session, clients often experience a sense of relief or excitement, depending on their circumstances. If the tattoo appears faded after the initial removal session, they can anticipate further improvement throughout the entire removal process.
Two laser tattoo removal sessions were done
During the second session, the Recovery specialist will review your aftercare, address any questions or concerns, and assess the progress of your tattoo removal. They will also evaluate if any adjustments need to be made to your removal schedule before proceeding with the removal process.
Some clients may experience reduced anxiety during their second treatment due to their familiarity with the process and their knowledge that removal is efficient.
Tattoo removal after three laser sessions
It may take three sessions to fade a tattoo for a cover-up. If you want a complete removal, you’re making progress. After Session 3, you’ll likely see significant fading. Some elements may be entirely faded.
During this appointment, your specialist will assess the progress of your tattoo removal and ensure that the agreed-upon plan is effective. They will address any questions or concerns and proceed with the removal procedure.
After this appointment, clients often feel more at ease with the process. We provide clients with the necessary knowledge to understand the scientific method of tattoo removal and what they can anticipate after each session. This knowledge gives clients confidence in the progress of their tattoo removal journey.
We offer laser tattoo removal and other treatments
Some tattoo removal clients may achieve complete fading after four sessions. Final results can be seen a few weeks after the fourth session, following a months-long journey.
The number of removal treatments needed for your tattoo depends on your specific goals and the characteristics of your tattoo. With each session, you will see progress and move closer to achieving your desired removal outcome.
What is the reason for the ink taking time to remove?
The immune system can't remove tattoo ink
Your immune system regulates your skin and is a complex organ. It can detect foreign substances like tattoo ink and try to eliminate them. Special cells called macrophages help clear these elements. Macrophages absorb potentially harmful particles and dispose of them under normal conditions.
Tattoo ink causes an issue for macrophages. They can absorb it but can’t release it. If a macrophage containing ink ruptures, other macrophages absorb the ink. This is why tattoos stay on your skin permanently unless you get cosmetic treatment.
Laser treatments need time to work effectively
Laser therapies represent the most secure and productive approach for tattoo eradication. Every procedure employs specific wavelengths to disintegrate ink molecules, thus enabling the body’s macrophages to dispose of them. Following each procedure, the body necessitates a period for expelling the ink fragments. Regularly participating in these sessions makes your tattoo’s gradual disappearance evident.
What affects the speed of laser tattoo removal?
Tattoo age and depth matter
Tattoos that have existed for longer are generally removed more effortlessly and swiftly than new ink. Acknowledging that recently applied tattoos need healing before any removal treatment is vital. If a change of mind occurs soon after receiving a tattoo, waiting four to six weeks before commencing the removal procedure is recommended.
Tattoos can be placed at varying depths within the skin. Those inked deeper necessitate a lengthier time for removal. The eradication of amateur tattoos might be more straightforward, as they are typically situated closer to the skin’s surface than professional creations.
The placement of your tattoo
Your Immune System
The ink colour
Various factors, including colour, can influence the fading of your tattoo. Darker colours tend to fade faster than lighter ones, especially pastels. Greens can be particularly challenging. Fortunately, modern lasers are highly advanced and can effectively target various colours. This is one of the reasons why laser treatments are more effective than previous methods.
Results may vary in different areas of your tattoo. Some parts may fade faster than others because the shades are more accessible to treat. However, the other areas will eventually catch up. If you have had a previous partial removal, laser technology provides a new opportunity to try again. We can ensure that the job is completed successfully with the latest techniques.
The measurement of the tattoo's size
What are ways to speed up the process?
You can do a few things to help your body respond to your sessions. Treat yourself well and boost your immune system by eating nutritious food and getting enough sleep. When your immune system is optimised, your macrophages can work more efficiently. Avoid smoking as it compromises the body and slows down the process. Also, try to avoid getting a sunburn close to your appointments because laser treatments cannot be performed on sun-damaged skin, which may require rescheduling.
The advantages of laser tattoo removal
You can change the design if you want
It is easier to alter a tattoo
You can experience a secure and efficient process
This treatment ensures you receive the highest safety standards and effective ink removal methods. Our lasers are FDA-approved and have successfully helped numerous clients remove their unwanted tattoos without any harm. The results they offer are truly astonishing. In the past, tattoo removal treatments often produced inconsistent outcomes. However, our advanced lasers can now treat all colours faster and more thoroughly.