Understanding The Complexities And Realities Of Tattoo Removal

As life progresses, and circumstances change, your philosophy of life will change and evolve as well. What might have seemed exciting, fun and daring at the age of 18 may no longer represent the person you have become today. For individuals with tattoos, the development and advancement of science in recent years means that your previous transgression may not be as permanent as it once was. Before you visit our laser tattoo removal clinic, take a second to understand how it all works.

Understanding The Process

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A tattoo is a quantity of ink that is injected into a second underlying part of the skin, which is known as the dermis. Because the dermis cells are incredibly stable, a tattoo is virtually permanent.

The best solution to getting rid of those tattoos, should you change your mind, involves a number of laser treatments. In essence, the laser is targeted onto the area where the tattoo is, and the intense light breaks up the ink which is then washed away naturally by the body’s immune system.

The laser has no harmful side effects and is only exposed to the area in question, and because the process works in conjunction with your immune system, it is a safe and semi-natural process.

The Complexities

As with all things permanent, there are a few things that you need to be aware of which may affect the outcome.

Blue & Green Colored Tattoos are Hardest to Remove

The colors blue and green seem to be the most resistant to this treatment. As technology has improved, so have success rates, but bear in mind that should your tattoos have blue or green ink, then at the very least, this may require extra treatment to ensure the best result.

You may be left with a lighter skin tone

Depending on your skin type, this may not be drastic but your skin tone may lighten where the tattoo was removed due to the laser treatment. However, in most cases, this will blend in and return to your normal color. It’s important to understand what type of skin you have; this will also play a factor in some of the complexities.

Depending On your Tattoo, You May Need Multiple Treatment Sesssions

While it may have only taken a few hours to get your tattoo, the removal process takes much longer. In some cases, tattoo removal may take close to 18 weeks of numerous visits throughout the way. This is something you need to take into consideration before embarking on the process.

You May Experience Minor Pain

There will also be an element of pain when the laser is being used to break down the ink, so be prepared for this. Finally while the removal process is significantly more reliable than even ten years ago, be prepared for the possibility that your skin may never be entirely clear of the tattoo.

If you’re interested in a consultation, please call us at (702) 659-8892.