What You Should Know About Laser Tattoo Removal

If you have some ink that you aren’t exactly proud of anymore, you may be considering a tattoo removal. There are a few ways to get rid of tattoos, but by far, the best way is through Laser Tattoo Removal

Understanding Tattoo Removal

Tattoo removal can get quite technical, but it can be helpful to think of a tattoo as made up of tiny rocks of all different colors. Traditional lasers that are used to removal tattoos, called Q-Switches, work by delivering heat to the rocks and each rock is broken up into little pebbles. You should know, when you choose this method of removal, though it certainly works very well, that you will need to keep going back, over and over again, until the pebbles are completely broken up and faded away. Generally it can take anywhere from 3-8 visits until the tattoo is completely removed. This will greatly depend on the type of tattoo as well as the color of the ink.

Trust Your Removal Specialist

You can certainly use different levels of heat when it comes to removing tattoo and that can help to break up the pigments more quickly. However, this can also be more painful and can even leave scaring so if you go in for a consultation and they say it will probably be 4-5 visits, but you only want 2-3 visits, it will probably be in your best interest to listen to them lest you get some scaring.

Generally, you will find that darker colors will fade away more quickly than other colors, so if you have a lot of black or dark blue in your tattoo, you may get away with fewer visits. Red and white are typically the slowest to fade away, and it can take several weeks after treatment to see the full effect.

Cost for tattoo removal will really depend on what size, shape and area the tattoo is in, so it is almost impossible to get a quote without actually seeing a specialist. At a minimum, you will probably need to pay at least a few hundred dollars, though may clinics will have payment plans or discounts for pre-payment, if that is easier for you.

This can be a permanent fix to getting your tattoo removed, just make sure to go to a reputable clinic.

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