If you’re experiencing tattoo regret and are considering laser tattoo removal, you probably have a few questions about the process.
There is definitely a lot of information out there but let’s start with the most common questions that people ask during a laser tattoo removal consultations.
- FAQs about the Laser Tattoo Removal Process
- How many laser removal sessions will I need?
There are many factors that determine how many laser tattoo removal sessions you will need, including the location and size of your tattoo as well as the colours used and the depth of the ink – even your immune system as a role to play in how quickly your tattoo can be removed.
The average person usually needs anything from 7 – 12 removal sessions but this will vary from person to person.
- What will my skin look like following the removal?
How your skin looks after your tattoo is removed is dependent on the laser system that was used as well as the experience of your clinician. Even the best technology can cause damage if it’s used by someone who doesn’t have the proper experience. If a laser is not used correctly during the tattoo removal process, it can result in pigmentation and scarring. With that being said, many people don’t realise that their skin was actually scarred during the tattooing process and only notice the scar for the first time once the tattoo starts to fade.
- Is there any way to speed up the tattoo removal process?
When you choose laser removal, it’s important to understand that the laser just makes it possible for your body to dispose of the ink so it’s really up to your body how quickly it’s able to get rid of the tattoo’s ink particles. The body’s lymphatic system is responsible for removing the shattered ink particles so the stronger your immune system is, the better it will be for the tattoo removal process. Choosing a laser clinic that uses that latest technology and actually specialises in tattoo removal will also go a long way in speeding up the removal process. You can find out more about what to expect during and after the process here: https://www.clinicalase.com.au/tattoo-removal/
- Are my tattoo removal sessions going to hurt?
Tattoo removal is always going to be uncomfortable but modern laser systems are designed to make the process slightly more comfortable. There is always the option of numbing the area before your treatment begins but there will still be some discomfort involved in the process.
- Does laser tattoo removal have any side effects?
Directly after your treatment, your skin will feel sensitive and there may be some bleeding and swelling. As the skin begins to heal, it will feel itchy and a scab will slowly start to form. Your clinician will also tell you how you can care for your skin in between treatments to accelerate your healing and prevent complications such as infection.
There are a number of clinics out there offering tattoo removal services but be wary of the clinics that guarantee removal after a certain number of treatments.