Want to get rid of a Tattoo? Keep reading and we will tell you how!
Laser tattoo removal, a procedure which has earned many allocates and comes highly recommended by doctor worldwide. It is also non-invasive as compared to skin-graft.
1) HOW MUCH IMPROVEMENT CAN YOU EXPECT ?
Laser can remove tattoos with upto 80 - 90% improvement in 3-4 treatment sessions. The most dramatic improvements are usually seen in the first few laser sessions. Some of the clients have 50 - 70% improvement just after the 1st session. Inferior laser machines or unapproved lasers used by local parlors may take twice as many sessions to deliver similar results.
2) DOES IT DEPEND ON SKIN COLOUR ?
Tattoo on lighter skin are more easily removed than on darker skin. This is because dark skin tends to absorb more laser light. When a laser beam gets in contact with the tattoo ink, some energy is absorbed by the dark skin, hence weakening the laser beam.
3) HOW LONG IS THE DOWN TIME FOR LASER TATTOO REMOVAL ?
The down time is usually 3 - 7 days of skin redness and mild scabbing. During this time, sun protection is of utmost importance
4) HOW CAN YOU GET THE BEST RESULT AFTER TATTOO REMOVAL ?
Most tattoo removal artists rarely emphasize on the importance of post laser care. Similar to getting quality rest and diet after strenuous work out, a comprehensive post laser recovery protocol is necessary to maximize results and minimize complications. Avoiding water on the treated area for a couple of days and using recovery creams like sofromycin, usually halves your recovery time.
5) INTERVAL BETWEEN SESSIONS ?
We would recommend and interval of 4 to 6 weeks between each session. We want you to get a fresh start as soon as possible, but your body needs time to remove the fragmented ink pigments. This cannot be rushed, and if you need to remove a tattoo fast, we suggest that you begin treatment early.
6) DURATION OF EACH SESSION ?
Each session should only take a few minutes. The amount of time it takes will wary based on the size and number of colours the tattoo has.
7) DOES IT HURT ?
Unfortunately, the process of removing a tattoo is nearly as painful as getting the tattoo. Local anesthesia can be used by a client to minimize discomfort.
8) DOES IT HAVE ANY SIDE EFFECTS ?
There have not been any reports of any side effects yet but just like any medical surgical procedure, laser treatment is not free of risks, though it is rare.
9) IS IT EXPENSIVE ?
As the saying says, all mistakes come at a cost, .. yes, tattoo removal can be a bit expensive than getting a tattoo because it is not a 1 session procedure. The client might need to get multiple sessions till they are happy with the final results.