Laser Tattoo Removal FAQ
How does laser tattoo removal work?
Tattoos are made of thousands of tiny ink particles that have been injected under the skin and are suspended there under the skin. Usually, normal healing would rid the skin of these pigments, but tattoo ink is much to large for the body to break down naturally – which is why good tattoos last forever.
Laser tattoo removal uses a high-powered, very short beam of light (laser) that passes through the skin and breaks up the tattoo pigment particles (ink). Over a multiple sittings the tattoo ink becomes lighter and lighter and eventually clears up.
Is laser removal safe?
Yes. Our trained laser technician is both professional and adept in the laser tattoo removal process.
Will laser tattoo removal completely remove you tattoo?
Some areas may retain a shadow of the former tattoo, which will then just fade out naturally. There are, however, some factors that will determine how well the laser will remove your tattoo. Those being – color, quality, depth of pigment, age of the tattoo and location on the body.
Most people who get laser tattoo removal are looking for the spot to be covered at a later time by another, greater quality tattoo.
Does laser tattoo removal hurt?
We would say uncomfortable, more than painful. We all experience pain differently and pain may vary, but if you could withstand getting the tattoo in the first place. You’ll be just fine in the removal process.
Should you go through laser tattoo removal while pregnant/
No. If you shouldn’t get tattooed while pregnant, you shouldn’t get laser tattoo removal. Your body is going through enough stress and changes as it is, you don’t want to add to it.
How many treatments will you need?
Usually, laser tattoo removal can be completed if 3-12 treatments. The number of treatments does, however, depend on the tattoo itself; size, age, color and location will play a factor in the removal process.