Tattoo Removal FAQ

How Good Is Laser Tattoo Removal?

This all depends on the size, color and age of the tattoo, as well as skin pigmentation itself. The lasers that blast away the pigments are excellent at removing specific colors, but less so at others. A small tattoo will be also much easier to remove than a larger, more complex one. Darker skin pigmentation will also complicate the laser tattoo removal process.

Lasers have a harder time blasting ligher pigments like white or yellow, which reflect rather than absorb the frequency of light. darker colors do the oposit, they absorb rather than reflect, making it easier to treat. 

Its harder to remove an unwanted tattoo from deeper skin pigments. Customers might experience skin discolorations after treatments because like the darker tattoo pigments , the laser has and easier time blasting natural skin pigments.

Does Laser Tattoo Removal Hurt?

Much like getting a tattoo, laser tattoo removal treatment does hurt. it is after all, a laser, blasting the embedded pigments in your skin, in many ways , its precisely like the tattoo process, instead of a tiny needle your being injected with light to break down the ink.

Laser tattoo removal uses focused light and heat to flash heat heat larger granuals of pigment, which causes them to explode. there is going to be some discomfort. Customers report that it feels like a rubber band being snapped against the skin. Some customers have a higher pain tolerance than others, though each experience may be different.

You can also expect some lingering discomfort after the treatment, which could last about a week. the area of the tattoo will be sensitive, so invest in some topical ointment to treat it. Speak with the Technician about which topical applications they suggest and pain medications if your concerned about lingering pain.

Can a laser Remove a Tattoo Completely?

Laser tattoo removal treatment can, and will, completely break down and destroy the pigments in a tattoo. BUT, it may require many sessions to get rid of it entirely. although with the latest and most advanced laser it does make it the easiest and most useful, method of removing tattoos from the skin, Even the lighter pigments in tattoos, which were once resistant to lasers, are proving to be more and more effective.

It Depends on the size and coloration of the tattoo to determine the number of treatments needed to remove a tattoo thoroughly. more substantial, and ligheter tattoos maybe require more procedures, but you’ll see a difference after the very first session. 

That said, there is a chance that tattoo removal will result in some skin discoloration, and even possible scarring where the tattoo was. remember that this is a laser blasting you skin from ink. which means its is also working on your skins own natural pigments. it will remove your unwanted tattoos , but it can also alter other properties of the skin.

Can I get Tattoo After Laser Removal?

Once your skin has healed, yes you can get another tattoo in the same spot as your unwanted tattoo, you should consult with the technician or with your doctor, to make sure there is no scarring or bleeding. Most importantly, you must let your skin go throught the laser tattoo healing stages fully before the start of any new ink on the same location. 

If you cant wait to get a new tattoo , you can always arrange to have the tattoo partially removed. many customers get their tattoos partially removed if there is parts of the original design that will work with a new design… Ask our tattoo experts to explore all the possibilities. 

Whether you want a complete removal or partial removal with a new tattoo on top you must wait six to eight weeks before starting a new design, then once its healed check with the tattoo removal specialist to make sure your skin hasnt developed any scarring and your specialist will let you know when your skin has healed enough to be ready for the new ink.

What does Laser Tattoo Removal Feel Like?

This is one of the biggest questions many of our prospective clients have about the procedure, and its easy to understan why,, All we can say is that it is uncomfortable and it will likely hurt.

its common to find a wide assortment of answers to this question, some people say that the pain is much worse than getting the original tattoo, where others say its roughly the same. it all depends on the person getting the removal.

each individual experiences pain differently, but if your tattoo is truly an eyesore and you want to be-gone with it, than the pain would be worth it in the end. 

people get tattooed for many reasons and sometimes they dont turn out the way you wanted. so if you have outgrown your tattoo and want to look at options at removing it then give us a call to book your free consultation..

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