A Tattoo Removal Q&A Session with Laser Lights
Did you know that about four in ten people born after 1980 have a tattoo? Globally, tattoos are becoming a more socially accepted method of self-expression than ever before. However, this doesn’t mean that everyone who commits to permanent ink is satisfied with it. It’s also incredibly common for people to grow discontented over time. There’s no shame in going back on your decision because Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center offers advanced tattoo removal technology that can significantly fade the appearance of tattoos.
With a lot of online chatter about tattoo removal, it can seem overwhelming to do research in order to find accurate information. That’s why our professional laser technicians at Laser Lights are answering frequently asked questions about the subject—so you can gain a clear understanding of the ins and outs of this procedure.
Q: My tattoo doesn’t look as good as it did years ago. Why does tattoo ink change over time?
A: Even though tattooing might feel like a standardized process, there’s no telling how your body will react to it. Factors such as placement on the body, ink quality, ink color, your body’s healing process and sun exposure can all affect how it looks on your skin.
When you’re being tattooed, ink is deposited beneath the epidermis layer in your skin. Even though the results are long-lasting, the color and shape isn’t fully permanent due to the body’s immune system response. The ink will be naturally absorbed by the body, causing the image to fade over time.
Q: Is it possible to fade or remove a multi-colored tattoo?
A: This is a very common question because many tattoos incorporate colors other than standard black ink. Each ink color requires a different type of laser and a certain number of treatment sessions to successfully fade. To answer your question, yes, it is possible fade multi-colored tattoos. At Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center, our advanced FDA approved tattoo removal technology is designed to work on different skin tones and ink colors.
Q: How many sessions are typically required?
There is no one-size-fits-all answer to the question. Our laser technicians are skilled at accomplishing tattoo removal in the fewest sessions possible, but each case depends on a multitude of factors. Some of these variables include how long ago an individual received their tattoo in addition to the amount, type, color, and depth of the tattoo ink. Therefore, the most accurate way of determining how many treatment sessions you’ll need is by scheduling a cosmetic laser consultation at Laser Lights. Keep in mind, however, that each patient’s body responds to the treatments differently. While we can estimate, no one will be able to tell you how many sessions you’ll need with full certainty.
Our goal is to help patients have the freedom to remove their tattoo from their skin if they don’t want it anymore. Tattooing is a great method of self-expression, but sometimes the artwork loses meaning over time. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, contact us by calling (770) 495-9322. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for more information about our cosmetic lasers and treatments.