The duration of how long it takes for a tattoo to be removed determine on a number of factors resulting in how easy and more difficult it is to remove a tattoo. Certain factors that affect this are based on the size, skin type, color as well as the amount of pigmentation the tattoo has.
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Smaller tattoos are easier to remove than larger tattoos as there is less space to work on, and may require less sessions as well. The skin type also effects how easy and difficult it is to remove a tattoo. For someone that has dry skin, because of the skin being less hydrated and lack of moisture, this may affect the treatment, making it more difficult to remove the pigmentation.
Another factor that dictates how easy or difficult it is to remove the tattoo is determined based on the pigmentation of the tattoo. The amount of pigmentation is determined based on the darkness of the tattoo. For someone that has recently gotten the tattoo within a few months will have a darker tattoo, resulting in more pigmentation whereas someone who has had the tattoo for years and is fading, there will be less pigmentation, making it easier to remove.
What color tattoo is easiest to remove
Tattoo is done with many different colors used such as black, green, red, and yellow depending on the client’s request. Certain colors are harder to treat than others, resulting in more sessions, and a longer treatment time. Black is considered to be an easy color to treat as darker colors are easier to treat the laser picks up the black pigmentation better, resulting in faster and better results. Two colors that are difficult to treat are green and red. The reason why these colors are more difficult to treat is because it Is harder for the laser to pick up the color of the pigmentation, and therefore require more sessions in order to completely remove the pigmentation.
Are new or old tattoos easier to remove
Older tattoos tend to be faded, making it easier to remove than newer tattoos. This is determined based on the amount of pigmentation the tattoo has, resulting in a longer treatment process. An older tattoo will have faded, resulting in less pigmentation under the skin to remove. A new tattoo is more difficult as it has more pigmentation, making the tattoo appear darker, in which this results in more sessions as well as treatment time.
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How long do I have to wait between each section?
For each session, it is recommended to wait at least 6 weeks between each session. After your treatment, you skin is very sensitive due to the laser, resulting in swelling, redness as well some mild burning after. This requires downtime for the effected area in order to allow your skin to complete its healing process so it is ready for the next session. You may notice post-treatment there may be some peeling, which will also require wait time in order for your body to naturally peel off the skin, and be ready for the next session.
What can I expect after the treatment?
After getting tattoo laser removal, your skin will be sensitive due to the laser on your skin. You may experience some mild discomfort such as swelling, some pain as if you got a sunburn, as well as some redness. All of these symptoms are completely normal to experience after any laser treatment and will subside after a few hours to a day if proper post care treatment. After getting the treatment, to reduce these side effects, you may apply ice to the effected area or cold water to help calm the effected area. It is important to apply cream the specialist recommends onto the area in order to help the healing process. You may also experience some peeling, depending on your skin type, whether it is dry or not, as this is part of the process in which your body is removing and rebuilding the skin from underneath. In any case you experience these symptoms for more than a week, it is recommended to contact the specialist in which they will analyze and assist you on further treatment.