How Many Sessions of Laser Tattoo Removal Do I Need?
You will probably need several laser tattoo removal sessions to achieve the best results. Most people need between seven and ten treatments. Each treatment session lasts 15 to 45 minutes, depending on the size of the tattoo. We will space your treatments about eight weeks apart, so the skin has time to heal between sessions.
You need multiple treatments to remove all the layers and colors of pigment. Colors like blue and black respond best to the laser and will usually fade first. Brighter colors can take longer to remove, but the Picoway® laser can remove all tattoo colors, even difficult ones. People considering laser tattoo removal should consider the length of treatment and recovery times, so they have reasonable expectations.
Benefits of Laser Tattoo Removal
Laser tattoo removal can have significant mental and emotional benefits. An unwanted tattoo can feel like a very visible burden, especially in a location where others can see it. Removing an unwanted tattoo can provide benefits such as:
- Confidence at job interviews and in other important situations
- Freedom from a past mistake or the reminder of an event you want to forget
- A clear new canvas for your next tattoo
- Achieving a look that expresses who you are today
How Effective is Laser Tattoo Removal?
Laser tattoo removal can eliminate most tattoos to the point where no one will notice them. Some tattoos may leave some shadows or areas of uneven pigmentation. With the total number of sessions, most people should achieve their goals as long as they have reasonable expectations about their results.
Am I a Good Candidate for Laser Tattoo Removal?
Most people make good candidates for laser tattoo removal. The ideal candidate is in overall good health with no medical problems. They should also be prepared for a week or two of recovery after each laser tattoo removal session.