Tattoo removal is an effective method for removing negative memories and moving on from past decisions. Following tattoo removal, you may have another tattoo in mind for the same location that more accurately reflects your current lifestyle.
Tattoo concealment can only go so far. Very dark or extensive tattoos may necessitate laser removal to ensure that the old tattoos are not visible through the new one.
We’ve seen countless cover-up tattoo journeys and we’ve highlighted some key information you’ll want to know about the process.
Can Tattoos Be Completely Removed?
Laser tattoo removal is a lengthy procedure. It works by using finely tuned lasers to remove pigment from the skin. The settings are tailored to your skin tone, scar tissue, and tattoo ink color to produce the best results. In many cases, new laser tattoo removal technology ensures that the ink can be completely removed.
At our office, we use the Astanza laser tattoo removal system to ensure the best tattoo removal results. Older and thinner tattoos require fewer sessions than newer ones because fading occurs naturally due to a variety of factors such as sun exposure and circulation.
The length of each session is determined by the size of the tattoo, which can range from 10 to 30 minutes. Look at our gallery to see some of the amazing tattoo removal results we’ve achieved.
Is it possible to get a new tattoo after having laser removal?
Laser tattoo removal creates a blank canvas on your skin, so getting another tattoo is entirely possible after laser tattoo removal treatments. The skin will be sensitive during the healing process, but once healed, it is perfectly ready for new ink.
After each session, apply aftercare to the area; we recommend using ice to soothe the area and reduce irritation. If blistering occurs, keep the blister covered with a sterile dressing until it heals. Use sunscreen to shield sensitive skin from harmful UV rays. You can get a new tattoo after pampering your skin and allowing it to heal for several weeks.
How Long Does It Take to Remove a Tattoo?
A laser tattoo removal session, like a tattoo session, necessitates several weeks of healing time for the skin. Laser tattoo removal requires several sessions to remove the ink from your skin. The number of sessions required is determined by the amount of ink in the tattoo. Whether you remove the entire tattoo or just a portion of it, your skin will be a blank slate.
While you are undergoing tattoo removal treatments, our clinic schedules your appointments 8 to 12 weeks apart to allow your skin to heal and the tattoo ink to fade. Because each tattoo is unique, a variety of factors influence how long it takes to completely remove a tattoo. Your removal time may be longer or shorter depending on the following factors:
- Quantity of ink (darkness)
- Where it is located on the body
- Scar tissue and tattoo age
- Tattoo depth and ink layering
- Skin tone Color of ink
- Your overall health & well-being
The site should be healed enough for a tattoo session after eight to twelve weeks. It is recommended that you wait the same amount of time before getting another tattoo in the same area. This ensures that the skin is completely healed.
In short, we can help you get a tattoo removed or lightened. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation. During the consultation, you will be able to get answers to all of your questions, including the number of sessions recommended to achieve your desired results.