Tattoo removal results can vary widely, so it’s important that you research the places you’re looking at for tattoo removal as well as general information about how to achieve your ideal tattoo removal results.
At Dr. Ink Eraser, we feel it’s important to offer as much of that information as possible. That’s why we’re sharing that information with you in one place.
Without further ado, here are the things we think you should know about tattoo removal results:
Tattoo removal can take months
It’s very rare to see the final results of tattoo removal in a single session. The lasers used in tattoo removal lighten the tattoo so it gradually becomes less visible. One treatment is not going to succeed.
Tattoo removal also can’t be done in quick succession. It takes several weeks for the skin to properly dispose of the ink particles, and you can’t go in for your next removal session while that’s happening.
Your technician will discuss with you when you should come in for your next removal session, which can be anywhere from 4 to 6 weeks out.
Some inks are easier to remove than others
The fewer ink colors your tattoo has, the easier it is to remove. The colors matter, too — blacks, browns, blues, and greens are considered easiest to remove. Generally speaking, tattoos with these colors will take fewer removal sessions.
However, this shouldn’t matter too much, because the best tattoo removal clinics offer different lasers with different wavelengths that are designed to tackle different ink colors. If the clinics you’re looking into are lacking in that department, consider looking elsewhere.
The best lasers to work with nowadays are Nanosecond and Picosecond lasers, which are able to remove different ink colors on different skin colors and types. At Dr. Ink Eraser, we have both types of those lasers available and our technicians have been well-trained on how to use them.
You can control the removal results — to a degree
To achieve the best results for removing your tattoo, follow your technician’s aftercare instructions. They may suggest applying ointment or moisturizer daily.
You may start to see better results if you don’t smoke or vape, avoid excessive alcohol use, and stay hydrated.
Generally speaking, living a healthier lifestyle will help you achieve the tattoo removal results you desire.
Some things, however, are going to be out of your control, such as a laser technician’s level of experience. Don’t be afraid to ask a lot of questions during your consultation about the clinic itself: how long it’s been around, how much training and experience the laser technicians have, and anything else that comes to mind.
The best clinics will give you honest, straightforward answers, and you can expect nothing less from us at Dr. Ink Eraser.
You may experience pain
Many people who are considering tattoo removal worry about pain. Tattoo removal can hurt both during and after each session.
Thankfully, most tattoo removal businesses, including Dr. Ink Eraser, offer patients pain relief options during the removal procedure and often give guidance on pain management for when you leave the office.
It’s worth noting that the pain will get better after you’ve had more sessions. So if you come out of your first appointment in a lot of pain, remember that the next one won’t be nearly as bad.
Scarring is rare but can happen
It used to be more common for people with darker skin to scar from laser tattoo removal, but thanks to the latest technology advancement in lasers, it’s a much rarer occurrence.
But even if you don’t have dark skin, you may still experience scarring. Still, there are several ways to avoid scarring, such as:
- Wearing sunscreen
- Not picking at scabs or blisters
- Washing with mild, unscented soaps
- Patting the treated area instead of scrubbing it
- Changing bandages daily and after you wash
- Moisturizing the treated area
Contact Dr. Ink Eraser to achieve the best tattoo removal results
Dr. Ink Eraser is a state-of-the-art tattoo removal clinic with multiple locations in the Atlanta, Georgia, area. Thanks to our high-tech laser technology, we are able to erase tattoos of all colors, sizes, and locations without creating scars or blemishes for all skin types and colors.
If you want the best results for tattoo removal, contact Dr. Ink Eraser today to schedule a consultation with our laser technicians.