Top Five Things to Consider Before Getting Laser Tattoo Removal

Everybody makes mistakes. Most of the time, those mistakes aren’t as visible as an unwanted tattoo. Once you have an unwanted tattoo, you want nothing else than to try to get rid of it, but which method is the right one for you? The most popular technique these days, after advances over the last couple of decades, is to use laser tattoo removal. But, before you get your laser tattoo removal, here are the top five things to consider.

Laser Tattoo Removal May Not Fully Remove Tattoo

When it comes to laser tattoo removal, it’s all about how good the tattooist was, the types of pigments that were used, and the method used for removing the tattoo. Like most methods of tattoo removal, laser tattoo removal is based on destroying the pigment enough to allow the body to absorb it and dispose of the pigment. The most common laser tattoo removal method is the Q-switch laser, which produces high peak powered light pulses, in different frequencies to break down the various colors of the tattoo. Of course, in the end, even laser tattoo removal can sometimes leave a little bit behind, and you need to be prepared for that possibility.

Removal Will Require Several Sessions

Laser tattoo removal can’t be done in just one session, and it could take several sessions, depending on the colors used, the size of the tattoo, and the sensitivity of your skin. You need to be cognizant of the fact that your tattoo isn’t just going to disappear overnight, and that these sessions are likely to be spread out over several months to ensure your skin isn’t damaged and can return to its original condition with proper aftercare.

Location of the Tattoo to be Removed

The location of the tattoo you want to be removed is also going to be a deciding factor as to whether you want to use laser tattoo removal or not. Removing a tattoo on your arm, back, or leg is generally going to be a fairly simple process, and you often don’t need to worry about damaging the skin too much with the removal process. However, if your tattoo is in a location that is more obscure, with more sensitive skin, then the laser removing the tattoo may end up doing more damage in the end, resulting in discoloration or scarring. If you are concerned, consult a dermatologist before choosing to get a laser tattoo removal.

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