Does it hurt? Pain is a relative term and of course, it depends on your threshold of pain. Most people believe the best thing about laser tattoo removal is how much ‘less pain’ there is when compared to other tattoo removal procedures. “Some people describe the sensation of the laser as being akin to a mosquito bite, or a rubber band being snapped against the skin.”
How long does it take? Depending on the size and how complex the tattoo you choose will determine how long it takes. Black tattoos with simple outlining and shading is said to be a lot easier to do than full back colored tattoo. It can take from a couple weeks to a couple of months because the body needs three weeks to heal between laser tattoo removal sessions—and some lasers are designs for specific colors only.
Why choose Laser Tattoo Removal? It is virtually painless when comparing to other tattoo removal procedures and it is free of infection risk, and is known to have great results. There are other methods, like excision which actually remove the tattooed skin with a scalpel and this can often make the tattooed area look worse than it did before. Another technique like dermabrasion actually ‘sands down’ the tattooed area of the skin, making laser tattoo removal a popular and comfortable choice when it comes to tattoo removal.
Tattoo Tidbit: Even after your tattoo is healed, tattoos are more susceptible to the sun’s rays, so protect it from direct sunlight. Always wear a sunscreen SPF 30 on the tattoo. This protects your skin and keeps the tattoo from facing.
Tattoo Tidbit: The color additives used in tattooing pigments are the same as those used in cosmetics. They are monitored by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and approved for topical application only. There are more than 100 different colors