While tattoos are considered works of art, they can sometimes interfere with a person’s relationship or their job. Thankfully, individuals no longer have to worry over tattoo regret because they can now be removed with the Laser Tattoo Removal Process. While the process does not happen in one sitting, many individuals can have their tattoos removed or at least significantly faded so they are no longer so noticeable. The results will depend on the age and size of the tattoo, along with the colors that were used.
It is important individuals understand the process of removing a tattoo with a laser takes a long time. It can take months or even years of treatment to fully remove the tattoo. With each laser treatment, the tattoo colors fade so they become lighter and less noticeable. If a tattoo is made of black ink only, it will be much easier to remove than a tattoo that features multiple bright colors.
Reds, pinks, greens, and blues are the most difficult colors to remove with a laser. Different lasers must be used to address each color so a person can expect to spend more if they have a large multi-colored tattoo. When a person goes in for a consultation, the laser specialist will be able to provide them approximate information on how long the process will take and what they can expect.
Lasers send bursts of energy into the layers of skin where the ink lies. The light energy released by the laser is absorbed by the ink and causes it to become fragmented. The fragments are then absorbed by the body’s immune system over a period of days and weeks.
Laser tattoo removal can be an expensive process because each treatment can cost between $200 and $500 and the cost is not covered by medical insurance because it is an elective procedure.
If you have tattoo regret, seeing a laser specialist can help you determine whether or not laser tattoo removal is for you. It is important to consult with more than one professional so you can be sure you will be able to achieve the results you are looking for.