Tattoo regret is common these days, but laser technology has made removing them a lot more convenient. It has therefore become an attractive option by people wanting to get rid of unwanted tattoos. Most patients are concerned about the duration of the treatment, so virtually all of them ask the question, –How many laser tattoo removal sessions will I need to see results.
How Laser Tattoo Removal works
The light energy emitted by the laser is absorbed by the ink, causing it to break up into smaller particles. The shattered ink particles are then naturally removed by the body’s immune system over the following weeks.
There is some level of pain involved in laser tattoo removal, but in most cases it’s less than anticipated. There may be some redness, swelling, tenderness, or blistering after the procedure, but these symptoms are temporary.
How many sessions will you need to remove your tattoo
Patients need to understand at the outset that laser tattoo removal takes time, and there are a number of factors that combine to influence the length of the process.
The colors used, the depth of the ink, skin type, efficiency of the laser, and the length of time the tattoo has been in place, are important variables that impact the speed with which a tattoo is removed.
Laser tattoo removal typically requires 5-10 sessions. Sessions are spaced 4-6 weeks apart to ensure that the skin has sufficient time to heal between sessions.
If youlive in Guilford, CT, and need to have a tattoo removed, contact the Langdon Center for Laser & Cosmetic Surgery for more information.
Call us today at 844-551-9880, to schedule a consultation with Dr. Robert Langdon.