Repeat Laser Treatment for Tattoo Removal

As you will have been made aware depending on the size, age, and type of ink used on the original tattoo the number of sessions you will require will be different. Many laser tattoo removal clinicians prefer to work on older tattoos, as the older the age, the easier the tattoo seems to disappear, therefore the older the tattoo, usually the lower the number of sessions, however this will also be effected by the size and colours used. If the tattoo of course is of a large scale this will mean a number of sessions will be needed and small sections of the tattoo will be worked on at once. Usually each session will take place between 4 and 6 weeks apart, this is to ensure that every area worked on heals correctly before repeat treatment is applied.  When considering the colours used within the tattoo there are specific colours which are easier to remove than others, most colours will respond in a certain way, but you should be aware that:
  • Blue/black inks are easier to remove
  • Pastel and whites may cause some difficulty
  • Browns, yellows, oranges, pinks and purples may also cause problems due to their natural appearance in some people’s skin tones.

Where specific colours are present then a different type of laser may be used or additional sessions may be required. You should be aware that in a number of cases, unfortunately, a 100% success rate with relation to removal is not always the case. You should also be aware that these additional sessions will increase your overall cost of the procedure, and perhaps you should discuss this with the clinic you choose, as they may offer packages which include specific numbers of sessions, this may work out cheaper in certain instances.

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