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  • Seven FAQs About Laser Tattoo Removal

    1. How does Laser Tattoo Removal work?

    A focused beam of light, or laser, is directed at the tattooed area for a fraction of a second, passing harmlessly through the outer layer of skin and targeting the tattoo ink directly. The laser fragments the ink, which allows the body to then absorb it and break it down naturally.

    2. Does Laser Tattoo Removal remove all colors of ink?

    Most colors can be removed completely after several sessions. Some colors may require more treatments than others, but even the most difficult colors will eventually fade significantly so that the remnants of the tattoo can only be seen upon close inspection of the area. On rare occasion, some colors may not be removable.

    3. Will the tattoo be gone after the first laser tattoo removal treatment?

    Tattoo removal, like hair removal, requires several treatments. The size and colors of the tattoo will make an impact on the number of treatments necessary to get desired results. During your consultation, the LaserAway specialist can give you a better understanding of how many treatments it will take to remove your tattoo.

    4. Will I see immediate results?

    Every person responds differently. A visual change depends on the amount of ink present in the tattoo. Some people have reported seeing a difference right away, while others will not see changes until after several treatments.

    5. How long do I have to wait between treatments?

    It is recommended to wait approximately eight weeks between laser tattoo removal treatments. Laser tattoo removal breaks the ink down so that the body can absorb it, which takes time. If the treatment process is rushed, scarring and discoloration of the skin can occur.

    6. Can I have just part of the tattoo removed?

    You may have a tattoo that you really like, but the name underneath it is not something you want anymore. Laser Tattoo Removal allows you to remove a part of the tattoo as lasers are incredibly precise.

    7. Does Laser Tattoo Removal hurt?

    Everyone has a different pain threshold and just like with getting a tattoo, some may find the procedure more uncomfortable than others. Most report a warming sensation and slight discomfort at most. Talk with your LaserAway specialist about what to expect before, during and after treatment.

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