There are many reasons why an individual may want to remove a tattoo. It could be a regretted impulse, changing life circumstances, a poor job done by the artist, or even a career choice. Because of these reasons and more, Laser Cliniqúe offers laser tattoo removal in San Diego, to patients from all over.
How many treatments does it take to remove a tattoo?
Professional tattoos typically require 6-9 treatments for removal. Amateur tattoos can usually be removed with 1-2 treatments. Because the laser breaks down the tattoo’s pigment for it to be flushed away by your body, these treatments are spaced 6-8 weeks apart in order to allow your body to “work its magic” between sessions. Ultimately, the number of sessions you’ll require will depend on what type of ink was used, how much of it, and how deeply the tattoo was done.
Here are some helpful pointers:
- Older tattoos can be removed more quickly than newer tattoos. Oranges and purples usually fade as well
- Inks of darker colors (black, dark blue, red) are easier to remove than inks of lighter colors (pink, purple, orange)
- Removing yellow and green inks typically requires the most treatment sessions
- Areas of the body that have better circulation require a less amount of sessions because the treated ink particles need to be flushed out of the body. This means that the arms, legs, and torso typically require less treatments than the fingers, toes, ears and nose