How Long After Laser Tattoo Removal Will Tattoo Fade?
So, you got a tattoo earlier in life that isn’t quite as thrilling as it used to be, huh? You’re now wondering if it’s possible to reverse that quick decision you made what feels like a lifetime ago, or if you will be stuck with this permanent artwork on your body forever. We at Fox Vein & Laser Experts are here with good news: You can get that tattoo removed!
PicoWay® laser for Tattoo Removal
We offer our patients the absolute gold standard is laser tattoo removal. The device we use is called the PicoWay® laser, and is known for providing faster, more effective and efficient tattoo removal with little to no pain and no downtime! It can work on tattoos of all colors, shapes and sizes, and skin of all colors, textures and tones. Because of its newly developed, advanced technology, most patients need a fewer amount of treatments to completely clear up their tattoo then if they were to use other older methods of tattoo removal.
We know what you’re probably wondering right now… How long after my laser tattoo removal will my tattoo actually start to fade? We get this question a lot. Most people who come in looking to get rid of an old tattoo are looking for immediate results. Maybe the tattoo is a reminder of a time in their life they no longer want to remember, or just doesn’t hold the same meaning that it used to. Regardless of their reason for wanting to have it removed, they usually want it removed quickly and painlessly. The real answer to this question is truthfully, it depends. It depends upon various factors such as the size of the tattoo and the part of the body it is located on. Some parts of the body are more sensitive than others and may require more sessions. Our expert team has found that it should take about five or less sittings at regular intervals in order for the ink to break up and be completely removed by the body. However, if your tattoo is relatively small, e.g. a name, it could take as short as two sittings to completely remove it from the body.
One of the main reasons our laser experts prefer using the PicoWay laser is because of how fast and effective it is for tattoo removal. The laser releases a high amount of short bursts of energy that target the particles of ink and shatter them into tiny little pieces that the body then naturally absorbs and gets rid of on its own. These short bursts mean that the laser is not in contact with the body for too long of a time period, which makes for a much more comfortable experience than older methods. It also lets us really hone in on specific areas and focus deeply on each variant of pigment. This is why fewer treatments are needed for optimal, successful results. The laser is so powerful that it can target even some of the most difficult colors like bright blues and greens, and for the first time, people with darker skin tones don’t have to worry about the laser not working as well on them!
When someone comes to us for a tattoo removal consultation, we like to remind them of these top three reasons for choosing PicoWay at Fox Vein & Laser Experts:
- The PicoWay Laser works on all skin colors and all tattoo colors. There is no need to fear that parts of your tattoo won’t be completely removed, or that you will still have the appearance of faded colors on your skin.
- The results are seen pretty quickly and you don’t have to endure countless treatment sessions before you start to see them.
- The treatment is much more comfortable than you might imagine. Since the laser only touches the skin for a trillionth of a second, there isn’t even any time for the heat to affect the skin. There is also no downtime after your treatment, so you can go back about your day as if you never even stopped in for a session.