Here are some of the most common questions people ask about removing tattoos:
1. How does tattoo removal work?
In short, Laser removal is the most common method and works by using short bursts of laser energy to break down the ink particles in the tattoo. The broken-down ink is then absorbed by the body and removed through the immune system. You can read more how about the process works buy reading our other article How Does Laser Tattoo Removal Work
2. Is laser tattoo removal painful?
Tattoo removal with lasers can be uncomfortable and is often described as feeling like a rubber band snapping against the skin. The discomfort can be managed with the use of a local anesthetic or numbing cream, and many people report only mild discomfort during the procedure. However, the level of discomfort can vary depending on the individual’s pain tolerance and the location and size of the tattoo being removed. It’s a good idea to discuss pain management options with your tattoo removal provider before the procedure.
At TakeTatt we use a Cryo device that numbs the area like ice numbs the skin. It helps with the pain but doesn’t fully remove it.
3. How many laser tattoo removal sessions will I need?
The number of laser tattoo removal sessions you will need depends on a number of factors, including the size, color, and location of the tattoo, as well as the type of laser used. On average, most people will need between six and twelve sessions to fully remove a tattoo. However, some people may need more or fewer sessions depending on their individual circumstances. It’s important to keep in mind that laser tattoo removal is a process and it can take time to see the full results. It’s also a good idea to consult with a professional tattoo removal specialist to get a more accurate estimate of how many sessions you may need.
4. Is laser tattoo removal effective?
Laser tattoo removal is generally considered to be an effective treatment for removing tattoos. It works by breaking up the ink particles in the tattoo with lasers, so that they can be absorbed by the body’s immune system and naturally expelled. The effectiveness of laser tattoo removal can depend on a number of factors, including the size, location, and color of the tattoo, as well as the individual’s skin type and the age of the tattoo. However, most people are able to have their tattoos significantly faded or completely removed with multiple laser treatment sessions. It’s important to keep in mind that laser tattoo removal can be a time-consuming process, and it may not be suitable for everyone.
We are unable to remove some tattoo ink colors from darker skin types but once you submit your photo to us we will evaluate the tattoo to make sure you are a good candidate for removal.
5. How long does it take for the tattoo to completely disappear after laser removal?
The length of time it takes for a tattoo to completely disappear after laser removal can vary depending on a number of factors, such as the size and color of the tattoo, the depth of the ink in the skin, and the individual’s skin type and healing process. On average, it can take anywhere from several weeks to several months for a tattoo to completely disappear after laser removal. Some people may require multiple treatment sessions to fully remove their tattoo.
It is important to keep in mind that laser tattoo removal is not a quick or easy process, and it can be expensive although at TakeTatt are main objective is to make it as affordable as possible.
Typically we see the average removal takes about 9-14 months.