It is not uncommon for people to regret the tattoos that they chose years ago. Although tattoos are becoming more commonly accepted in society today, there is still a demand for tattoo removal services. If you are one of these people looking to get a tattoo removed, you may have various concerns, such as the length of the procedure, the costs involved, and whether it will be painful.
One of the best ways to remove a tattoo effectively is by using the Pico Laser technology. To help you understand more about the laser removal process, here are some answers to the most commonly asked questions about laser tattoo removal:
How long will the tattoo removal procedure take?
The size, complexity of design, colour, location, skin type, and age of the tattoo are all factors that affect the length and number of treatments you need to undergo to fully remove the tattoo. Using the Pico Laser technology, most tattoos reduce 80-90% in appearance within 5-10 sessions. Of course, larger tattoos may take more sessions, simply because it takes time to cover the whole area of the tattoo.
Tattoos located at the extremities of your body may take longer to fade due to the weaker blood circulation at these parts of the body. Conversely, tattoos on lighter skin, tattoos in dark blue or black ink, and older tattoos are easier to remove and will require fewer sessions.
Tattoo removal sessions are typically spaced a few weeks apart to allow the skin to heal in between sessions. As such, the total length for tattoo removal may take a few months.
Will the treatment hurt?
Unfortunately, the tattoo removal process is not pain-free. Some put the pain at around the same intensity as during the inking process. However, most clinics will employ some type anaesthesia to make the process more bearable, such as numbing creams, icing, and local anaesthesia injections.
How much does the Pico laser tattoo removal cost?
The total cost of tattoo removal will be determined by how many sessions of treatment you need. At most clinics, the price per session can be anything between $50 and $800, depending on the clinic and the size and complexity of your tattoo. Adding the sessions up, a simple tattoo may cost $2000 to remove, while more challenging removals can cost up to $4000.
How do I choose a clinic?
Every clinic will tell you that they are the best choice for laser tattoo removal. However, you should make your choice wisely. You can depend on referrals from your friends, or do in-depth research on clinics that provide the service. Make sure that the technology being used is certified and up-to-date, and that the procedure is performed by trained specialists. Thus, you should look out for certifications, research evidence, and customer reviews to help you make an informed decision.