The benefit of the advancement of laser treatments is that what was once considered permanent, like that tattoo you got on a whim years ago, doesn’t have to be anymore. You can erase it, whether you got your tattoo 10 years ago or last week, by undergoing laser tattoo removal treatment. At our Tarola Plastic Surgery offices in Murfreesboro, TN, we can permanently remove your tattoo in just a few sessions.
How Long Does a Tattoo Removal Treatment Take?
Whether you got your tattoo on a whim or you planned it out: you want it gone. However, if you got your tattoo in one sitting, chances are, the removal process may take a little more time. The important thing to remember is that once it’s gone, it will be gone forever. Some tattoos show significant improvement after one treatment, while others require a few sessions for complete removal.
The Factors That Affect How Long Tattoo Removal Takes
Many factors affect how long your tattoo removal treatments take, including the size, surface area of the tattoo, and the colors used. If you want your tattoo removed as quickly as possible, we will help make that happen, but there are some determining factors that play a role in how long the entire treatment takes. This varies from person to person and from one tattoo to the next.
Your skin color is a factor that determines how long tattoo removal takes. Those with lighter to medium skin pigment and tones tend to experience quicker results than those with darker skin tones due to the laser’s ability to work with the stark contrast between the tattoo colors and the skin. Rest assured, if you do have darker skin, your tattoo is still able to be removed, it just may take slightly longer than those with a lighter skin tone since the contrast isn’t as great.
The colors of your tattoo also play a role in determining just how quickly the laser can remove your tattoo. Lasers are drawn to pigment and contrast, so naturally, tattoos whose primary colors include darker colors like reds, blacks, and dark blues will respond to the laser removal process faster than tattoos with lighter colors.
It’s no secret that someone with a tiny heart tattoo on their arm will experience a faster removal process than someone who is trying to eliminate an entire sleeve-length tattoo. Your tattoo size determines how long it will take to remove the tattoo. If your tattoo is smaller in size, you will experience quicker removal results than if your tattoo is larger in size.
If you’ve had your tattoo for years and you’ve never had it redone, chances are, it probably has begun to exhibit some fading. If this describes your tattoo, your removal process will most likely be faster than those with a newer, fresher tattoo. As a general rule of thumb, older tattoos that have begun to fade may be able to be removed faster than those that are newer and darker.
Your Commitment to the Process
You play a role in how quickly your tattoo is removed. When you undergo tattoo removal, you are committing to a process that will bring you, in the end, exactly what you want–the removal of your tattoo. Our staff members can determine the best treatment plan for removing your particular tattoo and pre-schedule your treatments so that you have the proper amount of time between sessions to get the best results. All you need to do is show up.
How Does the Removal Process Work?
During your tattoo removal session, the laser will pass back and forth across the tattoo you want to be removed. The laser’s energy is drawn to the pigment in the tattoo, and when it interacts with that pigment, the particles of ink break up. The body then works to remove the particles, leading to the eventual disappearance of the tattoo from your skin. This process leads to the permanent and complete removal of your once permanent tattoo.
Your Body’s Response
Your body plays a role in determining how quickly your removal process takes because everyone’s body responds to treatments differently. When the laser breaks up the ink particles, your body plays a role in removing those particles. As your immune system works to flush the broken-up particles from the body, the appearance of the tattoo fades and eventually disappears.
Am I a Candidate?
If you want your tattoo removed, laser tattoo removal is the only successful, permanent way to make that happen. You are most likely a candidate if you have a tattoo that you want to be removed and are ready to commit to the removal process. During your initial consultation, our experienced staff will examine your tattoo, review your health history, and discuss the details of the removal process with you so that you know just what to expect during your first visit.
Your Next Step
In the end, no matter what color your skin is or how big or what color your tattoo is, the important thing is that you want it gone, and we can make that happen. If you’re ready to begin the tattoo removal process, don’t wait any longer to get started. Contact us today at Tarola Plastic Surgery in Murfreesboro, TN and schedule your appointment, and ask us about whether you’re a candidate for Botox while you’re here.