Important Questions about Laser Tattoo Removal
Tattoo Removal FAQ
As tattoo removal becomes increasingly popular, so have questions regarding it. Does it hurt? How many sessions does it take? Will insurance pay for it (unless you have a stellar insurance plan, good luck on that one). Here are some common questions when it comes to removing old tattoos.
Will it hurt?
Everyone is different and pain levels will vary depending on individual. Most people say that it feels like a rubber band snapping against their skin, but not so bad they would stop treatment. If you have extra sensitive skin let your laser therapist know before hand and consider a numbing cream.
How many treatments will it take?
Again, everyone (and every tattoo) is different and it depends on your unique circumstance. The type of ink and pigment, size of tattoo, and whether it is an amateur or professional tattoo will affect how many appointments you will need.
How far apart should I schedule my appointments?
Typically 4-8 weeks apart but consult your laser technician.
What color tattoos respond the best to treatment?
Blue and black respond the best while orange, purple and red are more challenging to remove.