Just as there are many reasons people choose to get tattoos, there are several reasons people later decide to have those tattoos removed. Many myths surround the process of tattoo removal, from rumors about its “painful” process to stories about requiring many treatment sessions.
We’d like to provide you with the truth about laser tattoo removal by answering some of the most commonly asked questions about the procedure.
WHY DO PEOPLE WANT TATTOOS REMOVED?
Studies show the top 5 reasons people remove tattoos are:
- They were unhappy with how the art turned out
- They regret the location they chose to tattoo
- They got a tattoo impulsively
- Instant regret/Buyer’s remorse
- Cover up tattoos gone wrong
Do you have a tattoo that needs removing? Whether your reason for needing tattoo removal is listed above or not, we’ve got you covered! You can read more about tattoo regret and your treatment options in this related blog post.
CAN YOU COMPLETELY REMOVE A TATTOO?
Some tattoo removal lasers can completely or partially erase tattoos. Enlighten is the leader in laser tattoo removal, and it has shown exceptional clearance of all ink colors in shorter and fewer sessions than it’s competition.
As the world’s first and only dual wavelength (1064 nm + 532 nm) and dual pulse duration (picosecond + nanosecond) laser system, Enlighten offers removal options that traditional lasers couldn’t even imagine! This laser is also safe for all skin colors and skin types.
Previously, lasers could only treat ink that was placed on the surface of the skin. Tattoo artists place ink as deep as possible to ensure tattoos stay put and do not peel away during the healing process.
So what good are lasers that cannot treat deep into the layers of your skin? Most traditional removal lasers used only nanosecond technology, sending the broken ink particles to be absorbed into the body’s tissue and gradually removed by the lymphatic system.
HOW CAN I SPEED UP TATTOO REMOVAL?
In contrast to other lasers, our Enlighten laser uses a sophisticated, cutting-edge technology called picotechnology. Picotechnology works at a trillionth of a second; 1000x faster than nano-technology. This technology shatters the tattoo pigment into minuscule particles, which then can be absorbed more quickly and excreted from the body. This clears tattoos quicker than ever before.
HOW MANY SESSIONS DOES IT TAKE TO REMOVE A TATTOO?
Treatments will vary for each patient but are typically half the amount than would have been needed with traditional lasers. Some tattoos will be nearly gone in as little as three treatments, while others will need more.
WHAT IS TATTOO REMOVAL RECOVERY LIKE?
Patients can return to normal activity immediately following treatment as there is no downtime or wound care requirement.
If you’re interested in tattoo removal, we’re always happy to meet with you to discuss your options. For an Enlighten tattoo removal consultation, please call us at 973-571-2121 or use our online contact form to request a consultation.