Surprising facts about laser tattoo removal
We all have that friend with the questionable tattoo they got on a whim, or perhaps you’re that friend! While tattoos can be a beautiful way to express yourself, not all tattoos are created equal. Some may lose their charm over time, and that’s where laser tattoo removal comes in. This innovative technique uses lasers to target and break down the ink particles in your skin, eventually causing the tattoo to fade or vanish completely. But did you know that not all tattoos are created equal when it comes to removal? Holly Adamous, a leading Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner at LaserAway, is here to dive into five surprising facts about laser tattoo removal!
1. Black ink is the easiest color to remove
When it comes to laser tattoo removal, black ink is the most cooperative. Why? Black ink absorbs all wavelengths of light, making it highly receptive to laser treatment. Other colors, however, absorb very specific wavelengths of light, making them more stubborn and difficult to remove. So, if you’re thinking about getting a new tattoo that you might one day want to erase, remember: black is where it’s at!
2. Blue and green inks are the hardest
While black ink might be easy to remove, blue and green inks tend to put up more of a fight. These colors don’t respond as well to laser treatments and can be harder to remove or fade. You might need a longer removal process to get that vibrant peacock feather or mermaid tail to pack its bags and leave your skin for good.
3. Location matters
Where your tattoo is located can determine how quick and effective the removal process will be. Tattoos on areas with more blood flow, like the chest, tend to fade faster compared to areas like the hands or feet. This is because blood flow plays a crucial role in flushing out the broken-down ink particles. That being said, tattoos on extremities can still be removed, but the process may take longer.
4. Be prepared for some spiciness
Let’s be honest—laser tattoo removal isn’t the most comfortable experience, and the process can feel spicy. Most clinics give patients the option of applying a numbing cream 30 minutes before their appointment to make the process more bearable. But hey, you survived getting the tattoo, right? You can handle this, too! Just think of it as a little laser dance party on your skin.
5. Patience is a virtue
Laser tattoo removal requires patience and can take 8 to 10 sessions at minimum. The ease of removing a tattoo depends on various factors, such as the size, location, age, and color of your ink. This is why some tattoos may not be removed completely. Remember, Rome wasn’t built in a day, and your tattoo won’t be erased in one, either!
Leave it to the experts
So, whether you’re saying goodbye to that ex’s name or that impulsive spring break tattoo, laser tattoo removal can help you turn the page on an old chapter of your life. And guess what? LaserAway, the nation’s leading aesthetic dermatological provider, offers laser tattoo removal at all of their locations across the country! With their expertise and state-of-the-art technology, you’ll be in good hands. Just remember that patience and a dash of humor will go a long way in the tattoo removal process. Happy lasering!