You thought you’d love that tattoo of your favorite band for life. Or maybe you believed that you’d always love the finger tattoo trend.
But over time, your love for your tattoo turned sour – and now you’re ready to kiss that Incubus tattoo goodbye once and for all.
That’s why you’re interested in undergoing laser tattoo removal. You know laser tattoo removal is one of the best ways to reclaim your skin from that tattoo you got in Vegas or the tattoo of your ex’s name. But when it comes down to it, exactly how long does laser tattoo removal take to deliver results?
Laser Tattoo Removal: When to Expect Results
Laser tattoo removal is not a straightforward process; in fact, most patients may not see their tattoos removed until a year after that first treatment.
Here’s why: Laser tattoo removal uses a special type of laser that breaks down colored pigment located within the dermal tissue. While this laser treatment isn’t painful, it does require some healing time before the skin can undergo treatment again. We recommend waiting about six to eight weeks before your next laser tattoo treatment, meaning you undergo multiple treatments all within the span of a couple of months.
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The Average Number of Tattoo Removal Sessions You May Need
It can be difficult to determine how many tattoo removal sessions you may need without undergoing a consultation, as your sessions are determined by the size of the tattoo, its age and location, and the amount of pigment within the tattoo.
In general, you can expect to undergo anywhere from six to ten laser tattoo removal sessions to fade a small-to-medium-sized tattoo.
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Take the Next Step
Ready to get rid of that annoying tattoo once and for all? If you’d like to learn more about laser tattoo removal, please fill out the form on this page or call (562) 997-1144. Laser Skin Care Center proudly serves the Long Beach, CA area and offers a variety of cosmetic dermatology services.