As tattoos have exploded in popularity in recent years, the demand for safe, simple, and fast tattoo removal has also skyrocketed. In fact, it’s estimated that nearly 20% of people with tattoos have experienced feelings of regret over being inked. Common reasons for these feelings include immature decision-making concerning the tattoo(s), fading, and no longer liking the appearance of the artwork in question.
People use a number of methods to remove tattoos, but the most tried-and-true method of all is laser removal.
What is Laser Removal for Tattoos?
Laser removal is a method used to remove tattoos that involves using laser technology to “break up” the ink in the skin. Once this part of the process is complete, the body naturally disposes of the ink remains. Tattoo laser removal takes place over the course of a number of sessions depending on the size, type, and location of the tattoo. After each session, the tattoo in question will naturally fade a bit more. After the last session, the tattoo will not be visible at all and will have completely faded.
There are different types of laser technology used for tattoo removal. These lasers have different energy levels, wavelengths, and duration of pulsing. The type of laser needed will heavily depend on the tattoo in question.
Laser removal might be more effective in some cases rather than others. The factors that determine effectiveness include colors in the tattoo, pigment, tone of the skin, and the ability of your own immune system.
What Does Laser Tattoo Removal Cost?
There are a number of factors that will affect the cost of laser removal, but the number of sessions and the size of the affected area will most heavily impact it. Likewise, it’s more difficult to remove certain colors over others, and some pigments can be difficult to manipulate.
Essentially, the cost of your removal will be determined by what needs to be done. There is no cookie cutter answer, but prices at InkAway start at only $109 per session. This type of laser removal is typically completed in anywhere from 5-15 sessions.
What are the Risks Involved with Laser Removal?
The risks involved with this method of tattoo removal are quite minimal which is just one of the reasons many people opt for it. On occasion, certain types of ink will produce odd reactions to the lasers. As a result, the ink might change colors or darken rather than fade away. Luckily, this can easily be fixed by changing wavelengths in future sessions.
Fading in natural skin color in and around the affected area is also possible, but this effect is generally temporary.
If you are at risk or have a history of keloid scarring, it might be best to seek an alternative form of tattoo removal. In some cases, the removal can still be performed anyway with a laser that is less intensive. In most cases, people do not scar at all from laser tattoo removal.
For more information about this innovative and revolutionary tattoo removal process, check out InkAway Tattoo Removal in Philadelphia and decide if this treatment is right for you!