Have you been thinking about getting your tattoos removed only to back out due to uncertainty around how it all works? First thing you should know is that you’re not alone. Many others out there are in the same position. Due to rumors and myths about laser removal, many people have chosen to hit the pause button on what they should’ve had done a long time ago. To help clear things up for you, here are answers to four frequently asked questions that tend to give people cause for pause.
- What Happens Exactly?
Laser tattoo removal is part cool and part nerdy. As simple as it appears, it’s a lot more involved than simply holding a light up to your skin until the tattoo disappears. Instead, the laser targets tattoo pigment colors in the skin’s dermis, the layer below the epidermis. The light beams are trapped by the tattoo pigments, which then get broken up. The fragmented pieces of tattoo pigment are then absorbed by the body and eventually eliminated.
- Will It All Go Away?
While it may not be the definitive answer you were looking for, there are several factors impacting whether it all goes away. For example, colors such as green, yellow and red can be difficult to remove while certain amateur artwork can take longer than professional ones to clear up. The folks at Newport Tattoo Removal can give you a better idea of what to expect.
- Will My Skin Color Change?
There are a couple points to consider in terms of your skin changing.
- Your skin may have darkened or gotten scarred as a result of your tattoo. Removing the tattoo may just reveal those changes that you may not have seen before.
- For certain tattoos, laser removal may cause the skin to darken or lighten immediately. This is usually only for a short period of time and is correctable with further treatment.
- Does Age Matter?
The amount of time it takes to remove a tattoo runs opposite of what some would consider logical. Like a writing with a permanent marker, you would expect that the longer the tattoo’s been there, the more difficult it would be to remove. However, the exact opposite is true. Older tattoos can come off faster than newer ones because the body has already absorbed some of the pigment through the years, making it easier to break up the remaining amount.
Although laser tattoo removal is a highly advanced, effective and safe process, there are still mitigating factors you should consider before making the jump. If you would like to talk to a professional, the folks at Newport Tattoo Removal can certainly answer any other questions you may have to help you get the most out of your experience. Give us a call at (949) 631-9009 to see how we can help.