3 Things You Might Not Know About Laser Tattoo Removal

Do you have a tattoo that you aren’t in love with anymore? Maybe you have an ex-lover’s initials tattooed somewhere, or perhaps you don’t know what you were thinking when you got that tattoo of a dolphin frolicking with a unicorn wrapped in barbwire. Either way, you’re probably considering your options. You could try to get a cover-up tattoo, but if you’re trying to look more professional or you just want to forget the tattoo altogether, that’s not always the best option. Fortunately, with laser tattoo removal, our Colleyville patients can enjoy clear, even, beautiful skin where their tattoos once were.

Of course, you’ve no doubt heard of laser tattoo removal, but if you’re like a lot of people you may be skeptical or you may think that it’s too expensive, painful, or time consuming. For most of our patients, none of these things are true, so we thought we’d put together a few interesting facts you may not know about tattoo removal in Colleyville.

Your Sessions May Only Take a Few Minutes

Most of the time, getting a tattoo completely removed takes a few sessions. This is because, during each session, a laser will be focused on one or more pigments in the tattoo, and the heat will break up those pigmented molecules, allowing the body to reabsorb them and carry them away with other waste particles. For this reason, you will likely notice more fading a few days after your session than you notice on the day you come in for laser treatment. Furthermore, you don’t have to undergo long sessions. Your sessions may only take a few minutes out of your day.

Black Ink Is the Easiest to Remove

If you have a lot of heavy black ink, you might be a bit apprehensive about getting laser treatments, but have no fear. Black ink is actually usually the easiest color to remove. Different colors respond differently to laser treatment, but with a few sessions, you can look forward to seeing your bare, beautiful skin again, whether you have all-black tattoos or you have a lot of different colors.

Tattoos Aren’t as Deep as You Think

Finally, if you’re worried about having a laser penetrate deep into your skin, you have nothing to worry about, either. Tattoo ink really only penetrates just below the epidermis, to the dermis. This is why laser tattoo removal is so effective and why it usually only takes a few sessions to get your skin back to normal.

For more information on laser tattoo removal, aftercare, and what to expect from your sessions, call us at Med Spa Colleyville Tx today at 817–427–3700. We’ll be happy to schedule a free consultation and skin analysis to help you understand your options and get you back on the road to clear, beautiful skin.