In our last article we went over a couple of facts of what the tattoo removal process involves but there are a couple of things more to be said about all that comes after you make the decision to get rid of a tattoo. There are many factors that may improve the outcome of the treatment so here’s a list of things to keep in mind:
The laser used in the treatment will be detrimental in the success rate of the treatment; newer systems like Q-Tek are more effective than other machines, remember to ask the technician about the machine, its success rate and its efficiency.
This one might seem obvious but many people doesn’t take into consideration; larger tattoos will take longer and more sessions to erase than smaller ones. As we said, it seems kind of obvious but some people believe that the laser affects large areas at once so we’d rather make the observation.
Different ink colors and brands react different to treatment so remember to take this into account when planning your schedule for your treatment sessions; dark colors are easier to remove than bright ones since dark ones absorb the laser’s light wavelength better. If your tattoo has several colors, ask the technician who would perform the treatment if the machine has multiple wavelengths to ensure that it will be able to completely delete the tattoo.
The ink used in tattoos, no matter which brand it is, will eventually fade over time and if the tattoo you wish to erase is old and faded it will take considerably less time.
The location where the tattoo was made will also have some impact on how many treatments are needed to get rid of it; tattoos made in areas with little blood flow, like feet and hands, will take longer to erase than those made on your arm, chest or upper back and its location will also affect how uncomfortable the procedure might be.