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Erasing Unpleasantries: A (Short) FAQ to Removing Tattoos

Everyone has their own reasons to remove tattoos from their body. If you have an unpleasant tattoo you don’t want to look at anymore, laser tattoo removal may be a great option for you. Many people are hesitant to undergo the procedure because they don’t know exactly how it works. Here are some of the most common questions people have about the laser tattoo removal process, along with the answers.

How Much Does It Hurt?

If you were able to tolerate the pain of getting the tattoo inked on your body, removing tattoos provides a similar level of pain. There will be some discomfort for most patients, but the pain is rarely unbearable. However, if it does come to that point, some places offer skin numbing to help you get through it.

When Will the Tattoo Be Completely Removed?

It’s difficult to predict with certainty how many treatments it will take to remove a tattoo completely. A lot of it depends on your skin type, the location of the tattoo and other factors. You’ll typically need between five and 10 treatments spread out over the span of several months to remove the tattoo completely. Even a small eyebrow tattoo removal process can take a few months so you have to be patient throughout the process.

What Are the Side Effects?

Side effects are going to occur in nearly every patient, but the severity differs. Most patients have redness, blistering, tenderness and hyperpigmentation or hypopigmentation. These are all normal and will usually heal on their own after a couple of weeks following your treatment.

What Is the Cost of Laser Tattoo Removal?

Since removing tattoos takes multiple treatments, the cost can add up quickly. You can generally expect to pay around $100 for a single treatment. The price depends on the tattoo you have and how long it takes to heal so you should expect the cost to be much higher than getting the tattoo applied in the first place.

How Can I Prevent Scarring?

Laser treatment for removing tattoos generally doesn’t leave much scarring. As long as you take proper care of the area by not irritating scabs and following the advice of the professional, you shouldn’t have to worry too much about scarring.

Laser tattoo removal is becoming more popular today, but it’s still a big decision. If you still have some unanswered questions about the process, contact us at any time.

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