It can seem like there are more questions than answers when it comes to laser tattoo removal. However, when you ask the right professional, your questions will be answered thoroughly enough to allow you to make the right decision for you about your tattoo removal. In fact, it’s highly encouraged to ask as many questions as you can think of. Here are a few of the most common questions to consider asking.
How Long Does The Procedure Take?
The answer to this question depends on your skin type and tone, the color and size of the tattoo and how large it is. Each individual laser tattoo removal session shouldn’t take more than 20 minutes or so, but you may have to undergo multiple sessions spread out over the course of a year, again depending upon the location, ink density, skin type, and a few other factors. No matter what anyone tells you, removing a tattoo takes time.
Will The Laser Burn My Skin?
When you have an experienced and qualified professional remove your tattoos, you should only experience minor discomfort throughout the process. The highest quality and most reputable lasers will not burn your skin. If you’ve heard of the Picosure tattoo removal stories, just be aware those were isolated incidents resulting from bad business practices.
What Does It Cost?
Everyone needs to know what the laser tattoo removal cost is. Sometimes cost isn’t an issue if it means you can get rid of your unwanted tattoo forever. For smaller tattoos, you can expect the cost to be around $100 per session. Your tattoo may require multiple sessions, so budget accordingly. Depending on the size and location of your tattoo, the price could be significantly higher per session.
How Painful Is The Procedure?
If you were able to deal with the pain of getting the tattoo in the first place, then you’ll experience a similar amount of pain to remove it. However, many people have indicated laser tattoo removal is even less painful than getting the tattoo put on initially.
What Are The Main Side Effects?
There will be side effects to any laser tattoo removal treatment. The most common ones include redness, swelling, blistering, scabbing, bruising, sensitivity and possible pigmentation issues. As long as you take proper care of your skin in the following weeks after the procedure, these side effects should go away naturally. However, some side effects could lead to scarring if you don’t take proper care.
Skin Deep Laser Services is here to answer all of your questions about laser tattoo removal. We provide services to clients throughout the Annandale, Fairfax, Springfield and Alexandria, VA areas, so feel free to contact us at any time for your consultation.