When it comes to laser tattoo removal, knowing what is happening throughout the treatment process will give you peace of mind. There are a lot of misconceptions about the process, but when you work with a reputable professional, they will be sure you have the proper expectations set. Of course, the first question almost everyone has is, “does tattoo removal work?” The answer is yes, but the results don’t come overnight. Here’s what you should expect to happen during your first laser tattoo removal appointment.
Learn About The Laser Being Used
You should always ask about the professional about the laser being used. The Quanta Q Plus C laser is the best on the market, as it’s the safest, most effective and can treat all tattoo colors. With the Quanta Q Plus C laser, the level of discomfort is very similar to the discomfort you felt when the tattoo was put on initially. During the treatment, the laser uses a nanosecond intense light to penetrate the skin and break up the ink particles. This allows the body to naturally remove the pigments over the course of several weeks and months.
The Length of Time Depends on Various Factors
The treatment time for your first laser tattoo removal may be a little longer than the subsequent ones, simply because it’s the first. Most treatments are completed in a matter of minutes, but it all depends on the size and location of the tattoo, among other factors. And the amount of treatments you’ll ultimately need depends on your skin tone, ink type, ink color and your body’s immune system.
Expect To Need Multiple Treatments
It’s important to understand your first laser tattoo removal appointment won’t be your last. Removing ink particles from the skin takes time and your body constantly works to remove the pigments. When you have the expectations of needing multiple treatments around six weeks apart, then you’ll be much more satisfied with the results of each appointment. It’s a lengthy process, but just know with each treatment, you’re one step closer to having your tattoo removed for good.
Skin Deep Laser Services will always set proper expectations for clients in the Washington DC, Fairfax, Arlington and Alexandria, VA areas. Your first laser tattoo removal appointment with us is the most important one, as we will take the time to learn more about your body, your medical history, what you want to achieve with your tattoo removal and more. All expectations will be set at this appointment and we won’t proceed until we’ve earned your trust. To learn more about our laser tattoo removal services and to schedule an appointment, contact us today.