Are you regretting a tattoo? Whatever your reason for getting a tattoo might have been, it is common to stop liking it after some time.

While laser tattoo removal has lessened the commitment associated with a tattoo, there is more to it than you may think. Lasers are effective at removing tattoos, but before taking the plunge to get a new tattoo or booking an appointment to remove one, you should be aware of the following things.

It Takes Months, if Not a Year or Two

How does tattoo removal work? The laser causes the pigment to shatter into small pieces that gradually fade over a series of treatments. 

Laser tattoo removal is a process that can take one to two years to see final results, with sessions every six to eight weeks apart. The time between sessions lets your body break down as much of the pigment as it can and heal before the next treatment.

There Might Be Some Pain During the Sessions

Pain tolerance differs from person to person. Some places will use topical numbing cream on the area to minimize discomfort. A chiller, which is a device that emits cold air, may also be used to provide some relief during the procedure.

Despite the above measures, some discomfort may be experienced by the patient. Laser tattoo removal is not a completely pain-free procedure. Discuss this with your practitioner before your treatment if you are worried about pain.

There Might Be Discomfort—Even After the Procedure

You should prepare to feel some discomfort after the procedure, for about a week. The treated area may have blisters that will need to be covered in an ointment and bandaged for a few days. They will then depuff, scab, peel, and heal.

To care for your skin, you will need supplies like Aquaphor, bandages, and clothes that will not irritate the treatment site. Your first treatments will require more post-procedure care. As you get more treatments and less ink is left in the skin, less aftercare will be needed.

It Can Leave Some Scarring

Laser tattoo removal may not leave your skin looking as flawless as it was before getting the tattoo. Some scarring might be left on the skin.

However, this can be minimized if done by a licensed professional or qualified doctor. A specialist will lighten the pigment to give you the best result.

It Is a Costly Procedure

As with most cosmetic procedures, each visit may set you back hundreds of dollars. So, how much is tattoo removal? At Bare Tattoo & Hair Removal, our price starts from seventy-nine dollars per treatment.

The cost differs depending on the size and placement of the tattoo. The total amount you end up spending will also depend on how many sessions are needed.

Spending on a professional service, however, is worth it to get the clear skin that you want. The price should not be a factor when deciding which specialist will do your tattoo removal. It is best to choose high-quality services that will produce safe and effective results. 

Book Your Consultation Now

Book a free consultation with our specialists at Bare Tattoo & Hair Removal today. Your tattoo will be evaluated to give an accurate estimated number of treatments, and you will learn what you can expect during the procedure, the risks, and the aftercare.

We take the time to thoroughly answer your questions to ensure that you are confident and familiar with the treatment. Call us at 219-237-0044 or fill out our online contact form to book your appointment today.