I have a colorful tattoo: How many sessions will I need to remove it?

‘Tattoo regret’ is on the rise in the US, which means more Americans are ruing getting inked, and want to remove their markings. While laser technology has made fading tattoos more tolerable, removing them can still be challenging, especially if they are multi-colored. So people with brightly colored tattoos continue to ask–“I have a colorful tattoo how many sessions will I need to remove it.”

Tattoo removal can be a difficult process, because the ink is embedded within the dermis, or middle layer of the skin. Tattoos were designed to be permanent, that’s why they are placed in the deep layer of the skin, and it therefore takes several laser sessions to fade them.

How laser tattoo removal works?
The heat from the laser energy breaks up the ink into tiny particles, and the fragments are then eliminated by the body.

How many sessions do you need
The number of sessions depends on the type of laser being used, as well as the size and specific colors of the tattoo. There are newer lasers that combine several wavelengths, which make them effective on a range of different colors. However, some colors like green and light blue are difficult to fade.

Having a tattoo removed can be a long process, even with lasers it can take up to 12 sessions. While most of the ink will be go neat the end of treatment, there is no guarantee that all the ink will fade.

If you have a colorful tattoo that you would like removed, contact Accent Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Tupelo, MS.  Call (662) 377-6290 today and schedule an appointment with Dr. Mark Craig. Dr. Craig will do an evaluation, and estimate the number of sessions you will need to remove your tattoo.

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