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How Many Treatments Do I Need to Lighten a Tattoo?

How Many Treatments Do I Need to Lighten a Tattoo?

Tattoos are no longer forever, because thanks to today’s technology people can lighten an existing tattoo, and get the tattoo they really want. There are times when a tattoo doesn’t come out just right, but it’s possible to lighten or remove it all together. But one of the most common patient questions about the procedure is, – how many treatments do I need to lighten a tattoo.

How laser tattoo lightening works
The process to lighten a tattoo involves the same laser treatment used for tattoo removal, but it requires fewer treatment sessions. The light rays emitted by the laser are absorbed by the particles in the tattoo, causing them to fragment. The particles are then absorbed by the body, and later removed via the lymphatic system.

How Many Treatments Do you need to lighten a tattoo?
It’s not always easy to estimate the number of treatments that will be needed to lighten a tattoo, as it depends on several factors, including the power and effectiveness of the laser being used. However, depending on the technology, it can take 2-4 treatments to lighten a tattoo.

The color of the tattoo also influences the number of treatments needed, as some colors are easier to lighten than others. In addition, tattoos that are placed deep in the skin will require more treatment sessions.

Newer technologies like the Lumenis QX Max can lighten tattoos quickly and efficiently, as it treats a broad range of tattoo colors.

Are you ready to lighten that tattoo? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the Englewood or greater Denver metro, CO areas, Colorado Skin & Vein is our featured practice.

You can reach them at www.coloradoskinandvein.com, or by calling 303.683.3235.

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.


How Many laser Treatments Will It Take to Get Rid of a New Tattoo?

Some people love the tattoo they ink and wish to keep it forever, while others regret theirs as soon as they walk out of the tattoo parlor. But how easy is it to remove a newly inked tattoo. This article looks at the essentials regarding how many treatments it will take to get rid of a new tattoo (click here).

Laser tattoo removal involves the use of laser energy to shatter the ink pigments into smaller particles, which the body eventually eliminates.

Removing a new vs an old tattoo
With older tattoos, the ink has been in place for some time, therefore some of the ink may have already faded. This can make it somewhat easier to get rid of the older tattoo, but there are also other variables to consider.

How many treatments will you need
The number of sessions required to remove a tattoo is influenced by several factors, including the colors used. Some colors such as black and dark blue absorb the laser energy easily and are therefore easier to remove, while colors like green are more difficult.

The versatility of the laser will also impact the number of treatment sessions needed. Lasers that emit a spectrum of light are able to work more efficiently, and fade a wider range of colors.

At Gallaher Plastic Surgery, Powell, TN, we use the Enlighten laser by Cutera. The Enlighten is one of the most powerful lasers for tattoo removal, because it uses picosecond technology. This technology makes it possible to reduce tattoo removal times, therefore fewer treatment sessions are needed.

Call 865-671-3888 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Tom Gallaher, or Dr. Daniel Fowler to find out more about laser tattoo removal.

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