Top 10 Commonly Asked Questions Before and After Tattoo Removal


Do you want your tattoo removed because of an upcoming wedding, special event, or your planning on joining the military? For whatever reason it may be, you’ll always find the best tattoo removal in Detroit to help you get rid of those unwanted tattoos. If you have never undergone tattoo removal, here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.

1. How much will I spend in a tattoo removal?

Price is an important factor when choosing tattoo removal services. The price of removing a tattoo is much more expensive than getting it. You can expect to spend anywhere from $220-$500 to remove an average sized tattoo. For smaller tattoos, a single treatment may cost you between $75-$125 per session.

2. Will my old tattoo disappear entirely after laser removal?

Yes, but it takes multiple sessions for complete removal. Before and after tattoo removal, the amount of sessions you need will be determined by your laser tattoo removal specialist.

3. How long will I wait to have my tattoo removed?

This depends on your skin and your immune systems capability to eliminate ink. Many people eliminate tattoo ink from their bodies in about a year. This is so because your skin needs enough time to heal in between treatments. Laser removal practitioners highly recommend at least six weeks between laser removal sessions. For those with darker complexions, they are given at least eight weeks apart. Permanent skin damage and side effects may result if the time gap or interval between sessions is too close.

4. Is it possible to tell how many sessions will I need to remove my tattoo completely?

 Most patients wanting their tattoos removed completely will need between five to eight treatments, while some have their tattoos remobed in three or four.

5. What affects the speed of tattoo removal?

Some factors include: the type of tattoo layering, location of the tattoo on the body, skin type, ink colors used, amount of ink, and pre-existing scarring.

6. Does laser tattoo removal hurt?

It is important to remember that everyone has a different pain tolerance. But generally, many patients say it hurts less than what they expected. Others say that the pain of getting a tattoo and removing a tattoo is the same. Most people say it feels like a rubber band snapping againsed their skin.

7. Can I take anesthesia or numbing cream?

It is possible to have your skin numbed before tattoo removal through a powerful cooling machine. Other numbing methods include lidocaine injections, topical anesthetics, or ice packs.

8. Will I get a scar after tattoo removal?

Most scars are obtained when the tattoo was applied and not from the laser tattoo removal itself. The laser eliminates only the ink and not previous scars. But those patients without tattoo scars are unlikely to get any scarring from laser tattoo removal. Just make sure the after-care rules.

9. Can I have my tattoo revised instead?

Yes, you can ask your laser tattoo removal practitioner to have it redone if you don’t want to remove it completely.

10. Are there side effects after tattoo removal?

Yes, there can be side effects, but they are mostly part of your immune systems response.

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