There are a number of reasons why people get tattoos. The vast majority of people get tattoos because of an emotional trigger. They may be with a group of friends and as a result of peer pressure opt to get a tattoo. Or they may be experiencing a loss and get a tattoo as a way of commemorating that loss. Others get a tattoo to signify that they’ve joined a group or as a way of professing their love to another individual. Sometimes tattoos are spur-of-the-moment decisions that can come back to bite you later in life. At Le Reve Skincare & Laser Center we offer laser tattoo removal so that, whatever the reason you want them removed, you don’t have to live with your tattoos forever.
Laser tattoo removal is an effective way to make tattoo regret disappear. One of the biggest questions that people ask is, how long will it take to remove my tattoo? The answer to that question is going to vary. Some people want to get rid of the tattoo before a big event, such as for a wedding or before they enlist in the military. It’s important to understand that laser tattoo removal relies heavily on your body’s ability to process the ink, to break it down, and to remove it from your body.
During the laser tattoo removal process, the metals that make up the ink are quickly expanded and then contract. This causes them to break down into small particles that your white blood cells can then grab and remove. In most cases, it usually takes a number of treatments to completely remove the ink.
One of the reasons why it takes some time is because you will need somewhere between four and eight treatments. However, there is a minimum space of six weeks between treatments. This six-week gap allows your body to flush away the ink. If you schedule the treatments close together, it can damage your skin and can lead to permanent side effects. Some recommend up to three months between treatments.
In most cases, tattoos can be removed without causing additional scarring. If there is any scarring, it is from when the original tattoo was applied by the tattoo artist.
There is no reason for you to live with tattoo regret. Take steps now to get rid of unwanted tattoos. See for yourself the benefits of laser tattoo removal. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation! We are conveniently located in Fort Worth, TX.