Are you tired of looking at that old tattoo? It may be time to give laser tattoo removal a try. Patients generally want speedy results with laser tattoo removal, so they are always interested in finding out how many tattoo removal treatments they will need.
What is laser tattoo removal?
Laser tattoo removal refers to the use of laser energy to remove an unwanted tattoo. The high intensity laser energy is absorbed by the ink particles and breaks them down into smaller fragments. These fragments are eventually flushed away by the body’s immune system.
How many tattoo removal treatments will you need
Tattoos are unique markings, so it’s often difficult to predict the exact number of treatments that will be required to completely remove them. However, in most cases, it takes about 5-10 tattoo removal treatments. Sessions are generally spaced about 6-8 weeks apart.
Also, the number of treatments needed for tattoo removal is influenced by a variety of factors including the ink colors, type of ink, age of the tattoo, and the technology used.
Laser tattoo removal using advanced systems like the PicoWay laser, often requires fewer treatments in comparison to other lasers.
The PicoWay is an innovative multi-wavelength laser that uses picosecond technology to erase a tattoo. The picosecond laser delivers ultra-short bursts of energy that shatter the tattoo pigment into very tiny particles. The device also has 3 wavelengths, so it is able to efficiently treat a wide range of tattoo colors, because each wavelength targets different colors.
Depending on the size of the tattoo, PicoWay can sometimes remove a tattoo in 3-4 treatments (click here to learn more).