Feeling stuck with a tattoo you wish you didn’t have? You’re not alone! Having a tattoo you regret is common, and whether you have a faded design or a stark reminder of a yesteryear mistake, you don’t have to live with it forever. Tattoo removal is on a steady rise, thanks to state-of-the-art laser technology that helps partially or completely remove any unwanted designs. If you’re ready to have your body and confidence back, it may be time to look into a tattoo removal service.

Here we explore the facts about tattoo removal procedures and whether it’s the right choice for you.

How does tattoo removal work?

A tattoo is made up of thousands of tiny pigments of ink injected into your skin. A laser breaks those particles apart without affecting the surrounding skin. By using a high-powered, short pulsed beam of light, your laser technician can directly target the ink particles. Once the particles are broken up, your body’s natural healing process will begin to fade the appearance of the tattoo. With optimal conditions, the tattoo can disappear completely over time.

How long does it take?

You’ll likely need to partake in multiple sessions to completely fade away the colour pigments. In your initial consultation, you’ll first meet with a skin care consultant who will be able to assess your tattoo and recommend the right treatment for you. Generally, you can expect to engage in 3 to 12 sessions, depending on the colour, age, and size of the tattoo. Black is the easiest colour to treat as it absorbs all laser wavelengths, while the others can take longer to treat depending on the pigment. To obtain the best results, the sessions should be spaced apart as directed by your consultant. Over time, you will see your tattoo become progressively lighter, and eventually you’ll no longer be able to see the original tattoo at all.

Where can you target?

The good news is that you can remove tattoos located anywhere on your body. Even the more difficult and curvy areas like your neck, face, and ankles can be targeted. If you were able to have it placed there, it can just as easily be removed.

With over 25% of tattoo owners wanting a clean slate, laser tattoo removal has become a popular procedure today. It can be an excellent way to help people to get rid of their unwanted tattoos and reclaim their skin. To learn more about laser tattoo removal, visit The Ottawa Skin Clinic today.