Debunking the Myths Surrounding the Tattoo Removal Process

If you are considering tattoo removal, you probably have a lot of questions. You have probably also heard a lot of bad information concerning removal. Laser tattoo removal is one of the few ways to successfully remove a tattoo. Let’s look at a few myths you may have heard about this service.

You Can’t Remove Black

Laser tattoo removal can remove all of the colors that would have been used in any tattoo including black. In fact, black actually responds better to removal than some other colors. Black ink often has fewer additives in it, making it easy to remove. The additives that are added to other colors make them more steadfast and more difficult to remove. The more colorful a tattoo is, usually, the more difficult it will be to remove.

Laser Tattoo Removal Leaves a Scar

There is little chance of scarring during this process. Advanced laser technology uses wavelengths of light energy to safely work through the top layers of skin. The laser will target the ink pigment in your tattoo. This doesn’t cause any damage to the surrounding skin. High-quality tattoo removal services use equipment and technology that will very precisely target pigment and not skin tissue.

Your final result will also depend on the aftercare you do as well. If you follow aftercare instructions carefully, you should have no negative effects following your removal.

You Can Save Money by Using a Removal Cream

This might sound really appealing at first if you aren’t excited about investing money into tattoo removal, but in the long run, this isn’t a great idea. First of all, removal creams rarely work efficiently. These creams can’t work well because they don’t penetrate the skin deep enough. Laser tattoo removal will penetrate the skin deeply to remove all ink from the skin. You should also keep in mind that most of these creams aren’t regulated and could cause burns or skin damage.

Glamour estimates that the average cost per session for tattoo removal is about $400, and this type of service will provide you with a removal process that is both safe and effective.

If you are in need of tattoo removal or you would like to learn more about this service, please contact Ariel Ostad MD today. We will be happy to help you and get all of your questions answered.

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