How long should laser tattoo removal take?

May 16, 2023

Author: Jamie Tomlinson

How long should laser tattoo removal take?

Well there 2 ways to answer this. Firstly how long should it take per session. And then how long should laser tattoo removal take? As in, results.

Let’s start with the first one.

A typical laser tattoo removal session

If you are visiting Goodbye Tattoos for the first time, we like to allocate at least 45 minutes for the first tattoo removal appointment. Please note, you will not be in the chair for 45 minutes. This allocated time, allows for:

– A comprehensive tattoo removal consultation. We want to give you all the information you need.

 – Skin assessment and answer any questions.

 – Should you decide to go ahead, you need to fill out the necessary forms

After this, we will start on the tattoo removal treatment.

Firstly for laser tattoo removal pain management, we use a skin cooling machine. This machine is set to minus 30.

We spend a few minutes cooling the area down. This makes the tattoo removal treatment a bit more bearable. When the tattooed area is nice and cold, we start.

Depending on the size of the tattoo, the actual treatment itself could be over in literally 60 seconds.

After the laser tatto removal treatment, we continue cooling the skin down. This will feel really nice after a treatment!

We then like to apply the aftercare cream called Stratamed. This cream is a film-forming wound dressing, which helps with areas that have undergone a laser treatment. It helps reduce itchiness and burning. And at the same time reduces redness and swelling.

It helps with overall healing and protecting the skin against bacteria. For added proctection, we then cover the area with a guaze.

And that’s it. That’s a treatment done.

So all up, for the first time you come in for laser tattoo removal, we allow 45 minutes. This will give us time to do all of the above. The second tattoo removal treatment however will not need this long. You’ll be in and out of the clinic quite quickly. Sometimes within 15-20 minutes. Depending on the size of the tattoo, of course.

And now for the second part. How long should laser tattoo removal take?

Tattoo removal results

It’s important and useful to understand how laser tattoo removal works. The process is based on science not magic.

When you get a tattoo, the ink is deposited into the deeper layers of the skin. This is called the Dermis. And the ink particles are quite large. Which is why it sits there and is permanent.

For laser tattoo removal the ink particles need to be much smaller. This is so that your lymphatic system can successfully work to flush the ink out. And this is exactly what the laser energy does. Breaks the ink into tiny little pieces. And then the body gets to work.

There are things you can do to speed up the process. Quick question, if you could speed up your laser tattoo removal. And reduce the number of treatments you need, wouldn’t you do it? Not to mention the money you will save.

So to answer how long should laser tattoo removal take, we need to look at a number of variables. Because, guess what? Everyone is different. Everyone’s immune system is different. And furthermore, every single tattoo is different.

Tattoo removal takes time and patience. It certainly is not a quick fix. But if you stay consistent, the results can be amazing. You just need to trust the process.

If you would like to discuss your laser tattoo removal, give our friendly staff a call. We are here to help you.

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