How long should laser tattoo removal take?

Well this is a 2 pronged question. How long should laser tattoo removal take? As in, each session. And how long should laser tattoo removal take? As in, results.

Let’s start with the first one.

Each 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:

  • The comprehensive 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 spend a few minutes cooling the area down with a skin cooling machine. And then start the tattoo removal treatment. After the treatment, we continue to keep cooling the skin down. We then like to apply the aftercare cream. And cover you with a gauze.

So all up, 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. We won’t need as long. Because we’ve been through the consultation and filling out of forms. 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. Laser tattoo removal 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 tattoo removal process. Quick question, if you could speed up your laser tattoo removal. And reduce the number of tattoo removal 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.

We hope this was useful. Be sure to check out our blog section. This is where you’ll find loads more content about laser tattoo removal. Furthermore, if you further any questions about laser tattoo removal, get in touch today.


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