Tattoos have long signified something that was permanent. In times past, a person was stuck with a tattoo, even if it commemorated an event, an individual or membership to an organization that they would rather not remember. Many found themselves looking at a tattoo they got when they were in their twenties that no longer reflected who they were in their thirties and forties.
Laser technology makes it possible for people to get rid of or to at least diminish the appearance of the majority of tattoos. While laser technology is very powerful and can produce some amazing results, if you opt to have laser tattoo removal, it is good for you to go into the procedure with realistic expectations.
First, understand that not every single tattoo can be completely removed or faded. As you sit down with our technician, they will examine your tattoo and give you an idea of whether or not your tattoo can be effectively treated.
Second, the older the tattoo, the easier it is to remove, generally speaking. As tattoos age, they naturally fade. This makes older tattoos more susceptible to laser tattoo removal than a tattoo that was recently applied.
Circulation plays a big role in tattoo removal. If you have good circulation and if the tattoo is located closer to your heart, it will likely fade better than those that are located down your arm, down your leg, on your hand or on your foot. However, results do vary from person to person.
Sometimes, a tattoo that was applied by an amateur is easier to remove, and sometimes a tattoo that was applied by a professional is easier to remove. Professionals have an even hand. So, their tattoos are removed evenly. However, they have the tools necessary to apply the tattoo deeper in your skin, which can make removing it more of a challenge. It all depends on the unique situation.
The color of your tattoo also matters. However, different color lasers may be used to break up the pigmentation of different color tattoos. Black and green are typically the easiest colors to get rid of.
If you are considering removing a tattoo, consider laser tattoo removal at The Dermatology, Laser and Vein Center in Cincinnati. The best way to know the results you’re going to get is by sitting down and speaking with our tattoo removal expert. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to learn more.