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4 Questions About Tattoo Removal Answered

Everyone does things that they later on regret, but some things are more permanent than others. Getting a tattoo only to later regret it used to be something permanent that you just had to deal with. However, tattoos can removed, and tattoo removal is becoming much more commonplace and much more streamlined. Before you rush out and get your tattoo removed, you may have a few questions answered about certain aspects of the tattoo removal process. Here are 4 questions you may have about tattoo removal.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Tattoo Removal?

Professionals who work as laser technicians and tattoo removal operators do not accept just anyone that comes into their office. Some work simply cannot be reversed as it is too intricate or too colorful. There are a few things that make a good candidate for tattoo removal.

First and foremost, black tattoos tend to be easier to remove than colorful tattoos, so those with black ink tattoos have an advantage. Many laser technicians will only accept people with smaller sized tattoos. The more intricate and larger the tattoo, the more difficult it is to remove. You may be deeply dissatisfied with the results if you come in with a full color back piece and expect it to be removed completely.

Why Do You Have to Wait Between Treatments?

Simply put: laser based tattoo removal is not a simple task. You will have to wait in between treatments, for a variety of reasons.

First and foremost, a technician cannot remove a tattoo in one sitting. It is, physically impossible. Your body's flesh around the area will begin to swell and scab over before you a technician could even begin to finish.

Secondly, it is a demanding, exhausting procedure. A technician can perform several of these procedures a day, but it is a taxing process for him or her, in addition to you. Thirdly, there is some degree of pain involved. In order to lessen the degree of pain that you experience, for both you and the technician's sake, it is imperative that there be a waiting time in between removal sessions.

Why Can't You Swim After Treatments?

Again, there are several answers to this question. There is one big reason, however: infection. Swimming, no matter what the condition, can cause infection. After a tattoo removal session, take into consideration that there will, essentially be scabbed tissue on your body. The last thing you want to do is to take that into any environment that can lead to infection.

Even so called "sterile" environments, such as a saline based swimming pool are shared environments, which means that can lead to sharing of bacteria. Avoid swimming at all costs.

How Long Will it Take to Remove the Tattoos?

This is a difficult question to answer, as there is a contingent situation for every person. Depending on the size and the intricacy of the tattoo, one can be removed in as few as three sessions. However, this is not usually the case, as this tends to bespeak to a small, shallow tattoo with a not so particularly intricate design. The normal turn around for a "normal" sized tattoo, in black ink on a common area of the body, such as a bicep, will usually not take too terribly long to remove. 10 sessions seem to be the average number of sessions that you must endure before your tattoo has been removed to a degree that you are satisfied with.  

Tattoo removal is not a particularly difficult process. If you have further questions about the tattoo removal process, contact companies such as Vitality Natural Wellness and Medspa.