If you’re planning on tattoo removal, you’re probably wondering about the pain factor. Does laser tattoo removal hurt a lot? You wonder, weighing the potential pain against the desire to just be rid of that old tattoo. Is tattoo removal pain as bad as getting the tattoo in the first place?
Does Tattoo Removal Hurt More Than Getting Tattooed?
People have different levels of pain tolerance—and anxiety about pain—but laser tattoo removal feels less painful than getting tattooed. Many people compare the pain of tattoo removal to the discomfort caused by a sunburn.
Does tattoo removal hurt more on some parts of the body than others? Absolutely. The parts of the body where the skin is closer to the bone are more sensitive to a tattoo needle, meaning they’re also more sensitive to a laser. One of patient’s told to Lumina’s doctor that getting a tattoo can feel like being licked by a cat’s rough tongue or being scratched with hot claws, depending on the tattoo’s location.
How much does a tattoo hurt, compared to laser tattoo removal? Laser removal doesn’t usually feel as painful as being scratched with hot claws, but certain spots on the body will feel more sensitive than others. Many people say it feels unpleasant but definitely not unbearable. You wouldn’t want to experience it all day, but for 10 or 15 minutes, most people find that it’s not a big deal.
How Laser Tattoo Removal Works
Laser tattoo removal is the safest solution to removing unwanted ink beneath the skin. The laser energy directed into the skin speeds up the natural ink fading process and allows the tattoo to become completely invisible in the skin.
The laser’s energy is sent into the skin in quick, powerful pulses. The laser energy is absorbed by the pigment, the ink is instantly heated and shattered. The shattered ink is flushed away by the body’s immune system, and over a series of spaced treatments, the ink is eliminated completely.
Here In Lumina Aesthetics Clinic Bali, You’ll experience faster tattoo removal in fewer treatments for any color tattoo. Expect 3-6 treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart.
Will Your Tattoo be Completely Removed?
Getting rid of a tattoo is much more complicated than getting one. It’s not always possible to completely erase a tattoo. The ink colors, ink types, age of the tattoo and depth of the ink deposits all factor into the final level of clearance. We’ll always try to give our best treatment on every session of laser tattoo removal, but even when it’s not possible to completely remove a tattoo, you can expect effective fading.
The Ink Used
The type of ink used can affect how many sessions the client needs. How much ink, and how dark the ink is, will factor in as well. Clients need to realize that tattoo ink is not regulated. Some inks are better than others.
Each professional you visit for your tattoo may use a different type of ink. Since there is no standard, there is a lot of variation in ink types. This results in a variance in how long it takes to remove the ink. Your specialist can discuss the type of ink on your skin and figure out how many sessions are necessary.
The Age of the Tattoo
The older the tattoo, the easier it is to remove. Older tattoos have had time to fade as the body naturally rids itself of the ink. This is a slow process that takes many years. It does explain also why a tattoo that is 50 years old looks faded compared to a brand-new tattoo.
Lumina Pico Laser treatment method gets it done with:
● Fewer treatments
● Faster treatments
● Better results
● Less pain
● Less risk
● Less cost
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Healthier patients will find they need fewer sessions to remove their tattoos. Since these patients have taken better care of their health, their skin is in better health as well. This makes it easier to put the laser treatment to work and naturally helps the ink come off faster.
For older patients, those who smoke, or those who are not in the best health, the laser treatment may take a little longer. This doesn’t mean laser treatment to remove the tattoos is impossible. The client may simply need a session or two more to get the tattoo removed.
RESULTS AND RISKS OF LASER TATTOO REMOVAL
Depending on the complexity of the tattoo, removal results vary. Simple tattoos may be eliminated within four treatment sessions, while more complicated tattoos might require ten or more. Although they rarely occur, there are certain side effects associated with laser tattoo removal. They include hyperpigmentation, hypopigmentation, infection and permanent scarring.
Before the Treatment
Our Nurse will apply numb cream to help numb up the area around the tattoo before the treatment happens. Laser removal of the tattoo is safe and efficient, but these numb cream help ensure there is no discomfort to the customer during the procedure. Lumina’s Doctor and patient can plan how thick numb cream apply on the area before the treatment starts.
There isn’t much preparation needed before the session, the patient simply needs to show up at their scheduled time for the treatment to begin.
After the Treatment
When the treatment is done, there is a special type of dressing applied to the area where the laser touched. This dressing will go right over where your tattoo used to be. This helps to keep that area protected and clean while promoting healing. It is recommended that you leave the dressing on for at least two days.
It is natural to want to check on the tattoo and see how the progress is going. After making the decision to remove the tattoo, you want to see whether the laser treatment worked or not. Try to avoid the temptation as much as possible. The more this dressing can stay on, the less likely it will get infected.
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