Many people still have scant information about laser tattoo removal despite the technology having been around for quite a long time. Even those in the know need to constantly upgrade their knowledge base as the technology is advancing at a phenomenal pace producing some of the best laser tattoo removal machines. That is why the public domain is plagued with myths about cosmetic laser hair removal technology. In this blog, we answer frequently asked questions about laser tattoo removal.
Where can I get my tattoo removed?
The FDA recommends that people looking to get laser tattoo removal treatments must go to dermatologists. Cosmetic laser machines that receive FDA approval are meant to be used by or under the supervision of healthcare professionals. Never visit a medspa or tattoo removal service provider that lacks the necessary training and certification. MedLaserUSA offers certification training for cosmetic laser practitioners.
How much does it cost to get a tattoo removed?
The cost of removing a tattoo vastly depends on the number of sessions needed, the location of the tattoo, it’s size, and whether or not it is multicolored. Patients can expect to pay anything from $50 – $500. You need to consult a professional to ascertain the number of treatments that you will be needing. You can also turn to reference tools that include the Kirby-Desai Scale.
How long does it take to get a tattoo fully removed?
Tattoo removal is not an overnight affair that just requires a single session. As with the cost, the time required to get rid of a tattoo depends on a variety of factors. These include the type of ink used, your medical history, the age of the tattoo, the size of the tattoo, your body’s ability to eliminate ink from the skin, and the number of colors. The best laser tattoo removal machines that boast picosecond wavelength will require between 7 and 10 treatments. People whose tattoos feature more colors will generally need more treatment sessions.
Does laser tattoo removal hurt?
Just like getting a tattoo, whether or not tattoo removal hurts and the degree to which it does vastly depends on a patient’s pain tolerance. The nature and intensity of pain will also depend on the targeted although tattoo removal is generally less painful than getting a tattoo. Patients usually report more pain in areas such as the ankles, ribs, and wrists. Apart from the use of numbing creams, modern technologies such as the Zimmer Cryo 6 significantly reduce the pain making patients feel more comfortable and record minimal to zero side-effects.
What are the risks associated with laser tattoo removal?
Laser tattoo removal has its share of risks just like any other medical procedure. Not everyone is an ideal candidate for laser tattoo removal as some are more prone to side-effects related to laser tattoo removal. People who are not ideal candidates include those with a history of poor healing, vitiligo, active rash, light-sensitive seizures, or injury around the target area. People with dark skin are also at the risk of hypopigmentation while those with sensitive skin and susceptible to allergic reactions can develop allergic reactions to the effect of the laser heat on ink pigments.
Can cosmetic laser machines eliminate all tattoos?
Ink can be removed through laser tattoo removal although it is not always possible with some inks. The easiest to get rid of are true black ink tattoos and some instances of red ink. Those that can be tough to eliminate include aqua, teal, and maroon while orange, brown, and yellow may be impossible to remove.
Talk to MedLaserUSA
MedLaserUSA offers attractive deals on a range of the best laser tattoo removal machines. If you want to buy used cosmetic laser machines that have been refurbished, tested and come with the backing of a warranty, talk to us today. Our team of specialists is always ready to assist. Just dial 888 284 2486 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We also provide repair and maintenance services for all makes and models of cosmetic laser machines.