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Factors Affecting Laser Tattoo Removal Success

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Dream Tattoo Removal MD - Tattoo Lightening, Brookline, Boston, Canton, MA

Do all tattoos all fade the same? It's a common question we encounter from our clients seeking laser tattoo removal treatment. We straightforwardly answer this question with the same answer every time, the answer is no, absolutely not! This is because tattoos are all unique works. There are many factors that determines how rapidly the tattoo ink will clear from your skin. Here are just some of the factors:

  • Location in the body - Tattoos located further down the extremities are a bit slower to fade. They may require more sessions to complete ink pigment removal. Tattoos that are located in the back and near the heart have more rapid healing rate because of good circulation.
  • Color - Black pigments are the easiest to fade because the laser can target it precisely. While colors like red, blue and green are more difficult to treat. The rule of thumb is the greater the contrast between the tattoo color pigment and the skin, the better the result.
  • Size - Obviously, larger tattoos will require more treatment sessions especially those with multiple colors because these pigments are harder to break down.
  • Age of the Tattoo - Older tattoos are quicker to fade than new ones because the body has absorbed some of the ink pigments overtime, making it easier to clear.
  • Amount and Depth of Ink - Large amount of ink deposits that sits deeper under the skin may be harder to remove and requires more treatment sessions.
  • Client's Immune System - After the inks are fragmented by the laser, the immune system does the finally job in clearing the smaller ink particles. If you have a poor immune system, you tend to experience slower fading progress.

Your certified laser technician and aesthetician will first assess your tattoo and your skin condition prior to providing the number of recommended laser treatment sessions. If you are interested of having your unwanted tattoo cleared up through laser treatment, contact Dream Tattoo Removal MD. We are happy to answer your inquiries and concerns.