When we get a permanent tattoo, we rarely consider the fact that we might want it removed one day. Unfortunately, it does happen sometimes. We no longer like or want a tattoo that we once thought we would forever love. As our tastes evolve over time—and, of course, as our bodies evolve—we can outgrow tattoos that used to suit us. If you’re considering tattoo removal in NJ, here are some helpful things to keep in mind.

There Are Various Methods of Tattoo Removal

You may never have considered the fact that there are actually quite a few ways to remove a tattoo. Lasers, of course, are the most popular method of tattoo removal, but there are actually numerous types of lasers. Each type of laser uses a different wavelength and is designed to treat a different color of ink. Our specialist will help you learn more about the most effective laser for you during your first appointment.

You’ll Need a Few Treatment Sessions

If you choose to get your tattoo removed by a laser, it’s not just a one-time treatment. Depending on factors like the size and color of your tattoo, you may need upwards of four treatment sessions to get the best results.

The Unique Qualities of Your Tattoo Will Make a Difference in Its Removal

The specifics of your tattoo removal will depend on many factors. The size of your tattoo, for example will make a difference in how long it takes for it to be removed. Other factors include the type of ink that was used, whether it was a professional or amateur tattoo and where it is located on your body. Tattoos near the heart will be more easily removed than tattoos further away from the heart due to differences in circulation.

Yes, You Will Be Able to Re-Tattoo the Area

The treatment area should completely recover a few weeks after your last treatment session. Of course, you should allow this area of the body time to heal before tattooing it once more. However, you will eventually be able to re-tattoo the area in the future if you so desire.

While advances in modern technology have made it possible to remove permanent tattoos, tattoo removal is not a decision to take lightly. If you think that the time is right to have a tattoo removed, please contact the experts at Rao Dermatology in NJ, NY and CA to learn more information about the process of tattoo removal.

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