Tattoos have become increasingly popular in today’s society. As more and more individuals are getting tattoos, the number of people deciding to get a tattoo removed has also increased. Some tattoos result from a last-minute decision that the individual regrets immediately; in other situations, someone may decide that a tattoo they got years before is no longer something that represents their life now. No matter what the reason, one of the top questions an individual who wants to get a tattoo removed asks is how long will it take to accomplish complete removal, and how will the removal be accomplished.

Although many tattoos are completed in one session with a tattoo artist, reversing a tattoo does not take the same period of time. It takes numerous sessions to attempt to remove a tattoo, and these sessions are done over a long period of time.

When the skin receives a tattoo, permanent ink is forced deeply into multiple layers of the skin. The type of dye used varies, depending upon the type of tattoo as well as the color and intensity of the ink. In order to remove what was originally designed to be a permanent tattoo, the professional will use a laser removal process. The laser will remove each the tattoo ink layer by layer; this is a process that will take multiple sessions to accomplish. The laser is used to break up particles of the ink; the pigment is then gradually removed by the body’s own immune system.

Areas of light shading in a tattoo will disappear more quickly than areas of the tattoo that are darker and more intense. The time it will take to remove a tattoo depends upon the tattoo’s age, the colors of the tattoo, the size, the location of the tattoo, how deep the tattoo goes into the layers of skin, and how effectively the body eliminates the particles of ink.

Since the immune system is involved in the process of tattoo removal, it is common for tattoo artists to allow a period of time to pass in between each laser session in order to maximize the amount of ink particles that are removed following each laser session. Depending upon the individual tattoo regime implemented for the specific tattoo, a period of several weeks may go by between each tattoo removal session.

Considering the factors that determine how many sessions it will take to remove a tattoo, an approximate estimate cannot be given until you visit Rochester Tattoo Removal for your free consultation.

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