Does Laser Tattoo Removal Hurt?
Every patient’s pain tolerance is unique to them, but universally, there is a bit of pain that comes with laser tattoo removal. However, technological advancements and the expertise of Rejuve Med Spa’s practitioners make the treatment less painful than previous generations of laser technology. Treatment times are shorter and fewer treatments are necessary to fade the ink away. The size and location of the tattoo play a role in the pain level as well. Ink on the arms or shoulders is less painful to remove than a tattoo placed on the torso, small of the back, or near the neck. Many patients report the laser energy is similar to a rubber band snapping against the skin, a sensation made more bearable with the topical anesthetic cream, so your tattoo removal is no more painful than having the tattoo done in the first place.
How Long Does Laser Tattoo Removal Take?
That depends on the size, number of colors, depth of ink, and age of your tattoo. Your complete consultation will conclude with a customized treatment plan to best remove your specific tattoo. While some amateur tattoos will only take 2-5 sessions to remove, more sophisticated, deeper tattoos may require 5-15 treatments. Some patients see immediate improvement with one session while others need multiple treatments for visible results. Possible side effects include redness, swelling, crusting, flaking, and itching, and are resolved within a few days. You’ll receive detailed aftercare instructions in preparation for your treatment.
Why Choose Rejuve Med Spa?
The Rejuve Med Spa team understands the reservations patients may have committing to laser tattoo removal. We do our utmost to make all your treatments comfortable, both physically and financially. Let us help you rid yourself of that embarrassing, poorly placed, or faded tattoo.