What to Know Before Choosing Laser Tattoo Removal
Updated: Apr 20
Are you thinking about getting a tattoo removed?
If so, it’s important to know about all of the options available to you. In this day and age, one of the most popular options for tattoo removal in Miami is laser tattoo removal. However, just because laser tattoo removal is an incredibly popular choice, it doesn’t mean that it’s the best choice or the right option for you. Before you choose to get laser tattoo removal, there are many things you need to know. Here is a list from your friends at Fame Tattoos of the many things you need to know about laser tattoo removal before you get it done:
#1. No method of tattoo removal is guarantee.
There is no method that can give you a 100-percent guarantee to completely remove your tattoo. In some cases, laser tattoo removal will leave a ghost or an outline of the tattoo, or you might have a raised area that is permanently scarred.
#2. The location of your tattoo will make a difference.
Believe it or not, where your tattoo is located can make a difference in how easy or difficult it is to remove. That’s because areas of the body that get poor circulation — like forearms, lower legs, ankles and feet — don’t heal as well following laser tattoo removal. So, the closer the tattoo is to your heart, the better the chances of removing it through laser tattoo removal.
#3. You’re in for multiple treatments.
A lot of people think of laser tattoo removal as a one-and-done procedure, but in all reality, it will take several treatments before your tattoo will start to fade away. Although, most places will tell you that it should take six to 10 treatments to remove your tattoo, this is just an industry standard, and it could actually require more treatments.
#4. Be ready for potential side effects.
Though laser tattoo removal is relatively safe, there are a few side effects you need to be aware of going into the procedure. The most common side effects of laser tattoo removal include hyper or hypo-pigmentation, which is a lightening or darkening of the skin, and it will typically correct itself after six to 12 months following your treatment. The other potential side effects include scarring, infections, burns and changes to the texture of your skin.
#5. The kind of tattoo determines the effectiveness of the treatment.
The success of laser tattoo removal is dependent on many factors, including the tattoo itself. Professional tattoo artists apply ink deeper, which can make professional tattoos more difficult to remove than amateur tattoos. An additional consideration is the color of ink used. Lasers are better are removing some ink colors than others.
Is there a better option?
At Fame Tattoos, we offer tattoo removal using the Tattoo Vanish Method. Tattoo Vanish is more affordable, less painful and is the only method that will remove all colors. Learn more about Tattoo Vanish, and find out if it’s the right option for you when you contact us or visit us online today!