It has been estimated that about 50 percent of Americans who get tattoos later regret their decision. People get tattoos for a wide variety of reasons. They like the idea in the moment that a tattoo is usually considered to be something permanent. However, when a person loses interest in the idea that is represented by their tattoo, they quickly regret their decision. If you regret your tattoo, you may be wondering if you are a good candidate for laser tattoo removal.
There are certain things that make individuals good candidates for laser tattoo removal. Usually, individuals who have fair skin and have a dark tattoo get the best results. However, if you have a darker skin tone, we can still effectively and safely remove your tattoo. However, we have seen that some individuals who have a darker skin tone can experience lightening or darkening of their skin in the area that is treated.
Something else that will determine if you are a good candidate for this procedure is the density of your tattoo. If the tattoo is extremely dense, you may not get to the most satisfactory results. However, with the right amount of treatment sessions, you may be able to get fantastic results.
Lasers are directed at the ink in the tattoo and break the ink up. As the ink is broken up, it is removed through the body’s natural waste systems. Individuals who exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet, and do not smoke usually get the best results. However, this does not mean that you cannot expect good results if you do not live such a healthy lifestyle.
Many people wonder if they are going to be uncomfortable when they come in for laser tattoo removal sessions. It is true that you are going to feel the energy of the laser when it is being used on your skin. Lots of people have described it as a snapping sensation. If you have ever been snapped by a rubber band, you can get a pretty good idea of what this will feel like.
There is no way to guarantee how many sessions you will need in order to get the best results. We encourage all of our clients to be patient. However, you will be happy once the process is over and you no longer have tattoo regret.
Schedule a Consultation
We invite all individuals who have regretted their decision to get a tattoo to schedule a consultation with us today at Mariposa Aesthetics & Laser Center in Oklahoma City. The very best way for you to find out if you are good candidate for the procedure is to come in and talk with us. We will look at your tattoo, ask questions about your health, and then help you get a realistic idea of what you can expect from the treatment.