Many misconceptions revolve around laser tattoo removal. Some say it’s a simple process while others say it’s extremely painful. If laser tattoo removal is something you’re considering, it’s extremely important you understand what you’ll be experiencing. Continue reading to find out some of the most common myths around the procedure.

Myth #1: Every Person that Claims to be an Expert is an Expert

When you went to get your tattoo done, did you go to a random artist to get your ink? Probably not, and the same rule applies to laser tattoo removal. Laser tattoo removal is a delicate process that needs to be handled by experts to avoid damage to your skin. Make sure you schedule a consultation, visit the place and make sure they really are experts as they claim to be. Check out how clean they are, what technology they use, and that technicians are properly licensed to perform laser removal procedures. Don’t be afraid to ask as many questions as you feel necessary and to visit more than one place if you don’t feel comfortable with the first choice.

Myth #2: Laser Tattoo Removal Won’t Hurt

Whoever said that laser tattoo removal was 100% painless, was lying. Just like when you got your tattoo done, you’ll feel some discomfort. The good news is that there are things you can do prior to the procedure to reduce pain. Consult with your laser tattoo removal expert to discuss the best methods for pain relief.

Myth #3: All Tattoos are Easy to Remove

Laser tattoo removal is a different process for every person. The first thing to keep in mind is that there are factors that will affect the process and determine the number of sessions needed for complete removal.  Due to the number of factors involved to clear a tattoo, it is impossible to know from the start how many sessions will be needed. Depth & density of the ink; color of ink; placement on the body; a patient’s own metabolism & immune system, are just a few of the factors that will determine the number of sessions to clear.  The key during this process is to be patient and completing the recommended amount of sessions. Beware of any company that will give you an exact number of treatments.

Myth #4: No Post Care will be Necessary

A huge part of the success of your tattoo removal procedure relies on the aftercare. Every person heals at a different pace, but there are things that can be done to help the process along. For example, keeping the area clean and moist is essential. Also, restraining from swimming and direct exposure to the sun can help to avoid unnecessary peeling or infections. Make sure you follow all the recommendations provided by your laser tattoo removal expert to see progress during each session.

When it comes to laser tattoo removal, don’t let the myths scare you away. Consulting with a real expert is the best way to find the answers you need and determine if laser tattoo removal is right for you. At EradiTatt, we meet with each client for a free consultation before we begin to address any concerns and determine a plan that’s right for you.

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