The story of a spur-of-the-moment tattoo is an all-too familiar one. This may seem like a permanent mistake; however, it does not have to be. Tattoo removal is a readily available option at our Medical Spa. Removing a tattoo is a decision that should be a well-informed one, though. These seven most frequently asked questions could help you decide if tattoo removal is right for you.
- How much does it cost?
While cost depends on how large the tattoo is, the price of tattoo removal can often be alarming to patients. Usually, you can estimate the price at ten times the original cost of the tattoo. This may seem like a lot, but a one-time payment will give you the rest of your life without a tattoo you dislike.
- How long does tattoo removal take?
Your tattoo does not have to be permanent, but that does not mean that it can be removed instantly. Each tattoo requires several sessions with healing time in between. The amount of time also depends on factors such as your skin type.
- How painful is it?
Tattoo removal is painful; however, it is not unbearable. You just have to be prepared to be uncomfortable during the removal process.
- Will it scar?
The removal process itself does not leave scarring, but many tattoos originally leave scars. Removal cannot help this, though it does not make it worse, either.
- Can the tattoo be revised instead of removed?
You can adjust your tattoo instead of getting it entirely removed. You can remove part of it or get it faded, so you can cover it up with another tattoo later.
- Are there side effects?
Every person has a different reaction to the removal process, but some side effects are to be expected as the skin is trying to heal. These can include redness, tenderness, or bruising.
- How does it work?
Tattoo removal works through lasers, which essentially shatter the ink in your skin. The fragments are then removed by your immune system, leaving a lighter appearance behind.
While these questions help, the best way to determine if tattoo removal is right for you is to talk to whoever will be removing it. New Visage can answer all your questions and more. For more information or to schedule a consultation, contact New Visage in Morehead City, NC today.