Laser Tattoo Removal BLOG
Many of you have heard of laser tattoo removal. What you may have also heard might be some common myths we will debunk today! There are many untrue myths floating around the internet about the best way to get rid of that unwanted ink. These false narratives can sometimes scare people away who really want to have their tattoos removed.
Let’s break down the most common myths about laser tattoo removal:
1. LASER TATTOO REMOVAL IS UNSAFE
Laser tattoo removal is just as safe as getting your tattoo. All laser manufacturers are regulated by the FDA, which oversees production and use. Additionally, most states require providers to be properly licensed to operate the laser. Here at Envy, our licensed professionals can cater to your request and walk you through the process step by step ensuring the best comfort and trust in patient care!
2. THE HARDEST COLOR TO REMOVE IS BLACK
This is not true! In fact, if you happen to have a black-only tattoo you’re actually in luck. When compared to many of the other colors, black ink has the least number of additives. These additives can usually make removal harder to do. Black ink also responds the best to laser light as it absorbs all the wavelengths without any degradation.
3. REMOVAL CREAMS ARE JUST AS EFFECTIVE AS LASERS
False! Although people would love to just apply a cream and have their ink magically removed, this is never the case. In today’s market, there is not a removal cream that is AS affective AS laser tattoo removal. With lasers, the wavelength is able to penetrate deep enough to target the unwanted pigment and ink whereas creams are only able to penetrate superficially and can also contribute to significant skin damage depending on the ingredients. At best, these creams may fade your tattoo, potentially making it look even worse.
4. LASER REMOVAL CAN LEAVE SCARS
It is very uncommon for a patient to scar from laser tattoo removal treatment when the proper laser protocols and patient aftercare are followed. If the skin has irregularities such as pre-existing scarring, then patients should expect that to remain after laser tattoo removal. Some patients may develop minor blisters as the treatments progress. This is rare and heals without complications if proper post-care instructions are followed.
5. FRESH TATTOOS ARE EASIER TO REMOVE THAN OLD TATTOOS
We can see why many people would think newer ink is easier to remove when compared to older ink! After all, you are wanting to get it removed before the ink “settles” in correct? However, this is a very common myth. Older ink is the easiest to remove as the ink has already faded over time. New tattoos require weeks to heal before being removed. One thing to keep in mind is that whether the ink is new or old, the process of laser tattoo removal will require multiple sessions to achieve best results and overall removal of any and all pigment/ink. Let our licensed professionals at Envy guide you to the best laser tattoo removal experience!