Laser tattoo removal has given people who have decided to have their tattoos removed for a wide range of reasons. However, some people are having second thoughts about undergoing tattoo removal because they have some questions that needs to be answered. In this article, we shall take a look at some questions that people who are considering laser tattoo removal often ask.
1. How much does a removal procedure cost?
Some people consider the cost of tattoo removal when deciding whether to have their ink removed or not. As a provider, it is important for you to have a clear pricing structure that caters that suits to the budget of the patient while staying competitive.
Keep in mind that tattoo removal is 10 times more costly than having it applied. Make sure that you advertise your rates on your website.
2. How long will each tattoo removal session take?
Another important deciding factor for patients whether or not they will consider laser tattoo removal is the duration of each session. It is worth noting that the duration of tattoo removal will depend on the ability of the boy to eliminate ink from the skin.
There are instances when it will take over a year for the tattoo to be completely removed from the body. It is important to set expectations rather than making false promises and make customers feel that they were misled.
3. Does tattoo removal hurt?
Laser tattoo removal does involve some level of pain but its less painful that expected. There is some discomfort but the pain can be manageable. Patients often complain of a sensation of a rubber band snapping against the skin or a bacon grease. Some providers apply numbing agent to make the treatment less painful.
4. Is there scarring that will be left behind?
One of the biggest concerns of patients regarding laser tattoo removal is possible scarring. Of course, you want your skin to maintain its natural look after the procedure. When the tattoo already has scarring, expect that to remain.
With proper protocol and patient aftercare, it’s very uncommon for scarring to happen from a Q-switched laser treatment. Q-switched laser targets and breaks down the tattoo pigment in the skin. While the skin may have been eliminated, scarring left behind by the original tattoo will most likely remain.
5. Are there side effects?
Any tattoo removal process involves some kind of side effect. This is part of the immune response that helps remove ink from the skin. As a practitioner, you should inform patients that there will be some kind of side effects so that they will not be shocked to see them the following day. Common side effects include redness, tenderness, swelling, blistering, to name just a few.
However, all these side effects are temporary and may subside within a day or two following the procedure. Blisters may appear 24 hours after treatment but is completely normal. Practitioners have the job of informing patients about side effects ad aftercare during the initial consultation.