How Long Does the Tattoo Removal Process Take?

If you would like to remove an old tattoo that no longer reflects your personal taste or lifestyle, you’re in luck. At Perfect Skin Center in Scottsdale, Arizona, we can remove your tattoo in a quick, effective manner with our innovative laser technology. Read on to learn more about our fantastic tattoo removal process.

How Long Does the Tattoo Removal Process Take?

Over time, your goals and preferences may change. As a result, you might want to remove a tattoo that doesn’t fit into your current lifestyle. Since your tattoo removal process will depend on your skin and the condition of your tattoo, your treatment plan will be customized. That said, there are some factors that will influence the length of your treatment.

Laser Power

We use the state-of-the-art RevLite Laser system to remove unwanted tattoos. This fantastic laser is 60% more powerful than older laser removal systems. RevLite Laser also works faster than many other laser techniques. All other things being equal, we can treat your tattoo in a quick, efficient manner.

Personalized Needs

Some types of tattoos can take longer to remove than others. Your tattoo’s size, color, and location can all influence the duration of your treatment. The quality of your tattoo and the amount of time that you wait between each removal session will also affect the length of your treatment plan.

Professional tattoos usually require more treatment sessions than amateur tattoos. You are likely to need at least four sessions to remove an amateur tattoo. You may need to receive at least six to fifteen treatments to remove a professional tattoo. In addition, tattoos that are green, blue, or yellow take more time to remove than tattoos that are black or red.


Spacing out your treatment sessions may allow us to remove your tattoo in a more efficient manner. We may advise you to wait at least eight weeks between each session. Giving your body time to recover after each treatment will make your sessions more effective. Spacing properly actually means you’ll need fewer sessions to remove your tattoo.

How Does This Laser Technology Remove My Tattoo?

Our innovative RevLite Laser uses precise, controlled energy to remove your tattoo. We will deliver this energy into your targeted tissues at a very rapid rate. This energy will make the ink particles in your tattoo shatter into very small fragments. Over time, your body will use natural processes to eliminate these fragments from your skin. Your tattoo will gradually lighten and become less noticeable.

This sophisticated laser system emits several different wavelengths of light. We can adjust these wavelengths to fit the unique design of your unwanted tattoo. Certain types of ink respond better to different wavelengths. For instance, green ink responds well to red laser pulses, while red ink responds to green laser pulses. Accordingly, we will use varying wavelengths to target the colors that were used to create your tattoo.

What Will My Treatment Sessions Be Like?

Removing your tattoo is usually is a quick, straightforward process. In fact, removing a tattoo is easier and more comfortable than getting a tattoo. As a result, you shouldn’t feel nervous before your appointment.

Preparing Your Skin

We may apply a topical anesthetic and ice to your target area before we begin the removal process. This additional step can help you feel comfortable during your laser treatment.

Removing Your Tattoo

Once the topical anesthetic has taken effect, we will treat your tattoo with our sophisticated laser system. The laser energy will cause the ink in your tattoo to break into small fragments. To help you achieve more optimal results, we will adjust the wavelength of the laser to treat the colors used to create your tattoo.

Completing Your Treatment Session

After we have treated your tattoo, we will apply a post-laser ointment to your skin. We may also put a bandage on your treatment area. You should be able to go home after your appointment is complete.

Designing Your Treatment Plan

After we have removed the majority of your superficial ink, we will wait eight to twelve weeks to schedule your next treatment session. Extending the time between your appointments allows us to remove your tattoo in a more efficient manner.

What Will My Recovery Be Like?

You should be able to return to your job, childcare responsibilities, hobbies, and other activities very quickly. In fact, the skin on your targeted area is likely to heal within a week after you receive this treatment. That said, your treatment will be unique, and you may recover more or less quickly than other people. Under some circumstances, your skin might take several weeks to fully recover.

Aftercare Instructions

We may advise you to follow some simple instructions while you are recovering from your treatment. For instance, we may ask you to apply an ointment to your treatment area for a few days. Further, we will advise you to avoid receiving excessive sun exposure and using tanning products while your skin is recovering. Following these instructions can help you achieve better results from your treatment.

How Soon Will I See Results?

This treatment removes your tattoo by breaking the ink into tiny fragments. After your appointment is complete, your body will use natural processes to remove these fragments from your target area.

Since your body takes some time to process the ink particles, you will not see the full effect of your treatment immediately. Although your individual results will vary, your tattoo is likely to lighten and become less visible over a period of several months. Your tattoo should continue to improve for up to five years.

How Can I Make My Tattoo Fade More Quickly?

Your body will use your lymphatic system to remove the tiny fragments of ink in your treated tattoo. Your health and lifestyle choices can impact your body’s ability to eliminate these fragments. If you are eager to see changes in your tattoo, you may be able to speed up the process by following some simple instructions.

Stop Smoking

Smoking can harm your body’s circulation by constricting your blood vessels. If you smoke, your body might struggle to eliminate your ink particles. Accordingly, you will achieve faster, more comprehensive results if you do not smoke during your recovery period.

Drink Lots of Water

Drinking ample amounts of water can help your body process your ink fragments in a more efficient manner. Avoiding alcohol during your recovery period may also help you achieve more optimal results.

Follow an Exercise Program

Adopting an active lifestyle improves the functionality of your lymphatic system. Taking frequent walks, hiking, or following an exercise program may help fade your tattoo more quickly.

Is This Laser Treatment Safe?

The RevLite Laser is designed to remove tattoos in a safe, efficient manner. This laser uses a sophisticated technique called PhotoAcoustic Technology Pulse. This technology uses pulses with narrow widths to treat your tattoo. This sophisticated technology allows us to use less heat during your removal sessions. This innovative removal process is safer and easier on your body than previous designs.

We have extensive experience fading unwanted tattoos. We have used lasers to treat tattoos for more than twelve years. Further, we were one of the first centers in Arizona to begin using the revolutionary RevLite Laser system. In fact, we train people on how to use this system to safely remove tattoos. We will use our skills and experience to deliver your treatment safely and precisely.

Can This Treatment Completely Remove My Tattoo?

Older laser systems often failed to completely remove unwanted tattoos. The RevLite Laser is different. This laser uses powerful technology to treat an unwanted tattoo. Since your tattoo is unique, however, your individual results will vary. That said, this laser can generally fade tattoos by more than 95%. You are likely to be thrilled when you see the full effect of your tattoo removal treatments.

How Soon Can I Remove an Unwanted Tattoo?

If you changed your mind about a newly acquired tattoo, don’t worry. You don’t have to wait for years to treat your new tattoo. That said, you may achieve better results if you give your skin some time to heal before you begin the removal process. We may advise you to wait at least six weeks before you begin receiving laser treatments.
Are you going for a tattoo removal treatment? Read out this exclusive blog to find out how long this treatment takes. For more help, call (480) 418-8277.

Can I Remove My Tattoo on My Own?

You might have heard about at-home tattoo removal treatments. These treatments may claim to provide significant, lasting benefits at very low prices. Although these treatments might sound wonderful, they can be ineffective and dangerous.

You may have heard people claim that chemical peels can eliminate your unwanted tattoo by exfoliating the top layer of your skin. Since tattoo ink penetrates the deeper layers of your skin, a chemical peel is unlikely to improve your tattoo in a meaningful manner. Topical creams that promise to eliminate tattoos are likely to be similarly ineffective. Even worse, performing these treatments on yourself can be dangerous. These techniques can burn, scar, or otherwise damage your skin.

A Better Way

You should not attempt to treat your tattoo on your own. Instead, use removal treatments that are performed by trained healthcare professionals. These experts can remove your tattoo in a controlled, safe manner. During your appointment, they will monitor your skin and adjust your treatment to fit your unique needs. As a result, you will achieve much better results from a professional removal treatment.

Am I a Suitable Candidate for This Treatment?

If you are an adult who has an unwanted tattoo, you are likely to be a good candidate for this treatment. Our sophisticated RevLite Laser can treat all types of skin and clear many different colors of ink. In fact, this treatment may be an ideal way to improve the appearance of stubborn tattoos that are very difficult to remove.

During your initial consultation, we will analyze your tattoo and evaluate the condition of your skin. We will also talk about your overall health and any medical conditions that you have. We will use this information to determine whether you can receive this treatment. If you are a suitable candidate for this removal method, we will design a customized treatment plan for you.

Schedule a Consultation

Are you ready to say goodbye to your old tattoo? You can eliminate your unwanted tattoo with our state-of-the-art laser removal system. We believe you’ll be very pleased when you see the results of your treatment. To learn more about this fantastic tattoo removal method, contact us at Perfect Skin Center in Scottsdale, Arizona for an initial consultation today.


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