How Many Laser Tattoo Removal Sessions are Needed for Complete Removal?

It’s important to note that tattoo removal is a gradual process, and results will vary from person to person. While some may see significant fading after just a few sessions, others may require more treatments to achieve their desired results.

On average it takes around 10-12 sessions to see complete removal results. However, there are many factors that play into the overall outcome of each client’s tattoo. Typically, you will start to see tattoo fading around sessions 3-5 which is optimal for people who are seeking removal for a cover up, but it will likely take 10-12 sessions to see complete removal results.

Factors That Affect the Number of Tattoo Removal Sessions Required

What are the factors that affect how many sessions it takes to remove a tattoo? Great question. Here is a list of factors that will affect your removal outcome:

Understanding these factors can help you set realistic expectations for your tattoo removal journey and work with your laser technician to develop a personalized treatment plan. Just like any other procedure, results will vary depending on you. Everyone is different and will have various outcomes on their tattoo removal based on the factors listed, but in general, we have seen that most tattoos can be removed around 10-12 sessions spaced every 6-8 weeks apart. Learn more about how long it takes to remove a tattoo in this article.

What to Expect During a Laser Tattoo Removal Session?

Do you have a large tattoo that took several to complete? What if we told you that tattoo could be lasered in less than 5 minutes? It’s true, the laser technology that we use at Removery is the quickest, safest, and most effective tattoo removal technology on the market. A 1-inch by 1-inch tattoo can be treated in less than 5 seconds! a 2-inch by 2-inch tattoo can be treated in less than 20 seconds. So, can your large tattoo that took several hours to receive be removed in less than 5 minutes? Yes!

Preparing for Your Tattoo Removal Session

Often, our clients are surprised with how quickly they were able to be seen and treated. A client can typically expect to be in and out of the studio in less than 30 minutes.


Common Questions About Tattoo Removal

How many sessions does it take to remove a tattoo?

On average it takes 10-12 sessions to see complete removal results spaced 6-8 weeks apart, and 3-5 sessions to see tattoo fading.

How Long It Takes To Remove A Tattoo

How quick is a tattoo removal treatment?

Most clients can expect to be in and out of our studio in less than 30 minutes. The tattoo treatment itself on average takes less than 5 minutes.

Does tattoo removal hurt?

With icepacks, a state-of-the-art Zimmer Cryo “cold air machine”, and a quick process, it will be tolerable and worth it. If you can handle getting the tattoo, you can absolutely handle getting it removed.

Tattoo Removal Pain Chart

Are some laser treatment options better than others?

Yes! It’s important to do your research on the type of laser a facility is utilizing. You will want to choose a facility that uses an FDA-approved laser, such as the Candela PicoWay®.

Guide To Evaluating Tattoo Removal Machines

What type of laser does Removery use?

Removery uses the Candela PicoWay® to treat their clients. The Picoway laser is the most advanced laser tattoo removal technology on the market. Learn more about the laser tattoo removal machines available on the market and why Removery chose the Candela PicoWay®.

Dr. Thomas Barrows Talks Laser Tattoo Removal

Are Some Laser Treatment Options Better than Others?

Choosing the Right Tattoo Removal Provider

Technology plays a very important role in the rate of removal and the Candela PicoWay® is the most powerful multi-wavelength laser system on the market. This allows Removery to treat any skin type safely and effectively.

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