Laser Tattoo Removal Progress
The tattoo removal process is cumulative, which means you’ll notice progress after each session. But what does that mean in real terms? Below we explain generally what to expect during the laser tattoo removal process.
Laser Tattoo Removal After 1 Session
Your initial tattoo removal session will most likely consist of reviewing your removal process plan with your Removery specialist. They’ll then detail what you can expect from the experience, including pain and removal aftercare information. Once you feel comfortable and ask any questions you still have, they’ll begin the removal process.
After the first session, most people can expect some significant fading, especially outlines. It’s also important to note that differences in your tattoo will affect how the fading appears. You might see substantial fading in one portion of your tattoo and less in others. This variation is normal. Removery specialists understand tattoo makeup and chemistry to ensure the eventual fading of all kinds of ink.
After this first session, many clients feel a sense of relief, especially if they have a tattoo that brings up difficult memories or traumatic experiences. For others, it’s a sense of excitement. If the tattoo looks this faded after the first removal session, they can only imagine how it will look after completing the entire removal plan.
Laser Tattoo Removal After 2 Sessions
The Removery specialist will begin your second session by discussing how things went after the first — if your aftercare went well if you have any further questions or concerns, and how the initial plan you made together is proceeding. They’ll make sure to check your tattoo to see where it is in the fading process and let you know if you should revise your removal schedule. Then, they’ll get to removing.
Many clients feel less anxious at their second treatment. They know what to expect. They remember that removal is fast. As Removery client Qcknd said, “Tattoo removal happens so fast, it’s like 90 seconds…I get so scared that I build it up, and it ends up not hurting as much.”
Laser Tattoo Removal After 3 Sessions
If you’re looking to simply fade a tattoo to cover it up, congratulations! Your removal journey might be complete after three sessions. If you’re looking for a full removal experience, you are well on your way through the process. After Session 3, you will probably see significant fading on your tattoo. Some elements might be on their way to being “fully” faded.
This appointment will begin like the second. Your specialist will check on your tattoo removal progress and ensure the plan you developed together is working effectively. They’ll answer any questions you have, address your concerns, and proceed with the removal procedure.
Many clients feel more comfortable with the process after this appointment. We arm clients with the knowledge they need to understand the scientific method of their tattoo removal and what they can expect after each session. Clients can feel confident that their tattoo removal journey is on track with this knowledge.
Laser Tattoo Removal, 4 Sessions and Beyond
For some tattoo removal clients, four sessions is all it takes to achieve a wholly faded piece. After a months-long journey, you could see your final results a few weeks after session four.
As we’ve said, the number of removal treatments depends totally on your tattoo and removal goals. You’ll see more progress with each session and get closer to your full removal objectives.