My husband has two little chinese letters on his neck that are black. How many tattoo removal sessions would it take to remove it?
Number of Removal Sessions for Small Tattoos?
Doctor Answers (1)
It doesn’t necessarily have anything to do with size; it depends more on the color of ink. So being that the tattoo black, is a good thing. It could typically take anywhere from 3 to 5 sessions, depending how deep the tattoo ink is in the skin. Laser tattoo treatments are best performed every 4-6 weeks. This allows your body and immune system enough time to remove the pigment. The laser breaks up the pigment so the body's immune system can take it away.
You may resume all activities right after treatment, provided you ensure the area is not rubbed or scratched. If you are in the sun, you should cover the treated area to prevent sunburn until the skin has healed.
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