New Tattoo or Older Tattoo - Which Can Be Lazered Easier??
- Asked by 5839anon in Toronto
- 3 years ago
I searched around and get a bunch of different answers, Which tattoo will be lasered more successfully - a newer tattoo a month old or a tattoo that's years old? I am asking because my tattoo is about a month old and a i deeply regret it. (its all black, mostly shading) will I get effective results?
Faster tattoo removal
With the q-switched lasers and the PicoSure laser, older tattoos almost always respond more quickly to treatment. Many people seek removal of freshly placed tattoos and in these circumstances, the PicoSure is the best option. It is always best to wait until the skin is healed from the tattoo placement before beginning treatment.
Tattoo laser removal
Some of the fastest to clear tattoos that I have treated are the new home-made tattoos that are usually more superficially placed than professional tattoos. Older tattoos at times can be more stubborn but there are exceptions.
Tattoo removal: old or new
It depends on the pigment density more than anything as well as the color. Older tattoos tend to have a lower density and sometimes take less total sessions.
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