How Many Sessions to Remove a Tattoo?

FEBRUARY 4, 2023

How many laser tattoo removal treatments will you need?

Once you’ve decided to say goodbye to your ink, you’ll no doubt want to know how many sessions it takes and how long it will take to remove a tattoo.

So how many sessions to remove a tattoo?

There are three main factors to consider when assessing the number of sessions you’ll need to remove your unwanted tattoo: your chosen treatment, your individual tattoo, and your health and well-being before and after treatment.

We use unique laser technology, which is gentle on your skin and means we can treat your tattoo quicker than other laser treatments. At NAAMA, because of our unique laser technology, you can expect complete tattoo removal to take months, not years, as our previous clients have experienced.

To remove the guesswork and session counting throughout your tattoo removal journey, we recommend our full removal package, which offers complete removal for one fixed price.

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Aftercare following tattoo removal session
Aftercare following tattoo removal session

The factors that affect how many sessions it takes to remove a tattoo:

Choice of treatment

When it comes to getting rid of unwanted tattoos, you’ll want to choose a treatment option that has a low risk of scarring or skin blistering. We use the skin-safe LightSense™ laser system, which is a revolutionary method that breaks down the tattoo ink particles using exceptionally high speed and ultra-low levels of laser energy.

This leading technology means you can have treatments with less downtime between laser tattoo removal sessions (as often as every 2-3 weeks in some cases) rather than waiting 6-8 weeks between appointments, which can be how traditional laser tattoo removal works.

Laser tattoo removal with the LightSense™ system

Our low-energy laser significantly reduces any chance of blistering, scarring or lasting damage, which means less downtime between treatments and fast tattoo removal results.

The latest laser tattoo removal technology

Your individual tattoo

When it comes to looking at how many laser sessions you’ll need for your tattoo, it's important to take into account factors such as:

  • Your skin tone - tattoos on darker skin tones can take longer to remove

  • Ink density - large tattoos with dense inks might require longer to break down

  • Your tattoo colours - darker tattoo inks can require more treatment

  • The location on your skin - where you're tattooed can affect your treatment

Our expert consultants will give you a customised treatment plan with a more precise idea of how many sessions your tattoo will need for removal.

Your general well-being

Many people don’t realise the impact that your health and well-being have on the success of your tattoo removal. When you're getting your tattoo removed, by reducing your alcohol intake, avoiding tobacco and following a balanced diet, you can build a strong immune system to help break down the ink particles more quickly for an optimal result. And the faster the ink is flushed out of your body - the fewer tattoo removal sessions you’ll need.

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Healthier living can remove the broken down tattoo ink quicker
Healthier living can remove the broken down tattoo ink quicker

Making laser tattoo removal work for you

Your tattoo artwork is completely unique to you, which is why we always personalise your treatment based on all the factors we've looked at, to develop the best treatment plan for you. Once you know how many sessions you’ll need to remove your tattoo, don’t forget to factor in the aftercare for your skin. The expert team at NAAMA takes a holistic approach to tattoo removal and create personalised treatment plans that include advice such as the benefits of hydration, eating well, and using the right creams.