APRIL 5, 2022

The healing process after laser tattoo removal treatment

If you’ve decided that a piece of your body art is no longer a reflection of who you are or you’ve changed your mind about a recent tattoo, you’ll no doubt want to know more about the tattoo removal healing process that follows treatment.

At NAAMA, not only do we use exclusive next-generation lasers that are kind to your skin, we tailor your laser tattoo removal process around your own tattoo and skin type to both ensure a better result and offer you a bespoke experience.

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How long does laser removal healing take?

Ultimately, there’s no definite healing period that covers everyone. This is because the following factors play a huge role in how long your laser tattoo removal will take to heal:

  • Your skin type

  • Your tattoo ink color/s

  • The size of your tattoo

  • The location of your tattoo

  • Your immune system

Skin type is one of the most important factors to consider when starting your tattoo removal journey. Certain inks cannot be safely removed from darker skin tones without causing hypopigmentation, or patches of skin that are lighter than your normal color.

At NAAMA, we use the Fitzpatrick scale to ensure the complete safety of all our clients. If you want to know more about what your skin type and tattoo mean in terms of removal, take our eligibility quiz.

You might be surprised to learn that your immune system and the location of the tattoo can affect healing time. This is because tattoos located close to the heart are in areas of better blood circulation, and so the pigment gets carried away by your bloodstream much quicker. Your immune system is responsible for breaking down the ink pigments, and so the better that it functions, the quicker it will be able to help your body heal.

More frequent treatments mean quicker tattoo removal results and you can expect full removal in months not years.

What are the side effects of laser tattoo removal?

Laser tattoo removal at NAAMA is the safest option for your skin, and is a lot less invasive and painful than other tattoo removal methods. For that reason, adverse side effects are rare. However, you may notice some redness and swelling of the skin along with some itchiness, which is typical of any healing process. If you do experience these effects you should contact your doctor or talk to one of our expert consultants. Curious about the laser tattoo removal healing process? You can find some of our clients' laser tattoo removal healing process pictures right here.

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How can I help my laser tattoo removal heal quicker?

The best way to speed up the laser tattoo removal healing process is to follow the aftercare solutions suggested by your dermatologist. Post-laser treatment care, such as avoiding the sun and using specially-formulated creams are recommended, as well as maintaining a healthy, balanced lifestyle are key elements of good tattoo removal aftercare, so that your body's immune system can do what it needs to do.

Exemplary aftercare will not only speed up the healing process, but will also ensure that you get the best possible end result with little to no scarring. Things like lymphatic massage, drinking plenty of water, and regular exercise can also aid this process.