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10 Things You Should Know About Tattoo Removal

By Axel Lillsunde

Buyers remorse is one thing: tattoo remorse is quite another. Unlike a bag that you can simply return, tattoo removal requires more money and thought.

If you’re wishing to remove a tattoo, you’re not alone. In fact, anywhere between 23-78% of people wish to either cover or remove a tattoo.

Maybe you’re not sure where to begin the process? We’ve got you covered. Read on to learn the top ten things you need to know about tattoo removal!

1. What’s the Best Way to Remove a Permanent Tattoo?


Tattoo removal has greatly changed over the past few decades. In the past, it was an easier idea to cover up a tattoo rather than completely removing it. This is because older technologies caused more scarring and couldn’t completely remove blue and green.

Today, the new Enlighten 3 by Cutera is the best device to help remove permanent tattoos.

It can determine the best technology (either Nanotechnology or Picotechnology) to use to remove your tattoo. Then it safely shatters the ink particles in your skin. Finally, those particles are naturally dispersed and flushed by your lymphatic system.



2. How Many Treatments Do You Need?


Each tattoo removal is unique and varies based on your needs. Treatments will depend on where the tattoo is located on your body, how dark it is, the type of ink, how old it is, and its size. Also, if you are looking to simply cover up your tattoo, our team can usually get enough out after the first treatment. 

Black and red are some of the easiest colors to remove thanks to the contrast in skin tone, and the results are significant even after one treatment. 

Treatments will also usually be paced around 6-8 weeks apart to allow for proper healing in between, and on average most people need 4-6 treatments for total removal. 

3. How Long Does It Take?


Another major benefit of using the latest technology is that each treatment is relatively quick. Most treatments last between 20-30 seconds! Your actual appointment time will take a bit longer to include lidocaine numbing injections, icing after treatments, and repetition. 

Thanks to how short each session is, you can easily fit it into your busy schedule.

4. Does It Hurt?


If the price doesn’t seem daunting, the idea of pain might. We understand this concern which is why at Miami Inkoff we strive for a virtually pain-free experience.

We are one of the only licensed medical clinics in the area to offer the safe use of lidocaine injections for tattoo removal sessions. This greatly reduces pain compared to traditional topical numbing creams or gels. 

Additionally, our new Enlighten 3 tattoo removal laser utilizes nanosecond technology. This process cools the skin which helps reduce pain and recovery time In between treatments!

5. Smoking Affects Removal Time


Are you a smoker? This will prolong your treatment process because of how it constricts your blood vessels. Instead of allowing ink to pass through, it increases your recovery time.

This also means you may need additional treatments to help remove your tattoo. 

6. Can You Completely Remove a Tattoo?


Certain colors and heavier shades are usually harder to cover up. In the past, it’s been difficult to fully remove some colors, like blue and green.

Thanks to new technology and our skilled technicians, we can remove all the different shades of your tattoo!

At your consultation, we will discuss how long the process will be. It may take a few more treatments, but we will help you correct your skin.

7. Can You Cover Up A New Tattoo?


Be wary of those $200 tattoo incentives that some tattoo parlors offer. Sure, it may sound like a fun opportunity, but that 20-minute tattoo process comes with lasting results: good, bad, and sometimes ugly.

While you can remove your tattoo, you will need to wait a minimum of two to three months before starting the tattoo removal process. This is because your skin is currently healing from that intensive procedure, and it will help prevent scarring and infections.

8. Will It Leave A Scar?


In the past, scarring was very common when it came to full tattoo removal. While some scarring is still common, our new device offers significantly less. Our team will work with you to plan on whether you’d like to either cover up or fully remove your tattoo.

This will help you plan on what to expect. With significantly less scarring, it opens up opportunities for not needing to choose a cover-up tattoo over removal.

9. What’s the Average Cost to Remove a Tattoo?


The cost to remove a tattoo fluctuates based on size. There are two main price packages that we offer: the four-session package and the ultimate session package. The first is great for simple black tattoos, and the latter is better for colorful tattoos.

While our process at Miami Inkoff is slightly more expensive, it does mean that you’ll need fewer treatments compared to other places. Also, you will have this process performed in the safety of our clinic with the latest tattoo removal technology. 

Now, don’t let the high price tag leave you feeling hopeless. We are happy to work with you to create a payment plan and even offer a free consultation.

10. What’s the Recovery Time?


Recovery time is thankfully minimal after each treatment. To be safe, we suggest you avoid the sun and overly irritating substances for at least a few days post-treatment to allow your skin to heal. 

We’ll also walk you through proper aftercare to ensure the best results possible.

Schedule Your Tattoo Removal, Today!


Now that you know everything about tattoo removal, it’s time to take the plunge. At Miami Ink Off, we are happy to offer a consultation on your tattoo removal process. We can help you budget and plan your treatments so that you can say goodbye to tattoo remorse. 

Book your consultation today, and see just how we can help you.

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