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July 14, 2021

Why do you have to wait so long between laser sessions?

Image showing the "L" in a scrabble board tattoo after lasering

Why is laser treatment such a slow process?

We wish the process of having a tattoo removed was quicker than it is, but for laser treatment to be carried out safely, and to get the best results for you we need to leave a minimum of six weeks between sessions.

We leave this time to allow your skin to heal from the treatment, but also for your immune system to have enough time to flush out the ink from your previous session.

The laser shatters the ink particles and your own body then processes these particles to remove them – this is how the tattoo gradually fades.

Longer gaps between sessions gives better results

Leaving your tattoo six weeks or longer does not affect the results you will achieve, in fact clients are surprised that their tattoo continues to fade even after leaving a long break between sessions.

Some companies will advise clients to have laser treatment every 4 weeks. We do not agree with this and would strongly advise against having laser treatment so frequently - due to the increased risk of scarring and lasering over skin that has not completely healed.

Trust us to give you the best advice

We will assess your tattoo before each treatment and will advise you how many weeks we should leave until your next session. Some clients may need longer if their skin takes longer to heal or if their tattoo is very nearly faded and the power used on the laser has been increased.

Still have questions?

If you'd like to know more why not give us a call on 07539 279 355 or email us at ask@the-missing-ink.co.uk