Laser Tattoo Removal- Here is what you should know

For every patient and practitioner, the initial laser tattoo removal consultation is crucial. It’s an opportunity to demonstrate your understanding of the protocol, build rapport with your patient, and earn their confidence so they’ll go ahead with the treatment.

You should be able to answer all their questions and demonstrate your knowledge of tattoo removal.

Here is a compiled list of the most common queries patients have about tattoo removal, for your convenience. From the receptionist to the doctor, all those who are involved in the business should be able to address these subjects.

Price of laser tattoo removal

Pricing is a significant consideration for majority of the patients. It’s essential to have a profitable pricing while still being competitive. It is recommended that you have a transparent pricing framework that helps you respond quickly and effectively to the patient’s pricing concern. 

It’s best to concentrate on the  importance of the procedure during the consultation, rather than the pricing. In general, it costs about ten times as much to have a tattoo removed as it does to get one, so a few patients may get shocked when they hear the prices.

How long would it take you to have the tattoo removed?

Most of the patients are concerned about the duration of the laser tattoo removal procedure. Some patients prefer to have a noticeable tattoo removed before a special occasion, such as their wedding or military enlistment. It’s crucial to understand that tattoo removal is a procedure that, to a large extent, depends on the body’s natural ability to remove ink from the skin.

A minimum of six weeks between laser sessions – and eight weeks for darker complexions – is recommended to enable the skin to recover and the body’s immune system to flush away the ink. 

Scheduling the treatment sessions too close together can harm the skin and cause long-term side effects, as it doesn’t give the body enough time to remove the ink that was taken off during the previous session. A three-month interval between treatments is recommended for optimal outcome during laser tattoo removal.

Is tattoo removal painful?

There is usually some discomfort associated with laser tattoo removal. However, several people say that it hurts less than what they initially expected.

Tattoo removal is commonly thought to be painful, but most patients believe the feeling is similar to having a tattoo inked. The sensation is defined as a rubber band snapping on your skin –it’s unpleasant but bearable.

Is there going to be a scar?

Many patients are worried about scars developing due to tattoo removal. They understandably want their skin to appear as normal as possible after the tattoo has been removed. To ensure that no scars are developed, never pick blisters or burn marks if they develop on the skin.

Revising a tattoo

Any laser tattoo removal specialist will come across patients who want their tattoos revised rather than entirely removed. Yes, you can help patients who wish to have their tattoos removed.

Anyone who is a candidate for tattoo removal has a history of liking tattoos and has gotten inked at some stage in their life. As a doctor, you should be aware of this and not make assumptions about which tattoos a patient may want to be removed or whether they want them all removed.

Are there any negative consequences?

For most patients, side effects are an unavoidable part of the laser tattoo removal process. Some side effects are an essential part of the immune response that aids in removing ink from the skin.

Patients who are aware of the process are more likely to complete the treatment, manage the side effects, and frankly enjoy their tattoo removal experience.

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