What Type of Tattoo Is Easier to Remove? Old or New

If you have tattoos, there may be a point when you wish them removed at some time in your life. Fortunately, there is a treatment for the removal of unwanted tattoos. However, there is a difference in removing old and new tattoos. Older tattoos are extremely easy to remove. For example, an old black tattoo should be entirely removed within six treatments. A newer tattoo, especially one with a fair amount of color, can take longer to remove.

Why Remove a Tattoo?

There are many reasons why you might decide to remove a tattoo. You might decide that you do not like a look at the tattoo or apply for a job where you can not have tattoos. You may also have gotten a tattoo that is not done correctly and looks unsightly. Whatever the reason, you will be able to get your tattoo removed with laser tattoo removal.

Why Are Older Tattoos Easy to Remove?

There are two main reasons why older tattoos are easy to get rid of.

Sun exposure

Eventually, your tattoo will start to fade throughout the years due to direct exposure from the sun. The sun breaks down the tattoo ink slowly. Of course, the sun takes a very long time to work, and you will never fully remove the tattoo. Do not think that you can get a tattoo, decide you do not like it, and constantly sit out in the sun. This will not work and can actually cause your skin damage. For many people with older tattoos, their exposure to the sun over the years can help aid in fading the tattoo. A fading tattoo is much easier to remove during the laser process.

Body rejection

Your body is not happy with your tattoo and will try to remove the tattoo naturally. Your body sees the ink as a foreign object and will attack it. While it will not damage a new tattoo, over time, it will wear down the ink. Unfortunately, your body will not be able to remove the tattoo all by itself efficiently. This is why the laser separates the ink into smaller pieces so that it can be dealt with. Laser removal allows for your body to attack the small ink particles to remove them. For those who have an older tattoo, the laser process will be more straightforward because the sun exposure and the body fighting against it will help reduce the amount of ink that needs to be removed.

If you have an unwanted tattoo, rest assured that it can be removed easily. It generally takes 4 to 6 treatments to eradicate the tattoo. However, keep in mind if your tattoo is large or too dark, it may take some time to remove it. Do not be discouraged if you have a newer tattoo, as these can be removed as well. The process will take longer, but eventually, you will have your tattoo removed.

If you are interested in tattoo removal, whether you have an old tattoo or a new one, please give our office a call today. We are happy to help you with the process of removing your unwanted tattoos. Our office can quickly set up your initial consultation and have you start the treatment process as soon as possible.

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