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Why is there a size limit of 6” x 6” during the tattoo removal session?

Updated: Dec 9, 2022

Why is there a size limit of 6” x 6” during the tattoo removal session?

With today’s increasing trend of tattooing, people seeking effective options to take away their tattoos have also risen in number. Regardless of the reason behind the desire to have it removed, customers looking for tattoo removal services should always be properly educated about the process.

The amount of time it takes to remove a tattoo depends variably on the size of the tattoo and some other parameters that can affect its successful removal. And while tattoos are typically considered permanent, it is now possible to erase them with treatments, either you want it done fully or partially.

Laser Tattoo Removal: How It Works

When removing a tattoo, laser treatment is considered safer than several other methods. One reason it provides the best cosmetic result compared to other tattoo removal methods is that it selectively treats the pigment and brings very few to no side effects.

Tattoo removal lasers produce pulses of light energy that penetrates the skin. Once the tattoo ink absorbs these light beams, they shatter into tiny fragments being taken in by the body. Then, the immune system naturally flushes away the tattoo ink particles from the skin area, lightening the tattoo’s appearance.

Using a laser is the safest method for removing unwanted tattoos, for it is relatively considered a non-invasive treatment. With only utilizing a concentrated beam of light, its powerful effect on the tattoo’s ink particles does not affect the surrounding skin.

To permanently remove a tattoo, different laser technologies use various factors such as wavelengths, particle fluence, and spot sizes in performing the treatment. Therefore, for safe and effective tattoo removal treatment, it is essential to have a thorough understanding of the factors involved.

Does Tattoo Size Matter?

When creating and crafting a tattoo, size truly matters. In the manner of design, you can’t get a tattoo with a lot of intricate details done in a tiny size. Also, the measurement of your tattoo is one factor impacting the cost in both the creation and removal process. Moreover, the pain and healing process when removing tattoos will also depend on their size. This is why it’s essential to choose the best method of treatment.

Why Is Tattoo Size a Factor In Laser Removal?

Every tattoo comes in various colors and sizes possible. The way tattoos absorb and reflect different wavelengths of light at different rates depends not only on their color; but also on how big or small the tattoos are.

In the tattoo removal process, the energy and spot size of the laser used to affect the speed and extent apart from many different factors. The width or radiance of the light beam being emitted is considered the spot size of any light-based system. Generally, a spot size affects how deep a laser can penetrate wavelengths of lights into the skin where the tattoo is placed.

To allow varying depths of penetration and power concentrations, most medical-grade laser equipment uses adjustable spot sizes. The size limit in laser tattoo removal determines the maximum depth the laser can penetrate and thus also limits the amount of tattoo ink that can be treated.

Normally, smaller tattoos would need lesser pulses, while larger ones would require more to have them removed. In either case, it would still be improbable that it can be entirely removed in one session for laser removal of tattoos will depend on many factors.

When it comes to laser equipment using small spot sizes, the deeper ink becomes harder to reach as treatments increase and may lead to less reaction and minimal results. On the other hand, laser equipment using larger spot sizes lets more energy to reach the full depth of the tattoo, allowing better results, thus a more effective removal.

Furthermore, sufficient after-care following laser removal of a tattoo is also vital to minimize the risk of complications.

Optimize Your Experience

For expert tattoo removal, we at the Vanish Clinic in Toronto provide quality tattoo removal services using modern laser technology. Our PicoWay laser treatment is one of the most reliable on the market. It’s quick, efficient, and comes with a flat fee pricing that allows you to save more. It’s an offer you won’t find anywhere else.

What makes PicoWay unique is its fast pulse duration, which operates with picosecond technology. It has more than double the amount of peak power than other Pico competitors on the market, making it a total game-changer. Additionally, the short pulses mean less heat is going into the body, making it safer and more comfortable.

Book your free consultation today! Get in touch with us or contact us if you have any questions. We want you to have the best possible treatment for your tattoo, so we will do what we can to accommodate your needs. Our laser technician and aesthetic nurse will consult with you to formulate an action plan to remove unwanted tattoos and guide you throughout the process to ensure a hassle-free experience.

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