Why Some Tattoos Fade Quicker Than Others
Why Some Tattoos Fade Quicker Than Others
We have all made the mistake of doing something we are not supposed to—like getting a tattoo dedicated to your then-favorite band, for example. It may look like a nice little tribute now, but five years later, you might realize that it does not look good at all (or maybe it has faded in an unflattering way). Don’t worry; many people go through this too. But while it is easy to cite reasons why you want to remove your tattoo, the actual process can be more daunting than you think.
Understanding the Tattoo Removal Process
About 38% of people worldwide have at least one tattoo, but not all are happy with their decision. Thankfully, laser tattoo removal exists. However, removing your ink might be more difficult than getting it. Laser tattoos work by breaking up the pigment colors with a high-intensity light beam. The laser wavelengths enter your skin and absorb all the black tattoo pigment, which is the easiest color to treat.
What To Expect Before, During, and After a Laser Tattoo Removal Session
Make sure to consult with a trained professional first before booking an appointment. They will help evaluate your tattoo and educate you on the entire process, giving you an idea of the number of treatments you’ll need and the cost. It will all depend on the size and design of your tattoo, as well as the color of your skin and how deep the tattoo pigment goes.
During a session, the technician will test your skin’s reaction to the laser to determine the most effective energy needed for the treatment. Smaller tattoos require fewer pulses compared to larger ones but will require several treatments for either case. You will need a lot of patience to get through this process, which we know you can handle!
After the treatment, use an ice pack to soothe the area and apply an antibiotic cream to protect it. Make sure to wear sunscreen at all times, especially when you’re always outside.
Why Do Some Tattoos Clear Quicker?
There are several factors why tattoos fade quicker on some people. A tattoo will start fading on its own depending on where it’s located, how often it’s exposed to the sun, and if the person smokes. Additionally, tattoos on certain body parts are more susceptible to fading. For example, tattoos on the palm and sole don’t last as long because the skin is much thicker. The same rules apply when removing them.
The ink plays a role in the longevity of your tattoo. If it is diluted too much or is made with low-quality components, it will not last as long and can fade quicker compared to concentrated ink. Colors also matter when it comes to how quickly a tattoo will fade. Lighter colors like yellow or orange fade much faster than black or blue.
Your Body Is the Biggest Factor
Or more specifically, your lifestyle. We’ve talked about how your tattoo placement can affect clearing/fading, but it’s your lifestyle that will ultimately tell how long before you see results after a laser removal treatment.
Keep your immune system strong, drink lots of water, and protect your skin with sunscreen every day. The scabs will heal on their own, but it’s imperative that you strictly follow any aftercare tips given by your technician to ensure a fast recovery.
Lay Off the Vices
Refrain from smoking and decrease alcohol consumption (better avoid it altogether) to speed up your healing process. Once your skin is done scabbing, slowly incorporate exercise into your daily routine to increase blood flow, which helps break down the ink particles in your skin.
Think Before You Ink
We have all heard this before, so the next time you plan to get inked, make sure you are 101% committed to the design and tattoo placement. Removing it can be more expensive and painful, so keep this in mind on your next appointment. Some technicians recommend getting a cover-up tattoo instead, but that is still entirely up to you. What matters is that you get the best plan of action for your needs, whether it’s removing a tattoo or fading it for re-inking.
Where To Go for Effective Tattoo Removal
We at Vanish Clinic offer superb tattoo removal services. Our PicoWay laser treatment is one of the best on the market. It’s quick, efficient, and comes with a flat fee pricing that allows you to save more—you can’t find another offer like this 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 gamechanger. Additionally, the short pulses mean less heat is going into the body, making it safer and more comfortable.
Contact us to book a free consultation. Our trained laser technician and aesthetic nurse will guide you throughout the whole process to have a hassle-free and smooth experience.