Older vs New Tattoos: Which is Easier To Remove?
Older tattoos (10 years+) are usually a lot easier to eliminate than brand-new tattoos. A brand-new black tattoo may 7-15 treatments to eliminate, while an old black tattoo could just take 4-6 treatments to eliminate. Sometimes we have tattoo removal clients with 20 or 25 year old tattoos. We like getting rid of these tattoos due to the fact that they come off extremely rapidly and the clients are extremely pleased with the quick outcomes.
Two reasons older tattoos are simpler to get rid of:
1) Direct exposure to the sun fades the ink. The sun works in some methods like a laser, breaking down the tattoo ink gradually throughout the years. Nevertheless, the sun takes a long, very long time to work. If you have a professional brand-new tattoo and regret it, hanging out by the swimming pool this summer season will not make a huge distinction in the number of sessions you’ll need to eliminate your tattoo. Hanging out by the swimming pool for the next couple of years non-stop might have a slight impact, however that much sun direct exposure might trigger other damage that would definitely balance out the advantage.
2) The body attempts to separate tattoo ink naturally. Your body isn’t really the most significant fan of your tattoo. For many years it has actually dealt with the ink as a foreign compound and done a couple of things to attempt to break down the ink and eliminate it. Nevertheless, tattoos include a great deal of ink and your body isn’t really efficient in doing this task by itself. The ink has to be separated into smaller sized pieces that will certainly be brought away and dealt with. A tattoo removal laser will certainly offer this immensely valuable duty of separating the ink into pieces small enough for the body to rapidly process.
So, if you have an older tattoo, you can be excited about needing less treatments than if you tried to remove your tattoo 5 or 10 years ago. If you have a new tattoo, don’t worry. We can still go a great job of removing it with a few more treatments.