You might think you’ve waited long enough to start your tattoo removal process, but taking the time to do some research can be the difference between obtaining the results you long for versus the results you fear most.
Finding out the following about a laser clinic before your first appointment will save you more than just your money—it will save your skin.
What Customers Think
The biggest mistake people make when having laser tattoo removal treatments done is failing to take a peek at customer reviews. No company is perfect, of course, but the majority of reviews should be positive. Looking at the company’s social media pages can also be telling. For example, you’ll see how quickly employees respond to customer complaints. It’s great to go into this hoping you won’t have a problem, but it’s always better to know ahead of time what will happen if you do.
What Lasers the Clinic Uses
If you’re still in the beginning stages of your research, it might come as a surprise to learn that there are many kinds of lasers. Not only are there several kinds that were designed for getting rid of a tattoo, there are others that are used for other cosmetic procedures. To someone who knows little about this kind of technology, all of these lasers will likely appear the same. Some laser clinics take advantage of that fact and use the same laser for all of the treatments they offer, which makes their procedures ineffective.
It’s also important to find out which lasers are ideal for specific ink colors and which lasers will work for your skin color. Those who have dark or tanned skin need to be treated with a laser that won’t remove skin pigment and cause discoloration.
Every laser emits a particular wavelength of laser energy, which is measured in nanometers and designed to remove certain ink colors. Here’s a brief overview.
1064 nm Wavelength
- Ideal for removing black and dark tattoos
- Can treat a wide range of ink colors
532 nm Wavelength
- Most effective for removing red, violet, orange, yellow, and brown inks
- Can treat a wide range of ink colors
694 nm Wavelengths
- Ideal for removing blue and green ink colors, such as lime green, teal, and turquoise
- Can remove black ink that was resistant to 1064 nm wavelengths
755 nm Wavelengths
- Ideal for treating colors in the green and blue family
- Can treat black inks as well
- Cannot remove red ink because it’s a red laser
How Employees Are Trained
There are many schools that offer laser technology courses and provide certification upon completion; however, none of these graduates are educated in the medical field. There’s a significant difference in the results when a person undergoes laser tattoo removal treatments from a licensed medical technician compared to someone who has a paper certificate. It’s critical to find out what kind of training and experience those who will be treating you have to ensure complete removal with few or no side effects.
The Numbing Agents They Supply
This is super important if you’re sensitive to pain, but if you were able to sit through the process of getting a tattoo, you’ll be able to sit through the removal process. The sensation is similar, and each laser session goes by quickly. Most laser clinics offer something, whether it’s ice or numbing cream. The most commonly used numbing agent is a cryogenic cooling spray, which is used in combination with the laser and reduces discomfort in the top layers of skin. If you don’t feel like this is enough, or the laser clinic you’re going to doesn’t provide such services, you may want to stop by your local pharmacy to pick up a topical numbing ointment before your appointment.
Hours of Operation
Before you go, check the clinic’s hours of operation. This is one of the most common things that people forget to do when researching laser tattoo removal. Many laser clinics offer weekend hours, but before you commit, make sure the clinic isn’t just open on the days you need but that it’s currently accepting new clients. Nothing is worse than purchasing a laser tattoo removal package at a great price only to find out that the laser clinic has no weekend appointments available for the next three months.
If It Guarantees Its Work
The whole point of laser tattoo removal is to get rid of ink completely. If the clinic doesn’t guarantee you these results, that’s a sign that you should take your business elsewhere. Many more reputable laser clinics are starting to offer packages that provide an unlimited number of laser sessions as a surefire way to guarantee your satisfaction with the results. At Body Details True Laser Hair and Tattoo Removal, however, we guarantee our work by providing clients with a free lifetime guarantee. All of our employees are highly experienced licensed medical technicians. They have both a medical degree and a certificate of completion from our training program. We also use nothing but the best lasers in the industry to customize your treatments so that you end up with the best results possible.
Body Details is located in the South Florida area, and we have convenient night and weekend hours that suit practically any schedule. If you’re interested in learning more about how we can help you with your laser tattoo removal process, schedule your free consultation now at www.bodydetails.com or by calling 866-708-8645.