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How Long After Laser Tattoo Removal Will the Tattoo Completely Fade?

If you’re interested in laser tattoo removal, there may be one question that’s stopping you from signing up for the treatment:

How long will it take to see your tattoo completely fade?

As it turns out, your tattoo may fade faster than you might think. Let’s take a closer look at how long after laser tattoo removal that the tattoo is expected to fade.

Tattoos Will Fade Faster If:

They’re relatively older

Newer tattoos tend to have more vibrant, rich pigment, which takes laser tattoo technology longer to break down and fade. The older the tattoo, the more likely it is that the tattoo is already somewhat faded, meaning you could see results faster.

They contain black or blue inks

Laser tattoo removal technology breaks down black and blue inks easier than colorful pigments (like green or yellow), meaning a plain black or blue tattoo is more likely to completely fade.

The tattoo is closer to your heart

Yup! The closer the tattoo is to your heart, the more likely it is that your blood supply to the tattoo will help whisk away the  byproducts of the laser technology breaking down the pigment in order to fade it completely.

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How Many Laser Tattoo Removal Sessions Will You Need?

The total number of laser tattoo removal treatments you may need will largely depend on a number of factors, including:

  • The tattoo’s size
  • The age of the tattoo
  • The ink colors
  • And more

Most people can expect to see their tattoo fade by the eighth treatment. Given that these treatments are typically spaced about four weeks apart, that means it may take up to eight months for your tattoo to completely fade.

And at New York Skin & Vein Centers, we offer a special guarantee: If your tattoo isn’t gone by the 8th treatment, you won’t be charged for any additional treatments!


*Individual Results May Vary

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Take the Next Step – Request a Consultation

Want to learn more about what you can expect from your laser tattoo removal results?

If you would like to schedule an in-person consultation, please fill out the form on this page or call (607) 431-2525 and one of our knowledgeable medical staff members at New York Skin & Vein Centers will reach out to you promptly.

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