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Does Tattoo Removal Cause Cancer?

Does Tattoo Removal Cause Cancer?

Seems like you can get cancer from anything these days. Let’s address this right off the bat, does tattoo removal cause cancer? Well, you’re more likely to receive cancer from microwaves or sun exposure vs laser tattoo removal. 

Now that we’ve got that out of the way, let us explain why the risk of receiving cancer from laser tattoo removal is next to impossible. In addition, we will be breaking down actions you can take in order to avoid any negative outcomes. 

How Does Laser Removal Work?

You might be thinking, why would someone want laser tattoo removal? Well truthfully, there are many reasons why someone might opt for removal. From tattoo regret to wanting a new tattoo, the possibilities are endless. Now, there are many removal methods out there from tattoo removal cream to saline removal. We’re going to be covering the safest and most effective removal option, laser tattoo removal. 

Laser tattoo removal works by breaking down ink particles into tiny pieces for your body’s white blood cells to carry through the lymphatic system. With time and continued sessions, the laser will break the tattoo down layer by layer until it’s completely removed. On average it takes around 10-12 sessions to see complete removal results spaced every 6-8 weeks apart.

Now that you know the process of what happens under the skin, let’s talk about the process of what to expect from your first removal session

Before you get started with Removery, you will receive a free consultation where our technician will give you clinical expectations for your removal. From there, you will enter the treatment room, get an icepack on the tattoo to numb it, and put on protective goggles for your eyes’ safety. 

Anesthesia is not used in the office for this procedure. Once the tattoo has been thoroughly numbed, our technician will start cooling the area with a cryo machine that blasts freezing cold air onto the skin. They will do a test spot, count down from three, two, one and start the removal process. Clients can absolutely take a second if they need a break and 15 seconds later, the first session is complete! 

Once that is finished, the technician will provide tattoo removal aftercare protocols and materials for at-home use. Set up your next removal session on the way out and repeat the process in 6-8 weeks.