Tattoos And Permanent Hair Removal: What You Need To Know

Do you have or want a tattoo(s) and considering laser hair removal or electrolysis? Then this article is for you!

Shaving, waxing, tweezing, and other forms of temporary hair removal are an often daily, time consuming process. You can easily put an end to this never ending process with laser hair removal or electrolysis from the Wilmington Laser Hair Removal and Skin Clinic.

If you already have tattoos, don't worry.  Having tattoos will not effect your ability to remove unwanted hair (are you smiling yet?!). But it's important for you to know all your options before making a decision on the best treatment plan for you. (That's why we offer FREE consultations to all our clients.)

Laser Hair Removal & Tattoos

Laser hair removal is very effective at removing unwanted hair but the lasers themselves can be problematic for those who have tattoos. You may already be aware that lasers are also used to remove tattoos. And because lasers are attracted to the black pigment in the ink it can cause the pigment to scatter. If the laser were to go over  your tattoo, it could potentially reduce the color in the tattoo by up to 75%.

For those who want to go down the laser hair removal route , it is possible to have a treatment that treats around the tattoo, however this will mean your tattooed area will either need other forms of temporary hair removal or electrolysis (see below). Depending on the amount of surface area of your tattoo, this may be a perfect option for you.

Alternatively, you can plan well ahead and opt for laser hair removal before you get your tattoo(s).

Our client, TJ, has multiple tattoos which we were able to work around using a laser. You can watch a video and explanation below.

Electrolysis & Tattoos (preferred method)

Unlike laser hair removal, there is no risk of altering the appearance of your tattoo with electrolysis treatments.

Permanent hair removal by electrolysis works by applying a fine electrical current through a needle shaped electrode or metal probe. The current goes into each individual hair follicle and destroys the root removing the unwanted hair. Electrolysis is known for being one of the most successful and trustworthy permanent hair removal methods, especially for those with tattoos.

Since your hair follicle will be penetrated deeper in your skin, the treatment will not effect your tattoo's appearance in any way.

Ready to be hair free for life? Schedule a free consultation today! And even better, NO CONTRACTS!

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Hi, I'm Liz, owner of the Wilmington Laser Hair Removal and Skin Clinic. My team and I would love to help you achieve your beauty, skin care, and hair removal goals. Schedule your free consultation today!