If you have tattoo remorse but still want to have a new one, covering up the old one with a new one might be a good idea for you. This is made possible by tattoo lightening. We’ll go into how the procedure works, what effects you can get, and how long it usually takes.
What Is Tattoo Lightening and How Does It Work?
The method of fading a tattoo in order to replace it with a new one is known as tattoo lightening. People sometimes lighten tattoos because they didn’t like the way it turned out or because they no longer agree with the design. Tattoo lightening could be a safer choice than full tattoo removal if you really want a tattoo—just not that one.
Is it possible to make a dark tattoo lighter?
A tattoo that is so intense will definitely be lightened. If you really like the design but it’s too dark or bold, laser removal might be able to help you get the results you want. Removery is an expert at fading tattoos as quickly as possible. We use the PicoWay laser, which is the gold standard for tattoo removal and can target dark tattoo ink in heavily dense areas. Many other methods, including PicoSure tattoo removal, are ineffective in this regard. Our certified technicians will use the PicoWay laser to lighten the entire tattoo or specific areas of it to achieve the perfect look.
Tattoo Cover-Up: Fading a Tattoo (or Part of It)
Often customers want to cover just a part of their tattoo rather than the whole thing. Maybe a section of your tattoo was done sloppily, or you just want to change it up with a new design concept. Tattoo lightening is the solution in any case. It enables you to turn an actual template into a picture you adore.
Partially fading the old tattoo is needed for a tattoo cover up. This gives you and your tattoo artist a lot of freedom when it comes to designing the new tattoo. Since the ink from the old tattoo will mix with the ink from the new one, lightening the old one gives you greater power of the new design’s colours and strength. It’s simpler to make the exact piece you want.
DIY Tattoo Lightening at Home Should Be Avoided
At-home tattoo removal is risky because it can lead to inflammation and scarring. Furthermore, it normally does not strip the ink from the skin very well. Don’t try any of the internet-based DIY techniques. They are not healthy, and experts and doctors strongly advise against using them. You may have learned that hydrogen peroxide can be used to lighten a tattoo. This entails exfoliating the region and then treating it with hydrogen peroxide. However, rather than effectively extracting the dye, this method irritates the scalp. Professional tattoo removal will insure that your tattoos are lightened without causing harm to the skin and that you get the results you want.
The Best Way to Remove a Tattoo Is to Use Laser Therapy.
How can you successfully lighten a tattoo? Laser reduction is by far the most effective method for fading a tattoo. According to Cooper Ferreira, a Removery technician and accomplished RN, this is the fastest, easiest, and most effective removal operation. He stresses, “This is a procedure that uses the immune system to safely extract dye.”
When a customer uses laser removal to fade an old tattoo, tattoo artists rejoice. It simplifies their task and provides you with more concept opportunities.
To lighten a tattoo, how many sessions are required?
Since you’re not attempting to entirely erase a tattoo, the fading process will yield the desired effects even more quickly.
How many sessions are required? Every situation is unique, so your expert can consult with your tattoo artist to decide the appropriate level of fading. It can only take half or a third of the amount of sessions necessary for complete elimination. If complete removal will take 12 sessions and your tattoo artist recommends mild lightening, you may be able to get the results you want in just five. Sessions must be scheduled at least six weeks apart, as with any laser removal, to allow the skin to heal.
The following conditions would have a significant impact on the number of sessions you need.
Your former tattoo’s look and colour
The subject matter of your old tattoo will have an impact on how quickly it can be removed. You’ll need to go for a more rigors removal if the tattoo has bright, blocky lettering. Removal may take fewer sessions if the tattoo is more subtle. Certain colours fade quicker than others; for example, dark green and black fade faster, while yellow and turquoise take longer.
What kind of style do you want?
Any style styles necessitate a greater amount of fading than others. If your new tattoo would have negative space (the absence of ink in some areas), further fading for a cover-up is needed, according to Dustin Ortel, a professional laser technician in our Buffalo office. Having a new piece with a geometric pattern or delicate, feathery work, for example, would necessitate further lightening. Rather than the 4 to 5 sessions required for a typical tattoo with solid colours, such art can involve 8 to 10 sessions.
Your doctor will monitor your progress to see if the tattoo has darkened enough for your cover-up. You can buy a partial fading kit deal at Removery, which means you won’t have to spend more if you like an extra session or two. To put it another way, you’re paying for the outcomes, not the number of hours.
When tattoos heal, do they lighten?
New tattoos are often bold and colourful. However, when the tattoo heals over the next few weeks, it can become grey or fading. The initial light normally returns after the healing process. Some people know their tattoo is more saturated or bolder than they expected at this stage. Tattoos do disappear with time, but it takes a long time for them to fade on their own. That’s where laser hair treatment comes in handy! Rather than waiting years for the perfect appearance, laser tattoo fading will help you achieve it quickly.
Hypopigmentation and other side effects are possible.
Do you have concerns about tattoo removal or hypopigmentation? You’ve already heard that laser removal will lighten or darken the skin it treats. The PicoWay laser, as used by professionals including Removery’s technicians, stops hypo- and hyperpigmentation (lightening and darkening) during laser removal. It’s healthy for all skin types and won’t damage them in the long run. You can shield the skin from harmful side effects by implementing a few basic aftercare instructions, such as keeping the region out of the light.