Often when we hear about medical procedures we hear the phrase “good candidate.” What does this mean exactly? It basically is someone who meets certain criteria related to the procedure. There are good candidates for every type of procedure – from surgery to laser tattoo removal. Today we are going to discuss four factors that make someone a good candidate for laser tattoo removal in Milwaukee.
Good physical health
Good physical health is important when receiving laser tattoo removal because it is the body that actually does the work of removing the ink particles from your system after the laser breaks the ink into smaller particles. People that are in good physical health generally have good immune systems, something that is key to removal of the toxins.
A non-smoker is a good candidate for laser tattoo removal. Why? As mentioned, a good immune system is imperative for getting the best results from your laser tattoo treatments. Smoking, particularly the chemicals found in cigarettes, hinders your immune system, making it harder for your body to clear the ink away.
Willing and able to commit time to the process
Tattoo removal takes time. The exact length of time can vary from person to person but you should expect the full process to take one to two years. Laser tattoo treatments are spaced every six to eight weeks and require multiple treatments. An ideal candidate for the process should have a good understanding of the time commitment and should be able to commit to consistent sessions.
Informed about the procedure and the expected outcome
Good candidates for tattoo removal will be well informed about the procedure and know what to expect. Whether you desire full removal or lightening for a cover up, you should begin your laser tattoo treatments fully informed of the expected outcome. Tattoos vary from person to person and each person may have a different outcome. This is something that will be discussed during your consultation appointment.
If you live in the Milwaukee area and are wondering if tattoo removal is right for you, contact Remove a Tattoo at 414-617-2849 to schedule your free consultation today.