This client came to us seeking full removal of 3 small tattoos in various locations of her body. After 3 short treatments, one of those 3 reached its goal in our New York City office. After using her Groupon valid for 3 treatments, this bargain shopper moved onto the next deal to finish the 2 tattoos left behind.
A challenge we often have as removal specialists is explaining to clients that all tattoo where not created equal. We firmly believe that understanding the tattooing process is a large part in why we give our clients such great tattoo removal before and after photos. Understanding the process of how a tattoo is applied gives us a unique insight to the exact needs of each style of tattooing and what it requires for the best removal possible.
This client is a GREAT example that even on the same body, tattoos will remove at different rates dependent on ink type, and placement by the artist. This client had 3 different tattoos in varying styles. The dolphin tattoo pictured, was the least saturated of the 3, lending to its speedy removal. The other 2 tattoos were heavily saturated, the artist(s) deposited more ink into the tattoo to achieve the desired results. Where there is more ink, more treatments are typically required.
3 isn’t bad, but 2 would have been better
A marketing practice we have used in the past was Groupon. While it is a great way to try out new services before paying the retail cost, it limited this client in her removal. In 2016 our available Groupon offer was for the Revlite SI, while clients had the option to upgrade to the Picosure many did not as to keep the price point of there 3 treatments lower. In the instance of this tattoo the number of treatments could have been reduced had she opted to use our Picosure, which thrives in tattoos of this nature. The light saturation and superficial placement of this ink would have been ideal for the Picosure picosecond technology. The use of this laser would have allowed for the smaller break down of ink particles, and the faster clearance.