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As with any technology, Tatt2Away is continuously evolving and improving. The company is dedicated to advancing its technology and equipment to enhance the overall effectiveness and safety of its tattoo removal system. Future updates may include advancements in the TEPR solution formulation or improvements to the handpiece design for increased precision and ease of use.
By understanding the technology and equipment behind Tatt2Away, you can make an informed decision about whether this tattoo removal method is the right choice for you. Always consult with a certified Tatt2Away technician to discuss your options and ensure you receive the best possible treatment for your specific tattoo and skin type.
Aside from the specialized handpiece and TEPR solution, Tatt2Away treatments may also require the use of standard tattoo removal supplies, such as gloves, gauze, and antiseptic solutions. Certified technicians may also utilize a topical anesthetic to minimize discomfort during the treatment process.
Tatt2Away equipment, such as the handpiece and needle cartridges, must be properly maintained and sterilized to ensure safety and prevent infection. The needle cartridges are single-use and disposable, eliminating the risk of cross-contamination between clients. The handpiece and other non-disposable components are thoroughly cleaned and sterilized using industry-standard procedures, to maintain a safe and hygienic treatment environment.
Yes, Tatt2Away technicians must undergo specialized training and certification to ensure they are proficient in using the equipment and performing the treatment safely and effectively. This training covers the proper use of the handpiece, the application of the TEPR solution, and appropriate aftercare procedures.
The Tatt2Away handpiece is designed to create small, controlled abrasions in the skin. The certified technician uses the handpiece to apply the TEPR solution to the tattooed area. The handpiece then creates small abrasions in the skin, allowing the ink particles to be released and wiped away.
Tatt2Away treatments utilize specialized equipment, including a handpiece with a sterile disposable needle cartridge and a proprietary TEPR solution. The handpiece allows for precise application of the solution and controlled abrasions to release the ink particles from the skin.
While laser tattoo removal relies on high-energy light beams to break down ink particles, Tatt2Away uses the Trans Epidermal Pigment Release (TEPR) technique to remove ink. The TEPR solution is applied to the tattooed area, breaking down the ink and bringing it to the skin’s surface, where it is then removed through small abrasions. This method can be effective on various ink colors and may require fewer treatments compared to laser removal.
Results become noticeable as your skin heals and the scabs form and fall off, which typically takes 2-4 weeks after each session. As you progress through your treatment plan, more and more ink is removed, and after your last session, the entire tattoo will have been treated and completely removed– no more ink will remain!
Tatt2Away is effective in removing a wide range of tattoo ink colors, including those that are traditionally more difficult to remove with laser treatments, such as blue, green, and yellow ink.
Proper aftercare is crucial for the success of the Tatt2Away treatment. After each session, your technician will provide you with detailed instructions on how to care for the treated area. This may include keeping the area clean and dry, avoiding direct sunlight and exposure to water, and applying a prescribed ointment to promote healing. It is essential to follow these instructions closely to ensure optimal results and minimize the risk of complications.
As with any cosmetic procedure, there is a small risk of side effects or complications. Some potential side effects of Tatt2Away treatment include temporary redness, swelling, and discomfort at the treatment site. In rare cases, infection, scarring, or changes in skin texture may occur. To minimize these risks, follow your technician’s aftercare instructions and report any concerns promptly.
Tatt2Away is an alternative to traditional laser tattoo removal methods. While laser treatments target specific ink colors and rely on the body’s immune system to eliminate the broken-down pigment, Tatt2Away works by physically removing the ink from the skin through the TEPR technique. This allows for the effective removal of a broader range of ink colors and may require fewer sessions compared to laser treatments. However, the best method for tattoo removal depends on the individual’s specific tattoo and personal preferences.
Remember to consult with a certified Tatt2Away technician to discuss your specific tattoo removal needs and determine if Tatt2Away is the right choice for you.
Yes, Tatt2Away is versatile and can be used to remove specific parts of a tattoo or modify an existing design. If you’re looking to change a portion of your tattoo or prepare for a cover-up, Tatt2Away can help you achieve the desired results.
The cost of Tatt2Away treatment varies depending on factors such as the size, complexity, and location of the tattoo, as well as the number of sessions required for complete removal. It’s best to consult with a certified Tatt2Away technician to receive a personalized quote for your tattoo removal. To get a general idea of pricing, check out our payment options.
While Tatt2Away is suitable for most individuals, certain factors may impact the treatment’s effectiveness or safety. These factors include skin type, medical history, and the presence of certain skin conditions. A consultation with a certified Tatt2Away technician is necessary to determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure.
You can visit the Tatt2Away website to find a list of certified technicians in your area. It’s important to choose a reputable and experienced provider to ensure the best possible results and minimize potential risks. By researching and asking the right questions, you can make an informed decision about whether Tatt2Away is the best option for your tattoo removal needs. Always consult with a certified technician and follow their recommendations for the most effective and safe treatment experience. Find a Tatt2Away provider in your city.
Tatt2Away can be used to remove certain types of cosmetic tattoos. However, the treatment may not be suitable for all permanent makeup applications, particularly those close to sensitive areas like the eyes. Consult with a certified Tatt2Away technician to determine if the procedure is appropriate for your specific cosmetic tattoo.
There is minimal downtime associated with Tatt2Away treatments. Most clients can return to their daily activities shortly after the procedure. However, it is essential to follow your technician’s aftercare instructions and avoid activities that could irritate the treated area or disrupt the healing process, such as swimming or excessive sun exposure.
Before your Tatt2Away treatment, it’s important to avoid sun exposure and tanning on the tattooed area for at least two weeks. Keep the area clean and moisturized, and avoid using any skincare products containing exfoliating or irritating ingredients. Your certified Tatt2Away technician will provide you with more detailed pre-treatment instructions during your initial consultation.
Remember that Tatt2Away is just one of many options available for tattoo removal, and the best choice depends on your unique situation and preferences. Consult with a certified Tatt2Away technician to determine if this method is right for you and to learn more about the process.
Yes, Tatt2Away is a safe and effective method for tattoo removal. It has been FDA registered and has undergone extensive testing to ensure its safety and effectiveness. With any procedure, individual results may vary, and it’s essential to consult with a certified Tatt2Away technician before undergoing treatment.
Tatt2Away uses a unique combination of a proprietary solution and a specialized device to break down and lift tattoo pigments from the skin. The TEPR technique involves gently abrading the top layer of the skin while simultaneously applying the solution to the tattooed area, which then causes the ink to rise to the surface and form a scab. The scab eventually falls off, taking the tattoo pigment with it.
Tatt2Away is a non-laser tattoo removal system that utilizes a patented technique called Trans Epidermal Pigment Release (TEPR) to remove unwanted tattoos effectively and safely.
For those who have low pain tolerance, Tatt2Away is similar to getting tattooed, you can expect about the same level of pain. Some Tatt2Away clients have found the process to hurt less than when they were tattooed. For those who have low pain tolerance, some shops may provide a numbing solution such as topical lidocaine. We haven’t had anyone stop because of pain, and we like to say that if you can get a tattoo, you can easily get it removed!
The minimum time after receiving a tattoo to begin treatment is 6 weeks from the date of tattoo application. This time allows for your skin to heal before starting the removal process. You are more than welcome to get started with a consultation prior to this 6 week mark though!
Once the treated area has fully healed and your Tatt2Away technician confirms that the removal process is complete, you can get a new tattoo over the treated area. It is essential to allow enough time for your skin to heal properly to ensure the best possible results for your new tattoo.
We typically advise artists to wait 4-6 months after their final Tatt2Away session, depending on your skin and your body’s healing response. Wounds heal from the bottom up and the outside in. The new tissue gradually covers the area, causing the scab to drop off. There are several stages every wound must go through in the proper sequence and time frame to heal optimally: hemostasis, inflammation, proliferation, maturation, and remodeling. One of the most important stages in the Tatt2Away process is epidermal maturation; the epidermis is considered mature when it resumes its normal barrier functionality and signs of inflammation (redness) vanish. Aside from aftercare compliance, factors that affect these stages, and thus individual healing and the time frame prior to getting a new tattoo, include: age; overall health; drug, alcohol, and tobacco use; nutrition; and stress. Your Tatt2Away technician knows skin and healing, as well as how to assess when you’ve healed sufficiently for the artist to begin your Tatt2Revise. At each stage of the treatment process, the technician will be assessing the healing progress.
The number of treatments depends on the size and color of the tattoo you want to be removed as well as the health of your skin and healing capabilities. Tatt2Away uses a 4” x 3” hexagonal pattern template with strategically spaced circular treatment tiles, also called tegulae, for maximal healing. A minimum of three treatments using the hexagonal pattern is necessary for full coverage, regardless of the size of the tattoo. It’s possible that one or two additional sessions will be needed to remove any missed fragments of ink. If your tattoo is larger, two template treatments can be done at one time, but more than that puts too much stress on the body and interferes with optimal healing. To completely remove one area of tattoo the average number of treatments is 3-5 sessions spaced 8-12 weeks apart for optimal results. During your initial consultation, a certified Tatt2Away technician will assess your tattoo and provide you with a personalized treatment plan. The most accurate way to determine the number of removal sessions and healing time is to schedule a consultation with a Tatt2Away technician at your nearest Tatt2Away center, who has a practiced eye and can give you an answer based on your individual factors.
The minimum time between each treatment is 8 weeks and increases 2 weeks with every treatment, assuming your healing is progressing optimally. Compliance with Tatt2Away’s aftercare program, and your overall health and habits, will affect both your healing and the actual time between treatments.Tatt2Away technicians are experts both in the Tatt2Away process and in working with skin, and will advise you specifically based on your tattoo, its size, and the treatment plan. Additionally, they’ll monitor the healing process as treatments progress. Any sign of inflammation extends the time frame between treatments to ensure proper healing.
Tatt2Away is effective on all skin colors. While very dark or very light skin tends to be more sensitive regardless of procedure or reason for the wound, Tatt2Away does not adversely affect your skin based on color like other treatments treatments can. More important is your overall health and skin condition, as well as your ability and willingness to comply with the aftercare procedures. Lack of compliance may compromise the results regardless of skin color or skin sensitivity.
You can request a limited test treatment of one or more tegulae (dots) during the initial consultation. The cost of a test treatment is determined by the individual studios and is generally not included in a free consult, as a sterile treatment kit will need to be used even for a small test. Some studios may deduct part of the cost of the test from your first session. In addition, all Tatt2Away technicians are experienced in assessing people’s skin types, health, and healing ability, all of which affect a person’s outcome. Individual policies may vary from location to location.
Just like with tattooing, the best way to ensure optimal healing is to impress upon the client the importance of following the specific aftercare procedure. Due to its similarity to tattooing, Tatt2Away shares some of the same risks to the skin. This includes the extreme importance of avoiding contaminants and infection risks as well as direct sunlight exposure during healing. Just like with tattooing, if a client’s skin is prone to keloiding, it is possible for a keloid scar to develop. Failure to adhere strictly to all aftercare procedures can increase these risks. Tatt2Away technicians are trained to look for possible complications, including failure to comply with aftercare, and refuse treatment or refer a client to a dermatologist. Tatt2Away is effective on all skin color. Skin that is very light or very dark tends to be more sensitive to treatments and may take longer for pigment to return to normal after treatment. Tatt2Away does not adversely affect darker skin color like laser removal can. More important is the client’s overall health and skin condition, as well as their ability to follow directions. Lack of compliance with aftercare may compromise the results regardless of skin color or skin sensitivity. You can suggest a limited test treatment of one or more tegulae (dots) during the initial consultation. The cost of a test treatment is determined by the individual studios and is generally not included in a free consult, as a sterile treatment kit will need to be used even for a small test.
TEPRSOL® is the proprietary and patented solution used in Tatt2Away treatments. All ingredients in TEPRSOL® are natural biological substances commonly found in both plants and animals. The production of TEPRSOL® meets vegan standards, meaning the ingredients are developed from plant material rather than animal sources.Because TEPRSOL® is a proprietary component of the Tatt2Away process, its specific formula is never publicly disclosed. Our labeling is compliant with regulatory standards and lists the ingredients as “USP Distilled Water, Proprietary L40 Lactic Compound.” All TEPRSOL® components are small molecules, which in general are not allergenic. None are peptides, which are the typical molecules that induce allergic reactions. Although it is remotely conceivable that some persons may develop sensitivities or may react negatively to TEPRSOL® usage, no such reaction has been reported and authenticated in over 10,000 treatments.
Teprsol is the name of the proprietary fluid that has Tatt2Away developed to aid in ink removal from the skin. Teprsol is 100% organic, vegan, and naturally occurring in the body. A common misconception is that Teprsol is injected into the skin but actually, Teprsol sits on the surface of the abrasion the Tatt2Away device creates to help pull ink up and out of the skin.
Tatt2Away relies on your body’s natural healing response. So, in turn, the healthier you are the quicker and easier removal will be. Some factors that affect removal include age, immune health, tobacco use, alcohol consumption, nutrition, and even stress levels.
The Tatt2Away template is a patented design that is the result of numerous medical trials. This design allows for the quickest heal time between sessions utilizing skin bridges between treated areas which allows for skin rejuvenation to occur quicker. This ultimately allows for quicker subsequent treatments and a quicker overall removal!
Of course! Tatt2Away does not disrupt hair follicles or hair growth once healed.
To be as safe as possible, we do not allow women who are pregnant or breastfeeding to receive treatment. There is no information to support this procedure would be harmful to the mother or child, but we aren’t going to risk it!
Tatt2Away tailor fits your treatment plan to you. Your technician will ensure that you are receiving effective and safe treatments, so be open and honest with them about any medical conditions prior to receiving treatment.
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