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Because 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. From those who have a low pain tolerance, some shops may provide a numbing solution such as topical lidocaine.
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!
We typically advise artists to wait 4-6 months after your 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; 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 of the tattoo you want removed as well as the health of your skin. 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 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 treatments is 3-5 sessions. 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 bodies natural healing response. So, in turn, the healthier you are the quicker, 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 allow 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.