How long do I have to wait between laser tattoo removal sessions?

Aside from the ever-popular “does it hurt?” one of the most commonly asked questions is “how long do I have to wait between laser tattoo removal sessions?” The answer to that question typically is 4 to 6 weeks. The skin must be completely healed before another session can be performed. Also, you want to give your immune system time to get back to normal before bombarding it again with another round of tattoo removal (more shattered ink to remove and more superficially damaged skin to heal).

Generally it takes about 4 to 6 weeks for the skin to completely heal after a laser tattoo removal treatment. Some with strong immune systems can see complete healing in as little as 2-3 weeks. As long as the skin is healed another treatment can be performed, however waiting a bit longer can be beneficial. As long as there is ink small enough for the immune system to remove, it will continue to do so. By allowing the immune system a decent amount of time to flush out the ink, you may have more flushing between treatments and therefore may need a session or so less than someone who returns as soon as the skin is completely healed in order to get the tattoo gone as quickly as possible.