Our definition of small tattoo is areas the size of the thumb or index finger or simple strokes, thin lines with a maximum length of 5 cm.
Small tattoos or minor changes can usually be completely removed with a single treatment or at least with very few treatments. This is where SKINIAL comes into its own compared to laser treatment and many competing methods, because few concepts can completely remove a tattoo with a single treatment and because there is no heat or pain, removals can be done easily even in sensitive areas where it would be too dangerous or too painful for other methods.
Old tattoo <=>New tattoo
For the removal it does not matter whether a tattoo is old and therefore already watered down or still quite young. The dye remains liquid in the skin even after years because it cannot dry without air.
Shortly after pigmentation, a large part of the pigments is transported via the lymph’s into the lymph nodes. Some studies speak of 40% within the first three months. Especially the very small pigment pieces in the nano range are quickly flushed out (into the lymph nodes and into other organs via the bloodstream as they are so small). Larger particles are more stable. In the long term, UV radiation also breaks down larger pigments into smaller ones, which are then transported away via the lymph’s. Over time, the pigment deposits diffuse into the neighboring connective tissue, causing the drawn contours to blur.
Professionally <=> unprofessionally stung tattoos
In principle, a professionally stitched tattoo and an unprofessionally stitched tattoo can be removed in the same way. A problem only arises if the tattoo has been stung too deeply, as is sometimes the case with Indonesian or Māori tattoos, but not only with these. They do not use needles for pigmentation, but bamboo sticks, which injures the skin (dermis) in depth. Then the natural repulsion can be disturbed, or the color lies too deep in the skin and cannot be moved to the surface by natural repulsion. A laser also no longer has any effect on deep-lying color.
Rarely are small tattoos about lightening. Below are some examples of “before” pictures that can be removed with standard treatments. Unfortunately, it is often tedious to ask clients who only come in once for an “after” picture, because many are just happy that the tattoo is gone and don’t get back to us despite multiple requests. Fortunately, we have thousands of clients worldwide, so over time some pictures have ended up in the archive anyway. You can find the results on our before and after page on our website.
Small tattoos on the face
These can be tears, artificial freckles, pigment spots caused by sudden unexpected movements of the client during PMU (this is not so rare), small marks and figures on the face, neck but also in the ear or nose.
Asterisks but also artificial freckles
Difficult cartilage tattoos
Small body tattoos
Classic name tattoos, dots and small characters, small figures (a few centimeters), corrections of medium or small tattoos on the neck, behind the ear on the finger, handor wrist.
When removing tattoos on the foot or leg, there are sometimes longer healing phases or long reddening phases, as regeneration takes a very long time there due to the movement and stress on the treatment area.
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You might also be interested in: our before-after page about medium tattoos
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