Why do people visit more than one provider?
- Price – People want the best price. Maybe you’re going to “ABC Removal ” and then you came across a promotion for “Cheap Removal” and now you want to go for a cheaper tattoo removal at a new clinic.
- Location – Maybe you live in New Braunfels but work in downtown and don’t always know where you’ll be in the next 6-8 weeks from now (which is the average time between tattoo removal appointments). So for a convenience factor, you may want to visit more than one provider so you don’t have to drive across town.
- Speed – Typically tattoo removal providers will schedule your visit 6-8 weeks a part to let the skin heal and give your body enough time to pass the ink through your system (It’s actually better wait longer between visits as it give your body more time to remove the ink!) Some people may not want to wait and visit another provider sooner, thinking they will speed up the process.
Why visiting multiple tattoo removal clinics for treatments is bad.
Clinics use different types of lasers, wavelengths, and intensities. The laser technicians also have varied amounts of experience. Providers don’t know the last time you had a treatment nor do they know the other providers overall strategy for removal.
Visiting more than one provider increases the risk for tattoo removal scarring, hyper pigmentation or hypo pigmentation. It can also make matters worse because the tattoo ink becomes “fused” and makes it very challenging, even impossible, to remove in the long run.
Play it safe and once you select a provider to conduct your tattoo removal, stick to them.