Laser TATTOO REMOVAL
Does your partner give you grief about the ex-who’s name you still walk around with on your body?
Do you need a tattoo faded slightly for a cover up?
Did you not get the dream job you wanted due to your tattoos?
Did you think something would look really cool and now it makes you cringe?
Do you feel embarrassed when someone asks you about a specific tattoo?
Has your confidence been dented due to a bad tattoo?
If so then book a consultation with one of our experts based in London or Essex to see if laser treatment is suitable for you.
How Does It Work?
Laser tattoo removal is a safe and effective way of removing a tattoo permanently. This treatment utilizes a high-powered laser to penetrate the skin. The energy from the laser breaks down the tattoo ink into tiny fragments, which are eventually absorbed into the bloodstream and safely passed out of the body.
The laser focuses on the ink and preserves surrounding tissue.
Pulses of light from the laser are directed onto the tattoo breaking up the tattoo pigment.
Over the next several weeks the body's scavenger cells remove the treated pigmented areas.
There is an extremely low chance of scarring. The laser light is designed to leave your healthy skin cells alone. What many people don’t know is that any scarring that remains after a tattoo removal procedure is often left over from when the tattoo was originally applied by the tattoo artist.
After receiving laser tattoo removal, you need to protect your skin from ultraviolet radiation for a few days. A small amount of redness and tenderness may persist, but these effects should subside within a few days of treatment. Blisters usually appear within 24 hours of treatment; sometimes the blisters are rather large and may look alarming – this is totally normal! Scabs, bruising and blistering may take up to a week to heal if the correct aftercare protocol is followed.
With the technology we use most colour inks can be removed. However, there are colours like yellow and white which can be very stubborn to remove as they are so close to natural skin colour. Green and turquoise are the other colours we struggle removing 100%.
We recommend that clients wait between 6-8 weeks. Even though the healing process will usually take no more than 14 days, we say 6-8 weeks as this time allows your body’s immune system to flush away the ink particles broken up by the laser. Having sessions too close together might restrict you from getting the full benefit of each session potentially meaning more treatments costing more money.
Each tattoo is vastly different therefore the time taken varies for all our patients. Here are some key factors that affect the rate of removal: Fitzpatrick skin type, location on the body, ink colours, amount of ink (vividness of tattoo, if it was professionally applied), pre-existing scarring, tattoo layering (if the tattoo is a cover up).
It is common belief that tattoo removal is excruciating, yet most of our patients say that the sensation of removal is comparable to having a tattoo applied. Common descriptions include the sensation of a rubber band snapping against the skin – basically its uncomfortable but bearable.