LASER TATTOO REMOVAL Explained
Laser Tattoo Removal is safe, simple and produces amazing results. The treatment is a safe way to remove unwanted tattoo’s.
See our short client video opposite, showing Forearm Tattoo Removal.
Our Polaris Q-switched Ruby Laser produces light that passes through the skin causing the ink in the tattoo to break up into tiny particles. The body then disposes of these fragments naturally via its immune system.
The procedure can be slightly uncomfortable but local anaesthetic cream and/or paracetamol can be used to ease discomfort if needed.
A course of six treatments is usually recommended, roughly six weeks apart.
Yes in the majority of cases, although it is impossible to give an absolute guarantee as some pigments can resist treatment. Dark blues and black are generally the first to respond and usually all the pigment will be removed. Bright colours, especially greens, are less predictable, they may take longer to respond and in some cases may not go entirely. White and flesh coloured inks are best avoided.
Pigmentation changes is the most common side effect. The laser is targeting the pigment in the tattoo so there is a risk that the laser will also target the pigment in the skin.
Once the course of treatments is complete the skin may be lighter in colour where the tattoo used to be. In some cases the skin may regain colour over a period of time.
Scarring is also a possibility due to the high energy required to target the ink in the tattoo, although it is rare.
Avoid sun exposure before and after the treatment. Keep the treatment area as clean and as dry as possible. Do not pick or scratch at any blisters that form in order to minimise the risk of scarring.