What is laser Tattoo Removal?
Laser Tattoo Removal using a ND YAG laser is a highly effective method of safely removing unwanted tattoo’s. The light enters the skin producing a ‘shock wave’ effect and breaks up the ink particles into smaller pieces, the body then recognises these particles as foreign bodies and as such, removes the particles via the body’s own elimination system.
What areas can be treated?
We can treat most areas of the body, including the face. Our laser is also suitable and incredibly effective for successful safe removal of old Permanent makeup on the brows and lips.
Who is suitable for Laser Tattoo Removal?
Anyone with a compromised immune systems or lymph system disorder or a history of poor wound healing would be deemed unsuitable for treatment. The Fitzpatrick of the ski is also a deciding factor, with very dark to black skin being unsuitable as there’s a high risk of hypo pigmentation (skin lightening) occurring.
The conditions listed here are deemed as contraindications and would also deem you unsuitable for treatment: cancer, pregnancy & breastfeeding, sun tan/use of sunbeds, healing disorders such as those caused diabetes, mellitus and lupus, history of keloid scarring, recent use of Roaccutane, immune, lymphatic system disorders.
How many sessions are required?
Each Tattoo responds differently to the removal process and success is often determined by the quality of the pigments used to It could take as little as 3 treatments for an amateur tattoo or as many as 6- 10 treatments for a professionally applied tattoo. How quickly the ink responds to the treatments depends on several factors, such as the colours of your tattoo, the type of ink used, how long the tattoo has been there and how your body responds to the treatment.
What does the removal process feel like?
The sensation is often likened to a flick of an elastic band, paired with heat. The process is quick and as such most clients tolerate the treatment well. Your skin will be red & inflamed and feel like it has mild sunburn which typically goes away after a couple of hours. Certain inks can cause a more inflammatory response with mild blistering that usually heals in about a week. You will be given full pre and post procedural advice to ensure the best possible outcome from your treatment.