Laser tattoo removal
Laser tattoo removal is a simple, safe and effective treatment that produces fantastic results. The whole process usually takes several sessions to complete with regular intervals between each treatment.
What Can I Expect During Laser Tattoo Removal?
Depending on the size and color of your tattoo, the number of treatments will vary. Your tattoo may be removed in two to four visits, though many more sessions may be necessary. You should schedule a consultation, during which time a trained professional will evaluate your personal situation and advise you on the process.
Treatment with the laser varies from patient to patient depending on the age, size, and type of tattoo (amateur or professional). The color of the patient’s skin, as well as the depth to
Thanks to newer technology, laser tattoo removal has become much more effective with very little risk of scarring. Laser treatment is often safer than many traditional methods such as excision, dermabrasion or salabrasion because of its unique ability to selectively treat pigment involved in the tattoo.
How does Laser Tattoo Removal work?
Tattoos are formed by introducing ink particles in to the skin. These are too large for the body to break down, so instead it encapsulates them in a network of collagen fibres as the skin heals, trapping the ink and creating the tattoo.
Our laser emits a pulse of light that is absorbed by the ink, not your skin. The light hits the ink and breaks up the particles in to smaller pieces. The body then removes them naturally via the your own elimination system.
Will the tattoo be removed in one treatment?
No, the light can only shatter a certain amount ink in one treatment, so several treatments are needed at monthly to 6 weekly intervals to work through the layers. You will notice the tattoo fades more and more with every treatment you have. A test patch will be performed before a full session goes ahead to check how you react to the treatment.In our beauty clinic Lux-Medicus a professional tattoo can take between 10 – 20 treatments although some Indian ink and amateur tattoos can be removed within 6 treatments and sometimes only take 1 or 2. There are several factors that influence the number of treatments required, these can be down to how easily you heal, how deep the ink is in the skin, and the types of ink that were used. Generally speaking the longer you have had the tattoo and the darker it is, the easier it is to remove.
What happens to skin after treatment?
The immediate after effect of the treatment is that the skin turns temporarily white, this is due to water evaporation and disappears with 15 minutes. The skin also swells and feels like mild sunburn, this usually disappears within 24-48 hours. The body continues to remove ink after the treatment and the skin is usually back to normal within 2-4 days but will continue to fade over 4 weeks.