30/10/2013

Tattoo Removal

If you’ve been unfortunate enough to have work done in the past that your not happy with and a cover-up isn’t an option then fear not !! Super powered lasers aren’t just for Super villains! The good guys have then to…

How Laser Tattoo Removal Works

A laser releases high energy in extremely short bursts, producing a “photo-acoustic” effect that breaks down the derma cells containing the tattoo pigment rupturing the cells membrane allowing the Lymphatic-draining system to eliminate the pigment.

 

Is the tattoo removal treatment painful?

Well it doesn’t tickle, usually described as similar to the sharp ping of a rubber band on the skin. Some areas are more sensitive than others. In the case of particularly sensitive patients, a topical aesthetic can be applied before treatment.

 

What results can be expected?

In most cases the tattoo completely disappears. This result cannot always be achieved due to the diversity and different characteristics of the pigments used by different tattooists , an intense fading effect is often obtained.

 

What should be done after the treatment?

The skin surface treated must be protected and medicated. Small scabs may appear it is important not to pick off or scratch the scabs to prevent scarring. The lesion usually heals in 4 to 10 days. During the duration of the treatment it is important to keep the skin protected from the sun by using a total sun block.

 

How many treatments are necessary?

The number of treatments will vary according to the type of tattoo, colour, depth and the density of the pigment and where on the body. Amateur tattoos usually respond quicker and are eliminated in from 1 to 4 sessions, spaced 4 weeks apart. More sessions are usually necessary for professional tattoos – on average 6 –10 – with 6 to 8 week intervals in between.

 

How Much Does Laser Tattoo Removal Cost?

Starting from only £40 treatment is now an affordable option for everyone.  Treatment costs vary depending on the area to be treated and the number of sessions required. Schedule a free personal consultation for more details.