Laser Tattoo Removal
Tattooing is known as an ancient art. The word is made from Tahitian word tattau, meaning “to mark.” It’s estimated that more than 25% of the UK population has a tattoo.
While the popularity of tattoos and permanent make up is on the rise in recent years, so is the number of people seeking to remove them.
How does laser tattoo removal work?
Laser beams use concentrated bursts of energy to heat up the ink beneath the skin, which breaks the ink into smaller particles. Those smaller ink particles can then be removed from the area by natural body’s lymphatic system. Tattoo pigment is layered at various depths within the dermis. Since the photo mechanical process occurs when light is absorbed by the ink, the ink is essentially removed layer- by- layer process. That’s why removing tattoos is a procedure which requires more sessions.
Will laser treatments completely remove my tattoo?
Certain colours may be easier to remove than others. Blue/black tattoos respond particularly well to laser treatment because they are better at absorbing light.
Is laser tattoo removal painful?
People who have tattoos removed have reported varying levels of discomfort. Some said that the sensation is same as getting a tattoo, while others liken it to the feeling of a rubber band being snapped against your skin. With increasing sessions, we need to increase laser fluence to reach the deeper ink. A topical anaesthetic cream might be used if needed prior the procedure.
What can I expect during the laser tattoo removal?
Depending on the size and colour of your tattoo, the number of treatments will vary. Tattoo may be removed in three to twelve visits, and sometimes more. Schedule a consultation, during which we will evaluate the situation and inform you about the treatment plan.
Treatment with lasers varies from client to client, depending on their age and the size and type of their tattoo. It also matters whether the tattoo was applied by an amateur or professional. The colour of your skin, as well as the depth of the tattoo pigment in the body, will also affect the removal.
Your skin also needs time to heal, as laser treatments can sometimes cause swelling, blistering, and can temporarily effect the colour of your skin(hyper-pigmentation, or hypo-pigmentation.)
What kind of after-care should I expect if I have laser tattoo removal?
Immediately after treatment, an ice pack will be applied to soothe the treated area. You’ll be told to apply a topical antiseptic cream such as Savlon. You can apply a cold compress at home if needed.
The treated area should be covered with spf cream. You shouldn’t pick at the area because picking makes scarring more likely. No exercising, swimming, or sauna for 24-48 hours.
Eyebrows permanent make up (tattoo) removal £75 per session
Small area £35-£40
Medium area £45-£50
Large area £55-£70
*Course of more sessions at discounted rate available*