HOW DOES TATTOO REMOVAL WORK?
To remove the tattoo, we subject it to concentrated pulses of high-powered laser light. These pass safely through the skin and are absorbed by the tattoo ink particles, shattering them into sufficiently small pieces for your natural immune defences to absorb and disperse the ink. Over a series of treatments, a gradual fading of the tattoo occurs.
DO I NEED TO HAVE A PATCH TEST?
Yes, patch tests are carried out to determine the treatment parameters and to judge how your skin and the tattoo might react to a full treatment. During a patch test a small area of your tattoo will be treated.
HOW EFFECTIVE IS IT?
Colours such as black, blue, red and dark brown are easier to treat and can be reduced to the point where you can barely see the outline, but you may still see a bit of ink resembling a faint bruise.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
Treatment time is generally up to 30 minutes depending on the size of the tattoo. A course of 8 to 12 treatments is usually required, typically at 8-12 week intervals.
DOES LASER TATTOO REMOVAL HURT?
Most clients describe the sensation as similar to a pin prick or the flick of an elastic band.
An instant whitening of the skin is seen after treatment, but this generally fades quickly. The area is likely to feel tender for a few hours and can be red and swollen for up to 48-hours. Some tattoos will form a graze which must be left to heal naturally.
Initially the tattoo is unlikely to look any different but will fade over the next four to eight weeks as the body disperses the ink particles.
SEMI-PERMANENT COSMETIC MAKEUP REMOVAL
We can work on eyebrows that have had cosmetic tattoos and can achieve a good result after just a few treatments.
Please note, we do not treat eyeliner or lip liner with Laser removal treatment. However, we can remove these using Saline tattoo removal.