Even though tattoos are considered permanent, it’s now possible to remove them partially, or fully. Typically, black and other darker-colored inks can be removed completely using Q-switched lasers while lighter colors such as yellows and greens are still very difficult to remove. It’s a non invasive treatment that simply targets the ink particles, and the energy shatters them into small fragments which are removed out of the body. This allows the ink to be removed from the body itself. Laser tattoo removal avoids damaging the skin while removing the tattoo, unlike other tattoo removal methods.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO REMOVE THE TATTOOS
On average a course of 8-10 treatments is required to remove the tattoo at 4-6 week intervals, depending on the colour and depth of the tattoo ink. Some colours don’t completely fade – yellow, green and purple ink require more sessions to fade than black, blue and red.
HOW WE CAN HELP
Before starting tattoo removal treatment we offer a free consultation and patch test to asses your tattoo. We talk with you about your expectations and goals and draw up your treatment plan. The patch test checks if you are suitable for the tattoo removal.
After, you can start your first tattoo removal session 48 hours later. Next, during your first session, your tattoo will appear to be covered in a white residue known as “frosting”. The frosting is produced by small gas bubbles rising to the surface enabling the breaking down of tattoo pigments. Your skin is then left to heal for a number of weeks before your next appointment.