Laser Tattoo Removal
You don’t have to be stuck with a tattoo you don’t love. Read here for a guide to laser tattoo removal to find out if it’s the right option for you.
Some people adorn their bodies with ink and happily never look back. However, others might experience a bit of remorse down the road. According to one UK study, around 78% of people with tattoos regret at least one of them.
If you’re in that position, you might think all is lost. After all, tattoos are forever, right?
Not quite! With laser tattoo removal, you can safely, gently, and effectively eliminate the ink from your skin. This is one of our most popular services at Permanent Perfection Aesthetics, and we’re excited to share more about it today.
What Is Laser Tattoo Removal?
There are many reasons you may want to remove tattoo ink, and they range from personal to professional. For instance, you might find that your significant other would prefer to not look at another’s initials on your forearm. Or, you may work for an employer that doesn’t allow visible tattoos at work.
Years ago, if you had a tattoo you needed to get rid of, you wouldn’t have many options. The treatments that were available came with a high risk of burning or scarring, which meant the process was both uncomfortable and ineffective.
However, modern technology has made getting rid of your tattoos much easier.
With laser tattoo removal, we can remove unwanted ink using an ND YAG Q Switched Laser. This is a Grade 4 medical laser that’s powerful enough to get the job done but won’t damage your skin. It’s manufactured by an internationally renowned company called All White Laser (AW3), which is also known as The King of Lasers.
All of our technicians are directly certified by AW3. In addition, we take great care to make sure we service and maintain our machines per the manufacturer’s stringent guidelines. We take your safety and cleanliness seriously and ensure clinic is kept sterile and high-performing.
Here’s a quick breakdown of how this process works.
Before removing a tattoo, we’ll ask you to come into our clinic for an initial consultation. This allows us to learn more about your needs and expectations as well as share how the treatment works.
At this visit, we’ll also perform a quick skin analysis using a system the Fitzpatrick scale. This scale classifies skin types from I to VI based on a person’s response when exposed to UV light. Type I skin always burns when exposed to UV rays, while Type VI skin rarely burns.
We’ll discuss how each tattoo removal session will work, and what you can expect each time you come into our clinic. We’ll also perform a patch test to see how your skin responds to our laser.
If you have any questions about how the treatment works, be sure to ask them at this consultation. We’re happy to answer your enquiries and want to make sure you’re completely comfortable before we move forward together.
At your sessions, we’ll use our laser to isolate and target the treatment area only. This creates a sensation known as a photo-acoustic shock right at the spot. The shock shatters the ink into tiny fragments.
Once the laser has broken up the ink particles, your body’s lymphatic system filters out and eliminates the tiny fragments. While one laser session might be enough to fade certain tattoos, most people need multiple sessions to remove theirs completely.
The number of sessions you need will depend on several factors, including the age and size of your tattoo, the colour of the ink used, and its position on your body. Though it might sound counterintuitive, darker ink is often easier to remove than lighter colours!
We’ll be clear about the duration of your treatment from the very beginning, so you’re always aware of the timeline. Some clients find that it takes up to 10 sessions to achieve their desired outcome.
Most of our patients see results after just the first treatment!
After each session, your body will naturally regenerate the affected skin. While most clients find that the tattoo removal recovery period is short, your technician will thoroughly discuss all of your after-care steps to make sure you know how to take care of your skin at home.
Thinking about tattoo removal, but not sure if it’s right for you? It helps to hear what our satisfied clients are saying about this procedure! Here are a few of the top benefits they’re enjoying:
- Safe and effective treatment
- Preps skin for tattoo artists to do future cover-up work
- Suitable for all skin types
- Suitable for all types of tattoos
- Minimized risk of scarring compared to other treatments
- Non-Surgical procedure
- No need for bleaching creams
- Safe, sterile setting in a multiple-award-winning clinic
- AW3-certified laser removal technicians
Our treatment targets only the area you want to change. It leaves the surrounding skin completely unaffected and our Premium Grade Aesthetics devices mean scarring is a thing of the past.
Pain-wise, the level of discomfort you feel will depend on your personal pain threshold, as well as the location of the tattoo. Most people describe it as an elastic band snapping against their skin. Our technicians can adjust the machine to make sure the treatment is effective while still being comfortable.
Head over to Laser Tattoo Removal for more information.
Book a Laser Tattoo Removal Session Today
You don’t have to live with your tattoos if you don’t want to. Our advanced laser tattoo removal treatment makes it easier vvthan ever to remove unwanted ink and restore the look and feel of your natural skin.
Our certified technicians use powerful Grade 4 medical lasers to achieve an optimal result without painful scarring or burning. Whether you need one session or 10, you can rest assured you’ll be comfortable and treated with care at all times.
If you’re interested in learning more about how this process works, let’s talk! You can CONTACT US via our online form and we’ll get back to you shortly.