Laser Tattoo Removal
If you now regret having a tattoo and would like to remove it, then help is at hand. Laser tattoo removal is a safe and effective treatment that makes tattoos of all sizes and colours simply fade away. Here at Unwanted Tattoos we use Q-Switched ND:YAG Laser tattoo removal offering a safe, fast and effective solution to your tattoo reduction or permanent removal. We have 2 treatment rooms with 2 different lasers in each room to treat different colours, our lasers are regularly serviced to give you the best treatment everytime.
As we are very successful with our clients and strive to help as many people as we can we offer a FREE consultation, competitive pricing and individual advice. A free test patch will also be given before treatment so you can see what it feels like and decide whether you want to go ahead with the treatment.
How It Works?
In order to have a good understanding of how laser tattoo removal works its important to understand how the tattoo is made to make it permanent.
Tattoos are made using a motorized needle, this needle pricks holes in the upper epidermal layers, and at the same time this needle injects the ink into those holes, that ink then connects together with the skin molecules which makes the tattoo permanent.
The ink in your tattoo gets broken down with a high energy burst of light. The length of time the light is pulsed for gives a very accurate way of delivering an exact amount of energy.
The high energy light breaks up the ink particles into tiny fragments which are taken up by the macrophage scavenger cells in the skin, and carried away by the body's waste removal systems. As the pigment is carried away, the tattoo gradually disappears. Simple tattoos may dissolve after about three treatments, but usually six to eight treatments are required. This can be more for very large and complex tattoos.
Does Tattoo Removal Hurt?
Other methods of tattoo removal are very painful. Most patients find laser treatment 'not too uncomfortable', and say it is like 'being flicked with an elastic band'.
Very occasionally the skin reacts by producing increased pigment, however this is relatively short lived and will fade completely. This is more likely to happen in a person who tans very easily. After treatment, strong direct sunlight should be avoided and suntan cream may be recommended (for a short while).