The Q-Switched Laser has become the gold standard treatment for tattoo removal, with the least chance of scarring compared to other methods. The laser works by creating a short high energy light pulse, that is absorbed by tattoo ink, causing it to break down into tiny particles that are then absorbed by the body and naturally removed by the body’s lymphatic system.
What will my skin look like after treatment?
After your treatment, it is normal to experience white discolouration, red or swollen skin. This disappears over time, along with your tattoo. You can expect skin tone to return to normal within 6-12 months of your last treatment.
How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments required will be specific to your tattoo removal wants. Some clients may require fading for a cover-up, while others are looking for complete removal.
Typically, tattoo removal takes 5-10 sessions performed at roughly 4-8 week intervals. This is, of course, a case by case basis. Factors such as the location of tattoo, colour, size and age all affect how many treatments you will need.
Tattoo removal results are case relevant and depend on size, colour and age of your tattoo. Not all tattoos can be completely removed – even after several sessions, however, all tattoos can be lightened.
Is Laser the best method for Tattoo Removal?
Products on the market such as fade creams might sound promising, but unfortunately, these are empty promises. Other procedures such as skin grafting or dermabrasion can be extremely painful and often result in scarring.
There’s a reason the Q-Switched is the most commonly used technique for tattoo removal – it’s minimally invasive, safe and effective.
Which colours can be treated?
All tattoos and colours can be treated, both amateur and professional. It is greatly dependant on varying factors, but as a guide, professional tattoos may require more treatments to achieve desired results. Colours that are more difficult to treat include white, yellow, green and blue.