Laser Tattoo Removal

How does tattoo removal work ? 

Tattoo ink is seen as a foreign body in the skin layer. Laser light targets the pigment, that causes photo acoustic fragmentation in the ink particles. These particles are then removed  and drained out the body through the lymphatic system. Our laser picks up not only black ink but green and red also!

 

What can I expect after treatment ? 

There will be a white frosting over the tattoo. This is a normal reaction and indicates the treatment has picked up the ink. The area will also be red and some swelling could occur.The area normally takes 7 to 14 days to heal over, although you have to wait 8 - 10 weeks before you have a further treatment. 

 

Does it hurt? 

Everybody's pain threshold is different. It may be slightly uncomfortable and can be similar to getting a tattoo. 

How many treatments are needed? 

We normally recommend 8 to 10 treatments for any one tattoo, although it does depend on each tattoo individually, the ink used, skin type and quality of tattoo,The Harmony laser is a medical graded laser which is powerful enough to target even the most stubborn ink. A patch test will be needed before any course of treatments begin. 

 

Recommended course minimum 8 to 10 treatments.

Duration
Usually, this treatment will take a duration of up to 1 hour but can vary from different treatment areas.
Anaesthesia
There is no anaesthesia required.
Downtime
After the tattoo removal treatment, the treated area will need to kept dry for up to 24 hours and it will heal over the next 3 - 4 weeks.
Final Result
The ink will be broken down and faded after each session, at the end of your course you will see significant improvement.
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