Tattoo Removal can be a stressful process.  Sure, you’re not in love with the massive and maybe even slightly embarrassing tattoo on your neck, lower back, bicep, whatever, but you remember how painful it was to get. So how painful would it be to get rid of it?

We’ll we’re here to help you through the process and answer all those nagging questions. So lets start with the basics…

Is it going to hurt?

Okay, so we’re not going to lie, getting a tattoo removed doesn’t feel good, but it’s not half as bad as people would have you believe. It’s similar to hot oil touching you from the pan. It’s not, by any means, unreasonable.

Are there preventative measures I can take to manage pain?

Your therapist will allow you to use a topical anaesthetic cream prior to the beginning of your treatment which should help with pain.

Can I only remove a part of my tattoo?

The tattoo removal systems Spectrum has developed are quick and accurate no matter how intricate or thick the design is. Our systems will get great results without any difficultly and in a minimal amount of time.

How many treatments will I need?

This is all relative to the specific tattoo you’re getting removed but in general you should expect to receive anywhere from three to twelve treatments. The toughest colours to remove are typically greens and yellows.

What are the potential complications?

With Spectrum’s laser technology tattoo removal is much safer and more efficient than it has ever been. There’s no more sanding, burning or skin grafting that come with a long list of potential side effects but as with any treatment there is still the possibility of some side effects.  These complications may include burning, scarring, hypopigmentation and incomplete removal but these complications are rare.

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