Here is the good news if you have an unwanted tattoo.
The latest in Laser technology can now remove that unwanted tattoo with negligible side effects.
No more sanding, burning, injecting or skin grafting. Just the high energy and fast pulsing laser which breaks up the tattoo ink within the skin. As the ink is shattered into smaller ink particles, the remains are absorbed and eliminated by the body’s own lymphatic system over the following weeks.
The objective of efficient removal is to disrupt the existing ink with minimal disturbance to the surrounding cells. The risk of scarring is very minimal with modern laser tattoo removal, making this a very successful and results driven treatment.
Some considerations to keep in mind are the ink colours; some colours like black, blue and red are relatively easy to remove. Lighter colours are relatively easily faded; yellows and greens are the most difficult to treat.
The cost will depend on the number of treatments, which is determined by your skin type and the colour and size and complexity of the tattoo. Most tattoos can be removed within 3 – 12 session spaced 8-12 weeks apart.
The initial sensation is much like sunburn. Care must be taken after treatment to ensure infection and skin damage does not occur. Potential complications include burning, scarring, hypopigmentation [no colour in the skin] and incomplete tattoo removal. Ensure that you keep a copy of your signed consent form and also the post treatment care instructions so you can refer to them later.
Your practitioner will consult you before treatment taking a history of health and skin, and probably photograph the area. They will wear gloves and the area will be thoroughly cleaned prior to treatment and after treatment the area is covered in antiseptic cream and gauze. You and the therapist will wear eye protection and you may use a topical anaesthetic cream prior to treatment starting.