The ins and outs of laser tattoo removal

Thanks to advances in technology, gone are the days of permanent tattoos. The tattoo you haphazardly decided to get whilst on holiday in your early 20’s, the tattoo you didn’t really think through after celebrating on a night out with friends, your ex’s name, and the list goes on – you can now say goodbye to regret. Whatever the reason, if you want to get your tattoo removed, it is now possible. Unfortunately we can’t turn back the clock and stop you from getting the tattoo in the first place, but we can help you undo the damage. That’s right, I’m talking about laser tattoo removal. I’m going to be brutally honest here, the treatment can be a little bit painful, but at the end of the day, the results are going to be more than worth it!

 In the most simplest terms, the laser works to remove your tattoo by breaking up the pigment colours of the tattoo with a high intensity light beam. Your body will then work to dispose of, or eliminate, the pigment particles from your bloodstream.

Because each and every tattoo is different, the treatment process will be tailored to suit your specific needs. The size, colour and placement of the tattoo will all need to come into consideration. However, it is more than likely that you will need anywhere from six to fifteen, or maybe even more, treatments before the tattoo will be permanently removed. We have noticed that the older the tattoo is the easier it is to remove. Same goes for tattoos which have been done at home or are of low quality. It’s not going to be a quick and easy process, but as I said before, the outcome will be more than worth it.

Whether you are looking to permanently remove your tattoo, fade it slightly or prep it so you change the design, laser tattoo removal is a great choice! To begin with, you will need to book in for a consultation with a qualified skin doctor so they can asses your tattoo, you can outline what you hope to achieve and they can then come up with a plan of attack. As I said previously, each case is treated individually so you will be provided with an estimate of how many sessions you may need, how long the sessions are likely to take and any other relevant information. It is really important to ask lots of questions – don’t be shy!

When you are looking into companies who perform this procedure, make sure you check out their credentials and do some research into the equipment they use. Here at Nitai Medical and Cosmetic Centre we have top of the range equipment which is suitable to be used on both black and coloured tattoos.

Overall, laser tattoo removal is a blessing – it will give you a new lease on life and you will feel refreshed, like a weight has been lifted off your shoulders. There is nothing worse than looking in the mirror and not liking what you see which is why we offer this treatment. To find out more or to book in for a consultation, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today!