Laser Tattoo Removal 

 

 

How it works?  

The light emitted by the laser is used to destroy dye. The skin surface is a “transparent” for the emitted light, while the whole energy is focused and absorbed by the pigment. The pigment is broken down into small fragments, which are then absorbed by the body’s cells – macrophages.

During the first minutes after the treatment of the broken particles of the dye is evaporated. In the following weeks after treatment the remaining particulate dye undergoes a process of phagocytosis, which results in a further lightening of the tattoo. During each subsequent treatment dye is removed gradually from the deeper layers of the skin, a tattoo gets brighter until full removal.

Laser removes tattoos in dark colors (black, gray and navy, charcoal, gray, brown, etc..) and tattoos in the colors of red. Bright dyes (yellow, white, orange, etc..) can be unseen by the laser and not be able to be removed.

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How long does it take, how many treatments do you need?  

The time and number of treatments depend of the size of the tattoo, colors used, the depth of the tatoo and the type of skin. Depending on the size of the tattoo single treatment can last from a few minutes to 2 hours. Most tattoos require 3 – 6 sessions and some require more treatments.

The interval between sessions is approximately 6 weeks. A clear result is the most visible after 3-4 weeks of the first treatment.

Do you guarantee 100% effectiveness in removing a tattoo?     

The method of tattoo removal using Q-switched Nd-YAG laser is now considered the most effective in removing tattoos: black, blue, red and other color (except green). Each tattoo is different and no clinic can honestly guarantee 100% effectiveness.

In case of small tattoos such efficiency is likely, for large tattoos is always a risk that some of the dye forces located deep under the skin is not broken. In addition, the patient’s skin phototype also has an impact on the final outcome of the procedure (skin of patients with fair skin usually responds better to laser light because it is more “transparent” to the beam).

What are the risks? 

Laser therapy, like most treatments, carries a small risk of complications, which in particular include:

  • Blanching of the skin
  • Discoloration of the skin
  • Swelling
  • Infections
  • Bubbles
  • Redness
  • Bubbles hives
  • Changes in skin texture

In the case of certain dyes and the risk of darkening of the tattoo (dyes containing ferric oxide is oxidized laser light to black ferrous oxide).

Attempt performed on a small portion of the tattoo substantially reduces the risk of hyperpigmentation / discoloration / darkening pigment. Important is that the client does not take drugs strongly absorbing light min 2 weeks prior to the surgery. If drugs were taken, always inform the person performing the procedure.

A few hours after the tattoo color is as intense as it was before the surgery. Does this mean that the treatment will not be effective?
No, this is a normal reaction after treatment with Nd: YAG laser. Broken dye molecules are gradually removed from the body for weeks or even months. The changes are gradual and may not be visible in the short term (days) but they are definitely visible for a longer period (few weeks).

    What Happens Immediately After Surgery Where Laser Was Used?

    Immediately after the treatment the skin is dull and tarnish disappears after a few hours. Over the next weeks / months macrophages remove the broken skin and tattoo pigment particles is becoming paler. 

    A few hours after surgery may be some swelling lasting for several days after surgery. Burning and swelling can be reduced by using ice packs. The healing process after the treatment is ​​within 7-10 days.

    Is It Possible To Return To Normal Activity Immediately After Laser Treatment?

    Yes, most clients can return to normal activities immediately after the procedure.

    Due to the nature of the treatment, some activities like swimming pool, sauna, intense physical activity (sports, gym), sunbathing (solarium), should be limited.

    Tattoo/ Semi permanent makeup removal Price
    Small £30 – £50
    Medium £70 – £120
    Large £140 – £300

    Scar Correction

    Scar tissue resulting in the healing process which replaces damaged tissue by trauma or disease. Formed at the site of skin damage; its structure, texture, color and function differs from healthy skin.

    Although it is not possible to remove the scar without a trace, but you can use plastic surgery or laser therapy to improve her appearance so as to become less visible. Initially, the scar is usually pink, then fades, and eventually takes the pearl color. In the absence of dye in scar does not restore a normal skin color.

    The most visible, and by disfiguring scars are planar, with an uneven surface and color, sometimes causing contracture. The shape and type of scarring is dependent on many factors: among other things, the cause of injury, such as injury or burns of the body, which is subject to trauma, wound duration and finally the individual prone to excessive scarring.

    Proceedings After Treatment

    For 24 hours after treatment creams should be used to accelerate the regeneration of the epidermis (Bepanthen, Cicaplast, Panthenol, Alantan) and thermal water. Do not force the effect of exfoliation (peeling, rubbing the skin), this process should take place naturally.

    After treatment, you can wash your skin and apply her makeup, but without strong stimulation of the area covered by the procedure. An essential element of the proper and safe treatment is to protect against the sun. Regularly use creams with SPF 50 top filter.

    Number Of Treatments

    A typical procedure, depending on the indication and the person handling the effects obtained consists of 3 – 5 meetings at intervals of 3 weeks.

    Person performing treatment on consultation establishes the individual treatment program.m), sunbathing (solarium), should be limited.

    Contradictions For Laser Treatments

    • Pregnancy
    • Tendency to keloid formation
    • Medication photosensitisers
    • Cancer
    • Active herpes
    • The use of immunosuppressive drugs
    • Allergy to local anesthetics
    • Fresh wound that may bleed
    • Changes caused by diabetes, chemotherapy, radiotherapy
    Scar Correction Price per unit
    A single scar £30 – £100
    The scar bigger than 4cm from £100
    Acne scars £100 – £300

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