What does laser tattoo removal feel like?
The laser light pulses produced by the tattoo removal lasers feel similar to being flicked by a rubber band, most people do not require anaesthesia.
How many treatments will I need to remove my tattoo?
The number of laser tattoo removal treatments will depend on the amount, colour and type of tattoo ink, the depth of tattoo ink into the skin and the method of tattoo application. Tattoo removal treatments are conducted at six to eight weekly intervals.
Does the colour of the tattoo ink influence the results of tattoo removal?
Yes, the colour and quality of the inks used may affect the number of treatments required. The depth of the pigment can also influence the outcome of the laser treatment. A test patch will have to be done prior to treatment. A strict after care regime has to be followed to protect the treated area.
Will the tattoo disappear completely?
In many cases, greater than 95% fading of the tattoo may be achieved with laser tattoo removal treatment. However, it is very important to know that over 100 tattoo inks are in use worldwide today. Not knowing which tattoo ink, how deep or how much was used, makes it impossible to predict the extent of laser removal treatment in any individual tattoo.
What happens after laser tattoo removal treatment?
There may be some pinpoint bleeding with scab or rarely blister formation. An antibiotic dressing must be applied daily until the area is healed. You may bathe normally but we do suggest you minimise vigorous activity for a few days to optimise healing after your laser tattoo removal treatment.