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For tattoo removal, Laser Tattoo Removal is still the most common and effective method for removing the tattoo.

It is also non-invasive as compared to skin-grafting.

Applicable for:

  • Traumatic tattoos
  • Amateur tattoos
  • Professional tattoos
  • Medical tattoos
  • Cosmetic tattoos

Laser tattoo removal is simple and safe treatment, and produces superb results. The laser works by allowing the light produced to pass through the skin, breaking up the tattoo ink into smaller particles. The particles are then dispose via the body’s immune system.

The procedure may cause some stinging sensation. Local anesthetic may apply anesthetic cream to relief the pain. Some may experienced slight darker or lighter colour on the area of treatment , though in most cases, the colour of the treated area return to normal after six months. Redness in the area is common after the procedure, but subsides quickly.

Apart from a mild pricking sensation, most people do not experience any high level of discomfort during the procedure.

Is it the right treatment for me?

Laser tattoo removal may not be advisable if you are a darker skin type; this is due to the potential of the area leaving a ‘ghosting’ effect. This is where the skin is lighter than the surrounding area.

Lasers are the treatment of choice for removal of tattoos on the skin of any body area.

How often will I need laser tattoo removal?

You will need treatment minimum every four weeks and a course of 6-10 treatments is often enough to remove the tattoo depending on the color and depth of the tattoo ink.

Tips: The number of treatments required to remove a tattoo depends upon several factors including size, location, the individual’s healing process, how the tattoo was applied, and length of time it has been on the skin.

What is the result to expect?

If necessary, a cream to numb the skin can be applied prior to the treatment. Pulses of light from the laser are directed onto the tattoo breaking up the tattoo pigment. Over the next several weeks the body’s scavenger cells remove the treated pigmented areas.

Amateur tattoos come off more quickly and completely than do professional tattoos, and blue, black respond best. Yellow tattoos don’t respond to laser removal treatment, and white tattoos can become darker. Patients should have realistic expectations and know that multiple laser treatments will be required.