There are so many reasons for wanting to either partially modify or completely remove a tattoo. Some people regret ever having a tattoo done, especially if they got tattooed many years ago as tastes, trends and lifestyles change. Others simply want to make way for a new fresh tattoo that is more current or meaningful to them.
Fortunately, for those longing to rid their skin and body of unwanted tattoos, there’s now a solution. With the Zeolight NDYAG Q Switched laser, which is the most powerful worldwide at 1600mj, we offer the best tattoo removal results to permanently remove all colours of tattoos.
Most patients describe the sensation as similar to a hot pin prick or the flick of an elastic band. Whilst mildly uncomfortable, most people tolerate it very well.
Tattoo removal before and after results are not immediately apparent because the gradual fading of the tattoo occurs over a series of treatments. The best tattoo removal sessions are usually around 6 to 8 weeks apart but this can differ from one individual to the next. You will need at least 6 to 12 treatments depending on your tattoo.
An experienced ANP Skin Clinic professional will discuss with you any risks, how laser tattoo removal works, identify if you’re suitable for the treatment and what your needs are, whilst answering any questions you have in your pre-treatment consultation.
We advise that you: shave the area 2 days before treatment and steer clear of perfumes/ deodorants before and after treatments. Also avoid alcohol aspirin, and anti-inflammatories for 48hrs before treatment.
Our laser tattoo operator will clean the skin intended to be treated and provide you with protective eye wear.
Zeolight boasts some of the best tattoo removal results as it generates a high powered beam of laser light in an extremely short pulse. This very short pulse is absorbed by the tattoo ink particles, breaking them down into smaller pieces, enabling your natural immune defences to gradually absorb and slowly disperse the ink. An audible ‘clicking’ noise is often detected as the ink particles are broken up.
Your skin will instantly go whiter after treatment but this rapidly fades.
After treatment you will experience some tenderness for a few hours and redness and swelling in the area treated for 48 hours, which is completely normal. A cold pack and a light dressing may be applied at this stage. It is important to follow the aftercare instructions that your ANP Skin Clinic consultant will supply you with and apply a suncream SPF factor 50 to protect it from damage.
In many cases, particular colours might be more successfully removed than others. It has been established that blue/black tattoos respond particularly well to laser treatment, with the response of other colours still being researched.
We wouldn’t recommend getting laser tattoo removal throughout pregnancy, as, during this time, the skin becomes more sensitive to light and so is more vulnerable and likely to react to the laser’s light. This means there is a heightened risk of scarring, hypopigmentation (where the treated skin is paler than the nearby skin) and hyperpigmentation (where the treated area turns a darker colour than the surrounding skin) on photosensitive skin
After spending money on a tattoo in the first place you may be wary of a high tattoo removal cost. However, our treatment is cost-effective and great value for money being the best tattoo removal for just:
Laser tattoo removal now makes for the best tattoo removal option as it is much more effective with a significantly low risk of scarring. Due to its unique ability to selectively treat pigments involved in the tattoo, laser treatment is often safer than many traditional methods of tattoo removal.
Laser tattoo removal is a minimum risk procedure, however it’s worth pointing out that the area where the tattoo is removed may be in danger of infection. You might also risk lack of complete pigment removal, and there is a small chance that the treatment can result in a permanent scar. Other results that seldom happen are hypopigmentation and hyperpigmentation.
Blistering might occur but scarring and changes in skin texture are made more likely if these blisters or grazes aren’t left to heal naturally. One might lose the ability to tan naturally in the area treated, but with time this can improve.
Unfortunately, cosmetic tattoos, such as lip liner, eyeliner and eyebrows can darken following treatment with tattoo removal lasers. Further treatment of the darkened tattoos usually results in fading.