Studies show that around 20 million people in Britain have tattoos, but at least 39% regret getting at least one of them done.
Laser tattoo removal is one of fastest growing consumer procedures and it is celebrities who have led the trend in the removal of body art. In an effort to be taken seriously as a fashion designer and business woman, Victoria Beckham for example, underwent laser tattoo removal on her back and on her wrist.
So if you’re considering laser tattoo removal treatment, here are the things you need to know.
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- First of all, it’s worth pointing out that lasers have been used very successfully for tattoo removal for more than 25 years. At Laserase Bolton we have been removing tattoos for over 20 years and have successfully carried out over 10,000 laser tattoo removal treatments.
- Laserase Bolton uses the Q Switched Ruby Laser – the medically acknowledged laser of choice for tattoo removal. The Ruby Laser has been used around the world for more than 15 years and has probably treated millions of tattoos with absolute safety.
- Laser treatment works by firing extremely short pulses of high energy red light at the tattoo pigment, breaking it down into tiny particles. These minute particles are then targeted by the body’s own immune system and are removed gradually over time.
- There’s no denying that laser tattoo removal can be uncomfortable, but the level of pain depends on which area of the body is being treated. Some patients may blister after treatment, but this usually resolves within a week or so.
- The number of treatment sessions depends on the size and colours of the tattoo and how deep the ink goes. During your consultation we will give you an idea of how many treatments will be needed and an estimate of the costs involved.
- Different coloured inks respond differently to laser treatment – some disappear completely while some may not totally fade. Again, we will advise you before treatment starts.
- A treatment session can last from five minutes for a small tattoo up to an hour or more for large or multiple tattoos.
- After treatment, the area must be covered, or sun cream factor 30+ must be applied.
- At Laserase Bolton, we provide a free no-obligation consultation before treatment starts and a test patch is undertaken.