Everything you need to know about Laser Tattoo Removal
Everyone makes mistakes, and some are more permanent with others. While many of our 'Oops!' moments can be quickly forgotten (like a horrible haircut or scuffing your new alloys), one of the most common regrets we see in our clinic is the dreaded dodgy tattoo. Thankfully, technology has advanced at an amazing pace in recent years, meaning that your tat might not be as permanent as you first thought. Whether it's the name of an ex you'd rather forget, some questionable artwork, or you've just gone off it, you don't have to live with regret any more.
Laser tattoo removal is a procedure carried out in our clinic by professionals, which can fade or remove an unwanted tattoo. While this can be a miracle solution, there is a lot to think about to help us to manage our expectations. One of the key factors that can affect the success of tattoo removal is how far the tattoo is from your heart; areas with good circulation have a much higher success rate. This isn't to say that you can't get rid of your ankle tattoo, it just means that it might take more sessions to see the results that you want.
Another point to consider is the side effects of laser tattoo removal. Much like when you first got the tattoo done, you can expect to see redness, swelling and maybe a little bleeding at first. This is perfectly normal, although if you are worried you should speak to your laser tattoo removal specialist.
Think about why you need laser tattoo removal: do you want to fade the tattoo just enough so that you can have an awesome cover-up by your favourite tattoo artist, or do you want the whole thing gone? Knowing the answers to these questions can help your laser tattoo removal specialist to decide the best course of treatment for you.
The colours of your tattoo are another important factor when considering tattoo removal. The procedure works by firing a laser into the skin, which smashes the ink particles into tiny pieces that are then absorbed into the blood so that the body can get rid of them. Different types of laser are more effective on certain colours, so make sure you discuss this with your tattoo removal specialist.
Here at Face The Future, we have a range of lasers which can be used alone or combined to get the most effective results for your tattoo.
We are also a CQC registered clinic, meaning that as well as the best technology we also have expert staff who adhere to the very highest standards of care.
Now you have the facts on laser tattoo removal, you can decide what to do about that terrible tat!