Laser Tattoo Removal

The Complete Guide to Laser Tattoo Removal

the complete guide to laser tattoo removal

Permanently altering your body in any way can be a daunting prospect, and this includes getting a tattoo removed. Before you take the leap, it’s important to be well-informed on what to expect before and after going through this procedure.

At Illusion Laser Clinic, we use market-leading PicoSure lasers to remove tattoos of all shapes and colours. Below, we lay out the step-by-step process of having a tattoo removed, explain how it all works, and answer some of the questions you might have.

What is laser tattoo removal?

Laser tattoo removal is a safe and effective medical procedure used for removing unwanted tattoos from the skin. It involves the use of a high-powered laser to break down the pigmentation of the tattoo.

The laser emits a focused beam of light that passes through the skin and is absorbed by the tattoo ink. The light energy causes the ink to shatter into smaller particles, which are then eliminated by the body’s immune system over time.

The number of sessions required depends on several factors, including the size and colour of the tattoo, the type of ink used, and your particular skin type.

What does the process of laser tattoo removal involve?

Although the exact method depends on the practitioner and equipment used, most laser tattoo removal treatments follow the same general steps.

At Illusion, we use advanced PicoSure lasers to remove tattoos as safely and effectively as possible, all while minimising any discomfort. Here’s a step-by-step breakdown of how we carry out the laser tattoo removal process:

    1. During your initial consultation, one of our licensed medical practitioners will examine your tattoo and determine the best approach for removal. They’ll also take into account your medical history and personal preferences.
    2. Once the procedure is ready to go ahead, you’ll be given protective eyewear to wear and the PicoSure laser will be calibrated to the specific colours of ink in the tattoo. Different wavelengths of light are used to treat different colours of ink – darker colours, such as black and dark blue, are typically easier to remove than lighter colours, such as yellow and green.
    3. The laser will emit a concentrated beam of light that will pass through the skin and be absorbed by the tattoo ink. This light energy will cause the ink to break apart into smaller particles, which are then naturally eliminated by the body’s immune system over time.
    4. Multiple sessions are usually required for complete removal, The treatments are spaced several weeks apart to allow the body to eliminate the broken-down ink particles effectively.
    5. After each treatment, the treated area may be covered with a bandage and a topical ointment applied to prevent infection. You’ll be provided with post-treatment care instructions that will help to minimise the risk of scarring and skin discolouration.

Where does the ink go after laser tattoo removal?

During the procedure, the energy from the laser light causes the ink to shatter into tiny particles. Over time, the body’s white blood cells remove the ink particles from the treated area and transport them to the liver for processing, eventually passing them harmlessly out of the body.

What are the benefits of laser tattoo removal?

Compared to other forms of tattoo removal, lasers are widely considered the safest and most effective. This is for a few reasons:

  • Despite being highly effective at removing tattoos, laser tattoo removal is unlikely to cause permanent scarring. This is because the laser targets the ink directly, minimising damage to the surrounding tissue.
  • Treatments are relatively quick, typically taking only a few minutes to complete.
  • The procedure is very safe and comes with few side effects.
  • The laser used can be adjusted to target specific ink colours, making it possible to remove a wide variety of tattoo designs.
  • By eliminating an unwanted tattoo, it can raise your self-esteem and improve your overall quality of life.
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Visit our luxury clinic for safe, effective laser tattoo removal in Verwood

Go back to a blank slate with Illusion Laser Clinic, Dorset’s premier choice for effective laser tattoo removal!

During your consultation, we’ll explain the procedure in detail and draw up a unique treatment plan tailored to your tattoo, skin type, and personal preferences. Our experienced team will then use advanced PicoSure technology to remove all traces of ink from your body, helping boost your self-confidence by returning your skin to its natural state.

Book a free consultation online or call us on 01202 124 214!