Tattoos are now more popular than ever. It is estimated that around 26% of adults in the UK have at least one tattoo. Unfortunately this means that more people than ever have a tattoo, they wish they no longer had.
In the past, only destructive methods of tattoo removal were available, such as dermabrasion, salabrasion, chemical destruction or cryosurgery. These methods are extremely invasive, resulting in incomplete removal with significant levels of scarring, not to mention that they are very painful procedures to endure.
Tattoo removal has been revolutionised with advances in Laser technology. By using various wavelengths of light we can target different coloured pigments with ease, and fewer complications than before. This happens through the use of laser light to target the ink particles (or chromosphores) to super heat these particles, and cause them to rupture. These fragmented particles are then picked up by your lymphatic draining system, causing lightening of the tattoo. A small degree of lightening may be visible at the time of the treatment, but the main lightening occurs during the 8 week healing period between treatments.
Laser Removal can be used to lighten an unwanted tattoo enough to cover, or you may choose to aim for complete tattoo removal, with a block of multiple sessions. Complete removal can take 7-11 sessions on average.
With the growth of the Scalp Micropigmentation industry, we have seen more and more clients come to us seeking help with low quality SMP work. Laser Tattoo Removal can be used in these instances to lighten the previous work enough, for natural, undetectable, high quality SMP to be applied.