Let’s Talk About Laser Tattoo Removal…
Lets face it, sometimes tattoos don’t represent who we are today. Laser tattoo removal has become the gold standard treatment for tattoo removal because it is effective, low risk and has minimal side effects. Tattoo removal is defined as any method of removing a tattoo from the skin. There is a wide range of tattoo removal methods out there including dermabrasion (scrubbing off layers of the skin), TCA (which is an acid which removes layers of skin), excision (cutting the tattoo out) and of course laser (using energy to break down the ink particles).
Tattoos have become one of the biggest fashion statements of the 21st century. It seems everyone from students to pensioners are getting inked up these days. But as with flares, dralon sofas and perms, things go out of fashion, and the same is true for your ink. Tribal was big a few years ago. Now it’s full sleeves, and huge chest and back pieces with hyper-realistic artwork or geometric designs.
So what happens when your ink starts to look dated, or you’ve just fallen out of love with it? Until a few years ago your options were limited.
You could have had it surgically removed (ouch) or you could have tried tattoo fading creams (don’t waste your money, they don’t work). But the advent of lasers means tattoo removal is now more readily available and effective than ever. Laser tattoo removal works by firing laser light into the tattoo which breaks the ink into tiny pieces, these little pieces are easy for the body to absorb. This allows the ink to be removed from the body itself. Laser tattoo removal avoids damaging the skin while removing the tattoo, unlike other tattoo removal methods. Laser tattoo removal is simple and a safe way to fade or totally remove your unwanted tattoo, this advanced technology allows the laser light to pass through the skin and break up the tattoo ink into tiny particles, the body can them dispose of these fragments through its immune system.
Traditional lasers have been around for a while but the newer PicoSure & PicoWay lasers are a breakthrough in laser tattoo removal.
Some of the benefits of Picosure & PicoWay laser tattoo removal:
- Less painful treatments
- Effective on all colours of the tattoo, even greens, and blues
- Fewer treatments required; the whole tattoo can be removed in as little as 4 treatments.
Conventional tattoo removal relies heavily on a type of photo-thermal energy to target the pigment of the tattoo and surrounding skin. While it can successfully remove a tattoo, treatments need to be spaced from six weeks to two months apart, and it may take anything from 10-20 treatments to fully remove a tattoo. On top of this, it was not always effective on certain inks such as greens and blues.
The newer PicoSure/PicoWay tattoo removal lasers use photo-mechanical principles as opposed to photo-thermal alone, combined with ultra-short pulses, called pico-seconds (one trillionth of a second) to shatter the ink into minute particles which your body then eliminates itself. This powerful process means the whole tattoo can be erased in as little as 3-8 treatments. Requiring less heat and less energy means that the surrounding tissue is left unharmed and the space between treatments can be much shorter too. it is also effective on all colours, including those greens and blues!
Finally, if you’re looking for a recommendation for Laser Tattoo Removal, we highly recommend Pulse Light Clinic London. It’s the place to go for Laser Tattoo Removal in London. Clinic by Bank & Tottenham Court Rd.
They have over 17 years expertise in skincare, you can contact them for a free consultation and patch test here. Plus there are 0 % Finance Options Available.
Pulse Light Clinic London Offers:
- Removal of unwanted tattoos.
- Fewer treatments & better clearance.
- Discounted laser tattoo removal packages.
- One of only 2 clinics in the UK using the PicoSure & PicoWay lasers.
- Seen on BBC & Channel 5.
- Over 15 years of expertise in skincare.
- Open till 8 pm weekdays, walk in’s welcomed.
- Suitable for all skin types on most ink colours.
- New Tattoo Removal – Minimum 3 months.