Laser Tattoo Removal

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There are many different reasons for wanting to modify or remove a tattoo and people now have an option if they are not willing to live with a tattoo.

Using an Q-Switched (QS) laser to remove the tattoo the ‘gold standard’ treatment. Its efficacy and safety have been proved in numerous clinical trials, and outcomes are reliable with little or no evidence that the tattoo ever existed.

Upon application, as the tattoo ink is injected into the skin, the pigment becomes encapsulated in a band of collagen, and is too large to be removed by normal body defence mechanisms. Tattoos typically lie between 0.5 and 2.5mm into the dermis.

How does a tattoo removal laser work?

Active Q-Switched Lasers that generate a high powered beam of laser light in an extremely short pulse are the most suitable lasers for tattoo removal treatment.

The very short pulse of high powered laser light is absorbed by the tattoo ink particles, breaking them down into smaller pieces, enabling your natural immune defences to absorb and disperse the ink. A gradual fading of the tattoo occurs over a series of treatments.