Laser Tattoo Removal

Laser Tattoo Removal in Southend-on-Sea & Rayleigh, Essex at JR Medical

laser tattoo removal Southend-on-Sea

Having second thoughts about your tattoo?

It is not unusual for a person to change their mind after getting a tattoo. A change in your life or image can cause a tattoo to become more of a burden than a benefit. Fortunately, unwanted tattoos can now be removed gradually, over a series of sessions, with laser tattoo removal technology.

Laser tattoo removal in Southend-on-Sea, Essex at JR Medical is a non-invasive treatment option that can safely change the appearance of a tattoo, or remove it completely.

How does laser tattoo removal work?

Using a handheld device, we apply powerful pulses of energy to the unwanted tattoo. These pulses produce heat that penetrates through the top layer of skin, shattering the tattoo ink into tiny fragments. The body’s immune system then gradually absorbs the fragmented pigments, meaning that over several sessions the tattoo’s appearance diminishes.

How many laser tattoo removal treatments will I need?

This will vary from one person to another. You may see a difference after the first laser tattoo treatment at JR Medical, or you may need more than 1 session to see the changes occurring.

This all varies on:

  • Your skin type
  • The age of the tattoo
  • The type of ink used
  • The depth and density of the ink

Laser Tattoo Removal in Southend-on-Sea at JR Medical requires a course of sessions, generally between 6-12 sessions. This will vary from one person to another and depend on factors such as size, age of the tattoo, and type of ink used, it is also important to be aware that some coloured inks can be more difficult to remove.

Is laser tattoo removal safe?

Yes! Having an unwanted tattoo removed is safe if the treatment is performed by an experienced and suitably qualified practitioner. Laser tattoo removal in Southend at JR Medical is a safe and effective treatment option. Risks and side effects associated with laser treatments are often less severe than other traditional methods such as dermabrasion or excision.

What happens during a laser tattoo removal procedure?

  • Patients wear protective eye shields during laser tattoo removal to protect them.
  • The doctor will test a sample area of skin with the laser to determine the energy level required to remove the tattoo.
  • After a handpiece is applied to the skin, the doctor will activate the laser and begin the laser tattoo removal process.
  • When the laser tattoo removal session is complete, the doctor will apply an ice pack to the skin.
  • Between laser tattoo removal treatments, the patient will need to apply a topical cream to keep the skin from becoming infected or irritated unnecessarily.

Are there any risks associated with laser tattoo removal?

Your skin may become red with a raised rash for a short while after treatment. The most significant risk is an infection, but this is rare and usually prevented if you follow post-treatment instructions.

Are there any side effects of laser tattoo removal?

Some natural side effects that are a good sign of the skin reacting and healing from the treatment include blistering, itching, scabbing and redness.

Aftercare Advice

Although some side effects are natural it is important that you don't cause any irritation or damage to the skin 'whilst' it heals between sessions. Therefore we will advise you of a topical cream to apply to the area to prevent discomfort or damage to the healing skin. You will be given an aftercare advice sheet to take away with you after the first session.

  • Avoid any heat exposure such as sauna's hot baths for the first week.

  • Keep the area out of direct sunlight for 6 weeks. Make sure you use SPF protection when necessary.

  • Wear loose clothing to avoid irritation.

  • Do not pick/scratch the skin, this could result in scarring.

JR Medical is a clinic based in Southend-on-Sea, offering laser tattoo removal in Essex, with over 25 years of professional experience in the cosmetic industry. All laser tattoo removal treatments are administered by an experienced professional and include a free follow-up consultation to review your treatment as part of our ethically responsible service.

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Call JR Medical now on 01702 314497

All of our services cover the whole of Southend-on-Sea including Westcliff-on-sea, Leigh-on-Sea, Rochford, Hadleigh and Benfleet. We also cover a wider area of Essex, including Rayleigh, Basildon, Grays and Thurrock.

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