Laser Tattoo Removal

Laser Tattoo Removal in Southend, Essex

Laser tattoo removal

What is laser tattoo removal?

Having second thoughts about your tattoo? A change in your life or image can cause a tattoo to become more of a burden than a benefit. Fortunately, tattoos can now be removed through laser technology.

Laser tattoo removal is a non-invasive treatment option that can safely change the appearance of the tattoo or remove it completely.

What results can I expect from laser tattoo removal?

This will vary from one person to another. You may see a difference after the first treatment or you may need more than 1 session to see changes occurring. This all varies on:

  • Skin type

  • Age of tattoo

  • Type of ink used

  • Depth and density of the ink

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. Laser Tattoo removal 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, 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! Laser tattoo removal 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 the 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?

The most significant risk is of infection, but this is rare and usually prevented if you follow post-treatment instructions.

Are there any side effects with laser tattoo removal?

Listed below are some natural side effects that are a good sign of the skin reacting and healing from the treatment.

  • blistering

  • itching

  • scabbing

  • 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, Essex with over 25 years of professional experience in the cosmetic industry. All 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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