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Tattoo Removal

Here at Lolfa Lois, we offer laser tattoo removal, producing fantastic results, this advanced technology from Asclepion works by allowing the light produced by the laser to pass through the skin and shatter the tattoo ink into tiny particles, all without burning or damaging the upper-layer of skin. Once these tattoo pigment particles have been shattered, the body will then dispose of these fragments via the body’s natural immune system.

There are several factors that affect laser tattoo removal treatments, for example the size, quality, density and colour of the tattoo: all of which will affect the number of treatments required to fade or remove the tattoo. Amateur tattoos can be quick to remove, taking 3 to 8 treatments, whereas professional tattoos vary considerably and some can take up to 15 treatments. Treatment sessions are spaced 6 to 10 weeks apart.

HOW DOES A TATTOO REMOVAL LASER WORK?

Q-Switched Lasers generate a high-powered beam of laser light in an extremely ultra short pulse and 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.

HOW DOES THE SKIN LOOK AFTER TREATMENT?

An instant whitening of the skin is seen after treatment, but this generally fades quickly. The area is likely to feel tender for a few hours and can be red and swollen for up to 48 hours.

ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?

Very rarely the skin may become lighter or darker, or a  blister may form.

HOW DOES THE TREATMENT FEEL?

Most patients describe the sensation as similar to a hot pin prick or the flick of an elastic band. Whilst mildly uncomfortable, most people tolerate treatment well. A skin cooling device may be utilised to reduce any discomfort.

HOW MANY TREATMENTS ARE NECESSARY?

This depends on several factors, including the density and colour of inks and the age of the tattoo.

Amateur tattoos can be quick to remove, taking 3 to 8 treatments, whereas professional tattoos vary considerably and some can take up to 15 treatments. Treatment sessions are spaced 6 to 10 weeks apart or even more.

Do not be alarmed by blisters. Blisters can appear eight hours after your laser tattoo removal treatment. If blisters are part of your normal healing process, they will only last between 4-6 days.

Don’t be tempted to pick the scabs, blisters, or crusts that form after your laser tattoo removal treatment. Picking at the skin directly relates to any scarring that may occur. Allow your skin to heal naturally and for the scabs or crusts to fall off when they are ready. Peeling off scabs that are not ready to be removed can result in infection, scarring, or even pigment discoloration of your skin.

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