Whether you want to remove your tattoo because you want to forget it, or because you want to replace it, laser tattoo removal is the most effective procedure.
Although traditional methods are still used, laser tattoo removal has produced better and more satisfying results for patients without a significant increase in the cost. Laser tattoo removal is an advanced treatment designed to completely eliminate tattoos, without leaving scars or unpigmented areas of skin behind. During a laser tattoo removal treatment, the laser’s high-energy light breaks up the tattoo ink into tiny particles, which are gradually absorbed by the skin.
This technique may cause a slight discomfort, though a local anesthetic can be used to eliminate the pain during the procedure. There will be an immediate whitening of the treated area, which usually lasts for few minutes. Many clients then develop blisters, crusts, or scabs within 8 to 72 hours, which may last for 1 to 2 weeks or more. The treated areas may be pink or pale after the scab separates. Also, reduced or excess skin pigment in the treated area can occur, and is temporary except in very rare cases.
How long is the tattoo removal treatment?
Each tattoo has different characteristics such as the size, color, type of ink used and weather the tattoo is old or new, that influence the number of removal sessions necessary. Of notice, the most important factor for the tattoo removal is the color of the tattoo. Most tattoos are comprised of different color families and a different laser is needed for each. In most cases, the best results takes between 3 to 6 sessions. Here in white complex clinic, we use a combination of Q-Switch and ER-YAG laser to achieve the optimal result. Healing is usually complete within 4 -6 weeks, although this may vary.
What should be done before or after tattoo removal treatment?
For best results proper aftercare is necessary to prevent infection, skin texture change, or other unwanted side effects. When you visit us at White complex clinic, we will give you aftercare instructions to take home after your treatment. Tattoo removal is a relatively simple outpatient procedure, but we will inform you of the important steps you can take to achieve a great result.