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Unwanted tattoo? Here's a safe way to say goodbye

27th July 2012  : 

If you've become bored or see a tattoo you once got as a mistake; a permanent and unsightly blemish on your skin, then you may be considering removing it.

Removing a tattoo may sound simple enough, but numerous factors have to be taken into account. Removal creams can fail to properly remove a tattoo and other skin treatments for removing tattoos such as salabrasion or dermabrasion can cause scarring, burning or infections of the skin. All of which can be very painful.

Laser tattoo removal is a safe, simple and effective procedure which uses advanced technology to eliminate the colours in the tattoo, allowing the light produced by the laser to go through the skin, by breaking up the tattoo ink into tiny particles, which the body then disposes of through its immune system over time.

A number of laser sessions may be required to completely remove the tattoo depending on the skin conditions, the size and density of the tattoo as well as the number of colours used. The procedure itself is relatively painless and may cause a slight stinging sensation, but this can be remedied by having local anaesthetic cream applied to the area.

Tattoo Removal Before and After

When it comes to what to expect regarding tattoo removal, some redness may occur around the affected skin and some people may experience lightening or darkening around these areas. It's recommended that a high factor sunblock is used on sensitive skin during this time to reduce the redness.

During the procedure you may feel a mild pricking sensation, but taking local anaesthetic cream or pain relief in the form of painkillers can numb any discomfort. For maximum results, a course of 6-10 treatments is recommended.

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