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Top tips for tattoo removal

19th December 2013

Have you got any tattoos that you are now no longer happy with or enthusiastic about and want to remove? If the answer is yes, then you should consider looking into tattoo laser removal.

Below are some great tips to consider before going ahead with laser tattoo removal.

Tip 1: Older is better

The duration you have had your tattoo matters, since older tattoos fade generally more easily with laser treatments than newer ones.

Tip 2: Different colours, different lasers

No single laser can remove all tattoo colours. Different dyes respond to different light wavelengths. Black is one of the easiest colours to remove in comparison to other colours.

Tip 3: Sunscreen can help

Laser treatments may darken or lighten skin pigment over and around the tattoo. Apply sunscreen before and after your tattoo removal treatment to minimize changes in your skin pigment. For the same reason, wait for your tan to fade before having a tattoo removed.

Tip 4: Avoid any further allergic reactions

If you experienced an allergic reaction when getting your tattoo or tattoos such as redness, itching and swelling ensure you let your consultant know beforehand. This way they can give you the best guidance on whether laser tattoo removal will be appropriate for you or not.

Tip 5: Think twice before getting more body art

Before getting more body art, ask yourself whether it is what you really want in later life so you don't need to invest more time and money on any more laser tattoo removal procedures. But if you are thinking of tattoo removal, I'm sure you are doing this anyway.

To summarise...

Knowing more about the tattoo removal procedure will make you better prepared for your treatments. We are here to help and support our clients at all times throughout their journey at sk:n. Book a free consultation with us today to find out more information.

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