A tattoo is a form of a body modification where a design is made on a body part by inserting ink, dyes or pigments into the dermis of the skin. It may be temporary or permanent. Tattoo remains on ancient mummified human remains reveal that tattooing has been practiced throughout the world for many centuries. Interestingly some may have served a medicinal or therapeutic purpose.
Tattoos are no longer considered permanent and irreversible designs or marks on the skin. They can safely be removed by laser treatment
A variety of social, cultural and physical life changes may influence the decision to remove a tattoo
What you need to know before removal
The laser beam penetrates the skin to break up the ink particles. These particles are removed by the body’s immune system (scavenger cells) over a period of time. This leads to fading of the tattoo. The laser energy only targets the tattooed skin leaving the un-inked surrounding skin unharmed.
Generally all tattoos can be treated. The regular greenish blue pigment tattoos shows a good response. Jet black tattoos may take time to fade as may reds and yellows in a tattoo. Also tattoos which are deep may take many more sessions but will definitely fade away with our latest Laser equipments.
Approximately 4-6 but sometimes eight may be required. Will depend on the shade of the tattoo and depth. And also the body’s response to the laser
It can be described only as a slight pricking sensation. We use of a numbing cream around 2 hours before the procedure to maximise benefit and comfort to our patients. You will be completely guided on all the steps when you come for the consultation and anyone can easily follow it.
It depends on tattoo size but generally anywhere from 5-10 minutes to 45 mins if the tattoo is really large.
Immediately after the procedure there is swelling, redness and pinpoint bleeding points. All this will clear gradually within 3-5 days
We remove tattoo by the Q switched NDYag laser which is a very effective laser for tattoos, pigmented spots and certain birthmarks. Numbing cream 30 mins to 2 hrs before the procedure makes the treatment very comfortable.
Once removed, it is permanent. However sometimes even after 4-5 sessions there is ghosting in some cases which tends to fade as time passes. The time and sessions to fade will depend on the colour intensity and depth of the tattoo.