We’ve may have all made questionable decisions in our lives, but sometimes the bad choices we make can have a long-term impact. Tattoos are a big commitment and many people feel they rushed into body art without due consideration. If you have a tattoo that you wish you didn’t have, you’re a suitable candidate for laser tattoo removal.
Laser tattoo removal is a non-surgical cosmetic treatment that allows patients to remove or reduce the appearance of their unwanted tattoo. The treatment works by penetrating skin with different laser wavelengths in order to break-down the artificial pigments within the skin.
At Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic, we harness the technology of the Nd:YAG laser. The number of treatment sessions that patients will have to undergo to gain the best possible result varies; some tattoos may be removed over a course of just 3-4 rounds of laser treatment, but other tattoos may need more than this for best results.
The results of laser treatment do differ from case to case, based on the design and colour of the tattoo. For example, blue and black tattoos are usually the easiest pigment to remove from the skin, while green ink is usually the hardest pigment to tackle.
Dr. Alice Hudson-Peacock is the cosmetic doctor at Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic. She said:
“Laser tattoo removal is an effective cosmetic treatment, with high success and patient satisfaction rates. This said, it is also important to look at the treatment as a whole – which means considering the necessary recovery procedure and potential side-effects associated with laser tattoo removal, as well as the positives. Following treatment, it is common for patients to experience bruising and scabbing of the treatment area, which usually subsides within 2 weeks. Patients are advised to leave a 6 week interval between each session of laser tattoo removal in order to allow the skin to heal. The treatment also comes with the risk of infection, loss of pigmentation and darkening of the skin; speak to your practitioner about these risks during your consultation if you are concerned.”
If you are considering undergoing laser tattoo removal treatment, researching prior to treatment is imperative to good results. This means not only knowing about the procedure, but also knowing which provider of the treatment is right for you.
“At Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic, we have an experienced team of cosmetic doctors, dermatologists and beauty therapists – all of whom have a background in dermatology. This is a huge plus when undergoing laser tattoo removal treatment, as it means your cosmetic professional will have a thorough understanding of the skin. This means you will gain the best results possible, without any damage caused to the skin,” added Dr. Hudson-Peacock.
Prior to treatment, you must attend a consultation, which is an excellent way to learn more about the treatment and get a grasp on the working style of your chosen cosmetic professional. Feeling comfortable during your treatment and building a rapport with your practitioner often paves the way for a happy and successful treatment journey.
If you would like more information on laser tattoo removal treatment, book your consultation with Canterbury Skin and Laser by contacting the clinic directly via phone or email. Our services are available in Canterbury, Ashford, Dover, Faversham, Folkestone, Thanet and Kent.