Laser Tattoo Removal
What is Tattoo Removal?
You do not have to be stuck with a tattoo you do not like anymore. Tattoo removal allows you to either completely remove your unwanted tattoo or lighten it enough to have it covered up by a new work of art.
Tattoo removal is a state of the art treatment using laser light energy to target and break apart the tattoo ink particles resulting a gradual lightening of the tattoo. To completely remove the tattoo a number of sessions will be required however with each session the ink particles become smaller.
Using the Alma Harmony XL Pro allows for a short pulse time yet high energy delivery to the tattoo pigment meaning we can effectively destroy the pigment whilst causing minimal disruption to the epidermis.
Tattoo Removal FAQs
How does tattoo removal work?
Tattoo removal works by delivering a concentrated light energy into the tattoo which breaks apart the tattoo particles. From here the particles are eliminated through the body’s lymphatic system. With each session, the tattoo will become progressively lighter.
How often do I need to come in for tattoo removal treatment?
For optimal results, you need to come in at least every 2 months for a treatment.
How many tattoo removal sessions will I need?
This varies person to person and is dependent in a number of factors including:
- Size of the tattoo
- Type of tattoo, ie amateur or professional
- Colour of the ink
- Age of the tattoo
- How well the individual holds ink
- Ink density
- Presence of any scar tissue
- Type of ink used
- Personal immune system (as that is how the ink particles are cleared)
Does tattoo removal hurt?
There is some discomfort but we do have some numbing agents that can help minimise discomfort. This can be very individual as it can vary based on the location of the tattoo and personal pain threshold.
Can a tattoo be put over the top of my removed/lightened tattoo?
Yes. Some people opt to purely lighten their existing tattoo enough to place another tattoo over the top.
How long does each treatment take?
This depends on the size of the tattoo. It can take anywhere between five minutes for a small wrist to an hour for half a back piece.