What to expect from laser tattoo removal

Posted on 23 Aug, 2011

If you have decided to have a tattoo removed, you may be wondering exactly what laser tattoo removal involves. It can be quite a daunting idea if you do not know what to expect.

The Laser Treatment Clinic is highly experienced in removing both professional and amateur tattoos safely and efficiently.

The laser is applied to the skin for less than a second, but this is enough to cause the ink to break up into the tiniest of fragments. This allows the body to then remove the foreign particles. The laser causes the skin to release microscopic steam bubbles, which can cause the skin to turn white or grey for a couple of minutes.

Once the whitening disappears, there may be some pinpoint bleeding, redness or swelling of the treated area, and this can last for several hours. This low-level discomfort is easily managed: pinpoint bleeding can be covered with paraffin jelly and dressing, while inflammation can be eased with an ice pack or aloe vera gel.

It is important to protect the treated area following the procedure. It needs to be kept clean and shielded from sunlight. Our Total Protection sunblock, with an SPF of 40+, is ideal for protecting your delicate skin and ensuring optimal results.