It is estimated that one in five people in the UK have at least one tattoo, and of those, approximately 17% regret getting one or more of their designs and say they have considered having tattoo removal. Laser tattoo removal can be an effective treatment to permanently remove tattoos, though it is important to note that complete removal cannot always be guaranteed, as some tattoo pigments can prove difficult to totally eliminate.
In the past, tattoo removal was lengthy, sometimes ineffective with certain colours, and could – in the most extreme cases – leave keloid scarring. As laser is unregulated in the UK, it is important that you see a clinician who is fully-qualified and trained to treat you with these powerful lasers.
Here at the Last Dragon we have top of the range equipment specifically aimed at removing unwanted tattoos. There are many factors that may impact how well a tattoo can be removed, including patient skin type, location of tattoo, age of tattoo, and colours used. After your first session we can generally predict how many treatments an individual will need. Most people have between three and ten sessions of laser tattoo removal to be rid completely of their tattoo. It is mainly used as a way of lightening previous work for cover ups.
It is advised that patients leave 4-6 weeks between sessions, as ultimately it is the body that gets rid of the tattoo, not the laser. Patients need to allow for the body’s natural healing process to be completed before having their next round of treatment.
If you would like more information get in touch with one of our qualified practitioners on 01749 677999.