Laser Tattoo Removal London
Tattoo removal is defined as any method of removing a tattoo from the skin. There is a wide range of tattoo removal methods out there including dermabrasion (scrubbing off layers of the skin), TCA (which is an acid which removes layers of skin), excision (cutting the tattoo out) and of course laser (using energy to break down the ink particles.
Laser tattoo removal works by firing laser light into the tattoo which breaks the ink into tiny pieces, these little pieces are easy for the body to absorb. This allows the ink to be removed by the body itself. Laser tattoo removal avoids damaging the skin while removing the tattoo, unlike other tattoo removal methods.
Traditional lasers have been around for a while but the newer PicoSure and PicoWay lasers are a breakthrough in laser tattoo removal.
Some of the benefits of Picosure & PicoWay laser tattoo removal:
- Less painful treatments
- Effective on all colours of tattoo, even greens and blues
- Less treatments required; the whole tattoo can be removed in as little as 4 treatments.
Conventional tattoo removal relies heavily on a type of photo-thermal energy to target the pigment of the tattoo and surrounding skin. While it can successfully remove a tattoo, treatments need to be spaced from six weeks to two months apart, and it may take anything from 10-20 treatments to fully remove a tattoo. On top of this it was not always effective on certain inks such as greens and blues.
The newer PicoSure/PicoWay tattoo removal lasers use photo-mechanical principles as opposed to photo-thermal alone, combined with ultra-short pulses, called pico-seconds (one trillionth of a second) to shatter the ink into minute particles which your body then eliminates itself. This powerful process means the whole tattoo can be erased in as little as 3-8 treatments. Requiring less heat and less energy means that the surrounding tissue is left unharmed and the space between treatment can be much shorter too. it is also effective on all colours, including those greens and blues!