How Effective Is Laser Tattoo Removal?

Blog, Tattoo Removal

Before starting the laser tattoo removal procedure, it is important to consider that results can vary for all clients.

Laser tattoo removal is not a quick procedure, and multiple treatments are often required. The number can vary depending on the depth, size, and colours of your tattoo, this is assessed and determined by the practitioner at your consultation. At Pulse Light Clinic, we find that treatments can vary from 6-12 treatments, but this number could be higher again depending on each individual.

Clients with tattoos around the arms or legs may take longer to fade as they are further away from the heart, meaning poor circulation in those areas. If the tattoo is around your chest or back, the results may be faster than expected.

There is a range of lasers on the market for tattoo removal. In recent years the advancements in laser technology have improved significantly to treat a range of colours and skin types. The PicoWay and PicoSure lasers are the most advanced on the market currently. PicoWay can target red, black, and yellow inks, whereas  targets blue, green, purple, red, and black inks. At Pulse Light Clinic, we have both machines to get the best results; depending on the colours of ink multi-coloured tattoos may require a mix of laser machines.

After your treatment, you should follow the tattoo removal aftercare and book your next appointment from 8 weeks. Post-treatment, some common side effects include blisters, swelling, bleeding, and redness; these subside after a few days/weeks. If you are concerned, you can contact your practitioner for tips and advice.