European Day Spa & Salon’s professionally trained laser technician’s use a Q switch NDYAG laser for our tattoo removal services.
How Laser Removal Works.
Laser energy is directed at the tattoo, which penetrates the skin to break up the ink particles and leads to tattoo fading. The body’s immune system will then remove these pigments over time. The laser energy is harmless, and only targets the pigmented skin, leaving the un-inked surrounding skin unharmed.
How many treatments are needed?
Multiple sessions are needed to break down the tattoo; the number of sessions is dependent on the size and scope of the tattoo. As the body needs to remove the fragmented pigment, treatments are normally scheduled at least three weeks apart.
Does Laser Tattoo Removal Hurt?
Depending on the size of the job, laser tattoo removal can be an uncomfortable process.
A topical anesthetic will be applied before beginning the procedure to help ease the discomfort.
Tattoos are designed to be permanent, so removing them isn’t always straightforward. Some patients have described the feeling as a burning or tingling sensation. This is caused by the heat generated by the laser.
Side Effects and Risk.
New technology and lasers are reducing the side effects of tattoo removal. That said, the risks haven’t been eliminated completely. The most significant risk is infection. This risk can be reduced by keeping the area dry, clean and covered. There is also a risk for changes in pigment to the skin, making the skin lighter or darker than the surrounding areas. Your laser technician will go over your medical history before beginning the procedure, as there can be increased risks if you have certain auto immune diseases, acne, diabetes or other skin conditions.
A complimentary consultation is required prior to any first time bookings for Laser and any Medical Spa Treatments. All prices will be discussed and quoted at the time of the consultation.