At Perfect Image Consultants we achieve desired tattoo removal results with a Q switched Nd-YAG laser.
The extent of tattoo removal depends on the type of tattoo, size, colours and type of pigments originally used.
We advise you to carefully consider tattoo removal before treatment as not all tattoo inks respond to laser treatment and certain colours may even become darker.
You will agree on the treatment area with your doctor and local anaesthetic will be injected to ensure a comfortable procedure.
You will be given protective eyewear and the treatment may feel like an elastic band being flicked against your skin.
Tattoo removal laser treatment may cause a superficial skin reaction post procedure. This is normal and immediate whitening of the treated area usually lasts for several minutes. You may then develop blisters, crusts, or scabs within 12-72 hours which in most cases last 1-2 weeks. Your recovery time may be prolonged depending on the scale of the treatment you receive. Once the scab separates, treated areas commonly appear pink or pale with loss of skin pigment which is usually temporary.
The number of tattoo removal sessions required varies between cases. Most tattoos require, 6-12 treatments over several months, more challenging cases may need 15-20 sessions over a longer course.
Price on consultation and dependent upon size, colour, location on the body and age of the tattoo.
*" I had a huge tattoo covering my whole chest which I removed. I went to Laser Life in Baker Street and started treatment but I was in extreme pain and could not continue my treatment. I was lucky I found Dr Silva who was happy to undertake treatment under local anaesthesia. He removed an area about 9 square centimeteres under local and it was excellent. I would happily recommend his tattoo removal service with pleasure."
Most areas of the body can be treated however different measures and precautions will need to consider for each area and the tattoo removal is done with a laser.
Black ink has the best tattoo removal result however it is possible to lighten other colours and this would be a matter of discussion at your consultation.
The number laser tattoo removal sessions required will vary from person to person. It will depend upon how big the tattoo is, how long you have had the tattoo and the colours of the tattoo.
There is a slight chance of scarring, however, during your consultation, a full medical history will be taken and your skin examined. The doctor will then be able to advise you further. If you are prone to keloid scarring, for example, this must be made clear during your consultation.
In London, at Perfect Image Consultants, we give our laser tattoo removal patients the option to have the area to be treated anesthetised. If you choose to have local anaesthetic the treatment is a lot more comfortable.