Tattoo Removal: How Does It Work?

Tattoo Removal is one of the most popular procedures available at Snowberry Lane Clinic, with many people seeking to remove permanent tattoos that they now no longer want. Tattoo removal can be a very effective way of eradicating tattoos with no scarring. In this blog, we will be looking at how tattoo removal works.

How does it work?
Tattoo removal works by using laser technology, specifically a Q-switch laser. This delivers short pulses of laser light energy to the tattooed area every couple of nano-seconds. This breaks down the dye in the tattoo. It should be noted that some colours are more easily erased than others, and that green, light blue and purple dyes are particularly hard to remove.

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How many treatments are needed?
Just like the number of sessions needed to get a tattoo vary, so do the amount of tattoo removal treatments. Typically, 2 to 5 treatments will be needed, however for larger and more intricate designs, 5 to 10plus treatments will be needed. There also needs to be a 2 month gap between each treatment in order to let the skin heal itself properly.

Does it hurt?
There is actually minimal discomfort involved with tattoo removal; in fact many people find tattoo removal much less painful than getting the initial tattoo!

What happens after the treatment?
After the procedure a dressing will be applied to treated area which can stay in place for up to 24 hours. There will be some whitening to the skin and in some cases some very light bleeding from the pinpricks.

What are the results?
After repeated treatments, you can expect to have the tattoo completely eradicated with no ‘ghosting’ or whitening of the skin (excepting the colours green, purple and light blue), leaving your skin looking as though it never had a tattoo.

Why should I get it done at Snowberry Lane?
Snowberry Lane is one of the most experienced clinics that perform tattoo removal in Bristol. Our expert team carry out this procedure daily, and are able to estimate the amount of treatments needed.

Since every tattoo is different, a consultation will be needed in order to best access the removal requirements. If you would like to make a consultation, or to learn more about this service, please contact us here.