Laser Tatoo Removal FAQ | Exeter Medical

Laser Tattoo Removal FAQs

How does laser tattoo removal treatment work?

Successful tattoo removal is achieved with our high powered laser that can deliver enough energy within the absorption spectrum for removal of a range of ink colours.

The laser works by vibrating and breaking down the ink particles in the tattoo.

Selective absorption of very high peak power laser light pulses by tattoo ink in the skin causing the targeted ink particles to breakdown mechanically while significantly decreasing potential damage to surrounding tissues. The fragmented particles are then removed from the skin by the body’s immune or lymphatic system.

As the area heals, the body’s immune system flushes away the shattered ink particles, causing the tattoo to fade with minimal risk of scarring or hypo-pigmentation.

Are there any side effects to laser tattoo treatment?

Overall, treatments are gentle and mild, causing only slight discomfort with minimal side effects.

How many treatments are required?

The number of required treatments is dependent on several factors, including depth of ink penetration, age of the tattoo and colour intensity – that is, lighter versus darker colours.

However, most people need five to six treatments and begin seeing results after only one or two sessions.

Is any recovery time needed between treatment sessions?

Although treatment sessions are scheduled approximately four to six weeks apart, no rest or recuperation time is required after each visit. You will immediately be able to resume normal activities without restriction.

Before and after tattoo removal

What types of tattoos can be removed?

Our skin specialist will advise you with a consultation to explain all aspects of the treatment and provide a realistic idea of expected results.

Unwanted dark tattoos can be safely and effectively eliminated with our laser tattoo removal treatment.

  • Permanently removes unwanted tattoos
  • Fast treatment sessions
  • Safe procedure yields quick results

Exeter Medical has laser tattoo removal treatment packages from £50 per treatment and offer a free consultation with our laser practitioners.

Surgical excision of the tattoo could also be considered, particularly when the tattoo is small, or if it contains pigment that might be unresponsive to laser tattoo removal. Not only are the results immediate with surgical tattoo removal but for the right tattoo surgical excision may also be less expensive than laser therapy.

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