What is Laser Tattoo Removal?
Everybody has regrets; if your tattoo is a regret there is a way for you to remove the ink.
How It Works
The laser is aimed at the ink particles under the skin which in turn breaks the ink down into smaller particles. The body then naturally flushes these particles out through the lymphatic system over time.
Frequently Asked Questions about Tattoo Removal
Does the treatment hurt?
The sensation is often described as a rubber band hitting against the skin.
How long is each treatment?
Treatment time can vary depending on the size and the colors in the tattoo but you can expect a treatment of between 10 and 30 minutes. Your River medical nurse will give you an indication of how long your treatment will take during your free consultation.
How many treatments will I need?
The amount of treatments required depends on the size of the tattoo and how well your skin responds to the treatment. The average course is a course of 6 treatments.
How soon will I see results?
That again depends on the size and color in your tattoo, multiple treatments usually lead to seeing a result in 4-6 weeks.
How long will it take to recover?
You can return to routine activity straight after the treatment.
Will I be scarred after the treatment?
There is a slight possibility if the skin was damaged when the tattoo was first applied, these faults will only become noticeable after the tattoo is removed. Also if the skin is dark, de-pigmentation can occur, where the skin may become slightly lighter where the tattoo is. This will return to normal between 3-6 months.
What machine do you use?
We use the Q-Switched Nd:NYAG (1064nm) and KTP (532nm) Laser for the reduction of multi-coloured professional, amateur or traumatic tattoos and benign pigmentation. 1064nm is ideal for treatments of blue/black ink pigments and dermal pigmentation. 532nm is ideal for treatment of red/orange ink pigments and superficial pigmentation.
Who will do my treatment?
A River Medical Registered General Nurse.