Laser Tattoo Removal in London & UK

Where to go for your treatment will be one of the hardest decisions you make during your treatment as there will be various options open to you. You should ensure that the clinic you choose have a good past client reputation, you may wish to ask at your consultation to see prior patients’ results. You should also consider how often they are able to treat you. Some clinics may offer you a free consultation, and it is advisable to attend as many of these as you can, that will ensure that you can discuss your realistic outcomes and hopes with a clinician, and it will also offer you the opportunity to find a clinic in which you feel comfortable with. You should also consider what type of laser is to be used, and within the UK each laser has a different classification associated with it, this is to ensure that these lasers being used are as safe as can be, you should ask which type your laser practitioner uses. You may also like to find out whether you laser practitioner has attended any courses such as BTEC qualification courses or courses which have been delivered by the manufacturers of the laser treatment the clinic uses, these types of courses usually end in a certificate being received – you could perhaps ask to see these during a consultation. All clinics who offer laser treatment are to be registered with the Care Quality Commission, this is to ensure safety guidelines are followed during all procedures, and that the clinic is undergoing regular checks and providing a high level of services.

Does Laser Tattoo Removal Hurt

As with many initial tattoos many people will consider the pain that they feel either uncomfortable or significant, this is true again with laser removal. Unfortunately each session will bring a certain amount of pain with it, and again can depend on how you handle specific types of pain as well as the positioning of the tattoo itself. Some clinicians may apply an anaesthetic cream which may reduce some of the pain during the procedure; however you should expect to feel at the least an uncomfortable sensation during the treatment. As the laser hits your skin it will do so in short pulses and some have described this as the feeling of a rubber band snapping back on itself. This again is not necessarily painful however if it to be repeated a number of times during a session it may become uncomfortable, tender or painful. It really does depend on the type of tattoo you have and how many sittings you will require for removal of the tattoo. As lasers work through burning you will feel a slight burning during the procedure, and if required you may request more anaesthetic cream to be applied, this will reduce the sensation. Following each session you will be required to keep the area clean to avoid any type of infection, you will also be required to change any bandages regularly. The area may see some bleeding or certain spotting, and you should at all times keep the area clean. It will appear to be red and swollen, and will be sore and tender to the touch, as the area begins to heal scabs will form, and these must be left to fall off to ensure that scarring is reduced! Usually the area will heal within 4 to 6 weeks and additional sessions will take place once the area has fully healed.

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