Tattoo Removal at Cheshire Lasers
At Cheshire Lasers we use A Lynton Q-Switch Laser for Tattoo Removal. Made locally in Holmes Chapel by Lynton Lasers, it uses the most advanced technology for Tattoo Removal. Q switch lasers are the only type of laser that are safe and effective for the removal of tattoos.
Not all lasers are the same and not just any laser can safely remove tattoos.
What type of Tattoos can our Lasers fade?
Our laser can fade away tattoos of various size and colour. Tattoos are of two main types: the Indian ink amateur tattoo or the multi-coloured, professional tattoo.
What colour Tattoos can it fade?
Single-colour tattoos usually respond best to laser tattoo removal. Multi-coloured, professional tattoos are much more difficult to eradicate completely.
Black, blue and red colours in the tattoo respond best to treatment, but green, yellow and purple pigment can be more difficult.
Green coloured tattoos may require different lasers for successful treatment and we may need to recommend a specialist clinic with a ruby laser to remove this colour.
At Cheshire Lasers Tattoo Removal is popular for people who:
- Wish they had never got a tattoo
- Who are looking to fade a tattoo for a new design
- Need to remove a tattoo to help pursue a career
What happens during a Tattoo Removal Treatment?
Active Q-Switch Lasers that generate a high powered beam of laser light in an extremely short pulse are the most suitable lasers for tattoo removal treatment. The light is absorbed by the tattoo ink particles, breaking them down into smaller pieces, enabling your natural immune defences to absorb and disperse the ink. A gradual fading of the tattoo occurs over a series of treatments.
The skin is cleaned and the laser applicator is passed over the tattoo releasing quick pulses of light. You will hear an audible clicking noise as the ink particles shatter. After treatment, we will apply a dressing to keep the area clean and dry.
What does it feel like?
Most clients describe the sensation as similar to a hot pin prick or the flick of an elastic band. Whilst mildly uncomfortable, most people tolerate the treatment well. A skin cooling device may be utilised to reduce any discomfort.
How does the skin look after a Tattoo Removal treatment?
An instant whitening of the skin occurs but this generally fades quickly. The area is likely to feel tender for a few hours and can be red and swollen for up to 48 hours. Initially, the tattoo is unlikely to look any different but will fade over 4 to 8 weeks as the body breaks down and disperses the pigmentation.
What is the recovery period?
Some tattoos can graze or blister, if so make sure you left to heal naturally. After your treatment, we will apply a dressing. Keep the area dressed and covered until the area heals. This is important if you develop blistering or grazing, it is also important not to not pick the area while it is healing.
Very rarely the skin may become lighter or darker, or larger blisters may form.
Changes to skin texture and scarring is possible, though very uncommon and is more likely if grazes are not allowed to heal naturally. There may be loss of natural tanning ability in the area treated which usually improves with time.
How many treatments will I need?
This depends on a number of factors such as the density and colour of the tattoo and the age of the tattoo. Amateur tattoos can be quick to remove, taking 1 to 6 treatments, whereas professional tattoos vary considerably and can take up to 15 treatments. We recommend you have your treatments every 6 to12 weeks.
Treatment can take 10 minutes to 30 minutes depending on the size of the tattoo.
At Cheshire Lasers we also provide Tattoo fading for clients who wish to alter a part of their tattoo.
View some Tattoo Removal Before and After images: