Non-invasive methods to remove tattoo pigment from the skin.
At AK Aesthetics, we provide our clients with a wide range of aesthetic treatments, including laser tattoo removal. Our clinic is based in Liverpool, so if you’re looking for laser tattoo removal near you, then look no further.
As long as tattooing has been around, there have been methods for tattoo removal. Thankfully, with technological advancements, these have improved over time. Whilst tattoos are permanent, nowadays it is possible to carry out tattoo removal with laser technology. You have the option to remove tattoos completely, or opt for a partial removal, enabling you to tattoo over the area again once fully healed whilst only requiring it to fade rather than be completely gone.
Here at AK Aesthetics, we remove the pigmentation of tattoos using non-invasive Q-switched lasers, with the Q standing for ‘quality’. These lasers are considered the industry standard in tattoo removal and have been commonly used in the last ten years or so. The technology works by targeting the pigmentated ink with the beam of light from the laser, which then pulses intensely on the skin in order to break the ink down into particles that are minute enough for the body to absorb and flush out.
Once you have completed the tattoo removal treatment, you should keep the area bandaged with sterile gauze and protected with a thin layer of antibiotic or healing ointment for three days. After this point, you should maintain the treated area by ensuring it is clean and dry throughout the healing process. It is possible to clean the area gently with mild soap and water, making sure to pat it dry so as not to irritate the skin or risk infection.
For more information about our laser tattoo removal services, get in touch and we will be glad to help with any queries you may have for us.
What is tattoo removal?
Tattoo removal has been performed with various tools since the start of tattooing. While tattoos were once considered permanent, it is now possible to remove them with treatments, fully or partially. The “standard modality for tattoo removal” is the non-invasive removal of tattoo pigments using Q-switched lasers.
How are they removed?
The best way to remove a tattoo is with quality-switched, or Q-switched, lasers, which have become widely used in the last decade. The beam of light searches for contrast between skin tone and ink and pulses intensely on the skin to break the ink down into particles small enough for the body to absorb.
For the first 3 days after treatment, keep the treated area bandaged with sterile gauze and protected with a thin layer of antibiotic or healing ointment. After 3 days, keep the treated area clean and dry during the healing process. If necessary, clean the area gently with mild soap and water and pat dry.