Cost of pain free medical grade laser tattoo removal, North Wales, Cheshire Chester
The Nd-YAG Q-Switched Laser is the gold standard of lasers for tattoo removal, with a strong history of efficacy worldwide. Q-Switched simply refers to the laser's ability for rapid absorption of light energy by the ink causing it to break into tiny particles, which are then removed by the body's normal filtering systems. Because the laser delivers the energy in a very precise beam the tattoo can be removed without damaging the surrounding skin.
Painless Tattoo Removal, Why Choose Us?
Most non-medical tattoo removal clinics utilize only topical medication (numbing cream) before performing the laser session. This results in an extraordinarily painful experience which is unbearable to most. At Chester Laser Clinic, we numb the area in advance with injectable lidocaine or prescription based topical lidocaine anaesthetics*. This results in almost an entirely painless treatment session.
Scarring and Tattoo Removal – The Facts
Using a Q-Switch laser breaks down the tattoo into particles much smaller than the original clumps of pigment, which means that the white blood cells in your body can remove it naturally. This means that scarring is very rare following laser tattoo removal. That’s not to say that side-effects are unheard of. The lack of regulation in the UK means there are people out there who are using very cheap, imported equipment, without any appropriate training. Please, if you’re thinking of having a tattoo removed ask yourself the question, "Do I want to pay slightly less and let someone inject my skin with mysterious substances that are designed to causing scabbing and irritation, or do I want to use a Q-Switch laser, a tried and tested method used in clinics and hospitals throughout the world which has undergone numerous clinical studies?"
*To reduce pain and discomfort during laser tattoo removal, our medical professional can prescribe and apply prescription based topical anaesthetics. A surcharge for the prescription may apply.
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Laser Tattoo Removal Common Questions
How many treatments are recommended?
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. Treatments are spaced 6 to 8 weeks apart and each treatment can take anything from 10 minutes to 30 minutes depending on the size of the tattoo.
How is treatment carried out?
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 will be cleaned and the laser applicator is passed over the tattoo releasing quick pulses of light. An audible clicking noise is often heard as the ink particles shatter. After treatment a soothing lotion is applied.
Experiencing Tattoo Removal?
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.
Pain Free Tattoo Removal
Most none medical tattoo removal clinics utilize only topical medication (numbing cream) before performing the laser session. This results in an extraordinarily painful experience which is unbearable to most. At Chester Laser Clinic, we numb the area in advance with injectable lidocaine or prescription based topical anaesthetics*. This results in almost an entirely pain free treatment session.
How does the skin look after treatment?
An instant whitening of the skin is seen 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. Some tattoos may form a graze which must be left to heal naturally. Initially the tattoo is unlikely to look any different but will fade over 4 to 8 weeks as the body disperses it.
What is the recovery period?
Very rarely the skin may become lighter or darker, or a small blister may form. Change 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.