What Is Laser Tattoo Removal – And Does It Hurt?
Laser tattoo removal involves the use of a laser to remove tattoos from the skin, and it is sometimes referred to as laser tattoo removal therapy (LRPT).
Most individuals seek tattoo removal to remove unwanted tattoos created during drunken binges, emotional conflict, or personal crises. However, laser tattoo removal has become a cosmetic procedure of increasing popularity for removing other tattoos as well, such as those created due to body art.
How Is It Done?
Laser tattoo removal is a safe and effective way to permanently remove unwanted tattoos from your body. The process is noninvasive and can often be done on an outpatient basis. Some patients may feel a small amount of discomfort the day of the procedure, but nothing serious.
The process is used to destroy tattoos with a very high concentration of lasers that causes permanent removal with no healing process and no scarring.
This tattoo removal therapy works by using special, high-powered lasers that are shot into the surface of the skin in a concentrated beam. This concentrated beam is then absorbed by the pigment in your skin.
The procedure is performed by a laser technician and is often used to remove tattoos, which can be harmful if not removed or treated properly.
It is typically very safe and effective, but some people may experience mild to moderate discomfort or a mild to a moderate allergic reaction.
How Long Does Laser Tattoo Removal Take?
Typically, a laser tattoo removal treatment lasts about one hour per session. The removal process begins with a small needle, which is then used to break the ink into individual drops. The drops are then blown out of the skin, leaving only the barest trace of a tattoo behind.
A session of laser tattoo removal typically consists of an injection of lidocaine, followed by either a topical or ablative treatment, and sometimes a combination of both.
It is generally clear after a session that the treatment has been effective, but it can take up to several weeks before the treated area is completely healed.
The main claim of laser tattoo removal is that it causes little or no damage to the skin. Permanent tattoo removal requires multiple treatments and takes usually around four to six weeks to fully heal.
Side effects may include: pain during the treatment, dryness, bleeding, and crusting at the tattoo site. Treatments can be adapted to take into account your skin type.
For a superior removal result, we often recommend a 6 to 8 week treatment schedule for best results.
Is Laser Tattoo Removal Expensive?
The cost of laser tattoo removal varies depending on who performs the procedure and where in the world it is being performed. Prices range from about €1,000 to €6,000.
For many people, the procedure is not covered by health insurance and is therefore very costly. However, laser tattoo removal is an effective and safe method to remove unwanted ink.
Highly publicized laser tattoo removal treatments can also be very expensive, reaching thousands of dollars per treatment. This is partly due to the substantial upfront cost of the treatment, as well as the fact that laser tattoo removal requires multiple sessions, each of which typically lasts around 50 minutes.
This can cost anywhere from $2,000 – $5,000 per treatment (many companies charge this amount, but not us!), depending on the size of the tattoo and the number of treatments required.
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Havana Skin Clinic takes pride in being the frontrunner of skin care treatments in Ireland. We provide certified laser tattoo removal services for those in need, for half the costs you would pay elsewhere!