Tattoo removal and pain – the true facts

Those ‘first-love’ feelings that go with getting a tattoo include pleasure and a connection with the image that’s now a part of your  skin.

However, at some point, this decision could lead to regret and even despair.

Perhaps you’ve changed how you feel about your tattoo as you’ve grown up. Or maybe the subject of your tattoo is no longer relevant. Or it’s just that the artwork was never quite right.

If this is you, you are not alone!  A study by YouGov (July 2015) suggests that almost 1 in 5 people are unhappy with at least one of their tattoos.

Tattoo regret pale

Now you can do something about that tattoo you regret. If you’ve done your research, you’ll realise that the best way to remove tattoo ink, without the risk of permanent scarring, is with laser treatment, which is why you’re here reading this.

For many, it is the fear of the pain. Now for some experienced reassurance…

There is no getting away from the fact that some pain is involved with tattoo removal. As technology has advanced, laser treatment has become much more tolerable and many of our clients liken the sensation to when their tattoo was first done. The BIG difference is that it is so much faster!  Clients who have been treated with older lasers, for instance Q-switched, and then PicoSure notice the positive difference with this contemporary technology.

For example, a small tattoo of 3cm square would take about a minute to treat.

Throughout the process an ultra-cold air jet cools and numbs the skin. This counteracts the heat of the laser and helps protect the skin whilst the laser targets the ink. Contrary to some people’s mistaken belief, the tattoo is not ‘burned off’.

If even a minute of pain seems unbearable, or your tattoo is larger, then there are numbing creams that can be applied to the skin 30 minutes before treatment – these reduce rather than eliminate discomfort.  Alternatively, for complete pain elimination, you can have injections of local anaesthetic. We are fully trained in all of this.

Hopefully, this has helped to calm any concerns you have but the best reassurance will come from talking through your situation with one of our team here at Claritas Laser Clinic. We are experienced, professional and kind and, importantly, understand how you might be feeling and quickly put you at ease.

Your first consultation is free so you can see how clinic, see how we work and then make your decision.

Call 01480 214442 for a free consultation or book on-line here and take that step today.

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    St Neots
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