Tattoo removal – does it hurt? We tell it like it is
June 11th, 2019
Having a tattoo can be exciting and brings a connection with the image that’s now a part of your skin. But …
at some point, you just might regret this decision and wish you could make it go away.
Perhaps you’ve changed how you feel about your tattoo. Or maybe the subject is no longer relevant. Or it’s just that the artwork was never quite right.
If this is you, you are not alone! Almost 1 in 5 people are unhappy with at least one of their tattoos.
You can do something about that tattoo though so don’t despair.
If you’ve done your research, you’ll realise that the best way to remove it without the risk of permanent scarring is with laser treatment.
For many, it is the fear of the pain. So allow us to share 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.