Laser Tattoo Removal at Sparx Winchester Aesthetics & Laser Clinic
Are you happy with your tattoos? At Sparx Laser Clinic in Winchester, we can use the the latest laser technology to safely and effectively remove your tattoos.
Book in for a consultation and our expert laser technicians will assess your tattoo, looking at the density, colour and size of the image, before making a recommendation for treatment. In most cases, laser tattoo removal is the perfect solution to removing or reducing the appearance of unwanted tattoos.
At Sparx we are experts in the use of laser technology for beauty & aesthetics treatments, and Penny was one of the first people in the UK to be trained in this specialist field. In our Winchester clinic we use the UK’s number 1 Laser, the Lynton Lumina. The Lumina offers Q-Switched laser technology which is considered by dermatologists to be the safest, most effective and reliable way to remove unwanted coloured tattoos, offering consistent and predictable results.
Call us on 01962 878979 to find out more or book an appointment at our laser clinic in the new, state of the art River Park Leisure Centre.
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How does laser tattoo removal work?
The Q-switched laser generates a high powered beam of light in an extremely short pulse and this is absorbed by the tattoo ink particles. This causes them to break 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.
How is the tattoo removal treatment carried out?
Prior to treatment, 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 and a light dressing may be applied. During your treatment you will be offered protective eye wear.
What does laser tattoo removal feel like?
Most patients 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 used to reduce any discomfort.
How will my skin look after the tattoo removal 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. You are unlikely to notice any immediate difference in the tattoo initially, but will fade over four to eight weeks as the body disperses it.
Are there any side effects to laser tattoo removal?
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.
How many laser treatments will I need to remove my tattoo?
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 long does each laser tattoo removal treatment take?
Treatment time varies depending upon the size of the tattoo but generally is between 10 – 30 minutes.
Book Your Laser Tattoo Removal Consultation at Sparx Hampshire Aesthetics & Laser Clinic
To find out more about our Active Qswitch tattoo removal service or to book an appointment at our newly refurbished laser clinic, please call us on 01962 878979.