We at Abrade tattoo removal work closely with some of the best tattoo studios in N Ireland. We are trained to the highest standards and registered with the RQIA which is the government body that all laser operators must be a member of by law. This ensures that when you come to see us you will receive a comprehensive consultation and treatments, tailored to your individual needs, weather you are fading an old tattoo for the perfect cover up or if you would like to remove your tattoos completely.
What does it involve?
Depending on the size and colour of your tattoo, the number of treatments will vary. Your tattoo may be removed in two to four visits, though it may take as many as 10 more sessions. You should schedule a consultation, during which time a trained professional will evaluate your personal situation and advise you on the process.
Treatment with the laser varies from person to person depending on the age, size, and type of tattoo (amateur or professional). The colour of the person’s skin, as well as the depth to which the tattoo pigment extends, will also affect the removal technique.
In general, this is what will happen during an office visit for tattoo removal using medical grade lasers:
- A full and frank consultation based on your tattoos. (Free of charge)
- The highest standard of safety measures including safety glasses, medical history check and medication check.
- The treatment itself consists of placing a hand piece against the surface of the skin and activating the laser light. As many people describe it, each pulse feels like a grease splatter or the snapping of a rubber band against the skin.
- Smaller tattoos require fewer pulses while larger ones require more. In either case, the tattoo requires several treatments and multiple visits. At each treatment, the tattoo should become progressively lighter.
- Immediately following treatment, an ice pack is applied to soothe the treated area. You will then be asked to apply a topical antibiotic cream or ointment.
Most people do not require any anaesthesia. However, depending on the location of the tattoo and the pain threshold of the person, the physician may elect to use some form of topical anaesthesia cream at the site of the procedure.