With every 1 in 5 people in Britain with a tattoo and 1 in 3 regretting the decision, tattoo removal is becoming increasingly popular as getting a tattoo.

During the tattoo removal process the  ink in the tattoo gets broken down with a high energy burst of light with lasers.  This breaks the ink up into fragments that  the body’s immune system can then target remove. The tattoo gradually disappears and the number of treatments needed  depends on the size and detail of the tattoo.

Complete laser tattoo removal requires numerous treatment sessions, typically spaced at least seven weeks apart. Treating more frequently than seven weeks increases the risk of adverse effects and does not necessarily increase the rate of ink absorption.  The result is that the tattoo is lightened over the course of each treatment and overtime it disappears.

The number of sessions and spacing between treatments depends on the patient’s skin color and tone, the color of the tattoo and the area of treatment.  Typically complete tattoo removal takes between 3 and 10 sessions.

Almost every patient will experience some swelling and redness in the treated area immediately after the procedure this is a result of the body responding to the laser treatment and bringing blood to heal the area and begin to flush away the ink. Some patients experience blistering, which is also part of the normal healing process.

The side effects of currently performed laser tattoo removal are temporary  and the procedure should not scar your skin and although the skin will be slightly lighter because patients keep the area covered or protected with sunscreen, normal coloration should certainly return after treatments are complete.

The most common side effects of laser hair removal are;

  • Burns
  • Infection
  • Blistering
  • Scarring
  • Hypopigmentation – This is where the treated skin is paler than surrounding skin,

If you have had complications after laser tattoo removal that may put the company or practitioner at fault for negligence then you may be entitled to claim for compensation.

Contact us on 0800 083 6290.