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Laser Tattoo Removal


Many people regret having a tattoo or they don't like where it is. Earlier tattoos used to be considered permanent, but thanks to today’s advanced Laser technology we can remove unwanted tattoos safely and effectively.

In this treatment, all areas of the face and body with tattoos can be treated. The lasers of today are made to deal with the various tattoo colours & ages, as well as the different skin types. Some people worry that tattoos on finer skin or bonier parts of the body cannot be treated with laser, but all these can be considered for treatment. How does Laser work for Tattoo Removal?

An optical device that emits light, by a process of light amplification, work on the stimulated emission of electromagnetic light waves. Lasers emit monochromatic (single colour/wavelength) light. Laser tattoo removal treatment utilises the high-powered wavelength of an optical device that penetrates deep into the skin and is able to permanently demolish the ink particles within the cells that give colour to the tattoo.



There are many kinds of lasers that can be used to removal of tattoos, depending on the colour of the ink of the tattoo.Here, at MK Aesthetics clinic, we use the Lynton Q-switched laser, which produces powerful light rays in short pulses that pass through the skin.


The advanced Q-Switched technology safely penetrates the skin and targets each type of ink colour with its specific wavelengths. Black tattoo pigment absorbs all laser wavelengths, hence the black colour of the tattoo can be removed easily. Other colours can be treated with selected laser wavelengths.


The whole treatment can be performed without harming the surrounding skin.The wavelength of laser light is able to break the inked pigment into tiny particles which are then removed by the body’s lymphatic (immune) system, in the safest and most natural way possible.


The skin then gently heals itself as it understands that a type of trauma has occurred. The healing process is crucial to restore the desired appearance of pre-tattooed skin.

How many sessions are required?

Most people would require a series of short sessions 1-2 months apart to get rid of the tattoo, although the exact number of sessions cannot be predicted in advance. Usually 5-10 sessions are required, although up to 20 may be required in some cases. The variability depends on several factors, such as size, color, location and age of the tattoo. Tattoos with many colors are more difficult to remove. They might require treatment with different lasers and wavelengths to be effective. The average course of treatment varies from person to person.


The risks of laser tattoo removal are very low. An infection on a treated area can be a risk, but when post-treatment instructions are followed, infection can usually be prevented. Also with a Q-switching Laser Device for tattoo removal, chances of infection is very rare.

Immediately after every treatment, the treated area may feel sunburned, and it is extremely important to keep it covered until it heals. The treated area becomes paler in shade or may be white. Cold compresses are advised to reduce any burning or swelling. If you fail to follow this, both your recovery and the results of the treatments may be negatively affected.Scabbing is normal which may last for about two weeks but remember your skin is going through a healing process so it is acting naturally. It is rare for adverse side effects to occur but allergic reactions can happen.

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