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Laser removal, Tattoo removal
You've probably heard that laser tattoo removal is the perfect way to get rid of a tattoo you regret ever getting. At the same time, the method of removing tattoos with light sounds like something taken from a science fiction film.
Can a laser remove tattoos completely?
Yes, a laser can remove tattoos completely. In fact, the method is the safest and most effective way to get rid of unwanted tattoos. However, several treatments may be needed before the tattoo is completely gone. The number of sessions needed depends on many different things, including the size, age, location and color of the tattoo to be removed.
How can a laser remove tattoos?
First of all, it is important to understand what a tattoo is and how it affects the skin in order to understand how tattoo removal works. The art of tattooing has existed for at least 5000 years and several cultures have applied it. The tools used to create tattoos have of course changed but the execution as such is largely the same. In other words, a needle or similar tool used to permanently apply pigment to the skin.
More like an ink pen
People often visualize the modern tattoo artist as a person who applies ink (pigment) to the skin using something similar to a needle or syringe. In fact, the tool is more like a fountain pen. The tip of the pen is dipped into the ink and penetrates the epidermis and dermis. Then the capillary force takes over and binds the ink in the dermis. In other words, there is a physical process that takes place and causes the skin to "soak up" the ink.
The immune system makes the tattoos permanent
Notable to remember is that it is the body's own immune system that causes the ink to stay. The ink is held in place as the white blood cells flow through the area to protect it from the needle.
Modern research has shown that a tattoo continues to cause increased activity among the white blood cells throughout its lifetime. This means that long after the actual tattooing process is over, the body continues to send a number of white blood cells (immune cells) to "protect its territory". That's why the ink stays forever.
How does a laser remove a tattoo
It is thus the body's response to the "threat from" a tattoo that makes the tattoos permanent. However, a laser can disrupt the deadlock and remove unwanted tattoos. The method is based on the use of a special laser that is designed to specifically hit the ink without damaging the surrounding skin. When the laser is guided over the affected area, it penetrates the epidermis and dermis, where it crumbles the pigments that make up the tattoo.
While the tattoo is attacked by the laser, the surrounding skin is completely unaffected. The specially designed laser crumbles the pigment into such small pieces that the lymphatic system is able to pick them up and flush them out of the body.
The treatment is safe and extremely effective
The laser uses a beam of light that is extremely concentrated to break up the pigmentation. The parts become so small that the body's lymphatic system can take care of them and literally flush them out of the body without damaging surrounding tissues. The tattoo will gradually fade as the lymph processes the small color particles created by the laser.
Something about the lymphatic system
Lymph is part of the body's immune system. Its primary function is to flush out potentially dangerous substances such as toxins and excess fluids from the body. That is why the lymph takes care of the particles that the laser "produces" in the removal process.
Will the tattoo be removed effectively?
Just as with all beauty treatments, the effectiveness depends on the conditions in the individual case.
Remember that the number of treatments needed depends on a number of factors, including the color, saturation and size of the tattoo. Nevertheless, the lymphatic system starts working immediately at the first treatment regardless of how these factors affect the number of procedures. This means that a visible result becomes noticeable already after the first session.
How many sessions to achieve the desired result?
It is of course difficult to say exactly, but a reasonably accurate estimate can usually be made during an initial consultation. The cut is somewhere between five and eight laser treatments. Dark, older tattoos may only need three or four sessions, while new, compact ones may require 10 or more treatments before complete removal is achieved.
Laser tattoo removal is a process
The tattoo you once wanted didn't get there by itself and the same applies when you want to remove it. For the removal process to work, both commitment and willingness are required.
In other words, you must be prepared to attend between three to twelve laser sessions to get rid of the old tattoo. Adequate treatment of the affected area is also required after each session. You also need to be patient and remember that the lymphatic system cannot flush out all the powdered pigments at once. The visible result only gets better and better over time..
Stop living with regrets
In other words, you don't have to live the rest of your life with anxiety and humiliation over a tattoo you wish you never had. Life is full of things we regret and this mistake can actually be corrected with a number of laser treatments. Contact us today at Plus Beauty and schedule an initial consultation and take the first step on the road to getting rid of your unwanted tattoo.
Factors that can affect the cost?
The type of laser that must be used (or how many different ones) is an important variable when it comes to calculating the cost of the treatment. Personal tattoos come in all imaginable (and unimaginable) guises and colors so the right type of laser must be used for the right type of color.
At Plus Beauty, we offer laser tattoo removal using an advanced Q-switched ND-YAG Laser. The device safely removes both professionally made tattoos and ditto created by amateurs.
Laser tattoo removal, price for one treatment Price
Deducted during treatment! SEK 350
Very small (1-3cm x 1-3cm) SEK 1000
Smaller (4-8cm x 4-8cm)
PMU Eyebrows SEK 1500
Larger (16-20cm x 16-20cm) SEK 3500
Additional surface for larger (per 1-10cm x 1-10cm) SEK 1500
Package of 5 treatments (save 35%). Bought together, no refunds!
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