Find out how our tattoo removal services can help you
Tattoo Removal has been carried out by Belvedere’s experienced and trusty team since 1979. The technology we use is at the forefront of medical tattoo removal and requires no anesthetic. We are, therefore, able to offer an excellent service with the results you want!
If you are considering having a tattoo removed, as is quite common these days, we have a few frequently asked questions cleared up here for you to see so that you have all the information to hand before making your decision:
Is Laser Tattoo Removal Painful?
The laser emits light in very short flashes of light called pulses. The impact of the energy from the powerful pulse of light is similar to the snap of a thin rubber band or specks of hot bacon grease on the skin. After the treatment the area will feel similar to slight sunburn. Typically, within a day or so, any discomfort disappears. The area may remain reddened for two to four weeks. After the redness clears the skin is returned to its natural smooth colouring and texture.
How Many Treatment Sessions Will It Take to Remove the Tattoo?
On average, professional tattoos require at least 6-10 treatments, while amateur tattoos require 3-6 treatments, all spaced approximately 6-8 weeks apart. The number of treatments depends on the amount and type of ink used and the depth of the ink in the skin.
Do All Colours of Ink Respond Well to Tattoo Removal?
No. Dark (blue/black) inks and red inks fade the best. Oranges and purples usually respond well. Green and yellow inks are the most difficult to remove, although additional treatments can produce significant fading.
Will The Tattoo Completely Disappear?
Greater than 95% of fading of the tattoo may be accomplished. However, it is very important to know that over 100 tattoo inks are in use worldwide today, none of which are regulated by the FDA. Not knowing which tattoo ink, how deep or how much was used makes it impossible for the physician to predict the degree of removal on any given tattoo.
What Type of Post Treatment Care is Necessary?
Usually there will be pinpoint bleeding associated with the treatment. An antibacterial ointment and a dressing will be applied to the area. The treated area should be kept clean.
Why Doesn’t the Laser Removal My Normal Skin Pigmentation?
The laser light was designed for its properties that selectively target dark concentrations of melanin. If after the abnormal concentration of melanin was removed and treatment continued on normal skin, some whitening could occur. However, your body’s natural regenerative system would replace the normal melanin after a period of time returning the melanin to its natural state.