Nowadays it seems that almost everyone – young or old, male or female – has a tattoo or two. But not everyone stays happy about it. The exact numbers vary according to different surveys, but most estimate that around four out of ten people (almost half!) regret getting a tattoo. If you’re one of those, Courthouse Clinics can help.
There are many reasons for tattoo regret. Increased public acceptance of ink and body art mean that many people act on impulse and don’t properly think the process through. Age is a key factor: the tattoo you choose at 18 is not necessarily a design you still appreciate thirty years later (particularly if it adorns an upper part of the body – the area most likely to be regretted). Names or faces of celebrities, or people you’re in a relationship with, can also turn into a huge no-no if the admiration/partnership doesn’t go the distance. Unsightly unprofessional/botched jobs can also cause distress, for obvious reasons.
Happily, there is a solution: laser tattoo removal.
How does it work?
Laser tattoo removal is a non-invasive treatment option that can safely remove your tattoo, without leaving any scarring.
The laser works by applying powerful pulses of energy to the unwanted tattoo. The heat penetrates the top layer of the skin to reach the tattoo below, and “shatters” the ink into tiny fragments. These are gradually absorbed by the body’s immune system, and the tattoo’s appearance subsequently diminishes.
Laser tattoo removal is safe and effective, although more than one treatment may be needed to achieve the best outcome. Final results depend on factors such as skin tone, and tattoo colour and density (blue, black and green inks tend to be easier to remove, as lasers can detect these colours more easily).
A high-quality laser – operated by a skilled practitioner – is of course crucial to both safety and success. At Courthouse Clinics only qualified and experienced medical aestheticians or nurses deliver our laser tattoo removal treatments. And every patient undergoes a detailed consultation before treatment begins, to ensure suitability.
So there’s really no need to be haunted by a bad tattoo. If you’re unhappy with your ink, for whatever reason, call us today on 0203 907 8828 for more information about laser tattoo removal, or to make an appointment.