May 5, 2022 11:25 · 3min read
Does laser tattoo removal have side effects?
At NAAMA, we want to make laser tattoo removal easily accessible for all of our clients, but we encourage all of them to keep in mind that it is still a medical procedure.
And with any medical procedure, no matter how routine, there are still small risks and side effects.
Many of our clients have questions about the risks of laser tattoo removal. For example, we’re often asked whether the treatment can cause permanent skin damage, damage the immune system or cause other things such as inflammation, which is why we’ve discussed the potential side effects of laser tattoo removal below.
What is laser tattoo removal?
To understand the potential side effects, it’s important to know exactly what the Laser tattoo removal process consists of. We use a laser that pulsates on varying wavelengths of light to blast the ink particles in your skin and break them down, turning them into smaller pieces that can be processed and flushed out by your immune system.
Our own unique laser technology has been specially designed and developed, operating on a different wavelength than most lasers on the market but at a lower energy. This is so that it achieves better removal results with less pain - the higher wavelength means more light is being absorbed by the ink, but the low energy keeps it gentle on the skin.
Every person and every tattoo is unique, so everyone reacts differently to treatment.
What are the side effects of laser tattoo removal?
Whilst our LightSense technology minimises some side effects, this will vary from person to person. Each removal journey is unique, but we strive to ensure the utmost safety in order to minimise any adverse risks.
Side effects of laser tattoo removal can include:
Does skin go back to normal after laser tattoo removal?
At NAAMA, all clients and their tattoos are subject to a screening process prior to treatment, in order to ensure that their exact skin type is suitable for laser treatment. This allows us to reduce the risk of other side effects, such as hypopigmentation and hyperpigmentation.
You may experience other symptoms immediately after your session, such as swelling or slight discomfort, but these should go away within a couple of days. If you’re concerned about any other side effects you might be experiencing, be sure to contact your tattoo removal consultant or your GP.
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