April 6, 2022 10:27 · 3min read
Is laser tattoo removal safe?
In a nutshell, yes, laser tattoo removal is safe: but only if you have it carried out under expert supervision with up-to-date technology.
For example, obsolete laser systems can often overheat your skin and cause burns or scarring. Treatments should only be performed by a qualified expert, such as a consultant or dermatologist, in order to avoid damage to your skin and reduce recovery time.
At NAAMA, we use our very own LightSense laser system which is quicker, gentler, and more precise than anything else on the market. It uses less energy to break down the ink, which means removal sessions are relatively painless and cause no long-term skin damage. This also allows you to have more frequent sessions, removing your tattoo in months rather than years. Take a look at these before and after photos of laser tattoo removal to see how effective our laser tattoo removal system is.
Is laser tattoo removal safe during pregnancy?
Bringing a new life into the world often marks the beginning of a new journey, which you might not be able to reconcile with an existing piece of body art. That means you might be wondering whether tattoo removal is safe while you’re pregnant.
Whilst we understand this, we do not recommend that you have laser tattoo removal during your pregnancy. This is due to increased photosensitivity, which means that your skin will be more reactive to laser therapy. This in turn could lead to unexpected scarring or pigmentation. Your skin will also need time to heal after laser removal sessions, so we’d rather you reserve your energy for bringing your baby into the world safely before considering laser tattoo removal.
Our low-energy laser significantly reduces any chance of blistering, scarring or lasting damage, which means less downtime between treatments and fast tattoo removal results.
Tattoo removal options other than laser
There are several other methods for tattoo removal, such as micro dermabrasion, salabrasion, cryotherapy, surgical removal and tattoo removal creams. However, these are also often painful, ineffective treatments that can even lead to serious scarring or side effects.
Remember, if something sounds too good to be true, that’s probably because it is. Laser tattoo removal is the premier choice for a reason - it is the safest, most effective way to remove your body art and is approved by qualified medical professionals.
Is tattoo removal cream safe?
Tattoo removal creams are not safe. This is because they contain corrosive ingredients, such as acid. These ingredients aren’t strong enough to get through your skin and to the tattoo itself, so they aren’t as effective, and tattoo removal creams can cause discomfort, scarring, and can even expose you to infections.
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