The NAAMA guide to tattoo removal

How long does it really take?

Every client, every tattoo and every removal journey is unique. At NAAMA our team of experts offer a holistic and personalised approach to treatment taking into account the factors that will impact the length of your removal journey; namely, your treatment plan, your tattoo and your health and lifestyle.

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What do lasers do, exactly?

NAAMA has revolutionised tattoo removal with the LightSense laser system.  This advanced technology is unique to NAAMA studios.

The LightSense laser system pulses 100 times faster and uses much less energy than Pico and Q-switch lasers, making it gentle and skin-safe. It also directs far smaller laser dots, which means it's relatively painless and clients can have more frequent treatments - every 2-3 weeks compared to 8-12 weeks with other systems that require skin to heal between appointments. Read more about LightSense laser technology.

Your art

The size, colour and properties of your tattoo impact the removal process and are factors we consider when devising a treatment plan.

Ink

Ink

The LightSense laser system treats every ink colour and can be adapted to target the colour spectrum of your tattoo... The LightSense laser system treats every ink colour and can be adapted to target the colour spectrum of your tattoo. The system is the only one in the world utilising a 800nm wavelength laser to destroy coloured inks with both thermal and acoustic energies. Read More

Artwork

Artwork

The depth of your ink plays a role in the length of your removal journey. Shallow inks and superficial pigments... The depth of your ink plays a role in the length of your removal journey. Shallow inks and superficial pigments such as microblading fade faster than deeper ones. Similarly, dense lines take longer than fine lines to remove. Then there’s the complexity of your tattoo’s design to consider. For example, if the artwork uses white ink for shading and details, those areas will remove slower because white ink reflects the laser’s light and contains zinc or titanium, which can oxidise and turn darker before disappearing. Read More

Position

Position

Where the tattoo sits on your body is important. Areas near to the heart have better circulation... Where the tattoo sits on your body is important. Areas near to the heart have better circulation making it easier for the broken-down pigment to be absorbed by the immune system. So, tattoos on the upper arm, chest and upper back will fade faster than those on feet, hands or behind ears. Read More

Up close and personal

Laser tattoo removal works when pulses of light, delivered via laser, are absorbed by ink particles in the tattoo. This interaction breaks ink particles down into smaller fragments which are then flushed out of the body via the lymphatic system.

Phase 1

Phase 1

Large ink particles begin to break down in the dermis.

Phase 2

Phase 2

The tattoo begins to blur. Thinner areas fade, more dense areas remain intact.

Phase 3

Phase 3

The tattoo loses its form. Coloured inks and lighter blacks disappear. Some colour changes may occur.

Phase 4

Phase 4

The ink removes completely, leaving skin smooth and clear.

Living well

The stronger your immune system, the more efficiently it can process the ink particles. Therefore, activities that positively contribute to your general health such as moderate exercise, being well rested and eating a balanced diet will optimise results. Unsurprisingly, smoking and excessive alcohol may slow the process.

Aftercare

Aftercare

We apply medical grade dressings after each treatment but there’s more you can do to aid your skin’s recovery. Help your lymph system flow faster by drinking lots of water and giving yourself daily lymphatic massage.

Protect the treatment area by applying moisturising sunscreen with high SPF and UVA 4* or above. And be gentle on skin by keeping cool (no saunas or hot baths) and avoiding exfoliation, waxing and threading.

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