We welcome and are able to treat all skin types at NAAMA. We are interested in the skin tone of the tattoo area as there are some restrictions on the combination of the tattoo ink colour and skin tone.
In the chart below you can check that we can treat the combination of your tattoo area, skin type and tattoo colour.
How long do you have to wait between sessions?
There are three treatment truths that impact tattoo removal - the laser, your tattoo, and your health. Not all lasers are created equal so selecting the most advanced laser treatment to remove your tattoo is critical in achieving successful removal.
At NAAMA we use the LightSense laser system, our unique technology that is skin-safe, effective, and exclusively available in our studio.
Your tattoo has a number of distinct characteristics: the composition of the ink used will significantly impact the success of laser tattoo removal. It is generally understood that high-quality ink from reputable manufacturers is the easiest ink to break down with cheaper inks being slower to fade.
Colour, density and depth as well as location on the body are all critical components dictating the speed of removal. Small and faint tattoos tend to remove more quickly than large, dense tattoos. Tattoos that are closer to your heart tend to remove faster. The efficiency of your immune system influences how quickly your body is able to clear away the ink particles once they’ve been broken down. Fortunately, this is largely within your control; activities that positively contribute to your general health, such as quality sleep and frequent exercise, will positively impact removal rates. Unsurprisingly, smoking and drinking alcohol are detrimental and may slow the process. Please email a picture of your tattoo to email@example.com.
How do different inks respond to treatments?
There are thousands of tattoo inks in circulation today.
Many are produced by qualified ink manufacturers that reputable tattoo artists and studios will use or mix with other inks to expand their colour palette, whilst others might be homemade - such as melting plastics or pen ink. Unfortunately, unless you know the specific ink used in your tattoo, it can be something of a mystery. Most inks respond well to laser treatment, namely those that are produced by qualified manufacturers and used as intended; however, should your tattoo contain a resistant chemical - for example, a harsh plastic or undiluted acrylic - it may take a lot longer to respond to treatment.
In severe cases, some inks may not respond to laser removal at all. Inks that don’t respond to tattoo removal are often referred to as “stubborn” and, because of the specific composition of the ink, can take a very long time to remove. Be sure to tell your NAAMA Consultant as much as you can about the tattoo artist, the studio and the ink.
Does it hurt?
Pain really varies from person to person - what one person finds mildly unpleasant, another will find unbearably painful. Our laser is much more gentle on the skin than older technologies meaning that many of our customers say that it is less painful than getting a tattoo. Our unique technology uses less energy, meaning less pain.
How long do I have to wait for treatment after receiving a new tattoo?
We recommend waiting 4-6 weeks after getting a tattoo before undergoing removal.