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Laser Tattoo Removal in Dubai

Laser tattoo removal is a cosmetic procedure to help you get rid of unwanted body tattoos. It involves a qualified professional using an intense laser beam onto the part of the skin where tattoo ink was implanted. The aim is to use the laser’s energy to disintegrate that ink into tiny particles, which are then removed by the body’s immune system.

Reasons To Opt For Laser Tattoo Removal

People opt for laser tattoo removal, or simply tattoo removal, for many reasons, such as the following:

  • Lifestyle changes: It is common for people to get tattoos when they are young or carefree. But, they realize the unimportance of the body art they once loved as they grow older or adopt a different lifestyle.
  • Tattoo mistakes: A tattoo artist can make a mistake significant enough to lead you to consider tattoo removal.
  • Changes in beliefs or attitudes: Some people get tattoos to express their beliefs or ideologies. However, as their viewpoint changes, they no longer want to keep those drawings.

How to Prepare for Laser Tattoo Removal?

  • Quit smoking several weeks before the treatment, as tobacco consumption slows healing and increases the risk of side effects.
  • Avoid direct sun exposure and skin tanning for about four weeks.
  • Clean the treatment area before the procedure. Ensure it is free of lotions, oils, and other cosmetic products.
  • Take pain medications that your doctor has prescribed.
  • Wear loose-fitting clothes to avoid compression of the treatment area.

Treatment Technique

At Dubai Cosmetic Surgery Clinic, we use the PICO Genesis Enlighten III Laser for tattoo removal. This laser machine delivers ultra-short pulses of energy (picosecond laser) that cause a photomechanical effect in the tattoo pigment to disintegrate it into tiny particles. These particles are then gradually absorbed by lymphatic drainage and eventually removed by the body’s immune system. 

PICO Genesis Enlighten III Laser uses multiple wavelengths and dual pulse durations to target various tattoo colors, such as yellow, green, and red, apart from dark colors. For this reason, it is considered a better option than other lasers that only target dark pigments. You may, however, need more sessions than usual to remove lighter pigments.

Aftercare Instructions for Laser Tattoo Removal

Before you leave the clinic after the treatment, your practitioner will likely advise you to:

  • Apply a cool compress to soothe the treated site.
  • Use Tylenol or other medication to relieve discomfort.
  • Clean the treated area by allowing water to run over it and then pat it dry.
  • Use a particular ointment to keep the site moisturized.
  • Avoid sun exposure.
  • Avoid picking, rubbing, scrubbing, and scratching the skin of the treated site.
  • Care for the treated area until healing is complete.

What are the Benefits of Laser Tattoo Removal?

The benefits of laser tattoo removal include the following:

  • Effective reduction in tattoo’s appearance
  • Improved self-confidence
  • Reduced recovery duration 
  • Less painful than other methods
  • Comparatively safe

Right Candidate

Modern-day laser laser tattoo removal is considered safe for most candidates. However, there are some predetermined criteria that define ideal candidacy for the treatment. Those criteria include the following:

  • You are in good health.
  • You are not pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • The ink in your tattoo is black or dark blue.
  • You have realistic expectations of the treatment.

As a rule of thumb, you should visit your dermatologist to discuss your candidacy for the procedure in detail.

Results of Laser Tattoo Removal

While you may notice some changes shortly after the procedure, more significant results may appear after a few months as the body continues to flush away broken ink pigments. You may need 8-10 treatment sessions, each spaced three months apart for optimal results. The exact number of required sessions may depend on the size and age of the tattoo and the type of ink used

Can laser 100% remove a tattoo?

Laser tattoo removal doesn’t result in the complete removal of most tattoos. However, it can make those tattoos almost invisible. The treated area can often be identified as a patch that is lighter- or darker-toned than its surroundings.

What Are The Side Effects Of Laser Tattoo Removal?

Common side effects of laser tattoo removal include:

  • Redness and swelling
  • Blistering
  • Temporary pigmentation changes
  • Scab formation
  • Itching

Some less common but severe side effects include:

  • Infections with symptoms resembling those of pus-filled lesions
  • Permanent changes in skin pigmentation

Please note that the occurrence of severe side effects depends on several factors like the skin type, the practitioner’s experience, and treatment aftercare. For more specific details, speak to your dermatologist.

How much does laser tattoo removal cost in Dubai?

The cost of Laser Tattoo Removal in Dubai usually starts from AED 500, and its exact price may vary from person to person, depending on the following factors:

  • Tattoo color
  • Type of ink used in the tattoo
  • Skin type
  • Tattoo size and intricacy
  • Treatment area size
  • Number of treatment sessions

Does It Hurt?

Laser tattoo removal can cause some pain or discomfort, with pain levels varying from person to person. According to many candidates, the laser beam hurt less than they anticipated. And most patients said that the pain of laser tattoo removal was comparable to that of getting a tattoo.

To sum up, laser tattoo removal has often been described as an uncomfortable but tolerable procedure. You can discuss all your concerns with your dermatologist.

Does tattoo removal leave a scar?

Laser tattoo removal is unlikely to leave a scar when performed by a skilled practitioner. Sometimes, a scar appears when the tattoo fades away, but that scar is often caused by the tattooing process, not tattoo removal.

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Dubai Cosmetic Surgery Clinic offers laser tattoo removal through highly qualified dermatologists and state-of-the-art laser equipment. For details about this procedure, call us at +971 4 348 5575. You can also fill out the form below to book a consultation online.

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