What is the best method for removing tattoos?
Laser, laser, laser, laser.....do you get our drift? There are so many creams and injections out there that claim to remove them but NOTHING is as good as a good laser in safe, competent hands.
This is because laser tattoo removal is based on pure science, physics actually. Tattoo removal lasers work by delivering huge shockwaves of energy to the ink in extremely short time frames (nanoseconds - one billionth of a second and picoseconds - one trillionth, or one millionth of one millionth of a second). This shatters the ink particles into very small pieces that are then removed from our body via the lymph system and then the liver. The result is the lightening and sometimes the complete removal of a tattoo.
Laser is truly the "Gold Standard" for tattoo removal. Lasers for tattoo removal are designed using multiple wavelengths to remove different coloured ink so look for a provider that understands the complexities of the tattoo you'd like removed. More colours means it needs tackling with multiple wavelengths. One size does not fit all.
Choose an educated laser professional. Check they have a Laser Safety Certificate completed since March 2018 (this is when the new AS/NZS Laser Standards came in). Even better, have they done tattoo removal specific education? This increases your chances of: the best result, minimal side effects, reduces the chance of burn and will give you clarity on how many treatments you'll need and how much it will cost you.