We possess a wealth of experience in the removal of unwanted tattoos; several factors come into play when considering removing a tattoo. Should you be considering Tattoo removal, our exclusive Canterbury salon will provide you with the best possible result. Laser tattoo removal is a simple, safe, and extremely effective treatment that produces fantastic results.
Laser Tattoo Removal works by allowing the light generated by the laser to pass through the skin and break up the tattoo ink into tiny particles. The body then disposes of these fragments via its immune system.
It usually takes several treatment sessions to ensure success, with 4- 6-week intervals between sessions, our advanced lasers can remove most tattoos, but as they can vary in size, density and colour, some tattoos will respond better to treatment than others.
Prior to any treatment being carried out, we will book you in for a free consultation with one of our specialists to determine your suitability for treatment and realistically establish the expected results. if you feel you would like to proceed a patch test will be carried out to ensure there is no adverse reaction to the treatment. (Patch tests will incur a small fee of £20)
To speak to one of our laser tattoo removal specialists or book in for a consultation, please call the salon on 01227 764633
Typically laser tattoo removal will produce excellent results, on occasion, it is not possible to eliminate the tattoo. Several factors can come into play such as; the tattoos age, depth of colouring, and your skin type. However, in most cases, we can significantly alter the appearance of the tattoo.
Carrying out a patch test enables us to determine how responsive your tattoo will be to the removal process.
The patch test is quite revealing in that it allows us to determine if there are any contradictions present such as an unusual ink pigment; it is worth noting that surprisingly there is no uniform pigment used in tattooing. Sometimes dyes can contain metals such as iron which react negatively to the laser.
Dark pigments are the easiest to remove and almost always respond well to the treatment, lighter pigments such as yellows and whites are much harder to remove. However, the laser process disrupts even the lightest of pigments this, in turn, causes them to fade significantly over time.
Post-treatment your tattoo will continue to lighten with the best results seen many months after your final session.
To find out how your unwanted tattoo will react to laser treatment simply book a 5 minute patch test.BOOK AN APPOINTMENT
Post laser tattoo removal; it is important to keep the area clean by washing with soap and warm water when drying the treated area always pat the skin dry. An antibiotic cream can be applied up to 3 times a day. Post treatment it is common for the skin to blister this is nothing to be concerned about and is in-fact a common and essential part of the healing process. To avoid infection it is important not to scratch the area.
We have made the decision to close due to COVID-19🦠 We feel here at Helen Porter Advanced Cosmetics that this is the best thing to do in the interest of the health & safety of our clients and staff.
We will cancelling clients appointments week by week so you may receive a phone call from us. If you do have an appointment cancelled you will not lose your deposit, it will roll on over to when we get booked back in and you will be put on the cancellation list so that as soon as we know what is going on we will call you to get you booked back in.
If you do have any concerns please do not hesitate to call us on 01227 764633
We hope you all stay safe and healthy.