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A Decade Of Experience In Laser Tattoo Removal

The Avalon Laser & Beauty Clinic is a leading treatment clinic for tattoo removal in Orpington, with a decade of experience serving customers from all over the south east. Our therapists specialise in tattoo removal for men and women, providing a safe and effective solution to permanently remove or lighten unwanted tattoos. Below is an explanation of the treatment process together with answers to common questions. Please don’t hesitate to contact The Avalon Laser & Beauty Clinic in Orpington with any questions or to book your consultation.

At The Avalon Laser & Beauty Clinic in Orpington we use a medical grade Q-Switch laser for tattoo removal. Tattoos are usually injected into the skin, and lie in the dermis, about 0.5 to 2.5mm below the surface. Because the tattoo ink becomes encapsulated in the collagen in your skin, the body’s natural defences are unable to remove it. Q-Switch laser tattoo removal treatment breaks up the collagen and the ink, so that the body’s defence system is able to attack and remove the tattoo. Dermatologists acknowledge using an Active Q-Switch laser to remove unwanted multi-coloured tattoos as the ‘gold standard’ treatment – its efficacy and safety have been proved in numerous clinical trials, and outcomes are reliable with minimum risk of scarring.
With R20 Tattoo Removal, the ‘R’ stands for repeating and the ’20’ stands for every twenty minutes. This method of tattoo removal enables our therapists to treat small black tattoos with one pass every twenty minutes, repeating four times in a single session. The result is a faster tattoo fading time than the conventional way.
Patients undergo an initial consultation before treatment. During the consultation your Laser Tattoo Removal expert will explain the treatment process, examine the tattoo to be removed and gather some medical history details. They will also answer any questions you may have regarding the process, and inform you of the likely number of treatments and costs to achieve optimum results. If you wish to proceed, you will be asked to sign a consent form and to undergo a test patch (the test patch will cost £20 which is then deductible from your treatment cost).
Patients must make sure that they do not have a suntan or are wearing fake tan on the area to be treated. In addition, patients can also apply numbing cream to the area an hour before treatment and wrap it in cling-film. Over-the-counter numbing creams can be purchased from chemists.
At The Avalon Laser & Beauty Clinic, we use the award winning Lynton Laser’s Lumina for our laser tattoo removal treatments, a state-of-the-art medical grade machine utilising Q-Switched laser technology.
The patient can apply local anaesthetic cream approximately one hour before treatment begins, which can be purchased from a reputable chemist. Your therapist will explain in further detail and answer any questions during your initial consultation.
Most patients find laser tattoo removal treatment perfectly tolerable, likening it to hot pinpricks, or being flicked with a rubber band. To reduce discomfort, your therapist can provide a skin-cooling device, the Cryo 5, which can be used by you during treatment to direct cold air onto any specific area as required.
Your laser tattoo removal specialist will explain the recovery and aftercare process during treatment. But as a general guideline, for the first three days following laser tattoo removal treatment, patients are advised to drink lots of water. During this initial period, the treated area may appear whitened or red, tender and slightly swollen. Occasionally the skin may also form some slight grazing. In very few cases, the skin tone may lighten or darken, or slight blistering may occur. To protect against infection, the treated area should be covered by a dressing if any bleeding occurs. For the first two weeks following treatment (the drying out period) the skin must be allowed to heal naturally. The tattoo will gradually fade as the defence system of the body works on it. In the period of three to five weeks after treatment, to help the body’s natural processes disperse the ink, patients are advised to massage the treated area with aloe vera on a daily basis