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How Much Does Laser Tattoo Removal Hurt?

By dan | Feb 02, 2024 | Uncategorised | 0 Comments

If you are considering laser tattoo removal, one of the questions that may be on your mind is – how much does laser tattoo removal hurt?

You have gone through the pain of getting a tattoo, so it’s completely normal to have worries about what the laser removal process will be like. 

The truth is that yes, laser tattoo removal can be uncomfortable. However the laser tattoo removal procedure is much quicker than getting a tattoo in the first place. This, of course, depends on the size of the tattoo you want to remove.

But at Zapp Laser Studio, you will be in the hands of expert laser technicians. We use the most advanced laser advice on the market to make your laser tattoo removal treatment as comfortable as possible. 

To help you understand more, we break down how laser tattoo removal works and what you can expect from laser treatment. 


Why should I consider laser tattoo removal?

So, you want to get rid of an unwanted tattoo? You may be looking into the different ways you can have tattoo removal.

And, in doing your research you may come across tattoo removal creams. In theory, this sounds like the cheapest and most straightforward removal process. But this is not always the case. 

The bottom line is that tattoo removal creams do not work. In fact, they can do more harm than good. They can cause serious skin reactions and burns, which can result in permanent damage to the skin. 

You would not choose a tattoo artist who has not had training or has a tattoo license, so the same approach should go to how you remove your tattoos. 

You want a treatment that is safe for your skin and that can cover or completely remove your tattoo. This is why laser tattoo removal is the safest and most effective way to fade or get your tattoo removed. 


Why Zapp Laser Studio use the PicoSure laser for tattoo removal

The PicoSure laser treatment is the most advanced laser tattoo removal treatment you can find. It is known as the number one laser tattoo removal device by industry experts. 

Why is this the case? This is because the PicoSure laser treatment targets tattoo ink particles harder and faster. As a result, it means that each laser tattoo removal session is fairly quick. It can be as fast as a few seconds for smaller tattoos and up to ten minutes for larger or more complex tattoos. 

But it is not just about the speed. This laser treatment can also target all colours on the spectrum. This makes it a great choice for not only fading tattoos for cover-up but also for completely removing most tattoos.


How does laser tattoo removal work?

Before you start with your laser tattoo removal sessions, you will meet with one of our laser technicians for a consultation. This is where we get to know more about you, assess your tattoo and talk you through the laser treatment.

During the treatment, the laser will pass across the treatment area. The laser technology will use short bursts of energy to help shatter and break down the tattoo ink particles. This helps the ink particles to be naturally removed by your body’s immune system.

In the first few laser tattoo removal sessions, the laser will target the tattoo ink deeper into your skin. As you progress, the later sessions will focus on the ink particles on the surface of your skin. 


Tattoo removal pain – does it really hurt?

We understand that every person has a different pain tolerance, even if they do not have sensitive skin. But in short, laser tattoo removal can be very uncomfortable for most people. In some cases, it can hurt more than getting the tattoo in the first place. 

Some of our clients describe the treatment as feeling like a rubber band snapping on the skin. You often get this sensation with a lot of laser treatments.

The good news is that the treatment is fast and we do use pain management methods to help make your treatment experience the best it can be. This includes using a cryo machine, which blows cold air onto your skin. This helps to keep your skin cool while it is exposed to the heat from the laser. 

We do not use numbing creams because this can change the texture of your skin. This can slow down the laser tattoo removal treatment process. 


Ready to start your laser tattoo removal process?

Now you know a bit more about what to expect from laser tattoo removal and how it works, it is time to talk to the experts. 

Take the next steps with one of the leading laser tattoo removal clinics – Zapp Laser Studio. We have years of experience in helping clients say goodbye to their unwanted tattoos so that they can cover it up or enjoy tattoo-free skin. 

This all starts with your initial consultation. Here we will provide you with clear and honest advice on our laser tattoo removal treatment and answer any questions you might have. 

And when you are ready to commit to treatment, we will guide you through every step of the process including how to take care of your skin to maximise your results. 



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