What To Look For in a Laser Tattoo Removal Clinic

There are lots of reasons why people choose to get a tattoo. You may have thought it was the greatest idea at the time you went under the needles, but after some time, many people look back on some of their body art with regret. Fortunately, the days where a tattoo was 100% permanent are long gone. Your now unwanted tattoo may have been a carefully planned intention or a spur of the moment decision. Nevertheless, when it comes to getting it removed, it is essential that you find a clinic that won’t let you down. 

 

Here are our top tips on what to look for in a laser tattoo removal clinic.

 

Certifications, Training & Experience

 

Anyone with the right equipment can offer laser tattoo removal, but this doesn’t necessarily mean that you are in safe hands. The certifications, training and experience of the technician who will be performing your tattoo removal should be one of the first things that you check out before undergoing treatments. Any reputable technician or facility offering laser tattoo removal will be happy to share information about the training and certifications that they have – whether this is formal training in laser tattoo removal or whether they have undertaken the course offered by the laser maker. In addition to this, the more experience they have the better. They should be able to show you before and after examples of work that they have carried out, which will show you what sort of results you can expect to achieve. 
 

Ask what numbing agents they offer

 

Most people are well aware that laser tattoo removal is not a painless process. Some people liken it to getting the initial tattoo, others say that it is more painful. Either way, if you aren’t good with pain then you may wish to find out what your options are in terms of anesthetic. Most clinics will offer something – whether it is cooling spray, numbing cream or something else. Once you have started the removal process, you will need to sit through a number of sessions in order to complete it. Having a plan in place for helping to manage your discomfort if you need to will be essential to the success of your treatment. 
 

Check out the premises

 

Proper hygiene and operational standards aren’t only necessary for getting a tattoo, they should also be observed in any clinic offering to remove them. We strongly recommend that you make an appointment to visit your proposed tattoo removal clinic before scheduling your treatment so that you can see it in person, check out how clean and sterile the environment seems and meet some of the staff. You will be spending some time there over the coming weeks or months, so feeling comfortable with the place and people is important. Trust your gut – if something feels off, walk away and look at alternative clinics. 
 

Ask about a consultation
 

Any great tattoo removal clinic will insist that you attend a consultation before agreeing to starting treatment. This is because your technician will need to assess the color, size and location of your tattoo, as well as your skin tone before going ahead. Using this information, they will be able to make a recommendation as to the number of sessions you are likely to need, and the results you can expect to achieve. They will also be able to provide valuable information about what you can expect to happen during the procedure, what will happen after and the aftercare you will need to provide. This will ensure that you are fully aware of the commitment that you need to make to improve the outcome of your treatment. 

 

If you would like more information about selecting a laser tattoo removal clinic, please contact us.