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Removing Tattooed Freckles in London

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Are you considering tattooed freckles removal? Depending on the pigment used for your freckles, this could be a difficult procedure that requires full understanding. Expertise in removing tattooed freckles involves understanding not only lasers but also non-laser treatments that may be necessary towards the end of the process.

Understanding Tattooed Freckles:

Tattooed freckles, also known as cosmetic freckle tattoos, come under the umbrella of permanent makeup. Artificial pigment is (tattooed) applied to the skin to mimic natural freckles. While some opt for this procedure to enhance their appearance, others may regret the decision later on. Some may feel that the work is not natural enough. The freckles may have been tattooed too deeply taking on a grey tone. Another reason to not have this procedure done is that you will not be able to have laser treatments later in life. Any sort of tattoo, including freckles, are permanent. Whilst they will fade, they may be on your skin indefinitely.

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Reasons for Freckle Removal:

People choose to remove tattooed freckles for various reasons:

  1. Change in Preferences: What you like in your 20’s may not be the look you’re comfortable with in your 40’s. You may want to have them removed as you enter a new life stage.
  2. Professional or Social Reasons: Some individuals may find that their tattooed freckles impact their professional or social life negatively. Whilst we would like to think that we live in a world where people do not pass judgement on appearance, sadly this is not always the case.
  3. Quality Concerns: Issues such as fading or uneven pigmentation may prompt individuals to seek removal. Also, this is quite a highly skilled treatment. If not done correctly it can look fake. Having something that looks obvious and fake on your face can be soul destroying. Getting bad work off should be a priority.
  4. Wishing to use laser for skin rejuvenation: This is where potential lawsuits may arise due to lack of informed consent. If you have tattooed freckles done, you can no longer have any kind of laser treatments on your face. Ever again. Laser treatments are very common after 40 for things like Facial Rejuvenation and Sun Spot Removal. We also may want laser hair removal past a certain age. By having tattooed freckles you are no longer able to have any of these treatments unless you have them removed at some point.

Methods of Tattooed Freckles Removal:

Several methods are available for removing tattooed freckles, each with its own pros and cons. Here are the most common ones:

  1. Laser Removal:
    • How it Works: Laser removal involves using high-intensity light beams to break down the pigments in the tattooed freckles.
    • Effectiveness: It’s highly effective in fading or completely removing tattooed freckles. However, depending on the pigment used, we may need to use non laser removal treatments in the latter stages of the removal process.
    • Considerations: Multiple sessions may be required for optimal results, and there may be some discomfort during the procedure.
  2. Topical Home Treatments:
    • How they Work: Certain creams or ointments containing ingredients like alpha hydroxy acids or retinoids can help fade tattooed freckles over time. You can also try salt emergency permanent makeup removal.
    • Effectiveness: Results may vary, and it may take longer to see noticeable changes compared to professional laser and non laser removal. Topical home treatments will never have the same results as professional permanent makeup removal, but it will help.
    • Considerations: Consistency in application is key, and results may not be as dramatic as with other methods.
  3. Non Laser Tattoo Removal Methods:
    • How it Works: This technique involves opening the tattooed area with a permanent makeup machine and applying a bonding agent. During the healing time, the ink will be pulled out of the skin.
    • Effectiveness: It can be very effective helping fade tattooed freckles gradually, but multiple sessions may be needed.
    • Considerations: It may not be as effective for deeply embedded pigments. Also, non laser removal treatments are far more aggressive than laser treatment and the recovery time is longer.

Factors to Consider Before Removal:

Before opting for tattooed freckles removal, consider the following factors:

  1. Skin Type: Different skin types may respond differently to removal methods. Darker skin tones are more prone to scarring and therefore more suitable to laser (when done by an experienced and insured practitioner). Non laser methods are far more aggressive than laser.
  2. Budget: Removal procedures vary in cost, so consider your budget when choosing a method.
  3. Expectations: Manage your expectations regarding the results. Some methods may require multiple sessions before achieving the desired outcome. Other points of consideration is how long to do the treatments for. Can you work with what’s achieved in one or two treatments? Are you only interested in 100% removal (unrealistic)
  4. Downtime: Laser removal will need minimum downtime, you can get it wet the next day and it’s easy to care for. Non laser methods are a lot more complicated in their aftercare.
  5. Experience of the practitioner: Permanent makeup removal has become much more difficult during the past 5 years. A practitioner like Lorena that specialises in this area is a must. Lorena is familiar with the different pigment ranges and skin types for safe and optimal results.

Consultation and Preparation:

Once you’ve decided to proceed with removal, you can schedule a free video consultation with Lorena. She will ask you relevant questions which will allow her to give you a realistic treatment plan. During this consultation, you can discuss your goals, medical history, and any concerns you may have.

Before the removal procedure, we will ask you to not drink alcohol for 48 hours.

The Removal Procedure:

The removal procedure will vary depending on the chosen method. Here’s what to expect for each:

  1. Laser Removal: The provider will give you protective eye wear and use a laser device to target the tattooed freckles. You may experience a sensation similar to rubber band snaps, and the provider may apply a cooling gel to minimise discomfort.
  2. Non laser removal: We will open the skin and use a bonding element to extract the pigment during the healing process.

Freckles Tattoo Removal Aftercare:

Proper aftercare is crucial for optimal healing and results. Your healthcare provider will provide specific instructions tailored to the removal method used. This may include:

  • Avoiding Sun Exposure: Protect the treated area from sun exposure, as UV radiation can interfere with the healing process and cause pigmentation issues.
  • Keeping the Area Clean: Follow proper hygiene practices to prevent infection and promote healing.
  • Using Recommended Skincare Products: Your provider may recommend specific skincare products to aid in healing and minimise scarring.
  • Attending Follow-Up Appointments: Attend scheduled follow-up appointments to monitor your progress and address any concerns.

Removing tattooed freckles is a personal decision that requires careful consideration and consultation with a qualified provider. You can book a free video consultation HERE. You can call us on tel: 0800 0029696

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