If you’ve ever had a tattoo you now regret, you’re certainly not alone. According to numerous surveys, approximately a third of people who have had a tattoo go on to regret it at some point. Perhaps you had the name of an ex-partner written on your arm at a moment when it felt like you’d be together forever? Or, perhaps your design depicts a former club of which you once a member, or interest that now feels dated.
You wouldn’t believe the amount of hasty, spontaneous tattoos we see, all of which represented something meaningful at the time of their application, but may have taken just minutes for the wearer to realise that their embarrassing ink is permanent!
You’d be surprised how many people are walking around London with a tattoo they regret. Every time they catch sight of it their heart sinks and it makes them miserable, because they’ve moved on and they’re not the same person who thought it would be appropriate to cover themselves in that particular design. For that reason they can either cover it up or seek laser tattoo removal, which is one of the most effective ways to remove unwanted tattoos.
Many people have tattoos that they later regret, or which grow to irritate them. Here at our North London clinic, we see tattoos of all different shapes, sizes and colours, with a view to removing them from people who have grown tired of them.
The success of laser tattoo removal treatment largely depends on each individual design and a person’s skin type, so to help you have realistic expectations of the treatment time and methods involved, we’ve put together a list of factors you need to bear in mind:
Although acne is one of the most common skin conditions, experienced by people throughout the world, it can also be one of the most troubling. Not only can active acne look and feel unpleasant but it can also leave scars that act as a lasting reminder of this confidence-draining condition.
A number of treatment options exist for treating acne and acne scars – some are more effective than others, and individual responses can vary widely.
Laser treatments are now part of the growing arsenal of treatments attempting to banish acne. Laser therapy works particularly well when preventing the papules and pustules associated with acne but may be less effective with non-inflammatory acne and severe lesions. As every case is different, it’s important to speak to an experienced dermatologist and laser treatment practitioner to get their advice about your individual case.
If you are someone who suffers from rosacea, you may not have pinpointed the cause or found the best way of managing the condition yet. In our recent blog, Understanding and treating rosacea, we looked at factors such as stress, sun exposure, extreme temperatures, and strenuous exercise that can exacerbate the condition. We also explored common treatments, such as:
- Topical medications for treating papules and pustules
- Oral antibiotics
- Oral isotretinoin
- Brimonidine Tartrate for facial redness and flushing
- Oral treatments such as clonidine, beta-blockers, and anxiety medications
- Laser and IPL
In this week’s blog, we wanted to look at IPL treatments for rosacea in more detail.
The launch of the all-new The Private Skin Laser Clinic website marks a new chapter for our clinic. Don’t worry, we’re staying true to the ethos our patients know and trust and we are as committed as ever to helping patients smile with confidence, and to providing an environment where the emphasis is on your comfort and wellbeing. The new website gives us a fantastic tool to showcase some of our many success stories, and to better communicate with prospective and existing patients.