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While tattoo removal is suited to every skin type, darker skin tones do need to be treated with extra caution.

So say the experts at the Aesthetic Laser Academy in an article in the March 2023 issue of Professional Beauty.

They point out that there are certain contraindications for tattoo removal, namely pregnancy, epilepsy, retinoids, photo dynamic therapy, steroids and UV tattoo.

“The biggest influence on the number of treatments required is the client’s immune system, which is dictated by their lifestyle, age, genetics and health,” continue the experts. “A small tattoo (3cm) in size, takes on average at least 4 months / treatments to remove.

“We use the Kirby Desai Scale to provide the client with a guesstimate. In the Kirby Desai Scale, numerical values are assigned to six parameters – skin type, location on the body, colour of tattoo, amount of ink, scarring, and layering.”

To find out more on the topic of tattoo removal, read the Professional Beauty article on pages 30 and 31 of the magazine. Click here

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