Half and full sleeve tattoos are most usually created when we’re young. It usually all starts after seeing a friend or a role model – such as a footballer or a pop star – with a tattoo that covers all of or part of the arm. The problem with these types of tattoo is that they are very difficult to cover up and as we get older and try to apply for jobs they are not ideal.
Because of this, many people wish to have their tattoo sleeves removed in later life. For many people, complete removal of a half or full sleeve tattoo would offer freedom and an escape from the bad decisions that were made when they were younger.
This is completely understandable.
So, is it possible to remove sleeve tattoos with a laser?
If you are unhappy with your tattoo sleeve and don’t want to have it on your body anymore, the good news is that laser treatment is the best method for removing tattoos, and it can be applied to half and full sleeves.
Half and full sleeve laser treatment is a proven way to remove tattoo sleeves. This most effective laser for the job is the PicoSure, which is officially the fastest tattoo removal in the world with a 75% or greater chance of clearance after one treatment on small tattoos. On extra large tattoos (tattoos over 15 cm sq), PicoSure laser treatment is effective after multiple sessions. How many sessions you will need mainly depends on the size of your sleeve and the colour of the ink. Contrary to belief, darker inks are actually easier to remove than lighter inks. Although it will take several sessions, one thing is for sure; no other lasers can remove sleeve tattoos as quick as the PicoSure.
The average cost per session for very large tattoos with PicoSure is over £1,000.
Another type of laser treatment for the removal of tattoo sleeves is RevLite. RevLite tattoo removal is cheaper than PicoSure tattoo removal but takes more sessions to achieve the same results. As with PicoSure, how many sessions you will need depends on the size of your sleeve. RevLite may be the best treatment if you are on a budget and aren’t in any particular hurry to have the tattoo removed.
The average cost per session for very large tattoos with RevLite is over £300.
Finding the Best Treatment for you
The best way to find out which type of laser treatment is best for you is to get in touch with a trained and qualified professional and book a consultation. Andrea is trained and qualified to use Aculight HR IPL, Chromolite IPL, N-Lite laser, Ellipse, Episoft MD IPL, ADL Sapphire Nd:YAG, RevLite & PicoSure, so you can be sure that you only receive the best and most relevant treatment from us. Call Andrea Catton today to find out more on 01282 795256 or if you’d like us to call you back, you can request a callback.