Laser tattoo removal
- Treatment time: 15mins-1hour
- Visible results: Fading and removal of tattoo pigment
- Results duration: Permanent
- Price: From £50
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- How many laser tattoo removal treatments will I need?
Most amateur tattoos usually require 3 to 5 treatment sessions at monthly intervals and professional tattoos typically require 8 to 12 sessions.
- Do all tattoos respond to laser treatment?
In the majority of cases we are able to remove most tattoos. No one laser can remove all types of tattoo ink, which is why we use two laser frequencies on the site to ensure optimal results.
- How long does laser tattoo treatment take?
Most laser tattoo treatment sessions last between 10 to 15 minutes depending on the size of the tattoo.
- Does laser tattoo removal hurt?
The lasers can cause slight discomfort during treatment, with clients describing the sensation as being similar to being ‘snapped’ with an elastic band. Some areas are more sensitive than others, such as the ankles and shoulder blades. The pain tends to decrease as treatment progresses and the tattoo ink fades. Most patients tolerate the discomfort of treatment very well, but a local anaesthetic is available if required.
- Are there any after-effects to laser tattoo removal?
Redness and swelling may occur, similar to sunburn and this will settle within a few days. Some patients may blister, which is quite normal and does not indicate potential scarring. Blistering does not require treatment and will usually clear within days. The treated area should not be exposed to strong sunlight between sessions without the use of sunblock (SPF 30).
- Does laser tattoo removal treatment scar?
Our lasers are Q-switched, meaning the lasers deliver high power in a very short pulse (25 billionths of a second!) There is normally no lasting damage to the skin. Very occasionally, mild changes in skin texture may occur.
- How does it work?
Tattoo ink particles are too large for the body’s immune system to remove naturally. By passing a very short pulse of high power laser light through the skin, the tattoo ink is broken into smaller particles, which the body is able to remove.