Laser tattoo removal involves the use of a Q-switched laser which is pulsed onto the tattoo, fragmenting the ink particles into small enough sizes to be gathered up and removed by the body’s own immune cells. This causes an initial inflammatory reaction in the tattoo and then gradual fading over the course of a few weeks or months after the treatment. When the fading has stabilised then a further treatment is required, this is typically after 6-8 weeks.
We are able to help with tattoo removal as long as there is no red or green ink as neither of these colours are broken down by the laser. The first stage would be to come in for a free of charge consultation so one of our aestheticians can see the tattoo, give you a per treatment price and answer any questions you have. Each tattoo is priced individually as the costing is based on the number of shots of the laser that are needed.
As with all laser and IPL treatments, there is a small risk of pigmentation changes and scarring. Laser tattoo removal treatment can be quite painful and generally, a local anaesthetic is applied to numb the area before the laser is applied. Each treatment takes a few minutes and involves rapidly repeating laser pulses moving across the tattoo. The whole tattoo can be treated in one go unless it is a very large one.
It can be difficult to predict how many laser treatments will be required to fade a tattoo, but in general 8 – 10 sessions, each one a minimum of 6-8 weeks apart, would be a reasonable estimate.
Our fully trained and qualified staff are always happy to see you for a complimentary initial consultation. Please call us in clinic to book your appointment on 01793 321180