Laser tattoo removal is simple, safe, and produces fantastic results. The advanced technology works by allowing the light produced by the laser to pass through the skin and break up the tattoo ink into tiny particles. The body then disposes of these fragments via its immune system. It usually takes several treatment sessions to ensure success, with minimum 6 week intervals between sessions.
At The Aesthetics and Laser Clinic we use Q-Switched laser for tattoo removal. Our laser can fade away tattoos of various size and colour.
This treatment is for you if, you regret having your tattoo, you want to fade a tattoo for a new design or you need to remove a tattoo to help pursue your career.
Prices will vary and depend on the size of the tattoo and the number of treatments required. Our prices start from just £60. If you would like a no obligation quote just get in touch with us today.
Unfortunately, no method of tattoo removal is completely pain free. Laser tattoo removal has been likened by some of our clients to the feeling of having a rubber band snapped against the skin. Others describe it as a rapid succession of sharp pin pricks, or a warm, prickly sensation.
Your skin will also need 6 – 12 weeks to recover between treatments. But most importantly, laser therapy at The Aesthetics and Laser Clinic is administered by trained experts, in a clinical environment, minimising the chance of complications and infection.
Yes, it is safe. The laser energy is selectively absorbed by the tattoo ink only, meaning that surrounding tissues are not overly affected.
A tattoo can be faded adequately to re-cover after a couple of sessions. Your practitioner will be able to advise how many sessions you are likely to need during your consultation.
After each treatment your tattoo will start to fade. A course of treatments is required to remove the tattoo depending on the colour and depth of the tattoo ink. Your practitioner will be able to advise you further at your consultation.
To allow the skin to recover between Llser tattoo removal sessions, you can only have treatment every 6-12 weeks.
We do not recommend the following methods of tattoo removal because they can cause scarring and have a high risk of infection.
- Tattoo removal creams - these work by dissolving the tattoo using chemicals such as hydroquinone, kojic acid, alpha arbutin and TCA. They cannot completely remove a tattoo, but may reduce its appearance in some cases.
- Dermabrasion tattoo removal - this involves using an abrasive device to blast the surface of the skin in order to break down the tattoo and remove the top layers of skin. A local anaesthetic is usually administered as this is a painful method of removal.
- Salabrasion - this works in a similar way to dermabrasion but involves applying water and salt in addition to an abrasive device in order to lift and remove layers of skin.
- Acid tattoo removal - some people are now using acids, similar to those used in chemical skin peels, to burn away layers of the skin in order to get rid of their tattoos. Many health professionals strongly advise against this method.