Tattoo removal by laser
Laser treatment for tattoo removal works by generating a beam of laser light in a very short pulse. This pulse is absorbed by the tattoo ink particles which fragment breaking down into smaller particles that your natural immune defences can then absorb and disperse.
Depending on the size and colour of your tattoo, the number of treatments will vary. Your tattoo will fade after each session and the number of sessions you require will depend on your goals. Whether you want to go for a cover up, or complete fading, you may need up to 10 tattoo removal sessions. You should schedule a consultation, during which time our trained professional will evaluate your personal situation and advise you on the details of the process.
Laser treatment varies from patient to patient depending on the age, size, and type of tattoo (amateur or professional), the colour of the patient’s skin, as well as the depth to which the tattoo pigment extends.
What can I expect during the Laser Tattoo Removal Treatment?
In general, this is what will happen during a clinic visit for tattoo removal using the Nd:YAG Laser:
- Protective eye shields are placed on the patient.
- The skin’s reaction to the laser is tested to determine the most effective energy for treatment.
- The treatment itself consists of placing a hand piece near the surface of the skin and activating the laser light. As many patients describe it, each pulse feels like a grease splatter or the snapping of a rubber band against the skin.
- Smaller tattoos require fewer pulses while larger ones require more. In either case, the tattoo requires several treatments and multiple visits. At each treatment, the tattoo should become progressively lighter.
Prices for tattoo removal will depend on the size of the area to be treated. Prices start at £36 per treatment, with tattoo removal course prices available, as in most cases multiple treatments are required.
Book a free consultation and patch test to assess your requirements and at this time we can give a precise quote for the treatment.