How Does LASER treatment work?

Tattoos stay under the skin as the ink particles are too large for the body's immune system to remove. The LASER passes a short pulse of high energy light through the skin and breaks up the ink particles naturally. This is a gradual process and several treatments will be needed.

Does it Hurt?

The treatment is uncomfortable, a popular desription is it's like being pinged by an elastic band. During treatment with the LASER the area is colled, this minimises any discomfort and a cold compress is applied afterwards.

How much does it cost?

The cost of each session is £40.00.

How many sessions will i need?

This depends on the tattoo and whether you wish to completely remove it or just fade it to enable a successful cover up. Tattoos that are old and faded will be much easier and quicker to remove than a newer black tattoo.

Can any tattoo be removed?

Unfortunately complete removal can never be guaranteed. Some colours are harder to remove than others and we will be able to discuss the expected outcome during your initial consultation.

How long does a session take?

Treatment sessions can take from to 20 mins. Depending on size and area of tattoo.

Are there any after-effects to the LASER treatment?

Redness and swelling may occur, similar to sunburn. This settles within a few days. Some patients may blister, which is quite normal. Blistering does not require treatment and will usually clear within a few days. You will recieve written aftercare following your treatment.

The treated area should not be exposed to strong sunlight between sessions without the use of sun block (SPF 30).

Does the laser treatment leave any scars?

Generally LASERING does not cause any scarring and the active Q SWITCH LASER that we use is designed with this in mind. It is important that aftercare instructions are followed. Sometimes the original tattoo will have caused scar tissue which may become noticeable when the tattoo pigment is removed. We can advise as to this situation prior to removal.

Is everyone suitable for LASER treatment?

Unfortunately there are some medical conditions that mean you may not be treated. For example if you have ever had any gold medication/injections, have lupus disease (incurable immune system illness), are currently pregnant or use/have used St. John's Wort, Roaccutane or Retin A. If you have any medical condition or use any medications (prescribed or not) please ask us for further advice. A full consultation will be undertaken before any LASER treatment and we will be able to discuss any concerns you have.

Call 01942 726966 or 07949044528 for an appointment with Jay.