WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO KNOW?
You will begin the process of removing your tattoo with a first consultation with our laser specialist. She will examine the unwanted tattoo looking for things like the type and colour of ink. These factors will determine the choice of laser treatment. You will also have a chance to ask any questions you may have.
This stage is crucially important in determining the number of sessions that you will need to remove your tattoo. This will depend on the specifics of your tattoo: the types of pigments used; its surface area; its location; its depth, and its age. Every case is unique so our experienced specialist will give you a personalised estimate but, generally, it requires two to four sessions to remove an amateur tattoo and more for a professional tattoo.
Before starting laser treatment, the nurse will apply an anaesthetic cream to the unwanted tattoo to make treatment less uncomfortable. The laser specialist will then begin removing your tattoo, millimetre-by-millimetre, breaking up the coloured pigments in your skin. If the tattoo has a variety of colours, we will use lasers of several different wavelengths in the same session.
3 Post treatment
In the week following your treatment, tiny scabs may appear. These will disappear by themselves with time. Some tattoos with brown and red pigments may darken after the session but they will clear up before the following session.