Tattoo removal

There are many different reasons for wanting to either partially modify or completely remove a tattoo. Some people regret ever having a tattoo done, however others simply want to make way for a new fresh tattoo that is more current. Whatever your personal reason, we are here to help.

At Laser Skin Solutions we use an Active Q-Switched (AQS) laser for tattoo removal which is acknowledged by dermatologists as the ‘gold standard’ treatment. Its efficacy and safety have been proved in numerous clinical trials, and outcomes are reliable with little or no evidence that the tattoo ever existed.

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  Single treatment

Course of 4 treatments

= 15% off

Course of 6 treatments

= 20% off

Course of 8 treatments

= 25% off

Small (up to 5cm) from £50 £170 £240 £300
Medium (up to 10cm) from £90 £306 £432 £540

Large (up to 15cm)     from

£150 £510 £720 £900

Extra large (up to 20cm) from

Larger than 20cm

£235

Price upon quotation

£799

 

£1,128

 

£1,410

 

Prices start at £50 per session. A price will be given upon consultation. 

Below is a Price Guide

  Single treatment

Course of 4 treatments

= 15% off

Course of 6 treatments

= 20% off

Course of 8 treatments

= 25% off

Small (up to 5cm) from £50 £170 £240 £300
Medium (up to 10cm) from £90 £306 £432 £540

Large (up to 15cm)     from

£150 £510 £720 £900

Extra large (up to 20cm) from

Larger than 20cm

£235

Price upon quotation

£799

 

£1,128

 

£1,410

 

How does a tattoo removal laser work?

Active Q-Switched Lasers that generate a high powered beam of laser light in an extremely short pulse are the most suitable lasers for tattoo removal treatment. The very short pulse of high powered laser light is absorbed by the tattoo ink particles, breaking them down into smaller pieces, enabling your natural immune defences to absorb and disperse the ink. A gradual fading of the tattoo occurs over a series of treatments.

How is the treatment carried out?

The skin will be cleaned and then the laser applicator is passed over the tattoo releasing quick pulses of light. An audible ‘clicking’ noise is often heard as the ink particles shatter. After treatment, a cold air and a light dressing may be applied. During treatment protective eyewear will be provided.

How does the treatment feel?

Most patients describe the sensation as similar to a hot pin prick or the flick of an elastic band. Whilst mildly uncomfortable, most people tolerate treatment well. A skin cooling device may be utilized to reduce any discomfort.

How does the skin look after treatment?

An instant whitening of the skin is seen after treatment, but this generally fades quickly. The area is likely to feel tender for a few hours and can be red and swollen for up to 48 hours. Some tattoos will form a graze which must be left to heal naturally. Initially the tattoo is unlikely to look any different but will fade over the next 4 to 8 weeks as the body disperses it.

Are there any side effects?

Very rarely the skin may become lighter or darker, or some blistering may form. Change to the skin texture and scarring is possible, though uncommon, and is more likely if any grazes or blistering is not left to heal naturally. There may be loss of the natural tanning ability in the area treated, which may improve with time.

How many treatments are necessary?

This depends on several factors, including the density, colour of inks and the age of the tattoo. Amateur tattoos can be quick to remove, taking 1 to 6 treatments, whereas professional tattoos vary considerably, some can take up to 15 treatments but most will typically take 8 to 12 treatments. Treatment sessions are spaced 6 to 10 weeks apart.

How long does each session take?

Treatment time varies depending upon the size of the tattoo but generally is between 10-30 minutes.

Consultation Procedure

Prior to treatment you must first undergo a free consultation where details about your medical history are obtained in order to confirm suitability. Before proceeding you will be asked to give informed consent and a test patch will be carried out.

Before After
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Permanent tattoo removal before treatment Tattoo removal after 9 treatments. Courtesy of the The Northern Cosmetic Laser Centre
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Permanent tattoo removal before treatment Tattoo removal after 9 treatments. Courtesty of Laserlife Clinic
02-Before.jpg Tattoo Removal After 4 Treatments – Laser Skin Solutions
Amateur tattoo removal before treatment Tattoo removal after 4 treatments. Courtesy of The Northern Cosmetic Laser Centre

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