Laser Tattoo Removal is a safe and effective way of permanently removing a tattoo, using Q-switched Passive Laser Technology.
While some methods such as over-the-counter creams and surgery can result in scarring and infection, Q-switched Passive Laser Tattoo Removal at Skin Survival is 100% safe and proven to work.
Q-switched Passive Laser is the only technology that is able to penetrate down to the dermis and shatter tattoo ink without causing damage to the surrounding skin tissue. All other methods either aren’t capable of reaching and destroying the ink or cause too much damage to the skin, resulting in scarring.
The Skin Survival team are fully trained Tattoo Removal specialists who will ensure that your visit to the clinic is one to remember for all the right reasons.
Laser Tattoo Removal – Before and After
Preparation and Aftercare
- Recommended preparation for tattoo removal would be to avoid sun exposure for four weeks prior to treatment and avoid any active ingredients on the area getting treated.
- If you have hair over the tattoo please shave before arrival.
- Recommended after-care for tattoo removal would be to remove the dressing that your therapist has applied before you go to bed on the same evening of your appointment. This is to release the heat from the area.
- Do not apply any fragranced creams or make-up to the treated area within 48 hours and keep the area as clean as possible.
- Always use sunblock any time you go outside and avoid exposure to sun.
- Avoid baths, hot tubs and swimming pools for 24 to 48 hours as these can increase the chance of infection.
- Treated area may feel tender post-treatment and may become itchy. It is common to get blisters, bruising and swelling following treatment.
- Do not pick or scratch at the treated area – this is very important to lessen the chance of scarring the area. If blisters pop and become infected, please refer to your GP for an antibiotic treatment.
- Complete healing time is 8-12 weeks. It may look like the surface of the skin has healed however, the deeper layers of the day need this full time to heal. We therefore recommend waiting 8-12 weeks prior to your next treatment.
How does laser tattoo removal work?
Laser tattoo removal works when an intense laser light from a specialist laser gun breaks up the tattoo ink pigment into small particles. These small pigment particles are then naturally flushed out of the body. Black ink is the easiest colour to treat as it absorbs the laser light best, but all colours can be treated.
What are the side effects of laser tattoo removal?
There are various side effects of laser tattoo removal. The initial side-effect resulting from the treatment can be bruising, erythema, pin-point bleeding, heat and pain. As your skin continues to heal from the treatment swelling may appear, alongside skin blistering and an itchy sensation.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much will tattoo removal cost?
The cost of tattoo removal varies depending on the size of the tattoo. A course of 6 sessions on a small area starts at £230; this can be paid via a payment plan. Once the tattoo has gone it is gone forever. If you don’t like your tattoo it’s a worthwhile expense.
How painful is laser tattoo removal?
There is some level of pain and discomfort when having tattoo removal; this varies as every client has a different pain threshold. The pain is relatively manageable we offer skin numbing and minimise any discomfort by applying cold air to the treatment area.
How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments will depend on the size of the tattoo. Most tattoos will require between eight and twelve treatments, recommended 8-12 weeks apart.
Do I need a patch test?
Yes, a consultation and patch test will be carried out 24/48 hours prior to treatment.
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When was the last time you indulged in a little self-care and treated your body to the revitalising treatments it deserves?