Is laser tattoo removal safe?
When operated by an experienced technician…yes! During laser tattoo removal the laser operates in short, fraction of a second bursts, targeted only at your tattoo. It does not affect surrounding skin.
Will laser tattoo removal scar me?
Laser tattoo removal should not scar you. Instead of forcing ink out through the skin, it breaks it down so your immune system can attack and pull it out through your lymphatic system.
Will laser tattoo removal burn me?
We use only the latest, most advanced lasers that are much gentler and pass freely through skin without burning. We do not use older CO2 type lasers that can burn skin.
How many sessions are required?
Several treatments may be needed before the tattoo fades enough to no longer be seen. The number of sessions is dependent on the tattoo complexity, ink type, colours used, tattoo depth, tattoo age and skin colour of the client. 5-10 laser tattoo removal sessions may be required before the tattoo fades entirely. Session times vary dependent upon the size and complexity of the tattoo and patient sensitivity.
Is laser tattoo removal suitable for anyone?
Laser Treatments insist on an initial consultation with questions on your general health and any medication you take. If you are fit and healthy, answer questions honestly and follow recommended aftercare, you should be fine.
Can you remove a multi-coloured tattoo?
Most colours can be removed with laser tattoo removal. Black and red tattoos respond really well to laser removal. More difficult tattoo colours to remove are white and blue, with green being probably the most difficult tattoo colour to remove. Laser Treatments uses an advanced laser that is good for most colours, giving you the best results possible.
Can you fade a tattoo before a tattoo coverup?
Sometimes yes, but not everything can be covered well. Some tattoos require a little help from the laser in preparation for cover-up, with a far superior result. A cover-up tattoo should always look good in its own right. Beware of promises to “cover it with black”. You may end up with a worse tattoo than the original. Even the best cover-ups are rarely 100% effective. If the original tattoo was very dark and strong it may seep back through in time.
How many sessions are required for a cover-up?
If you only want to fade a tattoo ready for a new tattoo cover-up, you may need just 2-3 sessions over say 2-3 months, depending on what you want to cover it with. A new light-coloured tattoo will need more of the old tattoo removing than if you plan a new dark tattoo to cover the old one.
What other methods of tattoo removal exist?
Whilst other methods of tattoo removal exist, they are either not very effective e.g. tattoo fading creams or saline/needling treatments which can leave scarring.
Why tattoo removal cream should be avoided?
Effective tattoo removal creams contain an active ingredient (chemical / acid) strong enough to break down the ink. The problem is the active ingredient can damage the skin. So beware, scarring and burns from the use of tattoo removal creams are as common as the online forum discussions on scarring from people who have used such creams and who are now seeking help with scar removal.
How much of my tattoo can be lasered in one session?
We generally recommend that no more than 6x6 inches of a tattoo be removed in one sitting for the simple reason of healing. The tattoo removal process works by our laser fragmenting tattoo particles, causing them to combust and be flushed out by the lymphatic system over the following weeks. The larger the area of trauma, the harder the body has to work to heal and often this causes the removal process to slow down and become much less effective.
What is your refund policy?
All bookings made are non-refundable. If you are unable to attend your appointment, you must provide a minimum of 24 hours notice and we will re-schedule your booking where possible. In the event of a ‘no-show’, you will not be refunded and your appointment will not be transferable and will only be re-booked with full payment. If a block booking session has been purchased, you will be deducted one of your sessions.