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Laser Tattoo Removal

Whether you want a tattoo partially removed to replace it with a new tattoo and cover the orginal, or you’re looking at getting your tattoo removed, then you have come to the right place.

We offer tattoo removal using a Class 4 Hospital Grade Nanosecond Laser technology. The specific laser technology we use is the Alex Trivantage that offers a variety of wavelengths. For you this means we can target tattoos of a variety of colours, including the notoriously difficult to treat, green.

How long will it take? How many treatments will you need?

Before we answer this question, it’s important to understand that the number of treatments depends on the density of ink in the skin. On the whole a professional tattoo will have been performed by a professional tattooist, who would have deposited a dense amount of ink. Whereas an amateur, may have deposited very small amounts, leading to the tattoo fading quicker. A guide is 6 to 12 treatments for a professional tattoo and 2 to 6 treatments for an amateur tattoo.

Why is this and how does laser tattoo removal work?

The bigger the ink particles, the more likely the tattoo is to stay in the skin. Which is why professional tattoos hang around for longer and some amateur tattoos fade.

Therefore to help the body to eliminate the ink, we need to hit the ink with a specific laser wavelength. The laser selectively targets pigment in the skin, like the pigments deposited in the skin in a tattoo. Your practitioner will change the laser settings according to the colour of your tattoo. When the laser hits the ink, it causes a photoacoustic impact which breaks the tattoo ink into smaller particles, which your body then removes.

How much is it?

The cost of treatment depends on the size of your tattoo. You can download our sizing guide here to see if your tattoo fits into a particular box.

What health conditions would prevent me from having laser tattoo removal treatments?

Unfortunately not everybody can have laser tattoo removal. Some conditions and people taking certain medication will be excluded from having tattoo removal treatment, to help prevent harm from occurring and causing damage to the skin. We recommend coming in for a consultation or giving us a call with your list of medication prior to booking a treatment.

What are the side effects of having a treatment?

Side effects that we expect to happen following a treatment are: itching, tenderness, bruising, blistering, weeping and spot bleeding. We don’t expect scarring to occur, and it’s important to allow any blisters, if they occur, to heal. We don’t expect infection to occur, however as we are disrupting the skin barrier, it’s important to keep the area clean. Any unwanted side effects we would advise you to return to the clinic for advice.

What type of tattoos can be removed with a laser?

We can treat all types of tattoos with a laser, from professional to amateur tattoos, which can either be treated in full or partly treated. This may be in the circumstances that you want the tattoo removed, partially changed or covered up. Traumatic tattoos can be treated for example where foreign bodies from a pencil or a graze on the skin from the road’s surface have caused a pigment in the skin. Semi permanent tattoos can also be treated, however, caution with these tattoos must be adhered to as these can often become darker before disappearing.

How do I book in?

There are a few ways you can book in. You can give us a call on 01633 479064, or you can book online in 3 different ways:

  1. Via our Faceboook’s Book Now Button
  2. Via our Online Book Web Page
  3. Via our Clinic app, simply search ‘sugarboxclinic’ in your app store.