Laser Tattoo Removal
Do you have a tattoo you regret? Grown out of your current tattoos? Faded? Not actually what you wanted?
If it doesn’t make you happy anymore, then why not remove it?!
Sometimes a tattoo just doesn’t age with you, you can easily outgrow a tattoo and that is ok because contrary to popular belief, tattoos are not as permanent as they once where and can be removed or lightened when no longer wanted. Tattoo removal methods have come a long way in the last 10 years with new Tattoo Removal Lasers making the process easier, safer and more effective than ever before.
This treatment utilizes a high-powered laser by pulsing light into the tattoo. The light passes through the skin, forcing the pigment particles to heat up and shatter. This breaks the ink down into smaller particles, which the body can easily absorb and dispose of effectively and safely via the lymphatic system without causing any damage to the surrounding tissues of the skin.
We use a Q-Switched laser to removal all tattoos at Skintel. Q-switch lasers are precise and intense, the tattoo pigments fragment instantly and the tissue surrounding the tattoo remains unaffected by the tattoo removal process. This superior procedure safely targets a wide range of colours from black, blue and red, to orange, purple and even the most difficult colours like green and blue.
Each treatment time can vary, as they can range from 15 minutes to over an hour depending on the size of the tattoo and removal method used. The results of laser tattoo removal are gradual, this means that you will need multiple sessions and the tattoo will fade with each successive appointment. An easy way to think of it like try to disturb a bowl of compact stones with your finger, it would take multiple jabs to begin to break up the stones.
Before your treatment you will have a full in-depth consultation and patch test to check your suitability and discuss any questions you may have regarding the treatment, but most importantly to educate yourself on your journey with the removal process of your tattoo. Education of treatment is very important, because the more you know about the treatment the more comfortable you will feel when having your laser tattoo removal treatment.
‘I have been trained in Tattoo Removal for 4 years, with this originally being my main point of interest within the aesthetic industry. I have studied this area of the industry a lot, researching different machine’s and method’s, constantly updating my training to learn new techniques from other industry professionals. So, rest assured although this treatment may seem scary and often off putting to some, you are in very safe hands at Skintel.’ - Isabelle Pierce
Tattoo Removal Benefits
Effective lightening to complete removal of an unwanted tattoo
Minimal recovery time
Safest way for removing a tattoo
Collagen stimulation in the area
Time: 15 minutes (starts at)
Price: £25 (starts at)
Numbing Cream: Not required and not supplied, this will be up to you to self-administer if you feel you need it.
Down time: you can go back to daily activities straight away however the treatment site will be red post treatment, can often bruise the area but skin will appear healed within a week
Skin Types: 1-4
Frequently asked questions
How does the ND Yag remove the tattoo?
The laser breaks down the ink particles in the tattoo. The broken-down ink is then absorbed by the body and carried out through the body’s lymphatic system.
Does Laser tattoo removal hurt?
Often described as uncomfortable but the treatment is not unbearable. It feels similar to a snap of a hot rubber band, or grease spitting at you when you’re frying something. You may use a topical anaesthetic cream from your chemist, if you choose.
Is there a consultation Fee?
Yes, the consultation is £20, however this is then taken off of your first tattoo removal treatment or course price after your consultation.
How many treatments will it take to remove a tattoo?
On average, body tattoos require 8 – 12 sessions, Semi-Permanent Brow removal takes 4-6 sessions with the session being at least 6 – 8 weeks apart. The amount of time required for the removal of a tattoo and the success of the removal varies with each individual.
Does the laser remove coloured tattoos?
Dark (black) and red inks will resolve the best. Oranges, purples and yellows usually fade as well. Green and Blue inks are the most difficult to remove, and additional treatments are needed to produce significant fading.
Can you tattoo over a tattoo that has been removed?
Yes, it is actually preferable to have your tattoo lasered before a coverup. Lightening the existing tattoo first will open up a lot more options for your artist as the ‘canvas’ will be easier to work with, as we can diminish/lighten a vast majority of colours in only a couple of sessions at affordable prices. This means your artists can create a stunning cover up that is much lighter, easier, and/or more colourful without the overuse of black and dark inks.