At Good Skin Days we use the latest laser technology available for Laser Tattoo Removal: the Medlite C6 laser has two wavelengths to treat all ink colours and the Polaris Ruby laser is most effective in the removal of stubborn blue/black ink and bright green ink.
When you book an appointment with us for Laser Tattoo Removal, we will initially give you a complimentary consultation with a qualified laser practitioner to make a full assessment of your needs, explain the tattoo removal and aftercare process in full and answer any questions that you may have. You will need a test patch so that we can assess your skin’s likely reaction to the treatment and to ascertain the most suitable energy levels for you. We will reassess the results achieved at each treatment and adjust the laser energy levels to ensure that you continue to achieve optimum results throughout your course of treatments.
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Laser Tattoo Removal Prices
The size of area to be treated will be discussed with your Practitioner at your consultation.
To treat this condition fully, it is likely that multiple treatments will be needed.
Call 01943 882010 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for an appointment
Laser Tattoo Removal Reviews
"Excellent. Egle is very skilful and reassuring before each session. Advice is always clear and easy to follow regarding aftercare."
Treated - 16/11/19
"Had a tattoo lasered at GSD in 2012 and was extremely happy with the service. Went back to start treatment on a second tattoo and service was 10/10. Good advice given & look forward to my next treatment."
Treated - 28/11/16
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Patient Information on Laser Tattoo Removal Treatment
Laser treatment remains the gold standard treatment option for removing tattoos, because the risk of scarring is far less than with ‘injectable’ methods and by surgical excision.
The lasers used for tattoo removal emit light energy in extremely short pulses, which is absorbed by the colour within the ink pigment of the tattoo. The laser light has a ‘mechanical’ effect on the ink pigment and breaks up the ink particles into tiny fragments. The fragmented ink particles are taken up by ‘scavenger’ cells located within the skin and are are taken away within the lymphatic system, emptying into the kidneys and finally being excreted out of the body in the urine. This results in a gradual fading and eventual disappearance of the tattoo. It takes time for the ‘scavenger’ cells to remove the ink from the tissue and this is why the treatments are between 4 and 12 weeks apart, depending on individual assessment. The single colour Indian ink tattoo usually responds most rapidly to the treatment. Multi-coloured tattoos are not unduly difficult, however green, yellow and purple inks can be more troublesome to eradicate. In most cases if the tattoo is single blue/black Indian ink you can expect complete clearance of the tattoo. Red ink also generally responds well to the laser.
The number of treatment sessions required varies from as few as two, to between six and ten sessions. Some other colours may require further treatments. Occasionally up to 20 treatments will be needed for green ink pigment. Rarely, the ink may not resolve completely and small traces of colour may remain visible. The reason for this resistance to the laser energy is unknown; it may be that the ink is situated too deeply for the laser light to reach. Tattoos will generally fade more rapidly in the first 2-3 treatments and the subsequent treatments will reveal significant, but slower removal.
Prior to Treatment
To ensure that you receive the best possible results, preparation prior to treatment is a vital part of the process.
- Please ensure the treatment site is free from make-up, perfume and fake tan.
- Please inform your practitioner if you have had any sun / sun bed exposure in the last eight weeks.
- A local anaesthetic cream can be applied 45 minutes before treatment on the area. Your practitioner will advise you where to purchase this from. You may also want to take an over the counter pain killer an hour before treatment.
- Shave the area 24 hours prior to your treatment (if required).
- Please notify the clinic in good time of any medications that you are taking. Taking certain prescription medications (for example, Roaccutane) may mean that you cannot be treated.
- Please notify your Practitioner if your medical status changes or if you become pregnant.