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Tattoo Removal

The removal of unwanted tattoos can be achieved safely and effectively using laser light therapy

WHY CHOOSE Tattoo Removal

Unwanted tattoos can be removed safely with laser light therapy. The laser light targets the tattoo ink particles and breaks them down to smaller particles (known as photo acoustic fragmentation) to enable the body to remove via its immune system. It is a great permanent solution to completely remove the tattoo through a course of 6-10 sessions.

Recovery time
6 weeks
Treatment Time
Anaesthetic Required
None

How does the laser light remove the tattoo?

The tattoo ink is made up of large particles that are unable to be broken down by the body. The laser acts to safely break down the large particles into smaller ones that can be ‘mopped’ up by the body.

Does it hurt?

The treatment is not typically painful, however some people report discomfort. Our trained therapists will do everything they can to minimise this. The feeling is sometimes likened to having a tattoo done on the body. Numbing cream is available before the procedure if you require it.

How long does the procedure take?

The procedure length varies depending on the location and size of the tattoo. You will also need to have multiple sessions, a minimum of 6-8 sessions / or once every 8 weeks. The results however are long term, if not permanent (depending on individual).

Initial consultation

You will need to have a consultation before undergoing tattoo removal

Precautions

You will also need to have a skin patch test to determine if you have any sensitivities to the machine.

Single course

Course of 8 sessions

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The removal of unwanted tattoos can be achieved safely and effectively using laser light therapy. Tattoo inks are permanent pigments that breach the epidermis (outer layer) of the skin and then implanted into the dermal layer of the skin. The body is unable to remove the pigment as the particles are too big to be broken down naturally. Laser light therapy is an advanced technology where short pulses of high energy laser light targets the ink and breaks them up into smaller particles (also known as photo acoustic fragmentation). The body then eliminates these particles via its immune system. It may cause a slightly uncomfortable sensation and reddening of the skin but this is a normal reaction and will diminish. Through a course of 6-10 sessions with 6-12 weeks in between each session for the skin to recover, the tattoo will progressively fade and eventually be invisible.