Frequently asked questions
Committed to safe and effective laser tattoo removal
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Laser tattoo removal is quite simple. It is the non-invasive removal of tattoo pigments using a Q-switched laser. We use the laser to break down the ink in your skin in to small enough particles for your immune system to be able to dispose of. I use the Luminettie Q switch Nd:YAG Laser From Lynton lasers and I am also trained and certified by Lynton. Lynton have been part of the Laser tattoo industry for 25 years : their British built lasers have an excellent reputation for providing brilliant results and are currently used by the NHS. For more info visit www.Lynton.co.uk
DOSE IT HURT?
As everybody’s pain threshold is different, it’s hard to say how much discomfort you will experience. However, most people claim laser removal hurts less than getting a tattoo and that it feels similar to being pinged with a rubber band. We do have Koolpacks on offer to help ease any pain you experience during treatment. These come fresh from the fridge and will cool down the area prior to treatment, helping to reduce pain during the session, as well as minimising any irritation after the treatment is completed. They range from £4 to £6. You are welcome to bring them back with you to any further sessions, but remember to put them in the fridge the night before so that they are cool enough for your appointment!
CAN IT LEAVE A SCAR?
Laser treatment should not cause scaring, but as with all skin treatments this is not a guarantee. Scarring occurs mainly during aftercare, if the healing area is scratched or picked then this can cause damage that may lead to scaring.
CAN ALL COLOURS OF INK BE REMOVED?
Most colours can be removed with the Luminnete Q laser, with Black actually being the easiest to get rid of. However, whites and yellows are extremely difficult to remove and rarely react to lasers at all.
HOW MANY TREATMETS WILL I NEED?
The amount of treatment sessions needed varies greatly for each client. There are many factors which can affect the laser removal process, including your general level of health and the state of your immune system to name a few. With regards to the tattoo itself, amateur pieces and older tattoos tend to be quicker to remove than newer professional work, and the kind of inks used can also determine how effective the treatment will be. Once you have had a consultation, we will be able to give you a rough estimate of the number of treatments needed, based on our knowledge and experience.