Laser Tattoo Removal FAQS
How does laser tattoo removal work?
This is one of the common laser tattoo removal faqs – We use the state-of-the-art Quanta Q-Plus C laser. Our highly trained and experienced laser specialists choose the optimal settings for the colours of your tattoo. The laser delivers a burst of energy that breaks up the ink in the tattoo. These microscopic ink particles are then removed by your body’s immune system. For more info on our entire process, see our How It Works page.
How long does the process take?
Each session is very short. It depends on the size of the tattoo, and may only take a few minutes for a small tattoo. The number of sessions required varies, depending on several factors: including the ink colour and density, your skin tone, your immune system and the tattoo’s location on your body. At your Free initial consultation, our laser specialist will provide you with an estimated range of the number of treatments necessary to reach your goal.
Does tattoo removal hurt?
We can honestly say that it is no more painful than when you were tattooed initially. Any pain and tolerance will vary between individuals and will also depend on which part of the body is undergoing treatment. We would say the sensation is not dissimilar to having your skin snapped with a rubber band.
Can I only have a part of my tattoo removed?
Definitely. The laser pulse is very focused which means we can remove only certain areas of your tattoo so that you can have it redone or have it look the way you would like
What can I expect after treatment?
Any sort of frosted appearance immediately after treatment will fade in approximately 20 minutes but you may well find you have some mild redness and a little swelling over the tattoo which will usually resolve over several hours. There may be some small blisters or pinpoint bleeding, which should be covered with vaseline and gauze dressing. Scarring is very uncommon with ND Yag lasers.
What should I do after treatment?
We recommend that you rest and elevate the area treated while also limiting your activity for approximately 24 hours. You can apply an ice compress periodically and take pain killers for discomfort, but be sure to avoid any Aspirin products or anti- inflammatory medications. Do not pop or remove any blisters or scabs. You may also have dry, flaky or itchy skin over the area for up to several weeks after the treatment. It’s very important to avoid sun exposure and to use a quality SPF 50 sunscreen, like Heliocare, over the affected area until it is healed. We also recommend that you avoid swimming until the skin is completely healed.
How much does laser tattoo removal cost?
Our goal is to provide the safest and most affordable treatment possible. Treatment prices start at £45 and are dependent on the size of the tattoo. Consultations are free.
How does tattoo removal by laser, work?
Laser energy in the form of a high powered beam of light is directed at the tattooed area for a fraction of a second. The light beam passes through the outer layers of skin and is absorbed by the ink particles present in the tattoo. This process breaks down the ink particles, enabling your body over the next few weeks to absorb and naturally disperse them.
What sort of consultation do I get?
Your consultation is free and will allow to you to discuss with us the tattoo or tattoos you would like to remove. We can give you more accurate costings and realistic expectations on how many sessions may be required to remove the tattoos from places like your neck, face, hands, fingers, arms, legs, back, chest or feet.
How many treatments will it take?
Every tattoo is different and the number of treatments necessary will depend on the age, density, colour and type of ink. However, with our particular laser technology, we have absolute confidence that we will be able to remove or significantly reduce any given tattoo in the least possible number of treatments. Please bear in mind that certain colours fade, reduce or are removed easier and quicker than others.
Why should I wait 4-6 weeks for my next appointment?
It is important to allow enough time for your body’s immune system to absorb and disperse the ink particles broken down by the laser energy. If you do not allow 4-6 weeks between treatments, you are not allowing this process to complete and simply wasting your money.
Can all colours be removed at the Herts tattoo removal clinic?
The vast majority of colours can be removed especially using our specialist technology; however, certain colours will require more treatments than others. Colours such as yellow and white are sometimes not possible to remove. When you come to your free consultation and patch test, we will give a full appraisal.
Can anyone have a tattoo removed at the Hertfordshire clinic?
As long as you are over eighteen years old and are medically fit then we can perform the tattoo removal at the Hatfield clinic in Hertfordshire.
Will I get a scar from having my tattoo removed?
The chances of scarring are very very slim however there are never any guarantees. We are professionally qualified and treat customer welfare as paramount in our work so through experience we know that the chances of scarring are very rare.
What are the side effects of tattoo removal in the Hatfield clinic? As with all medical procedures, there is still a small chance of side effects and these may include:
- Blistering – this is temporary and very common
- Mild or moderate itching. This is temporary
- Scabbing, crusting, Erythema or minimal bleeding. With care this is temporary
- Pigment changes. This should be temporary and last between 2-6 months
Can I remove just part of my tattoo?
It is possible to remove just part of your tattoo. The laser is very accurate as the technology allows it to target very small specific areas and not touch other parts of the image.
Can you cover up existing tattoos and work with dark skin tones? Yes, it is straight forward to a “cover-up” of an existing tattoo and remove or cover up tattoos of all dark or light brown skin tones.
Can you “fade down” a tattoo enabling me to have a new tattoo in its place?
The process is the same as for removals, though it does need as many treatments. Our powerful lasers ensure that “fade downs” can be completed in the minimum number of treatments which save you both time and money.
Where in Hertfordshire and north London is your clinic?
BeauSynergy laser tattoo removal clinic is situated in Brookmans Park, Hatfield in Hertfordshire. We are very close to north London and the M25 as well as surrounding towns and villages such as Barnet, Cockfosters, Southgate, Potters Bar, Welwyn Garden City, St Albans, Cuffley, Goffs Oak, London Colney, Colney Heath and Stevenage.
Is it safe and are you qualified to do laser tattoo removal at the laser clinic?
Only our experienced and qualified laser specialists carry out the tattoo removal treatments. They have all the necessary certificates and qualifications, which you can request at any time. We are fully insured with an individual insurance taken out specifically for laser tattoo removal.