Tattoo Removal Treatment

When it comes to laser tattoo removal treatment the most widely used equipment is Q-switched lasers. 

They work by targeting different tattoo ink colours or pigments based on their light absorption ability, as with other types of laser treatments, darker material means better absorption and as such, black and other dark coloured inks are easier to remove and can be removed completely using Q-switched equipment.

Lighter colours such as green and yellow are difficult to remove. 
Laser light is absorbed by the tattoo ink which is then broken down into tiny particles which are easily removed by natural bodily means.
Four out of 10 people in the UK regret their tattoos. People are flocking to laser tattoo removal as it's a safe, viable option to remove their tattoos.
"One in nine people in the UK have undergone tattoo removal treatment..."

38% of people who have tattoos have considered tattoo removal procedures.
Laser tattoo removal is the safest and most effective method for getting rid of that old ink available today.


Does Tattoo laser removal hurt?
Getting a tattoo removed by a laser does hurt but the chances are it won't hurt as much as getting the tattoo did in the first place. The pain is tolerable and has been compared to 'a rubber band snapping agaisnt your skin.'
How long are treatments?
Depending on the size of the tattoo and the colouring it can range from 10 minutes to hours.
How many treatments are needed?
Although it is not possible to predict the number of sessions required for complete removal, most patients need 6-12 sessions.
What side effects can occur?
Depending on the colour of the tattoo it may not completely fade and yellow, green and purple ink may require more sessions to fade than black, blue and red. A small chance your skin may become darker or paler and 3 in 100 people develop scars.
What colours of tattoo ink can be treated?
Black and blue tend to usually fade very well with laser treatment. Green, blue, purple and orange inks are the most resistant and will require more treatment sessions to remove.

Tattoo Removal Articles

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Tattoo Removal - Before and After pictures

"Laser tattoo removal is considered to be the most professional and reliable method since it takes place at specialized clinics. In the beginning, tattoo removal by laser was performed with continuous-wave lasers and later with Q-switched lasers."

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The science behind laser tattoo removal

"A whole host of celebs have gone public with their inky mistakes – Strictly star Gemma Atkinson ‘thanked the Lord’ for the removal of three Chinese symbols that materialised down the right-hand side of her stomach in Magaluf at 3am."

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The Truth About Getting Your Tattoos Removed

For the moment you start regretting your old ink. Removing a tattoo is a complicated process and there are a lot of aspects to consider. And you’re not alone if you have a bunch of questions. So, here’s everything you should know before taking the steps to say goodbye to your ink.

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