Laser Tattoo Removal
Here at Miracle Clinic we use only the best on our clients. Our laser technology is at the cutting edge of the industry’s development and delivery curve and gives fantastic results that we’re certain will meet your highest expectation. We believe that if you want to remove or fade old and unwanted tattoos that you should be confident in the equipment and the staff entrusted to give you the best possible results. We take pride in being able to deliver the sort of service we feel our customers deserve. Our lasers really work! Not all lasers are the same and not just any laser can safely remove tattoos. The Ruby Laser has the most advanced active Q-Switch lasers used for tattoo removal. This is the only type of laser that is safe and effective for the removal of tattoos, and is one of only 10 lasers of this specification in Britain today – this really is a unique piece of technology.
How is the laser tattoo removal treatment carried out?
The light from the laser is absorbed by the tattoo ink particles, breaking them down into smaller pieces, enabling your natural immune defenses to absorb and disperse the ink. A gradual fading of the tattoo occurs over a series of treatments. The skin will be cleaned and the laser applicator is passed over the tattoo releasing quick pulses of light. An audible clicking noise is often heard as the ink particles shatter. After treatment a soothing lotion is often applied.
Will the laser tattoo removal hurt?
The discomfort of laser tattoo removal is often described as a “rubber band snapping the skin” but can vary from client to client. We do our utmost to minimize any pain or discomfort possible. We also use high-strength topical numbing cream which is highly effective.
How does the skin look after the laser tattoo removal treatment?
An instant whitening of the skin is seen but this generally fades quickly. The area is likely to feel tender for a few hours and can be red and swollen for up to 48 hours after treatment. Some tattoos may form a graze which must be left to heal naturally. Initially the tattoo is unlikely to look any different but will fade over 4 to 8 weeks as the body disperses the broken down pigment.
What is the recovery period following the laser tattoo treatment?
Very rarely the skin may become lighter or darker, or a small blister may form. Change to skin texture and scarring is possible, though very uncommon and is more likely if grazes are not allowed to heal naturally. There may be loss of natural tanning ability in the area treated which usually improves with time.
How many treatments of laser tattoo removal are recommended?
This depends on a number of factors such as the density and colour of the tattoo and the age of the tattoo. Amateur tattoos can be quick to remove, taking 1 to 6 treatments, whereas professional tattoos vary considerably and can take up to 15 treatments. Treatments are spaced 6 to 8 weeks apart and each treatment can take anything from 10 to 30 minutes depending on the size of the tattoo.
What is the aftercare like?
During laser treatment, your tattoo may turn white briefly. It then swells somewhat and may turn red, but this usually lasts only a few hours. It is important to keep that tattoo covered with ointment and a bandage for the first day. Usually, it feels like a mild sunburn and does not hurt unless rubbed against. Between your treatments, it is important to keep the tattoo covered from the sun to prevent hyperpigmentation (darkening). You will receive detailed instructions during your appointment.
What are the costs of the laser tattoo removal treatments?
Call us to book in for your free consultation prices starting from £70. When you come in for your consultation the tattoo will be measured and accurate pricing can be given.