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LASER TATTOO REMOVAL

• From £40 per session
• Course discount available
• Patch test required
• Great for PMU & SMP removal

What is Laser Tattoo Removal: 

Laser tattoo removal is a procedure that uses high-powered lasers to break up the ink particles in a tattoo so that the body can absorb and eliminate them naturally. At Appear Natural Aesthetics we use an AW3 Q Switch ND Yag laser which emits a concentrated beam of light that targets the ink particles in the skin. The energy from the laser breaks up the ink particles into tiny fragments that are small enough to be eliminated by the body's lymphatic system. 

 

What to expect during the treatment: 

Before your first treatment we offer a free consultation to discuss the process followed by a patch test to check you are suitable for laser tattoo removal. During your full treatment the laser is passed over the tattoo, shattering the ink below the skins surface whilst doing so. During your first 2-3 sessions you will notice the skin will frost over, this is known as ‘frosting’ and is produced by small gas bubbles rising to the surface enabling the breaking down of tattoo pigments. Many patients report little or no discomfort; they liken the treatment sensation to the snapping of an elastic band on the skin.  

 

What to expect after the treatment: 

You may notice that the skin is slightly red, swollen and sore in the hours following the treatment, this can be reduced with a cool compress or the use of aloe vera gel. Any irritation should subside after 24 hours. During the following few weeks, you may experience scabbing and itchiness whilst the area continues to heal. Aftercare will be discussed in detail during your consultation. 

 

Aftercare: 

Your post treatment efforts are as important a part of the process as the laser itself. Following these guidelines will help to reduce scarring, increase healing and increase your chances of a perfect finish.  

For the next 48 hours –   

  • Apply Savlon three times a day.  

  • Do not smoke – the success of removing a tattoo after 8 treatments is reduced by 70% if you smoke!  

  • Keep the area clean and as dry as possible.  

  • Avoid all heat treatments such as steam rooms, saunas, hot baths and hot showers.  

  • Avoid excessive exercise.  

  • Avoid all perfumed creams, soaps and lotions on the treatment area.  

  • Do not use any anti-inflammatory products for 48 hours.  

  • Avoid banging or bumping the treatment area.   


After a laser treatment, it is common for the area to feel slightly warm. It is also common to experience some redness, local swelling and mild tenderness. These symptoms may appear immediately or a few days after treatment.  

A cold compress can be applied if the area feels hot or uncomfortable.  

  • The use of Savlon is recommended directly after the treatment and for a further 2 weeks.  

  • After 2 weeks, you should apply Bio Oil to the area every day, this will really help with the healing of the skin.  

  • Always pat the area dry with a paper towel, do not rub it.  

  • Do not touch, pick or scratch the area, especially if scabs or blisters form.  It is quite common to get blisters after a treatment and this is not a concern, it is part of the healing process.

  • Do not pop the blister, allow the body to break down the blister naturally.  

  • Aim to keep the area covered in sunlight but if not possible a high SPF 50+ should be applied to the area, for the duration of treatment course.


  • Excessive sun exposure can cause hypo or hyper pigmentation of the skin, blisters and scarring.  

A few days after a treatment, as the area continues to heal, it may get itchy. This is all part of the healing process. To ease the itchiness, you can apply 1% hydrocortisone cream or a Vitamin E ointment.  


  • Wait at least 6 weeks between sessions as your body continues to remove the ink long after your session.

It may seem like the surface of the skin has healed in a few weeks, but the deeper layers are still healing, therefore the longer you can wait, the better results you will get.    


How many sessions are required: 

The number of treatments required for laser tattoo removal depends on various factors such as the size and location of the tattoo, the colours of ink used, the depth of the tattoo, the age of the tattoo, skin type and how effective the person’s lymphatic system is. Multiple sessions may be needed for complete removal and sessions are a minimum of 6 weeks apart, this will be discussed during your consultation. 

  

Prices

Start from £40 per session. Please get in contact to receive a quote.

Purchase a course of 4 sessions and save 25%.

Patch test £20 - deductable against treatment.

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