FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: Does laser tattoo removal hurt?
A: The process is relatively painful, most people describe the sensation as similar to an elastic band snapping on your skin. We use a cryo-cooler to control the heat and make the treatment as comfortable as possible.
Q: Can I use numbing cream?
A: Yes! You can purchase numbing cream from a pharmacy (we recommend EMLA). This needs to be applied 60-90 minutes before your treatment for best results.
Q: How long does a session last?
A: Allow around 30 minutes for your appointment, so that we can thoroughly discuss your requirements and inform you of everything you need to know before we start. The laser treatment itself can take as little as 5 seconds and no longer than 5 minutes, even for very large tattoos.
Q: How many session will I need?
A: It's difficult to say exactly how long a removal will take, as there are many different factors to take into consideration. To give an idea we typically see black and grey tattoos faded ready for a coverup in around 3-6 sessions, or completely removed in around 6-12 sessions.
Q: How long do I need to wait between sessions?
A: This varies from 6 weeks to 12 weeks depending on the colours, the size and the density of the tattoo, and the stage of removal. This time between sessions is vital to achieving the best results as your body needs time to remove the ink that we shatter with the laser.
Q: How does it work?
A: We use state of the art laser equipment to shatter the large ink particles in your tattoo, into tiny fragments that your body then removes through your immune system.
Q: Does it leave a scar?
A: The research suggests around 3-4% of people develop some scar tissue during treatments. We control the heat using our cryo-cooling equipment and use state of the art laser equipment which delivers even and consistent pulses of energy to reduce the risk of scarring to the absolute minimum.
If you have scarring from the tattoo process, then this will remain. However we tend to see a reduction of scarring through the laser process.