Frequently asked questions

How does tattoo removal by laser work?

The laser removes tattoo ink by using different specific wavelengths of light that pass through the skin and are absorbed by the ink. The Medlite C6 is the only tattoo removal laser used in the UK that has four wavelengths enabling nearly every single colour to be removed. The absorption of this light energy which is like a shock wave breaks the ink into tiny particles that can then be removed by the bodies natural filtering systems

How many treatments will I need?

The number of treatments required to remove a tattoo depends on the size, the age, the type of ink and the depth of the ink. As a rule we would be disappointed if any tattoo took longer than ten treatments to remove. The average for professional tattoos is between 6-10 treatments whilst an amateur tattoo should only require 2-5 treatments.

How often can I receive treatments?

You should always wait for at least six weeks between treatments. This period allows the body’s immune system to fully disperse the ink particles broken up by the light energy. If you are advised to have treatments more regularly it will only result in more treatments being necessary and your overall cost increasing.

Can really bright colourful tattoos be removed?

Yes, with our industry leading technology we can remove just about any tattoo. In fact we complete the removal of many tattoos our competitors can not manage.

Could the process leave a scar?

It is very unlikely that our technology will leave a scar however as with all skin related medical procedures their is always a minimal risk. There are lasers currently used in this industry that are either outdated or not fit for purpose, with these your risk of scarring is considerably greater.

Will the process hurt?

The sensation of our laser treatment has been likened to the snap of a small elastic band on the skin. It is certainly no more painful than being tattooed.

Can I remove a part of my tattoo?

Our laser technology allows us to accurately remove small areas of ink so if you just need, for example, a name removing this will not be a problem for us.

Is it possible for you to fade down one of my tattoos?

Yes it is common for us to fade down tattoos so they can be covered by a newly designed tattoo. It just requires less treatments, sometimes only one.