You’d be amazed how many people regret their tattoo choices. It would seem that many people either choose a tattoo on the spur of the moment, a tattoo that is dated in its appeal, or a tattoo that doesn’t live up to the expectations of what the wearer had hoped the design would look like.

The good news is you are no longer stuck with the tattoo choices you make. Laser tattoo removal techniques are effective and can remove the ink you no longer want on your body. Here at the Private Skin Clinic, we have been using laser tattoo removal methods since 1995. Some of our team have 20 years of experience of the process. To help you find out more about what it involves, we thought we would guide you through some of the most common questions we’re asked.

How does it work?

Laser tattoo removal involves a very bright light heating up the ink in your skin. As the ink heats, it breaks up and fades.


Does it hurt?

The removal treatment feels similar to the process of having a tattoo. It is uncomfortable, but tolerable. Afterwards your skin may feel hot, red and swollen. Scabs or blisters may form on the tattoo but you must be careful not pick them off in order to avoid infection. It’s also important to avoid exposing this part of your skin to sunlight for a while after treatment.


Will I have a scar?

There are no incisions involved with this treatment. It’s not surgical. However, although scarring is unlikely, it is possible. It’s also possible that your skin texture may change in the area, where your tattoo was located.


How soon will I see the results?

Your tattoo will fade in the weeks following your treatment. Further treatment may be required to fade it further. We recommend that you leave a month between treatments. Black ink fades far more easily, but coloured ink is harder to disperse.

If you’d like to find out more about how tattoo laser removal works and the sort of results you can expect on your individual case, please give us a call. When we have a few more details about the size, location on your body and the colours used in your tattoo, we will be able to give you a better idea of how many sessions it would take to remove your tattoo, the costs involved and how successful it’s likely to be.