There are many different reasons for wanting to either partially modify or completely remove a tattoo. Some people regret ever having a tattoo done, however others simply want to make way for a new fresh tattoo that is more current. Whatever your personal reason, we are here to help.
At Equilibrium we use an Active Q-Switched (AQS) laser for tattoo removal which is acknowledged by dermatologists as the ‘gold standard’ treatment. Its efficacy and safety have been proved in numerous clinical trials, and outcomes are reliable with little or no evidence that the tattoo ever existed.
How much will it cost?
Prices from £45.00
Patch Test £25.00
0% finance available on all courses.
How does it work?
Zeolight active Q-Switched Laser generates a high powered beam of light in an extremely short pulse which is the most suitable laser for tattoo removal treatment. The short pulse of high powered laser light is absorbed by the tattoo ink particles, breaking them down into smaller pieces, enabling your natural immune defences to absorb and disperse of the ink. A gradual fading of the tattoo occurs over a series of treatments.
How is the treatment carried out?
The skin will be cleaned and then 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.
How does the treatment feel?
Most clients describe the sensation as similar to a hot pin prick or the flick of an elastic band. Whilst mildly uncomfortable, most people tolerate treatment well.
How does the skin look after treatment?
An instant whitening of the skin is seen after treatment, 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. Some tattoos will form a graze which must be left to heal naturally. Initially the tattoo is unlikely to look any different but will fade over the next 6 to 8 weeks as the body disperses it.
Are there any side effects?
Very rarely the skin may become lighter or darker, or some blistering may form. Change to the skin texture and scarring is possible, though uncommon, and is more likely if any grazes or blistering is not left to heal naturally. There may be loss of the natural tanning ability in the area treated, which may improve with time.
How many treatments are necessary?
This depends on several factors, including the density, colour of inks and the age of the tattoo. Amateur tattoos can be quick to remove, taking 6 to 10 treatments, whereas professional tattoos vary considerably, some can take up to 15 treatments but most will typically take 8 to 12 treatments.