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Medically reviewed by: Helen Green, Nurse Prescriber and Non-Surgical Lead, 1st July 2023. Next review July 2024
Our mission to deliver confidence through better skin is at the heart of everything we do.
We accept nothing other than outstanding client care, training and safety protocols at sk:n. Year after year, our highly trained medical practitioners safely treat thousands of laser tattoo removal clients, delivering the most effective results, so you always know that you are in the safest hands with us.
At sk:n we use advanced laser technology to remove tattoos, including Pico. It works by allowing the light produced by the laser to pass through the skin and break up the tattoo ink into tiny particles, which is then disposed of by the body via its immune system. Not only can we completely remove tattoos, but can also fade them if you want a change, or to add colour.
Consultations with a nurse or practitioner are free. Doctor consultations for face and neck tattoos start from £110.
How long does it take?
Laser tattoo removal usually takes several sessions (usually 6-8) to see results, with a minimum of 6 weeks between sessions, but the length of each treatment plan is dependent on the size, area and colour of your tattoo. We also use Pico lasers in selected clinics, that optimally target unwanted pigment for even faster results and less downtime. We’ll always recommend the best removal plan for your tattoo, so arrange a free* consultation to see how we can help.
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Tattoo removal pricing
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Spread the cost of your treatment with interest free credit. Please speak to one of our experts for more information.
To secure an appointment, your credit or debit card details will be secured against your booking. For free consultations, this is £25 with a practitioner or £50 for acne or injectables consultations. For all other chargeable consultations, appointments, test patches and reviews, please refer to our payment protection and cancellation policies for more information.
|Treatment||Single Treatment From||Course of 8 Price per Treatment From|
|Very minor (1-3cm x 1-3cm)||£75.00||
|Minor (4-8cm x 4-8cm)||£128.00||
|Intermediate (9-15cm x 9-15cm)||£208.00||
|Major (16-20cm x 16-20cm)||£318.00||
|Additional area to major (per 1-10cm x 1-10cm)||£139.00||
|Pico: Very minor (1-3cm x 1-3cm)||£113.00||
|Pico: Minor (4-8cm x 4-8cm)||£200.00||
|Pico: Intermediate (9-15cm x 9-15cm)||£325.00||
|Pico: Major (16-20cm x 16-20cm)||£511.00||
|Pico: Additional area to major (per 1-10cm x 1-10cm)||£219.00||
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Frequently asked questions
Does laser tattoo removal hurt?
Unfortunately, no method of tattoo removal is completely pain-free. It’s similar to the feeling of having a rubber band repeatedly flicked against the skin. Others describe it as a rapid succession of sharp pinpricks, or a warm, prickly sensation. Because a lot of energy is needed in order for the laser to break up the ink particles under your skin, laser tattoo removal can be uncomfortable for some people, so we offer cooling spray and aloe vera gel to calm the skin post-treatment, and SPF to protect the area. Your skin will also need 6 – 12 weeks to properly recover between treatments.
How does laser tattoo removal work?
Lasers remove tattoos by safely applying intense light to the pigment and breaking up the ink into tiny particles. After several treatments (with regular intervals between sessions), the body breaks down and removes the pigment in the tattoo, causing it to fade.
How long will it take to remove my tattoo with lasers?
A course of 6-10 treatments is often enough to remove the tattoo, depending on the colour and depth of the tattoo ink.
How do I know if tattoo removal is suitable for me?
Laser tattoo removal may not be suitable for you if you have a dark skin tone; this is due to the potential of the treatment leaving a ‘ghosting’ effect, where the skin is left lighter than the surrounding area. During your consultation, our tattoo experts will assess your tattoo and determine which solution is most appropriate for you. In some cases, the most appropriate form of removal for a tattoo could be excision. This involves having the tattoo surgically removed using a scalpel, with a local anaesthetic applied. Although more invasive, it can sometimes be the most effective solution and may also be quicker.
I want to fade my tattoo so I can have a new design. How many treatments will I need?
A tattoo can be faded adequately to re-cover after a couple of sessions. Your practitioner will be able to advise how many sessions you are likely to need during your consultation.
I’ve had my tattoo done recently. Is it easier to remove?
The ink particles of the tattoo are normally injected deep into the dermis (the second layer of skin). In order to reverse this process effectively, the pigment within the skin needs to be broken down using targeted lasers. It isn’t necessarily the case that if you have a change of heart shortly after getting your tattoo, it is easier to remove.
Is tattoo removal safe?
Yes, it’s very safe. The laser energy is selectively absorbed by the tattoo ink only, meaning that surrounding tissues are not affected and there is no lasting damage to the skin. At sk:n, we operate within the strictest safety and medical protocols, so you can trust you’re in the safest hands at sk:n.
What’s the difference between laser tattoo removal and other methods?
Other tattoo removal methods do not involve lasers. We do not recommend the following methods of tattoo removal because they can cause scarring and have a high risk of infection. Tattoo removal creams – these work by dissolving the tattoo using chemicals such as hydroquinone, kojic acid, alpha arbutin and TCA. They cannot completely remove a tattoo, but may reduce its appearance in some cases. Dermabrasion tattoo removal – this involves using an abrasive device to blast the surface of the skin in order to break down the tattoo and remove the top layers of skin. A local anaesthetic is usually administered as this is a painful method of removal. Salabrasion – this works in a similar way to dermabrasion but involves applying water and salt in addition to an abrasive device in order to lift and remove layers of skin. Acid tattoo removal – some people are now using acids, similar to those used in chemical skin peels, to burn away layers of the skin in order to get rid of their tattoos. Many health professionals strongly advise against this method.