Laser Tattoo Removal

Laser Tattoo Removal

​Had a change of heart about your body art? Uncover skin you can be proud of with the safest and most effective treatment for unwanted tattoos.

  • Doctor and nurse administered
  • Free consultation
  • Treatment time only 10 minutes
  • Test patch from £50

Tattoo Removal at sk:n

At sk:n we use advanced laser technology to remove tattoos. Laser tattoo removal is simple, safe, and produces fantastic results. The advanced technology works by allowing the light produced by the laser to pass through the skin and break up the tattoo ink into tiny particles. The body then disposes of these fragments via its immune system


Here at sk:n we accept nothing other than the best standard of  pre-treatment, treatment and aftercare. Every year our team of medically trained doctors and nurses conduct thousands of tattoo removal procedures


Several factors come into play when considering removing a tattoo. We are committed to providing you with the best treatment plan specific to your needs. Arrange for a free consultation today to see how we can help


It usually takes several treatment sessions to ensure success, with minimum 6 week intervals between sessions. We've also got access to the latest Pico Lasers if you want even quicker results. If you decide to go ahead after your consultation we can start off with a test patch for only £50

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Please complete the below form and select a time you would like one of our sk:n advisers to call you back to arrange your consultation.

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Pricing

TATTOO REMOVAL (30% OFF) From Now
Consultation with a Nurse Free  
Test Patch £50  
Very Minor Area (1-3 x 1-3cm) £65 £46
Minor (4-8 x 4-8cm) £110 £77
Intermediate (9-15 x 9-15cm) £180 £126
Major (16-20 x 16-20cm) £275 £193
Additional Area (in addition to Major Area) £120 £84

For select clinics in Glasgow, Esher, Bluewater, London Harley Street we may be only able to offer treatment with the Pico lasers and a different price will apply.

Tattoo Removal FAQs

How long will it take to remove my tattoo?

A course of 6-10 treatments is often enough to remove the tattoo depending on the colour and depth of the tattoo ink. To allow the skin to recover between Laser Tattoo Removal sessions, you can only have treatment every 6-12 weeks. We've also got access to the latest Pico Lasers in select clinics if you want even quicker results.

Is tattoo removal painful?

Laser tattoo removal can cause a stinging sensation but most people do not experience high level of discomfort during the treatment. Local anaesthetic cream can be used and/or pain relief, such as paracetamol. Redness in the area is common after the procedure, but subsides quickly. The skin will be sensitive after your treatment so we recommend high-factor sun block. A combination of skin care products will be recommended to you after the treatment. You may experience a lightening or darkening of the affected skin, though in most cases this returns to normal after six months.

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.

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.

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.

I've had my tattoo done recently. Is it easier to remove?

The ink particles of the tattoo will have been 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. Don’t be fooled into believing that if you have a change of heart shortly after getting your tattoo it can be easily removed.

How do I know 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 lighter than the surrounding area.

Our practitioners can assess your tattoo and determine which solution is most appropriate in a free consultation. 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. Although more invasive, it can sometimes be the most effective solution and may also be quicker than laser removal.

 

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0121 567 8111