The removal of tattoos using laser has been carried out for approx. 20 years. Because of the variety of different types of tattoos (e.g. amateur, professional, semi-permanent micropigmentation), it is important to find a practitioner experienced in treating a wide range. You must check the type of laser that a clinic is using for tattoo removal, as these should always be Q-Switched. Be very wary of any clinic offering tattoo removal using Intense Pulsed Light (IPL).
Some tattoo pigments respond well to one laser but not to another; colours like green do not respond to treatment at all. Where coloured tattoos are involved, it is a good idea to use a clinic where doctors are controlling the treatment. Repeat treatments will be required; 1 – 10 treatments for an amateur tattoo to 5 – 20 for a professional one; sessions will usually be 4 – 6 weeks apart. You can find prices in our price chart.