At a Glance

DURATION OF TREATMENT Varies based on the size and colour of the tattoo.
ANAESTHESIA REQUIRED None (topical available if needed)
CONTRAINDICATION Keloid scarring. Vitiligo. Cancer. Active herpes simplex. Active infection. Medication that makes you photosensitive. Roaccutane. Tanned skin. Pregnancy & breast-feeding.
DOWNTIME
1 2 3 4 5
Can return to work next day.
DOWNTIME
1 2 3 4 5
Can return to work next day.
RESULTS No more tattoo.
EFFECTIVE FOR Tattoo removal.
NUMBER OF TREATMENTS Varies from six to 20. To be done at eight to ten week intervals.
PRICE Prices start from £80.

What is Tattoo Removal?

Laser Tattoo removal uses a Q Switched laser which is proven to be the most effective form of laser for eradicating pigment from tattoos. This shatters the pigment with an intense focused light and is slowly eradicated by the body over the next 12 weeks. Treatment can take some time, often up to 12 treatments to get the best results.

Laser Tattoo removal is effective on varying tattoos although an assessment is needed to see if you are eligible for treatment.

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Before & After Gallery

“As cutting edge as London”, Victoria (59)

“I view myself lucky to have a clinic like Health & Aesthetics in Surrey as you would only expect to find a similar one in London. Rekha Tailor who is a qualified doctor together with a professional team of staff give you the latest up to date treatments. I am very impressed that when I have only just read about a new advanced treatment in the newspaper, Health & Aesthetics is already providing them. My own experience has been wonderful with friendly professional and honest advice, the treatments make me feel much better about the way I look without making me look as though anything has been done.”

“Exceedingly impressed with consultation”, Female (65)

“Exceedingly impressed at how comprehensive the consultation was and it quite exceeded my expectations. Rekha gave a detailed description of her, her background, treatments available, treatments precisely tailored (no pun intended!) to my individual needs. I left with a clear understanding of what, why, how, and the benefits to be achieved.”

“5 stars from me!”, Rebecca (40)

“The clinic is state of the art with all the treatments and products I need to keep aging at bay, make myself feel and look as good as possible. 5 stars from me!”

Frequently Asked Questions

The number of treatments needed will depend on the professionalism of the tattoo, colour, size and depth of pigment. This can take anything from 6 -20 sessions although we find on average it is 12 sessions. These will be spaced around 10-12 weeks apart. Treatment can be relatively painful, although it is quite a quick treatment. Numbing cream can be applied prior to treatment.

Avoid sun exposure for a few days before the treatment starts.

Laser tattoo removal can be painful.

Before treatment starts, we can numb the area with a local anaesthetic cream to make the treatment more comfortable.

Before any treatment a patch test is done 24 hours before a treatment.

A photograph is taken before treatment to monitor progress.

During the treatment, you will feel a stinging sensation, like the flicking of an elastic band against the skin.

Treatments can take 5 minutes to 1 hour depending upon the size of the tattoo.

Antibacterial ointment is applied to the treated area after the procedure.

For 1-2 weeks after treatment:

  • Wash and dry the treated area gently.
  • Avoid UV exposure.
  • Protect the skin with SPF50.
  • Avoid strenuous exercise.
  • Do not drink alcohol.
  • Irritated skin – this may last for up to 1 week depending upon the amount and depth of the pigment removed.
  • Hyper-pigmentation – the skin may appear darker (especially if you are a darker skin type) in the treated area. These darker patches may eventually disappear.
  • Hypo-pigmentation – the skin may appear paler (especially if you are a darker skin type) in the treated area. This is because the natural skin pigment (melanin) is also targeted by the laser. These lighter patches may or may not eventually disappear.
  • Scarring – this is less likely to happen since the laser does not affect the surrounding skin tissue. Silicon scar reduction gel may be helpful.

There are no other treatments effective at treating Tattoos. Non Q-switched lasers such as an IPL do not deliver intense focused light at an effective wavelength meaning they are ineffective at removing tattoos and may damage the skin.

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At Health & Aesthetics, we believe that the fundamental basis for a successful aesthetic procedure is an in-depth consultation with a skilled qualified practitioner to assess your needs and develop a bespoke personal treatment plan so that you achieve outstanding natural looking results. You can call us on 01252 933 133.

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