Laser Tattoo Removal is a highly effective treatment for the removal of unwanted tattoos. The process works by delivering laser energy to target the carbon particles or dyes in the skin, allowing selective destruction of the foreign pigment while minimising damage to the surrounding skin. Lasers may be used on all tattoo types such as professional, amateur, cosmetic, medicinal and traumatic tattoos.

At the Cadogan Clinic, we strive to meet the highest expectations. We offer a premium service using the most cutting-edge equipment and providing the most experienced and skilled experts. If you go ahead with Laser Tattoo Removal, you can expect visible and lasting results and minimal discomfort.

Whatever your personal requirements, the Cadogan Clinic provides the leading experts and techniques for your treatment at its state-of-the-art, purpose-built central London facility.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

The amount of pain involved with having a tattoo removed is comparable to that of having it put on. It’s described as a feeling of having a rubber band snapped against the skin or having hot bacon fat splatter on your skin. Typically, patients can handle the discomfort without local anaesthetic cream or pain killers. Both are however available.

We understand that you wish to have your skin remain as natural as possible following a tattoo removal. With our advanced PicoSure Laser, it is very uncommon for patients to have any scarring. If you already had scar tissue from the tattoo, then expect that scar to remain. You should note that other lasers may leave scarring.

During the initial tattoo removal consultation, you can run your hand over the tattooed surface and feel if there is any scarring. Any raised areas are scars, and those will remain after the tattoo has been removed, because the tattoo removal only breaks down the pigment of the ink, not scars.

It’s important to use proper aftercare following treatment so as to limit any possibility of scars. This includes allowing any scabs and blisters to remain until they are fully healed and fall off on their own. Do not pick at the area.

There may be a higher chance of keloid scars in patients with a history of keloids, so it’s important to share your medical history with the medical practitioner performing your session. 

There are some minor side effects that occur with Laser Tattoo removal, and you may want to take it easy for the day immediately following the treatment as you may have increased sensitivity. Depending on the area being treated, these side effects may be more bothersome in the first few days.

The most common side effects include:

+ Tenderness
+ Redness
+ Swelling
+ Blistering
+ Scabbing
+ Bruising
+ Hyperpigmentation or Hypopigmentation

All side effects should fade within a few days to a week following the surgery. It’s important to follow the aftercare instructions given to you by your practitioner in order to reduce symptoms of side effects. 

Laser tattoo removal works by delivering laser energy to target the carbon particles or dyes in the skin, allowing selective destruction of the foreign pigment while minimising damage to the surrounding skin. The laser breaks the ink down into tiny particles, that are then disposed of by your body’s natural immune system. Lasers may be used on all tattoo types such as professional, amateur, cosmetic, medicinal and traumatic tattoos.

We use different wavelengths of laser light to treat the different colours of ink in your tattoo. Black fades the quickest, and certain colours can be more stubborn, but we do offer targeted wavelengths for different colours. Your practitioner will go over all that with you in the consultation depending on your individual case.

You will see immediate results after your first session, and depending on the various colours, it will take multiple sessions to fully remove your tattoo. 

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