Laser Tattoo Removal
& Fade Downs

AESTHETIC - LASER - SKIN - WELLNESS CLINIC

There are lots of reasons for wanting a tattoo removed. It could be a joke tattoo that isn’t funny anymore, dates and names that are no longer relevant, or traumatic tattoos from a car accident, which has embedded gravel in your skin. Medical tattoo dots can also be removed after radiotherapy using QS laser tattoo removal. You could be wearing a tattoo that you love but there is an area that needs removing or you love your tattoos and need a blank canvas for your new chosen tattoo artist to work on.
Fade-downs are becoming increasingly popular too.

Q-switched lasers are the only really effective lasers for tattoo removal. These lasers penetrate deep into the skin, with minimal risk of scarring and pigmentation changes.
QS Lasers produce an intense, focused beam of light into the tattoo Ink which then absorbs the light energy and causes the tattoo pigment to break down. These tiny particles are then removed by the body via the lymphatic system.

Results

Tattoo removal

Procedure Time

Varies

Recovery Time

Return to work

Anaesthetic

None

Treatments

typically 6-12 treatments

Price

From £50

Q-switched lasers emit quick pulses of energy at specific wavelengths that target and break down pigments into tiny particles small enough to be processed by your lymphatic system. Your body removes the particles like a detox.

During treatment, a laser needs to heat the pigment molecule to thousands of degrees before fragmentation can occur. The laser beam passes harmlessly through the skin, targeting only the ink resting in a liquid state within. The energy pulse focuses only on the ink for a very short duration (measured in milliseconds), and doesn’t burn or affect the tissue in the surrounding area.

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*Results may vary from person to person.

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Before & after gallery

Laser Tattoo Removal/Fade Down at juliette john clinic

Take a look at some of our fantastic results. We deliver long-term and effective results for all of our clients. We create personalised treatment plans, so we’ll assist you in achieving your best results.

I’ve just had my first appointment for laser tattoo removal and I am incredibly happy. Joanne was professional, friendly and very kind. I was a little anxious about the pain but Joanne was fantastic at making me feel at ease. The treatment was excellent and I’m looking forward to returning for my next appointment.

Roberta

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Frequently asked questions

Laser Tattoo Removal/Fade Down

  1. What laser tattoo removal technology do you offer?

    One laser cannot remove all colours of tattoo ink, so here at Juliette John we use a full range of Q- Switched laser technologies (QS Nd YAG 1064nm laser, QS 532nm laser and QS 694nm Ruby lasers) to offer you the best results available.

  2. How do I prepare for tattoo removal?

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

  3. Is laser tattoo removal painful?

    The treatment causes clients minimum discomfort, the sensation varies but is often described as a ‘flick of an elastic band’.

    We ensure that all discomfort is minimised for our clients, and we offer cold air cryo freezing to clients to numb the treated area.

  4. When will I see results?

    How fast you will see results depends on the colour and complexity of the tattoo, as well as other factors such as age of the client, tattoo age, skin type and the chemical composition of the tattoo. The depth and density of the ink, and where on the body the tattoo is can also affect the speed of results.

  5. What are the side effects?

    As with all medical procedures, there is small risk of potential side effects, including;

    – Temporary blistering – a common but temporary side effect of tattoo removal.
    – Erythema, bleeding, crusting and scabbing- a clean dressing and suitable healing ointments are recommended if this occurs
    – Wheal/flare with erythema may last 2-4 hours
    – Mild to moderate itching
    – Pigment changes – both hyperpigmentation and hypopigmentation are possible, however this should be temporary and last up to 6 months
    – Thermal damage and scarring – this is less likely to happen since the laser does not affect the surrounding skin tissue.

    In most cases, there are no side effects and the above potential side effects are limited to a small fraction of all treatments that are carried out.

  6. How long does it take?

    This will vary depending on the size of the treatment area.

  7. What is the aftercare?

    For 1-2 weeks after treatment:

    • Wash and dry the treated area gently.
    • Avoid UV exposure.
    • Protect the skin with SPF50.
    • Avoid strenuous exercise.