Tattoo Removal Norwich
Laser Tattoo Removal is a safe and effective laser treatment used to permanently and completely remove any unwanted tattoos on just about any part of the body. We use lasers such as the excellent Harmony XL Pro to successfully heat and break down the ink’s pigment.
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What is laser tattoo removal?
With an estimated 45% of today’s adults getting their first tattoo between the ages of 18 and 25, it’s no surprise some regrets are experienced later down the line. The demand for laser tattoo removal work has significantly increased in recent years, with many either wanting mistakes corrected or entire tattoos removed altogether.
Here at The Doctors Laser Clinic, we use lasers such the cutting-edge Harmony XL Pro Medical Grade Laser to ensure we provide the best laser tattoo removal treatments, capable of removing even the most stubborn of tattoo ink. The laser removal system we employ has the power to safely eliminate the tattoo ink within the skin, resulting in a uniform, clear skin once more.
Once administered to the tattoo area, the light from the Harmony XL Pro laser successfully breaks down the ink’s pigment into tiny fragments. Over time, these fragments are disposed of by the body’s immune system, resulting in lighter skin and a significantly reduced tattoo appearance.
Due to the varying colour wavelengths of light the Harmony XL Pro laser is able to produce, tattoos of multiple colours are able to be removed in addition to typical black ink. We feel we have the best laser treatment option to remove your tattoos in Norwich.
Initial consultation and patch test
We require you to attend the clinic for a patch test. This is to ensure the use of the correct machine settings for your skin and check for a skin reaction. You will be asked about your medical history during your consultation.
Advanced Laser Technology
Successful multi-color tattoo removal requires a high powered laser that can deliver enough energy within the absorption spectrum of a wide range of colours. The Harmony XL Pro does just that.
Effective Results For Tattoo Removal
We employ only the best and fully experienced laser specialists to treat patients at the clinic. As well as this, we use only the best equipment on the market.
book a Tattoo Removal appointment
All treatments start with an initial consultation with one of our team. During your consultation we learn about your areas of concern and treatment goals.
Frequently Asked Questions
During your consultation with us, we’ll answer any questions or concerns you may have.
The practitioner will pass the laser over the tattoo surface – treatment length will considerably vary depending on tattoo size. During the course of the treatment time, you’re likely to feel a pricking sensation as the ink is broken down. Whilst tattoo removal is considered less painful than actually getting a tattoo, we’d be lying if we said it was not somewhat uncomfortable for the patient at times. To reduce feelings of discomfort as much as possible, we’ll apply a local anaesthetic numbing cream before the laser energy treatment session begins, if necessary.
When it comes to tattoo removal, what you do after treatment is of paramount importance. You must not expose the tattoo or surrounding tissue treatment area to harsh substances and avoid sun exposure. If you know you’re likely to be under the gaze of UV rays, ensure to apply a high-factor SPF at all times following the session.
Skin may feel sensitive directly after the procedure, with redness and scabbing likely to occur. A number of treatment sessions are likely to be needed to eliminate the tattoo completely from your skin. Generally, 6-10 treatments are often enough, but this will highly depend on both the size and ink composition of the tattoo itself.
Yes, due to recent technological advancements in lasers and treatments, every tattoo can be successfully treated and fully removed now.
Different people have different pain tolerances for tattoo removal sessions. Most patients describe the session as uncomfortable but not painful. Some patients say the tattoo removal appointment is painless and far less painful than having the original tattoo!
If the correct machine is used, with the correct settings there should be no scarring as a result but, the original tattoo process may have left a scar that may show after the tattoo pigment is treated. You may experience slight skin discolouration after the process but this will fade over time.
How many treatments will of course depend on a few factors but on average 6-10 sessions of treatment are required to provide an effective treatment and give the best results, for the majority of patients.
Older examples are easier to fade and remove due to the fact that both the body and skin and also rays from sun exposure will have already started to break down the inks to get rid of the ink particles, to some degree.
Yes the Harmony XL pro is suitable for removal of tattoos from all skin types and colours.
Our prices start at £50 a session for small areas, and do increase with the tattoo sizing.
The Harmony XL pro is a Q-switched laser and utilises a ND-YAG system. We feel this is the best class of lasers for this application.
We have successfully performed our laser tattoo removal on 1000’s of patients over the many years we have been operating. We have removed tattoos of all shapes and sizes. If you have any questions regarding tattoo removal treatments, please do get in touch. We will be happy to discuss any aspect of the process with you.