The UK’s leading tattoo removal clinic, with over four different tattoo removal lasers to choose from! Pulse Light Clinic is proud to have Picosure, Picosure Pro, Picoway and Revlite to meet your tattoo removal needs. With over 15 years of experience and treating over 300 tattoos per week, we have a wealth of unrivalled experience treating all skin types.

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Laser Tattoo Removal Manchester Clinic

Laser tattoo removal is a complex treatment. Most lasers do not cater for every skin type and every ink type due to their limitations on wavelengths. This is why at Pulse Light Clinic, we have heavily invested in the most up-to-date equipment in order to treat our clients as quickly and effectively as possible. With our four laser machines, we are able to remove all ink types, including black, blue, red, pink, brown and green. Yellow and white are classed as irremovable; however, on many occasions, we have removed or lightened yellow ink.

The Complexity of Laser Tattoo Removal

When a tattoo is created via needling water in-soluble pigment into the dermis, the body rejects the ink as a foreign body and expels the smaller ink particles into the bloodstream. The rest that are too large to be removed are engulfed by white blood cells and remain.
When considering tattoo removal, most people will opt for laser tattoo removal. The other, older processes, such as TCA and Dermabrasion, are known to have little effect on the ink and are more damaging to the skin.

How Laser Tattoo Removal Works

Laser tattoo removal works by firing specific laser light into the ink particles, which breaks the ink into tiny pieces; these little pieces are then easy for the body to absorb and carry away through the lymphatic system. Usually, six visits are needed with a Picosecond laser, but this depends on various attributes, such as the age and location of the tattoo and depth in the dermis. At each visit, the diameter of the laser decreases, allowing it to penetrate deeper into the dermis to target every layer of ink.

Tattoo Removal Side Effects

Although tattoo removal has short-term side effects, such as blistering and swelling, they usually only last around four days. Long-term side effects of tattoo removal are rare, especially when good aftercare is adhered to.

Traditional vs. Advanced Laser Techniques

Traditional Q-Switch laser technology has been around for some time. However, our Revlite laser allows the treatment of clients with darker skin types and black ink to have successful tattoo removal with a low chance of side effects. Particularly with shading on darker skin, as this is much safer and easily removed with the Revlite laser.

Procedure and Expected Number of Visits

Conventional Q-Switch laser tattoo removal relies heavily on a type of photo-thermal energy to target the pigment of the tattoo and surrounding skin. While it can successfully remove a tattoo, treatments need to be spaced 12 weeks apart, and it may take anything from 12-15 treatments to fade a tattoo. Non-Pico technology also struggles to remove coloured inks.
Particularly for coloured ink, PicoSure & PicoWay lasers are a breakthrough in laser tattoo removal technology. These lasers have dramatically changed the speed of tattoo removal.

The benefits of PicoSure & PicoWay laser tattoo removal:

  • Faster, more comfortable treatments
  • Less downtime ( swelling, blistering and scabbing)
  • Faster recovery time after treatment
  • Effective on all removable colours of ink, even greens and reds
  • Fewer treatments are required; the whole tattoo can be removed in 6 treatments*
  • Additionally, skin rejuvenation can be included
  • Shorter treatment intervals of 8 weeks compared to 12 weeks
  • Removal of shading in as little as one session*

Your whole tattoo can be erased in 6 treatments*

The PicoSure Pro and PicoWay tattoo removal lasers use photo-mechanical principles as opposed to photo-thermal alone, combined with ultra-short pulses called picoseconds (one trillionth of a second) to shatter the ink into minute particles, which your body then eliminates itself. In short, the laser shakes the ink using sound waves whilst also overheating the ink for a more dramatic effect. This powerful process means the whole tattoo can be erased in as little as six treatments*. This method allows for treatment intervals to be spaced closer together and releases less residual heat into the surrounding tissue, allowing for faster recovery.

*The number of treatments and results may vary from person to person

Laser Tattoo Removal Near Me

Pulse Light Clinic offers the most advanced tattoo removal in the UK. With four state-of-the-art FDA-approved lasers, there is no better place to remove an unwanted tattoo. Book a free consultation via phone or in person. One of our Consultants will assess your tattoo to estimate the amount of sessions it will take to remove or fade for a cover-up. Experts with over 15 years experience in laser tattoo removal.

Convenient Locations for Tattoo Removal

In addition to our Manchester clinic, Pulse Light Clinic operates six laser tattoo removal clinics in London, within easy reach of key city locations, ensuring convenient access to our expert services.

Deansgate Clinic: 4th Floor, 125 Deansgate, Greater Manchester, M3 2BY
Bank Clinic: 1st Floor, Peek House, 20 Eastcheap, London, EC3M 1EB
Tottenham Court Clinic: 5 Percy Street, London, W1T 1DG
Marylebone Clinic: 12 Lisson Grove, London NW1 6TS
Liverpool Street Clinic: 11 Artillery Lane, London, E1 7LP
Oxford Street Clinic: Coming Soon
Covent Garden Clinic: Coming Soon

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Laser Tattoo Removal Prices

Tattoo Removal Prices

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Laser Tattoo Removal FAQ's

How many laser treatments does it take to remove a tattoo?

It can take up to 8 months to two years to remove your tattoo as treatments are done with gaps of 8 weeks between appointments. The time frame varies for each client and their tattoo, as different factors such as ink type and colour, skin type, and age and location of the tattoo play a role.

We usually recommend 6-8 treatments for laser tattoo removal but this can depend on the ink colours and depth of ink that has been used for your tattoo. If you have a new tattoo, you must wait a minimum of 3 months before booking a consultation and patch test.

At your laser tattoo consultation, your technician will be able to give you a better indication of how many treatments you personally need and answer any other questions you may have about laser tattoo removal.

How much does tattoo removal cost?

Prices start at £50.00 per session for small tattoos (1–3 cm) and rise to £176.00 for larger tattoos (16–20 cm) at Pulse Light Clinic Manchester. It also may vary according to the machine and the amount of sessions you'll need.

Is laser tattoo removal painful?

Everyone has a different pain threshold however we will patch test in the consultation and if you find it too uncomfortable we recommend using a numbing cream on the tattoo wrapped in clinic film for at least 30 minutes before your arrival for treatment.

Clients often describe PicoSure/ PicoWay tattoo removal treatments like ‘being pinged with an elastic band’, but this varies from person to person.

Is laser tattoo removal suitable for all skin types?

The PicoSure laser is only suitable for lighter skin types. The PicoSure works very well on black, blue, green and purple inks

The PicoWay laser is suitable for all skin types on black ink.
On very light skin types we can use the PicoWay for red, orange inks.

What is needed for Laser Tattoo Removal post-treatment care?

The area must be protected with an application of ointment and gauze for the first 48 hours, and then protected from sun exposure to prevent changes in pigmentation between treatments.

What is the hardest tattoo colour to remove?

This can vary from person to person depending on the skin type and depth of the ink.
The pastel colours can be tough to remove as they are mixed with white ink which reflects the laser light.

How does laser tattoo removal work?

Utilising advanced laser technology for tattoo eradication, laser tattoo removal precisely directs concentrated laser beams into the tattoo ink, fragmenting it into minuscule particles. These microscopic fragments are then effortlessly metabolised by the body, facilitating natural ink elimination without inflicting damage upon the surrounding skin—distinctively superior to alternative methods of tattoo removal.

While conventional laser systems have been in use for a considerable period, innovative platforms like PicoSure and PicoWay represent a monumental leap in laser tattoo removal techniques. These state-of-the-art lasers optimise ink disintegration efficiency, offering a remarkably effective and skin-safe solution for those seeking to erase their tattoos.

How long does laser tattoo removal take?

The duration of laser tattoo removal varies based on factors like tattoo size, ink colour, and laser type. Typically, 6-12 sessions, each lasting minutes to an hour, are required. Advanced lasers like PicoSure and PicoWay may expedite the process. Consult a qualified practitioner at Pulse Light Clinic for a tailored assessment.

How long between laser tattoo removal sessions?

You should do gaps of 8 weeks between appointments. The time frame varies for each client and their tattoo, as different factors such as ink type and colour, skin type, and age and location of the tattoo play a role.

How much is laser tattoo removal?

Tattoo removal prices at Pulse Light Clinic vary based on tattoo size, ink colour, and laser type used for treatment. For PICO treatments, prices start at £50.00 per session for small tattoos measuring 1–3 cm, rising to £176.00 for large tattoos between 16–20 cm. On the other hand, with Q-switch, prices start at £34.00 per session for very small tattoos (1–3 cm) and can go up to £67.00 per session for large tattoos measuring 16–20 cm.

Does laser tattoo removal scar?

At Pulse Light Clinic, advanced laser technologies like PicoSure minimise scarring risks. The expertise of qualified practitioners and proper aftercare further reduce potential complications. However, individual skin conditions and healing responses can influence outcomes. Consult Pulse Light Clinic for a personalised assessment.

How to remove tattoos?

Tattoos are commonly removed using laser surgery, involving a hand piece against the skin and activating laser light over the tattoo.

How many sessions to remove a tattoo?

The exact number of sessions depends on the tattoo's size, colour, and age, as well as skin type.

How many treatments to remove a tattoo?

Similar to sessions, the number of treatments varies based on individual factors.

How long does it take to remove a tattoo?

This can vary widely depending on the factors like on the tattoo's size, colour, and age, as well as skin type.

How much is tattoo removal in the UK?

It varies, but at Pulse Light Clinic, it ranges from £50.00 to £176.00 per session (it depends on the machine, size of tattoo and the amount of sessions).

What machines are used for tattoo removal?

Pulse Light Clinic uses four different tattoo removal lasers to choose from! Pulse Light Clinic is proud to have Picosure, Picosure Pro, Picoway and Revlite to meet your tattoo removal needs.

Can you tattoo over laser tattoo removal?

Yes, it is possible to get a new tattoo over a removed one after the skin has fully healed.

How painful is tattoo removal?

Pain levels can vary, but laser tattoo removal is generally uncomfortable.

How effective is tattoo removal?

Laser tattoo removal is very effective, particularly on black and darker coloured inks.

How to prepare for the first session of tattoo removal?

Clients should follow specific instructions :
-You cannot be tanned at the session and tanning between sessions increases the risk of hypo/hyperpigmentation
-If you tan between sessions you will require another patch test on the tattoo
-No fake tan 2- 3 weeks prior to treatment on the area being treated
-No oil or moisturizer should be used the day of the treatment, the skin must be clear of products
-If you found the patch test painful, anaesthetic cream (topical numbing cream) can be used to reduce discomfort and works very well when it is applied correctly- 2 hours before treatment for Emla 5% and Denela, or 30 mins prior to treatment if using LMX. Apply copious amounts of the cream, always have cling film or Tegaderm covering the cream as a bandage will soak it up. If air gets to the cream it will dry it out and prevent it from working. Do not remove the clingfilm/Tegaderm until you enter the treatment room.

Can you get laser tattoo removal while pregnant?

It is not recommended!

How to remove tattoo eyebrows?

This is done using similar laser removal techniques, but special care is required due to the sensitive area.

What not to do after laser tattoo removal session?

Avoid sun exposure, picking at the treated area, and strenuous activities that may irritate the skin.

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Why Choose Pulse Light Clinic

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One of only 2 clinics in the Europe using the PicoSure & PicoWay lasers.

The benefits of PicoSure & PicoWay laser tattoo removal:

Less painful treatments

Less downtime, ( swelling, blistering and scabbing)

Faster recovery time after treatment

Less damage to the skin

Effective on all colours of the tattoo, even greens, and blues

Fewer treatments required; the whole tattoo can be removed in as little as 4 treatments.

Over 18 years experience in laser and IPL Technology

Doctor and Nurse Led Clinic

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