Key Points

  • We are the only clinic in Europe to use both the PICOWAY and PICOSURE (785nm+ 1064nm +532nm) technologies in the same clinic, ensuring precision and accelerated removal.
  • Minimum of 8 week intervals between tattoo removal sessions to ensure effective ink absorption into the bloodstream.
  • There is no set maximum amount of time between sessions, allowing flexibility based on individual needs and preferences.
  • NO SUN exposure between sessions on the tattoo – it is advisable not to expose the tattoo or area to sunlight until a year has passed from the final session.
  • Enhance blood circulation by massaging the area between sessions to aid the tattoo removal process.
  • Avoid any form of friction on the treated area for at least one week after a session to promote optimal healing and recovery.
  • The typical number of sessions required for tattoo removal averages around six sessions.
  • Several elements, including Fitzpatrick Skin type, the specific body area of the tattoo, ink depth, tattoo age, ink colour, and individual immune system, play a role in determining the number of sessions and the time needed for successful tattoo removal.

Pre-Treatment

  • To achieve the best outcomes, it’s important not to have a tan during a session, and exposing the skin to tanning between sessions raises the risk of hypo/hyperpigmentation.
  • For optimal tattoo results, avoid tanning between sessions, as this will prompt the need for an extra patch test.
  • For the best results, refrain from applying fake tan to the treatment area in the 2-3 weeks leading up to your session.
  • On the day of the treatment, avoid using any oil or moisturiser, ensuring the skin remains free of any products.
  • For a more comfortable experience, use topical numbing cream if the patch test was painful. Apply it correctly: 2 hours before treatment for Emla 5% and Denela, or 30 minutes prior to treatment for LMX. Generously apply the cream, ensuring it’s covered with cling film or Tegaderm to prevent drying. Keep the covering until entering the treatment room.

Post-Treatment and Post-Patch Test

  • For optimal results, maintain the Tegaderm bandage for as long as possible to minimise friction and decrease the risk of scarring. Tegaderm, a medical-grade bandage, facilitates heat dissipation from the skin while shielding it from external elements.
  • Do not pick or pop blisters or scabs, as doing this can lead to scarring, pigmentation or discolouration.
  • In case bleeding extends beyond the bandage, maintain the gauze in position and regularly replace the bandage to mitigate the risk of infection. Should you have concerns about potential infection, promptly contact the clinic for advice.
  • 48 hours post-treatment, gently wash the treated area with a mild soap, pat it dry, and avoid rubbing.
  • For optimal protection, apply Vaseline to the treated area twice daily for a week.
  • To prevent friction, it’s advisable to keep the treated area covered, particularly in regions prone to friction, like the hips and feet.
  • Swelling in distal extremities like legs, ankles, feet, hands, and arms can be more pronounced. If you notice significant swelling, elevate the affected area to facilitate drainage of fluid buildup, particularly during nighttime.
  • After the treated area has fully healed and the skin is no longer broken, gently apply Bio Oil twice daily with a light massage until the day before your next treatment. This promotes increased blood flow to the region, facilitating the faster removal of recently broken ink particles.
  • If you observe any changes in skin colour, you might need over-the-counter hydrocortisone 1% cream available at pharmacies. Apply it twice daily for a two-week period.

If you are concerned about the healing or progress of your treatment, please send a photo to the clinic – [email protected]. We will assess the treated area and provide you with personalised feedback.

Laser Tattoo Removal Near Me

Pulse Light Clinic has 2 laser tattoo removal clinics in London, one in the heart of the city, within a few minutes from Monument and Bank stations and one on Tottenham Court Rd.