Tattoo Removal for Dark Skin. We have 2 clinics in London, by Bank & Oxford Street. Free Consultations

  • Removal of unwanted tattoos, fewer treatments & better clearance
  • One of only 2 clinics in the Europe using the PicoSure & PicoWay lasers.
  • Suitable for all skin types on black ink
  • Treats most ink colours on light skin types
  • Tattoo needs to be a minimum of 3 months old to start removing
  • Doctor and nurse led clinic.
  • Open until 8 pm weekdays and weekends till 5 pm
  • Clinics in London: Bank, Liverpool St. & Tottenham Court Road

Tattoo Removal Cost

  • PICO Prices
  • Q-Switch Prices

PICO Prices

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Very Small

(1 – 3 cm)

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Q-Switch Prices

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Very Small

(1 – 3 cm)

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£34 per session
Small

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£39 per session
Medium

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£45 per session
Large

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Laser Tattoo Removal for Dark Skin London

Those with darker skin types may be wondering whether Laser Tattoo Removal will work the same. Some may suggest that it is harder to remove and has a risk of complications. But, as a clinic that weekly treats over 300 clients of all skin types, laser tattoo removal for darker skin tones works equally well as lighter skin tones on Black ink.

Tattoo removal is defined as any method of removing a tattoo from the skin. There is a wide range of tattoo removal methods out there, including dermabrasion (scrubbing off layers of the skin), TCA (which is an acid which removes layers of skin), excision (cutting the tattoo out) and, of course, laser (using energy to break down the ink particles). Mostly leading to scarring and pigmentation, and uneven removal.

Traditional lasers have been around for a while, but the new PicoWay lasers are a breakthrough in laser tattoo removal. Using Picosecond technology with a deeper wavelength speeds up removal and has a far lower chance of side effects than other methods. We also use the RevLite, which uses longer laser wavelengths which can be used alongside our Pico machines to avoid severe side effects for darker skin types and treat certain shading much better.

Benefits of PicoWay laser tattoo removal:

  • Less painful treatments.
  • Effective on Black ink.
  • Fewer treatments are required; the whole tattoo can be removed in as little as 4 treatments.
  • Less chance of side effects.

* results may vary from person to person

If you are considering Laser Tattoo Removal, don’t worry. It is commonly asked if Laser Tattoo Removal is suitable for darker skin. We cover some of the FAQs for darker skin types below. If you would like to learn more about how the treatment works, visit the Laser Tattoo Removal page.

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.

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Laser Tattoo Removal for Dark Skin FAQ's

Risks associated with laser tattoo removal on darker skin types?

Generally, there are three things people should be aware of as potential side effects of tattoo removal, especially with darker skin, as the risks are slightly higher.

Hyperpigmentation, where the skin will darken over time. Hypopigmentation, where the skin will lighten over the tattoo removal area. Keloid scars, while very rare, keloids are raised scar tissue that develops around the treated area.

Other side effects like blistering, scabbing, swelling, and itching are quite normal, as they are signs that your immune system has started the healing process. Skin colour does not have any bearing on pain levels, infection or muscle soreness either.

Do darker skin types require more sessions?

Darker skin tones contain pigment similar to that of tattoo ink. Therefore, more sessions might be required to effectively remove a tattoo, especially one with darker ink. However, the size and depth of the tattoo will also affect the number of sessions needed.

Can the PicoSure and PicoWay treat darker skin types?

For tattoo removal, we wouldn't recommend Picosure for darker skin types. It has a shorter wavelength and causes hypopigmentation quickly on fair skin and even more aggressively on darker skin. At Pulse Light Clinic, we prefer Picoway or Q-switch for darker skin types and black inks.

Is it painful to remove a tattoo?

The level of pain during tattoo removal varies from person to person. Some people experience minimal discomfort, while others find it quite painful. The type of laser used and the location of the tattoo can also affect the pain level. However, most clinics offer numbing cream or local anaesthesia to minimise discomfort during the procedure. It's important to discuss any concerns about pain with your technician before starting the process.

Is PicoSure safe for dark skin?

Yes, PicoSure is considered safe for darker skin tones. This laser technology specifically targets the pigment in the tattoo ink while avoiding damage to surrounding skin cells. However, consulting with a trained professional and discussing potential risks or concerns is essential before treatment. At Pulse Light Clinic, we encourage alternative options such as PicoWay or Q-switch lasers for those with darker skin types and black ink tattoos. Our experienced technicians will assess your needs and provide the best course of treatment for optimal results.

Tattoo Removal Near Me

Bank, Eastcheap Clinic

0207 523 5158
1st Floor, Peek House, 20 Eastcheap, London, EC3M 1EB

Tottenham Court Rd Clinic

0207 205 4085
5 Percy Street, London, W1T 1DG