Laser Tattoo Removal, Procedure, Benefits and Risks

Laser Tattoo Removal, Procedure, Benefits and Risks

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Laser Tattoo Removal, Procedure, Benefits and Risks

Laser tattoo removal technology has rapidly advanced in the last decade. Pulse Light Clinic is one of the only clinics in Europe to have the largest array of laser tattoo removal equipment under one roof. Tattoo removal has been a staple treatment at Pulse Light Clinic for over 15 years This has allowed for the accumulation of experience in skin care post treatment, as well as developing new techniques; particularly for ink removal in colourful tattoos, darker skin types, heavy cover ups, semi permanent make up removal, recalcitrant tattoos and ghosting. Pulse Light Clinic is fortunate to have the newest and highest quality lasers available, allowing for the most up to date service available for laser tattoo removal UK. Practitioners combine the best lasers from each manufacturer for the most effective result. At Pulse Light Clinic the quality of the lasers are very important to us, we only buy the best FDA approved equipment available from reliable, trusted manufacturers.

Lasers at Pulse Light Clinic

Cynosure Picosure 755nm, 1064nm. 532nm
Cynosure Picosure Pro 755nm, 1064nm, 532nm
Candela Picoway 1064nm, 532nm, 785nm
Cynosure Revlite NdYag 1064nm and 532nm


The laser shatters and disperses the ink into tiny fragments, allowing the body’s immune system, particularly white blood cells (monocytes) to remove the broken fragments of ink safely from the body. The laser begins at the surface of the skin, removing a layer of ink, each session generally gets deeper and therefore visibly lightens in appearance. It is important to leave enough time between sessions in order for the ink to have been removed, otherwise the same ink may be hit twice – potentially wasting a session. The build up of heat will cause raised and red skin, certain lasers can blister and others can cause pinpoint bleeding on stronger treatments. The aftercare is important to follow for good skin health. Gradually the tattoo will lighten until it is gone or too deep to remove. Avoiding the sun on the tattoo between sessions is helpful to minimise pigmentation changes on the area, this is usually easily achieved by applying a plaster to the area or appropriate clothing.
Many clients travel from Europe for laser tattoo removal London and may need to leave many months between sessions, this will allow the ink to continue to fade and may even require less sessions, over a longer period of time.


Clearer, ink free skin! Tattoo laser removal once took 2-3 years, now with advanced technology it only takes up to a year for most clients with a standard tattoo. The removal process has rapidly changed, making it accessible to all skin types with faster removal times, it has become more affordable and importantly leaves the skin in better condition. Many clients are left with no visible sign they ever had a tattoo!

All our Picosecond lasers have the ability to include skin rejuvenation, to improve the skin tone and texture during or after your course of treatment if desired.

– Skin tests are free of charge (required 48 hours prior to treatment)
– Sessions can be performed every 6-8 weeks
– Small Tattoos can take 2 minutes to laser!
– Numbing cream can be applied before hand
– Cooling machines improve discomfort and blistering
– Aftercare bandages applied by the practitioner at each session
– A typical tattoo can be gone in less than a year!
– Doctor/Nurse led clinic
– Excellent client support


As with any laser tattoo removal machine there are risks involved, however, with state of the art FDA approved Picosecond lasers the risks are hugely reduced. Picking the correct laser for your skin type and colour of ink is really important to maintain good skin health. Here at Pulse Light Clinic the health of your skin is important to us. We want the skin to look as fantastic as possible once you have finished, this is why we invest in the best aftercare materials, including medi honey, jelonet and tegaderm. Allowing the lasered skin to be protected from friction but also allowing the heat out of the skin to reduce blistering. We offer tried and tested products should you experience any unwanted side effects. We also give every client detailed aftercare guidance to help you on your journey.
Blisters are a normal part of the procedure, here at Pulse Light Clinic we have highly trained practitioners that will use techniques to reduce the chances of blistering, whether that be through the way they laser the ink, cool the tattoo or split your treatments up.
Changes in the skin tone can change, this is more likely if you have sun on the area between treatments, pop blisters. pick scabs or have friction on the tattoo during the healing process. Scarring is almost unheard of with Picosecond lasers and is more down to the person’s skin type and aftercare. Occasionally, clients may have endured scarring from the tattooing process itself through the needle. The skin is usually raised in this case and the laser will struggle to remove the ink, although removal is possible. Further skin resurfacing can help to flatten the skin once the ink is removed.

If you are looking for a state of the art clinic for laser tattoo removal London contact us at Pulse Light Clinic for a free consultation to find out more.