Laser Tattoo Removal Norwich
Unwanted tattoos can be removed gradually over a series of sessions using a laser machine.
Our NdYag Laser produces rapid, short pulse widths of energy, this limits the healthy skin’s exposure to heat which makes treatments safe and
fast. The laser vibrates the ink and breaks it down into tiny fragments. These are then removed by your body's own cells and safely passed out of the body.
Your tattoo will require multiple sessions before it’s fully removed. The amount of sessions or treatments depends on how large your tattoo is,
what sort of ink has been used and the length of time between your sessions. As a rough guide, a ‘professional’ tattoo will need between 8 and 12 sessions whereas an ‘amateur’ tattoo might only
require between 3 and 6. We will be able to give you a more accurate idea of the number of sessions required at your initial consultation.
What does it involve?
You will need to attend for an initial consultation, which we will assess your skin type and tattoo so we can give you a more accurate price
and estimated number of treatments. Yag laser is not suitable for patients with skin type V or VI.
If you have hair on the area of skin to be treated, we recommend you shave the area before your treatment. During the treatment due you will be
asked to wear specially designed goggles to protect your eyes during your treatment. We use a handpiece which lightly touches your skin to direct the laser. The feeling of each short pulse is usually
described as feeling like the ‘snap’ of a rubber band on the skin. In the vast majority of cases, having a tattoo removed using the laser is less painful or at worst or the same as having the tattoo
The sessions usually take about 10-30 minutes, depending on the size of the tattoo. The tattoo should become progressively lighter with each
treatment, but it's a long, slow process.
Moisturizer/Healing balm is applied afterward, and we may cover the area with a bandage or patch if needed.
Are there any
after-effects following treatment?
Redness and swelling may occur,
similar to sunburn. This settles within days.
Some patients may develop blistering, which is quite normal and does not indicate potential scarring. Blistering does not require treatment and will usually settle within days.
The treated area should not be
exposed to strong sunlight between sessions without the use of sunblock (SPF 30). Holding an ice pack to the skin for no longer than 5 minutes may help (try a pack of frozen peas
wrapped in a tea towel).
You should also avoid swimming or saunas until any broken areas of skin are healed and scabs have
As treatment sessions progress, the skin may bleed or blister slightly before scabbing over for about a week.
It may help to regularly apply moisturizer and or Vaseline.
We recommend a gap of 6 - 12 weeks between treatments to allow the body time to break down the inks and remove the
- It can be a frustratingly slow process: we will not treat a tattoo again within 6 weeks of the previous
- Although lasers are great for the removal of pigment, some tattoos are not entirely removed – you may be left with some fragments of
- Some colors don’t fade as well as others.
Who is not suitable for Tattoo Removal?
Tattoo removal is not recommended for people with dark skin, a suntan or fake tan. It's not suitable if you’re in the early stages of
pregnancy, although there are no known risks for women who are breastfeeding. A full consultation will be carried out to make sure there are no contraindications regarding your
Does the treatment
Our lasers are actively
Q-switched, this means the lasers deliver high power in a very short pulse (billionths of a second!) ensuring there is normally no lasting damage to the skin. Very occasionally, mild changes in skin
texture may occur.
Prices are per treatment.
Initial consultation - FREE
Patch test – £50
Very small (up to 2.5cm sq) – £50
Small (up to 5cm sq) – £100
Medium (up 10cm sq) – £150
Large (up to 15cm sq) – £200
Extra large (up to 25cm sq) – £300
Over 25cm sq - price on request