Laser Tattoo
Removal Croydon

It’s okay to change your mind

Getting your first tattoos is exciting, but it can also be a little stressful about how you will get rid of them if you decide that you no longer want them.

No matter what age you are at when you want to remove your first tattoo, there are safe ways to do so. Laser removal is a common way of removing tattoos when you decide you’re ready to start over.

We have a qualified laser technician who can help you remove unwanted tattoos. Read more to learn and understand if Laser Tattoo Removal is right for you

Laser Tattoo Removal

How does the laser treatment work?

Tattoos stay under the skin as the ink particles are too large for the body’s immune system to remove. Your treating clinician will use state of the art lasers to direct a short pulse of high energy light through the skin to break up the ink particles. The body’s immune system can then remove the ink particles naturally. For some tattoos, this is a gradual process and can take several treatments.

Is it safe?

Yes, at Steelpoint, we take the safety of our clients and clinicians very seriously. We are professionally trained in the safe use of our specific machines and high pulse lasers, in general. We routinely check medical history at the consultation to ensure treatment is safe for individual patients. We also follow HSE (health and safety executive) guidelines for optical radiation safety. We pride ourselves on a gold standard in both treatment and protection.

Does it hurt?

The treatment is uncomfortable; a famous description is it is like being pinged with an elastic band. During treatment with the laser, the area is cooled, minimising any discomfort, and a cold compress is applied afterwards.

How much does it cost?

The cost of each session depends on the size and colour of the tattoo. Prices start from ___ per session. Please feel free to come in for a consultation, and we will be able to give you a price for your course of treatment once we have seen your tattoo.

How many sessions will be required?

This is dependent on the actual tattoo and whether you wish to completely remove it or dull it down to enable a successful cover-up. Tattoos that are old and faded will be much easier and quicker to remove than a newer black or multi-coloured tattoo.

Will I see a change in my tattoo after each treatment?

Because each person and every tattoo is unique, everyone responds to laser tattoo removal treatments differently. Some people notice a distinct visual change with every treatment, while others may not see any change for a few treatments. When you follow our clinical staff’s advice, you ensure yourself the best results as soon as possible.

Can any tattoo be removed?

Unfortunately, complete removal can never be guaranteed. Some colours are more challenging to remove than others, and we will discuss the expected outcome during the initial consultation with you.

How long does a session take?

Depending on the tattoo’s size, treatment sessions can take 5 minutes to 45 minutes.

Are there any after-effects to the laser treatment?

Redness and swelling may occur, similar to a sunburn. This settles within a few days. Some patients may blister, which is quite normal. Blistering does not require treatment and will usually clear within days. You will receive written aftercare following your treatment, and we are always happy to discuss any problems or examine the treatment area if you are worried. The treated area should not be exposed to strong sunlight between sessions without the use of sunblock (SPF 50)

Does the laser treatment leave any scars?

Generally speaking, laser treatment does not cause scarring, and the active Q switched laser we use is designed with this in mind. It is essential that the aftercare is followed (which will be explained to the client). Sometimes the original tattoo will have caused scar tissue which will become noticeable when the tattoo pigment is removed, and we can advise on this situation before removal. There is usually no lasting damage to the skin. Very occasionally, mild changes in skin texture and colour may occur. There can be a change in pigment colour, which is usually typical after 6 – 12 months.

Is everyone suitable for laser treatment?

No. Some medical conditions mean you may not be treated. For example, if you have ever had any gold medications/injections, have lupus disease (incurable immune system illness), are currently pregnant, or use / have used St John’s Wort, Roaccutane or Retin A. Our clinicians will request the relevant medical history before any laser treatment is carried out, and we will be able to discuss any concerns you have.tom CSS to this text in the module Advanced settings.

Do I need an appointment?

Appointments are best to avoid disappointment. Consultations and a test patch are required for all new tattoos.

Received a gift voucher for Christmas so booked in and had a piece done on my leg. The staff were helpful. Going back for a check-up on the tattoo in 3 weeks, this sort of aftercare isn’t something I’ve experienced with other Tattoo parlours, very impressive.

I highly recommend this tattoo studio, and will definitely be going back. It has a great reputation around London which is a feat in itself.

Tom McGowan

The studio is meticulously clean and they do their utmost to make you feel comfortable. I cannot recommend Steel Point highly enough. Their creativity, professionalism and skill surpass any other tattoo artist I have been to. I wish I had found them sooner!

I had a full back cover-up after a disastrous piece by another artist plus a thigh piece. Gayle really understood what I wanted to achieve and was able to bring my vision to life.

Tracey Rice

The staff are 100% amazing, brilliant artists who take time and effort to create a custom design that is perfect for you – no detail overlooked. Every member of staff from the receptionists to the tattooists is friendly and put you at ease if you’re nervous.

The aftercare is fantastic and any little query you might have about healing is answered helpfully and promptly. I would no longer go anywhere else but Steel Point.

Vicky Harrison

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