Tattoo Removal

Tattoo Removal 

  • Do you have a tattoo that you regret?
  • Would you like to remove an unwanted tattoo or maybe just fade it down for a cover-up?
  • Have you had semi-permanent makeup that just doesn’t suit?
  • You need to remove a tattoo to help pursue your career.
  • We can treat all tattoo sizes and all treatable colours, including green and blues and red inks.

Tattoo removal at Harley Skin and Laser is carried out using a Quanta Q Plus C, the world's most powerful tattoo removal laser platform with 3 PRIMARY wavelengths, Q-Switched Platform (532nm) with Nd:YAG (1064nm) & Ruby (694nm) Laser.  

The Q-PLUS EVO is based on a powerful Q-Switched laser technology that ensures a great versatility in clinical applications. The Q-PLUS C EVO's three Q-Switched laser wavelengths interact photo-acoustically with skin tissue and different coloured pigments (Ink), leading to them being widely considered the 'Gold Standard' for tattoo removal by Dermatologists.

We are not the cheapest but we do have the most advanced medical laser for tattoo removal.   We we will take photos at each stage of your treatment and it is very rare to get scarring from this treatment.  Book a free no obligation consultation at our Newcastle Under Lyme Clinic and see for yourself!

A unique characteristic of the Q-PLUS EVO is its utilisation of OPTIBEAM II® technology hand-pieces. The square spot profile delivers safer and more efficient treatments compared to older-fashioned methods using round spot sizes due to its ability to deliver the laser energy homogeneously, helping you treat an entire area with no overlap. 

The OPTIBEAM II® hand-piece ensures a perfect FLAT TOP beam profile thanks to its advanced optical technology, which distributes the power of the laser homogeneously across the output beam profile. This results in less skin trauma and decreased incidence of side effects. 

Easier and more precise coverage of the entire treatment area is possible, which because it avoids unwanted overlapping which can result in up to 20% reduction in treatment downtime compared to traditional round spot shapes. 

How does Laser Tattoo Removal work?

Lasers work by producing short pulses of intense light that pass harmlessly through the top layers of the skin to be selectively absorbed by the tattoo pigment. This laser energy causes the tattoo pigment to fragment into smaller particles that are then removed by the body’s immune system. 

How does the skin look after treatment?

The rapid local heating of skin pigment, which leads to gas or plasma forming, causes the white frosting you sometimes see during and after laser treatment.  Carbon dioxide is released as a result of laser penetration and surfaces on the upper layer of the skin, which resembles a white frosting.  In the vast majority of cases, this only lasts for 15-30 minutes after treatment. It is a temporary side effect, which is perfectly normal. White frosting is always evident during the first treatment, but once more ink gets remove from further sessions it won’t appear as much. The area is likely to feel tender for a few hours and can be red and swollen for up to 48 hours.

Are there any side effects?

Very rarely the skin may become lighter or darker, or a small blister may form.

How does the treatment feel?

Most patients describe the sensation as similar to a hot pin prick or the flick of an elastic band. Whilst mildly uncomfortable, most people tolerate treatment well. A skin cooling device may be utilised to reduce any discomfort.

How many treatments are needed?

This depends on several factors, including the density and colour of inks and the age of the tattoo.

Amateur tattoos can be quick to remove, taking 3 to 8 treatments, whereas professional tattoos vary considerably and some can take up to 15 treatments. Treatment sessions are spaced 4-6 weeks apart.