Everything You Need to Know Before You Go Ahead

If you want to have a tattoo removed, then laser treatment is your best bet – but what does the treatment involve?

If you are looking to have an unwanted tattoo removed, then you probably have lots of questions about what the process entails. Luckily, you’re in just the right place, as we’re here to talk you through your tattoo removal appointment – as well as the necessary steps you need to take before and after.

Before your appointment

Before you even get to your laser tattoo removal appointment, it’s important to prepare as well as possible. Be sure to talk to the person carrying out your treatment, so that they can advise you on what to do – not only to make it more straightforward, but also to make the experience more comfortable for you. One thing that you should always do is shave the area that is going to be treated beforehand, so that the laser can do its work properly.

The laser removal treatment

So, what exactly does laser tattoo removal involve? Well, your tattoo removal specialist will run a hand-held device over your skin, from which a laser is being emitted. You’re probably wondering if this is very painful. The general consensus is that it feels like an elastic band being pinged against your skin – so not unbearably so. How long a session takes will vary depending on the size of the tattoo, with most lasting between 10-30 minutes.


Once your appointment has finished, you will be asked to focus on the aftercare of the treatment area. Holding an ice pack to your skin will ease any rash or discomfort. The area will also be more sensitive to the sun, so keep it covered and avoid any sunbeds for at least a week – and use sun cream! Aloe vera gel will offer some relief if you need it, and Vaseline should be used on blistering or scabbing. Remember to avoid any perfumed products, as they could irritate the sensitive skin further.

Book with the best

The tattoo removal industry is growing rapidly, and with that comes some less than trustworthy practitioners. It’s important to always arrange your treatment with the best laser tattoo removal London has to offer. Tattoo Removal Experts have experienced technicians, a clean premise and a knowledgeable team who will be able to answer any questions that you may have. For total peace of mind, there’s nowhere better to arrange your treatment.

How long will it take?

Before starting tattoo removal treatment, most people ask how many sessions they will need to complete. There’s no concrete answer to this, as the effectiveness of the laser depends on things like your skin tone and the colour of ink used in your tattoo. A reputable clinic like Tattoo Removal Experts will never get your hopes up by saying it will all be over in a certain amount of sessions before having to let you down.

Will you make the change in 2019?

Now that you know all about what laser tattoo treatment entails, you’ll feel a lot more confident about taking that first step and arranging a consultation. While no one is saying that laser tattoo removal is a quick fix, it is by far the safest and most effective way of getting rid of body art that you have fallen out of love with.