Laser Tattoo Removal

Laser tattoo removal is available Saturdays at Heaven & Hell tattoo studio Oxford, between 11:00am and 6:00pm. I recommend contacting me in advance to book an appointment as it can get quite busy!

All enquiries welcome.

Email: info@madamesilver.co.uk
Phone: 07973 416 606

Consultations and patch tests are free and must be completed before going ahead with treatment.
If you would like an estimated quote please email me a photo of the tattoo you would like removed.

 

 

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This image shows a 25 year old tattoo after just two removal sessions.

 

 

 

 

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This is a two year old tattoo, the left hand side has had one laser treatment and the right has been left for demonstration purposes.

 

 

 

 

 

I come from a clinical background supporting consultant surgeons and training surgical assistants. I have brought this standard of care, cleanliness and professionalism to Heaven & Hell tattoo studio in Oxford where I practice laser tattoo removal.

As well as my existing training in sterilisation, preventing cross-infection and First Aid, I have passed the Core Laser Handling Knowledge which is required by Oxford council and my insurers and have completed advanced training in Safe Laser Tattoo Removal.

Heaven and Hell is located just a few minutes from the Oxford ring road and there’s free parking outside the shop so we’re ideally situated to provide laser tattoo removal for the surrounding area – Bicester, Banbury, Reading, Newbury, Swindon and High Wycome.

You can be sure that, throughout your treatment, from the consultation to the laser removal itself to aftercare advice, you will be receiving the very best care tailored to your individual needs.

 



FAQs
How does it work?
Can you treat all colours?
Why is it difficult to treat colours other than red or black??
How much does it cost?
How many treatments will it take to remove my tattoo?
How far apart are the treatments?
What will my skin look like after each treatment?
Does tattoo removal leave scars?
Who will do my laser tattoo removal?

If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.


How does it work?
Why does the ink stay in the skin when you have a tattoo?
When you have a tattoo the particles of ink are too large for the body to destroy, so instead it encapsulates the particles of ink with a network of collagen fibres as the skin heals, and there the tattoo remains.
How does the YAG laser work to remove it?
The laser emits a pulse of light that is preferentially absorbed into certain colours of ink. The light enters the skin at a speed that is too fast to heat the tissues (billionths of a second), instead, it produces a ‘shock wave’ effect and breaks up the ink particles into smaller pieces, the body then recognises these particles as something that shouldn’t be there and attacks it. The particles are then removed naturally via the body’s own elimination system.


Can you treat all colours?
No. Light is measured in nanometres and there are two wavelengths of light that are emitted from this laser -one is invisible infrared light (1064nm) and the other is visible green light (532nm). The infrared wavelength is preferably absorbed into black and dark blue inks, whereas the green light is absorbed by red ink. It is possible to treat some other colours although white, yellow and bright colours are difficult. This is not usually a problem however, as lighter colours cover very easily. If you wish to cover- up an existing tattoo then the darker colours will be faded or removed, allowing you greater choice of size and colour of the cover-up design you choose.


Why is it difficult to treat colours other than red and black?
The light will only see the colour ink it is attracted to as different wavelengths absorb into different things. It is not possible to produce a laser that can see all colours as some wavelengths are too shallow when absorbed to affect the ink, others can absorb into other matter and damage the skin in the process. The laser operator will perform a test patch in each colour your tattoo contains to give an idea of how each will react.


How much does it cost?
The cost will depend on the size of the tattoo and the number of sessions it takes to remove. Prices start at £40 per session. Initial consultations are free. When you come for your consultation, we will measure your tattoo, carry out a skin assessment, and let you know how much each treatment will cost.


How many treatments will it take to remove my tattoo?
Unfortunately, due to the nature of this procedure, it is impossible to predict exactly how many treatments it will take for complete results. It could take as little as 3 treatments for an amateur tattoo or as many as 10 treatments for a professionally applied tattoo. How quickly your ink fades will depend on several factors, such as the colours of your tattoo, the type of ink used and how your body responds to the treatment.


How far apart are the treatments?
Your body needs time to break down the tattoo ink pigments after each laser treatment. This is a slow process, therefore you will typically schedule each treatment a minimum of 4-6 weeks apart.


What will my skin look like after each treatment?
Your skin will most likely be red and feel like it has mild sunburn. This typically goes away after a couple of hours. There may also be some bruising. At times and with certain inks, there may be mild blistering that usually heals in about a week. After each treatment you will be given detailed instructions on how to care for your treated area.


Does tattoo removal leave scars?
The type of laser used leaves virtually no scars, however, in rare cases, those with scarring disorders, such as keloids, have an increased risk of forming a scar. Tattoos that have done by an unexperienced tattooist may cause scar tissue that may become more visible once the ink has dispersed.


Who will do my laser tattoo removal?
The laser tattoo removal will be performed by Jen who is trained and qualified to do this type of procedure.

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