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Laser Tattoo Removal for Dark Skin: London & Surrey

At London Premier Laser Clinic, we have the latest Laser tattoo technology to remove unwanted tattoos. This treatment is excellent for individuals with darker skin tones, as this technology is designed to suit all skin types.

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What Is Laser Tattoo Removal for Dark Skin?

Tattoo removal on dark skin is a procedure used to eliminate unwanted tattoos from individuals with darker skin tones. This process involves using specialised laser technology to target and break down the ink particles in the tattoo, allowing the body’s immune system to flush out the fragmented ink gradually. However, tattoo removal on darker skin requires extra caution due to the increased risk of complications such as hypopigmentation (lightening of the skin) or hyperpigmentation (darkening of the skin).

How Does Laser Tattoo Removal Work on Dark Skin?

Laser tattoo removal works by emitting high-intensity laser beams absorbed by the tattoo’s pigments. The energy from the laser breaks down the ink particles into smaller fragments, which are then processed by the body’s immune system. The number of sessions required for complete tattoo removal varies depending on factors such as tattoo size, ink colours, and the type of laser used.

For individuals with darker skin tones, selecting a medical professional with experience and expertise in treating diverse skin types is crucial. Lasers that are safe for darker skin usually have longer wavelengths, which reduce the risk of causing damage to the surrounding skin cells. Nd:YAG lasers are commonly used for tattoo removal in individuals with dark skin, as they can effectively target the ink while minimising the risk of unwanted side effects.

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How much does Laser Tattoo Removal cost?

Laser tattoo removal costs between £38 and £250 depending on the package taken out, area treated, size of area and number of sessions. Purchasing higher volume sessions as part of a package usually works out far more cost-effectively for our clients. Book a free consultation to find out more about the treatment, results and what to expect.

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Benefits of Laser Tattoo Removal for Dark Skin

Customised Treatment Plans

Skilled professionals can tailor the laser settings to match the unique characteristics of dark skin, ensuring optimal results while minimising the chances of side effects like hyperpigmentation.

Minimal Downtime

Laser tattoo removal involves less downtime than other removal methods, allowing individuals with dark skin to resume their activities sooner.

Reduced Risk of Scarring

The advancements in laser technology have made tattoo removal safer for dark skin, with a lower risk of scarring than older methods. This is crucial as dark skin is more susceptible to keloid scarring.

Reduced Hypopigmentation Risk

Laser technology advancements have led to a decreased risk of hypopigmentation in dark skin. The lasers target the tattoo ink specifically, preserving the skin’s natural pigmentation as much as possible.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

Typically, tattoo removal requires around 10-12 sessions for optimal results. However, the 4th or 5th session can often observe noticeable fading. It’s important to remember that individual responses to the treatment can vary from person to person.

The Laser Tattoo Removal Process

Step 1. Consultation

The process begins with a consultation with one of our experienced practitioners. During this consultation, you will discuss your tattoo, skin type, medical history, and your goals for tattoo removal. The practitioner will assess the tattoo’s size, colour, location, and overall suitability for laser removal.

Step 2. Skin Preparation

Before the first treatment session, the practitioner may provide instructions to prepare your skin, including avoiding sun exposure, shaving before the appointment and applying specific skincare products to ensure the skin is in the best condition for the procedure.

Step 3. Treatment

Before your laser tattoo removal treatment starts, you will be given protective eyewear to shield your eyes from the laser light. You may also apply a topical numbing cream to minimise discomfort during the procedure.

During the treatment session, the practitioner will use a specialised laser device that emits high-intensity light pulses. The laser’s energy is absorbed by the tattoo ink, causing it to break down into smaller particles.

Step 4. Aftercare

After each session, the practitioner will provide specific aftercare instructions. This may include keeping the treated area clean, avoiding sun exposure, applying prescribed ointments or creams, and refraining from activities that could irritate the skin.

Throughout the treatment process, the practitioner will monitor the progress of your tattoo removal and make any necessary adjustments to the treatment plan based on your skin’s response.

Book Your Free Laser Tattoo Removal Consultation

At London Premier Laser, we have highly experienced doctors with extensive experience delivering laser tattoo removal, laser hair removal and skin treatments.

Book your free consultation today with us at one of our clinics, and we will be able to see if you are suitable for laser tattoo removal. If you have any questions, please call us at 0203 5145 648 or contact us here, and a staff member will contact you!

Laser Tattoo Removal for Dark Skin FAQs

Do Darker Skin Types Require More Sessions?

You may be required to have more sessions, this will just depend on how much the tattoo fades. Dark skin can sometimes require more treatments than lighter skin but this can vary from person to person.

Will Laser Tattoo Removal Work for All Skin Colours?

Our advanced laser technology allows us to treat all skin tones effectively. However, the laser will only be effective with dark hair follicles, regardless of the skin tone.

Is Laser Tattoo Removal Painful?

Tattoo removal can be painful, however, it is unlikely that it is as painful as when you had the tattoo. The pain is usually compared to the pain of a bad sunburn, and the laser can feel like a rubber band snapping against your skin.

Can Laser Tattoo Removal Cause Scarring?

It is very uncommon for laser tattoo removal to cause scarring when the correct laser protocols and aftercare are followed.

Are There Any Risks Of Having Laser Tattoo Removal?

There are some risks that can come with having laser tattoo removal, such as:

  • Some of the colours may not completely fade, such as yellow, green and purple. These colours may require more sessions to fade than black, blue and red.
  • A small chance your skin may become temporarily darker or paler than the surrounding skin.
  • A slight chance of permanent scarring.

If you do experience any of these side effects, always speak to your consultation, and they will be able to advise you.

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