Before treatment to remove a tattoo using the Q-switched laser can begin, it will
be necessary to undertake an initial consultation and test patch. The consultation
is required to assess the size and type of tattoo and the test patch is necessary
to ensure the correct settings are used for the most effective treatment possible.
Consultation and test patch costs £50.
Full removal of a tattoo can take several weeks, depending upon the size and pigmentation
of the tattoo. For optimum results and for the treatment to have full effect, we
recommend intervals of 12 weeks between sessions. However, we will undertake sessions
at 8 week intervals.
For patients in a hurry, we can undertake treatment at 4 week intervals, but this
will require more sessions and is therefore a much more expensive option.
Recently introduced at Shropshire Skin Clinic’s St Michael’s House, laser tattoo
removal is a new service. We use high-end Q-switched laser equipment which is generally
considered to be the most effective treatment for removal of tattoos.
Laser tattoo removal works by pulses of high-energy light which penetrate the skin
and break up the ink particles into smaller fragments which are then removed by normal
Pigmented tattoos are more difficult to treat and costs are as follows:
Small Area - £160
Medium Area - £260
Costs of laser tattoo removal treatments are as follows: