Our Story

Aaron Carr
Melanie Carr

Hi there. We are a husband and wife team operating from a small clinic attached to our home in Torbreck, Inverness.

We started Highland Tattoo Removal in August 2015 and since then have become established as the premier tattoo removal service in the North of Scotland with many satisfied customers from the local area and as far afield as Shetland, the Western Isles, Aberdeen and the Central Belt.

In 2019 we rebranded to Highland Laser Clinic and invested in the latest pulsed dual laser system to build upon our Tattoo Removal service and offer additional treatments. We have clinical and technical support from the dynamic people at Advanced Esthetic Services and we use cutting edge Italian built Quanta technology.


Aaron is originally from Knoydart but has moved around a lot before coming back home to the Highlands. He was a children’s intensive care nurse in Edinburgh and London. In Bristol he worked as a retrieval nurse with WATCh.  Later he led the development of the kiddy’s High Dependency Unit at Raigmore and helped set national standards for the care of very sick kids across Scotland. 

After 20 years of critical care he elected not to renew his nursing registration, but is still a qualified nurse. He draws upon a broad medical experience and a scientific approach to inform practice, maximise efficacy and maintain the highest standards of safety.

Aaron is the Clinical Director of Highland Laser Clinic Ltd and delivers all treatments within the clinical area.


Melanie is from Livingston. Before starting a family she worked as a professional actress, mostly in Scottish theatre. She developed an interest in physical comedy and studied in Italy with the world leading practioner of Commedia dell'Arte. After having kids she has worked mostly as a freelance market researcher interviewing senior corporate managers across the globe on their economic strategies and priorities.

With our activity growing fast and the workload becoming a little overwhelming, Melanie decided to join Aaron full time in 2019 and quickly made herself irreplaceable.

Melanie is the Communications Director for Highland Laser Clinic and will be your primary point of contact when making enquiries and arranging appointments.

Business Model


Aaron draws upon his extensive medical training to keep you safe. Our supplier provides advanced training, support and clinical supervision where needed. We patch test all clients before treatment and we are fully insured.

Unfortunately the vast majority of aesthetic laser procedures are completely unregulated in Scotland. Anyone can legally buy a cheap Chinese laser off the internet and start offering treatments without any real idea of what they are doing, or the considerable risk that they pose to trusting members of the public. We see the damage caused by cowboys depressingly often, particularly with tattoo removal.


We will only ever offer procedures which we believe are effective, safe and which have a good chance of providing the results that you expect or hope for. We discuss all risk factors in detail before seeking your consent for procedures. We pride ourselves in offering plain and honest advice as impartially as we can. There is no hard sell.


Highland Laser Clinic is a fully equipped modern facility. It is also attached to our family home hidden in the woods of Torbreck up a leafy single track lane on the edge of Inverness.

We prefer to invest in world class technology rather than a boutique clinic on the high street with receptionists, retail and all the costs that entails. This allows us to offer highly competitive prices given the quality of the service on offer.