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The premium choice for Tattoo Removal in the North of Scotland
We use the world class Quanta Q-Plus C EVO laser system. Uniquely, this machine has both Nd:YAG and Ruby laser sources to give a total of 3 Q-Switched wavelengths to effect successful tattoo removal quickly and safely.
For multicoloured tattoo removal, different colours of ink can be targetted with these 3 powerful native wavelengths. The Nd:YAG laser is best at treating black and dark blues and on another setting red, yellow and orange.
Q-Switched Ruby Laser is the best way to remove green and light blue. As far as we know, Highland Laser Clinic has the only medical Q-Switched Ruby laser in Scotland and will remove colours most other lasers can’t touch
The clinical action of the laser is to break up the fragments of ink in your tattoo into tiny pieces. These tiny fragments of ink are now small enough for your immune system to absorb and remove. This process continues over time and repeated treatments until your entire tattoo is removed.
Advanced stacked tattoo treatment combines fractional resurfacing with tattoo removal in the same session. Gives enhanced removal and reduced side effects. The vast majority of our tattoo removal customers opt for Superstack
Please note that we invented the term “SuperStack”, so Googling it wont show you very much. The treatment is more properly called non-ablative fractional laser combined with tattoo removal, but that’s a bit of a mouthful and we felt it needed a name. This technique has been used internationally for at least 5 years now but we think we’re the only centre in Scotland offering it
Your tattoo needs to be at least 8 weeks old before we can patch test or begin treatment, this is to give time for ink to cycle out of your epidermis via natural skin turnover
Do not expose the skin to strong sunlight, sunbeds or self tanning applications for at least 4 weeks before each laser treatment
Make sure area being treated is cleanly shaved 24 hours prior to treatment using a good sharp blade
Do not apply any product to your tattooed area on the day of treatment
Hydrate your body by drinking plenty of water
Avoid swimming in strong chlorinated water immediately before or after treatment
Avoid wearing tight clothes when attending treatment sessions
Avoid being intoxicated or hung-over
You may choose to take paracetemol an hour before your appointment, you will receive a text message to remind you about this
Initially the treated tattoo will be red and swollen and tender to the touch, this is normal. This resolves in 3 to 7 days. Apply aloe vera, coconut oil or Savlon to the site twice a day during this time. The site is usually fully healed in 1 to 3 weeks. It is very important not to pick or scratch at your tattoo.
Blisters are considered a normal side effect of tattoo removal and do not suggest anything is wrong, however they do need intervention to avoid further complications. If blisters occur you should contact Highland Laser Clinic to arrange a free aftercare visit. If you live a long way away, we will discuss how to manage this during your consultation.
Avoid soaking and contact with hot water for the first 48hrs
Avoid strong sun exposure and sunbeds for at least 4 weeks after each treatment
Full aftercare instructions will be provided after your treatment.