ProSkin Clinics is the leading clinic chain in the UK offering the PicoSure® Laser Tattoo Removal treatments. You can learn all about these treatments below.
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Laser Tattoo Removal
Tattoo regret? You have come to the right place. With our low prices and the power of Picosure lasers, tattoo removal has never been this easy and quick.
Using a Picosure laser for your tattoo removal means you will require less treatments than you would need with old Q-switched lasers, making tattoo removal fast and affordable. If you are looking for safe, fast and afforable tattoo removal, than we would encourage you to book yourself in for a free consultation at your nearest ProSkin Clinic.
Picosure lasers are FDA approved and we have carried out Picosure laser tattoo removal treatments on thousands of happy clients. Book your free consultation and ask your aesthetician to show you real case studies of successful client treatments.
Conveniently located in Central London (Harley Street, Liverpool St, Bond Street and Shepherds Bush), Esher (Surrey), Bluewater (Kent) and Newcastle City Centre.
Picosure is fast
Tattoo’s can be removed in as little as four sessions, with some small tattoos being removed even in a single session. In comparison, in our experience the same tattoos could take anywhere from 10-12 sessions (sometimes up to 18) with all other Q-switched lasers.
Picosure is affordable
Because you are likely to need significantly fewer number of treatments for complete tattoo removal with the Picosure laser (compared to a Q-switched laser), you will save money by choosing to have your laser tattoo removal at Proskin Clinics.
All our treatments are ‘pay as you go’ – so you always get the lowest possible tattoo removal price without needing to commit to buying courses of treatments up front. The exact number of treatments you need is hard to predict until you have your free consultation with us (as the number of sessions depends very much on size, skin type, tattoo colour, and ink composition), but to help you estimate the likely total cost, for ‘very small’ and ‘small’ tattoos, you should assume a minimum of 3 treatment sessions, for ‘medium’ tattoos a minimum of 5 sessions, for ‘large’ and ‘very large’ a minimum of 6 sessions.
Pay As You Go Pricing
Very Small (up to 2cm)
Small (up to 5cm)
Medium (up to 12cm)
Large (up to 17cm)
Very Large (up to 25cm)
Major (up to 50cm)
Pay Monthly Plan
Very Small (up to 2cm)
Small (up to 5cm)
Medium (up to 12cm)
Large (up to 17cm)
Very Large (up to 25cm)
Major (up to 50cm)
Pay monthly plan: Fixed monthly Direct Debit payment until treatments are stopped. One month notice required.
All consultations & treatments require a £25 refundable deposit to secure the appointment. 24 hour notice is required to move or cancel an appointment or the deposit is forfeited.
Because in most cases you need fewer number of treatments for complete tattoo removal with the Picosure laser, you will save money by choosing to have your laser tattoo removal at Proskin Clinics.
For comparison of a normal, medium sized tattoo, on average our Picosure tattoo removal treatments achieve tattoo removal in c. 4 sessions across 6-7 months, costing £796 in total (4x £199). In our experience, a traditional Q-switched laser would typically take 10-12 sessions across 22-24 months, costing c. £1,000-£1,500.
Or, in case of a simple small black tattoo, where Picosure would achieve the tattoo removal in 3 sessions across 5 months, costing £237 in total (3x £79) at ProSkin, in our experience a traditional Q-switched laser would typically take 7-9 sessions over 16 months, costing £320-400.
In any like-for-like comparison for black, blue or dark blue tattoos, we believe Picosure will always be the more affordable and faster laser tattoo removal option. Don’t be fooled by low single treatment prices advertised by some clinics offering old Q-switched laser tattoo removal. You will require a significant number of treatments and the total cost of tattoo removal is likely to be more than it is with Proskin Clinics using Picosure lasers.
And best of all, we do not make you buy courses of 6x or 8x treatments to get the best prices (like most clinics do), and instead we offer simple low ‘pay per treatment’ prices and an equally simple monthly payment option.
Proskin is the largest clinic chain in the UK to offer the revolutionary Picosure laser tattoo removal treatments. Our Picosure clinics are conveniently located in Central London (Harley Street, Liverpool Street, Bond Street and Shepherds Bush), Bluewater (Kent), Esher (Surrey) and Newcastle.
There are currently only a handful of Picosure lasers in the UK (and Proskin Clinics has nearly all of them) so if you see prices for tattoo removal from other skin clinics or laser clinics, those clinics will be for the slower Q-switched lasers that often require many more treatments to achieve the same result.
Why Choose Picosure Tattoo Removal At Proskin Clinics
Picosure Vs Old Q-Switched Lasers
- Much faster removal of black, blue and dark blue inks. - Fewer treatments required vs traditional (Q-switched) lasers. - Much more effective for blues and greens than Q-switched lasers. - Much more thorough ink particle destruction, giving much better results. - Will usually clear even resistant tattoos that have stopped fading in response to other lasers. - Reduced side effects. - Likely to cost less than traditional methods - ask your therapist for a comparison.
Proskin Clinics Vs Other Tattoo Removal Options
ProSkin is a professional laser clinic – unlike tattoo parlours and salons that offer tattoo removal services, we only employ highly experienced NVQ3 level laser therapists, so you are in safe hands.
Unlike other laser clinics, ProSkin is one of only a few clinics in the UK to offer Picosure laser tattoo removal, instead of the old Q-switched laser treatments which are significantly slower and less effective.
We are committed to making advanced skincare affordable. We are a leading tattoo removal clinic, giving you the peace of mind that you are in safe hands, but we also want to provide the fastest and most affordable tattoo removal in available in the UK.
Picosure is the first safe and effective aesthetic laser that uses picosecond technology. Ultra-short pulse bursts of energy are delivered to the skin in just trillionths of a second. The picosecond pulse width is 100 times shorter than the nanosecond technology used with traditional tattoo removal systems.
Clinical studies show that Picosure is able to treat darker, multi-colored and complex tattoos more efficiently, with more significant removal in much less time. Even dark, stubborn blue and green inks, as well as previously-treated recalcitrant (difficult to remove) tattoos can be removed.
In laser tattoo removal, laser light is used to break down the ink particles into small enough fragments that can be flushed out naturally by your body. Laser tattoo removal has long been considered the most effective method, compared to chemical and abrasion based treatments. Traditional (Q-switched) lasers used for tattoo removal rely predominately on photothermal (heat) action delivered to the pigment of the tattoo and the surrounding tissue. The ultra-short pulse of energy of Picosure goes beyond the photothermal action of a traditional laser by creating an intense photomechanical effect that shatters the target ink into tiny particles that are easily eliminated by the body, while leaving the surrounding tissue unheated.
Every tattoo responds differently due to a number of variables. There are variations in ink colours and their chemical compositions, depth and density of ink placement, skin type and individual immune system factors. Predicting how many treatments any particular tattoo will require is an educated guess. During your consultation, your aesthetician will make an estimate of the number of tattoo removal sessions needed to remove your tattoo. Based on thousands of treatments with our Picosure lasers, on average Picosure will remove a tattoo in 4 sessions . In some cases, a black ink tattoo can be removed in as few as 2-3 sessions (and some amateur ones even in a single session). Recalcitrant tattoos can take up to 6-8x sessions – but in our experience those tattoos would take up to 20x sessions (or could not be removed at all) with older Q-switched lasers. We believe that in any like-for-like comparison of black, blue and dark blue tattoos, Picosure laser tattoo removal at ProSkin Clinics will be the best tattoo removal option for you.
Picosure can be used on all Skin Types. Picosure is not able to treat cosmetic tattoos (eyeliner and eyebrows). Most common contraindicators that prevent Picosure treatment from taking place include: Active sun tan or sunbed exposure (active tanning to be avoided for a minimum of 4-6 weeks prior to treatment depending on depth of tan) Artificial tan/use of tanning products (at least 3 weeks discontinuation) Pregnancy Full list of contraindicators and your recent medical history will be reviewed during the consultation to ensure you are suitable for the treatment.
Treatment duration depends on size of tattoo to be treated. Treatment can be as short as a few minutes to over an hour for a very large tattoo. The treatment itself is a series of laser pulses that are fired rapidly next to each other in a pattern along the tattoo. The spot size is 2-10mm, depending on the size and location of the tattoo. During laser treatment, your tattoo may turn white briefly. It then swells somewhat and may turn red, but this usually lasts only a few hours. It is important to keep that tattoo covered with ointment and a bandage for the first day. Usually, it feels like a mild sunburn and does not hurt unless rubbed against.
The discomfort of laser tattoo removal is often described as a “rubber band snapping the skin” but can vary from client to client. We do our utmost to minimize any pain or discomfort possible. We offer cold air cooling and topical numbing cream to clients to numb the treatment area and reduce any sensation of pain. Please discuss these options with your aesthetician. If you require numbing cream, you must arrive at least 20 minutes before you treatment appointment time so that the topical numbing cream can be applied. Arrival less than 20 minutes before appointment will result in only air cooling being available
During the laser tattoo removal treatment, your tattoo may turn white briefly. It then swells somewhat and may turn red, but this usually lasts only a few hours. It is important to keep that tattoo covered with ointment and a bandage for the first day. Usually, it feels like a mild sunburn and does not hurt unless rubbed against. Between your treatments, it is important to keep the tattoo covered from the sun to prevent hyperpigmentation (darkening). You will receive detailed instructions during your appointment.
Typical aftercare instructions include:
Do not lather treatment area with soap – use water only when cleaning area treatment area must be covered 5-7 days post treatment Do not shave the treated area if crusting is evident Sun and sunbed exposure should be avoided for at least 6 weeks post treatment, as this increases the risk of burning and possibly pigmentary changes. A sun block (SPF 30 or greater), or high protection factor is advised thereafter during treatment intervals Clients are instructed to avoid putting perfumed or alcohol based products on the treated area until the area is fully healed Clients are also instructed to avoid injury to the treated area, particularly through sporting activity, swimming or hot baths / showers, for a minimum of 48 hours after the treatment session Clients are instructed to contact the clinic team immediately should any adverse skin reactions occur, or if they have any concerns relating to treatment Avoid heat treatments such as saunas/steam rooms etc for 7 days post treatment
Your aesthetician will explain the aftercare instructions during your consultation and after every treatment.
Picosure is the safest laser tattoo removal option.
With normal Q-switched lasers (which break down the ink particles using heat from the laser pulse), there is an increased chance of thermal damage and scarring to the skin.
However, the Picosure laser used at ProSkin Clinics for tattoo removal uses photomechanical effect (instead of heat) to shatter the ink particles. Therefore the risk of any scarring is significantly reduced and Picosure does not typically leave scars, although there is a small chance of this.
Potential side effects of the treatment include:
Temporary blistering – this is a common side effect of tattoo removal Erythema, bleeding, crusting and scabbing – a clean dressing and suitable healing ointments are recommended if this occurs Wheal/flare with erythema may last 2-4 hours Mild to moderate itching Pigment changes – both hyperpigmentation and hypopigmentation are possible, however this should be temporary (2 – 6 months) May vesiculate including haemorrhagic blisters in 24-48 hours – if significant blisters or crusts occur, consider oral antibiotics. Wound healing is usually complete in 10-14 days
In most instances, there are no side effects and the above potential side effects are limited to a small fraction of all treatments that are carried out.
We currently offer Picosure Laser Tattoo Removal in Harley Street, Liverpool Street (London, City), Bond Street (London, Marylebone), Shepherds Bush (London, near Westfield Shopping Centre), Esher (Surrey), Bluewater (Kent) and Newcastle (Intu Shopping Centre, Newcastle City Centre). All clinics only employe highly qualified and experienced NVQ 3 qualified laser therapists for all Picosure treatments.
Size Guide – How Big Is My Tattoo?
Here is a simple size guide – to help you figure out the rough size of your tattoo. The actual size of your tattoo will be measured during your free consultation. We measure the tattoo diameter of the tattoo. For example, ‘up to 12cm’ tattoo would roughly fit inside a circle that has a diameter of 12cm (or radius of 6cm). As all tattoos are different shapes and sizes, you can also measure the length x width of your tattoo and come up with the total area it (roughly) covers, and then this can be translated to an equivalent size on the price menu. For example, an ‘up to 12cm’ circular tattoo would cover an area of up to 115cm2. And so would a 5cm x 23cm rectangular tattoo or 10.5cm x 10.5cm square tattoo.
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