Do You Have a Tattoo You Regret?

Something you found cute or amusing when you were younger that just no longer suits your look, or an ex-partner’s name you’d rather not have under your skin? Getting rid of that old tattoo is now easier than ever thanks to the technology at our laser tattoo removal clinic between Hatfield and Potters Bar.

Laser tattoo removal techniques have evolved significantly in recent years, with options being more effective and less painful than before. At the Skin by Dr Caroline laser tattoo removal clinic in Hertfordshire, close to north London, we use the powerful ND Yag laser, which is one of the most reliable and well-proven machines for tattoo removal.

If you want to part ways with some old ink, we recommend this effective and safe treatment for zapping tattoos.

How Laser Tattoo Removal Works

The ND Yag at our laser clinic uses light-based wavelengths to target tattoo ink pigment and break it down under your skin. The tattoo fragments are then absorbed by your body and flushed out of your system through lymphatic drainage. This high-tech process ultimately leads to the fading and disappearance of that old tattoo!

What to Consider Before Laser Tattoo Removal

There are a few factors worth noting before you begin treatments. While it is a safe and minimally invasive procedure, some people may need to take precautionary measures. You should also know what to expect from tattoo removal treatment beforehand and what the result is likely to be.

The following are factors that can impact the efficacy of treatment at our laser tattoo removal clinic:

  • Type of tattoo and age of tattoo
  • Skin type/pigmentation
  • Exposure to sun
  • Previous laser therapy treatments
  • Gold therapy treatments
  • Herpes-related infection
  • Tendency to develop keloid scars

If any of these factors relate to you, make sure to let our laser specialists know before you have your treatment at the laser tattoo removal clinic.

It is important to know that you will likely require 10 to 15 treatments spaced out over a number of months to effectively remove the tattoo. How many sessions are necessary to remove it will depend on:

  • Skin type
  • Location of tattoo
  • Tattoo colour
  • Tattoo age
  • Amount of ink used
  • Scarring from tattoo
  • Tattoo layering (whether it’s already a cover-up)

Some traces of your tattoo may still be visible after a few treatments but it will continue to fade over a number of months. However, many people find that laser tattoo removal in North London is an ideal option if what you’re really after is a cover-up after tattoo removal.

Side Effects of Tattoo Removal

Initially, after you’re treated at our laser removal clinic, you can expect to experience the following in a minimal way:

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Light bleeding
  • Blistering
  • Scabbing

Treatment by our expert team will help minimise these side effects, but they should be expected to a certain extent so your appointment must be booked at a time when these possible ‘downtime’ issues are acceptable. 

Permanent Side Effects

When done properly, zapping that tattoo will have very minimal long term effects. That being said, the following are a possibility to keep in mind:

  • Long term scarring
  • Hyper or hypo-pigmentation issues
  • Colour change of tattoo pigment
  • Skin texture changes

If you’re curious to explore having your tattoo removed, get in touch with our friendly and professional team. They can help develop a treatment plan that includes a quote, estimated number of sessions required and analysis of any special circumstances.

Tel: 01707 662477 


  1. Daniel Lopez Gomes says:

    I would like a consultation and quote for the removal of a tattoo.

    • Caroline Baker says:

      Hi, Daniel! Please head over to our Book Page and schedule your consulation there.

      Thank you!

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