Monthly Archives: February 2021

Feb 25

Reopening laser clinic after lockdown

We have been busy improving and redecorating our clinic during the 4 month lockdown.

We are delighted to be re-opening LaserYou clinic from Monday 12th April 2021. To book / rebook your appointment please call 01628663075 or 07900 380286 ( email: [email protected])

We are committed to your safety and are implementing safety procedures wherever possible including: minimising the use of the waiting room, ensuring all PPE is worn and surfaces / equipment cleaned in between treatments.

TREATMENTS: We have a range of treatments to keep you looking great at LaserYou:

  • Laser Tattoo Removal (PicoSure Laser)
  • Laser Hair Removal (Soprano Laser) 
  • Skin Rejuvenation and Pigmentation Treatments 
  • Skin Tag, Milia and Papilloma Negra removal using the PlasmaPen
  • Customised facials and advanced anti-ageing treatments
  • Full Body Massage

Treatments are for both men and women. 

We look forward to welcoming you back to LaserYou.

Feb 12

So…Laser Tattoo Removal hasn’t worked for you?

This video says it all. After 2 unsuccessful laser tattoo removal treatments and a new boyfriend, American TV host Adrienne Bailon began the process of removing a tattoo of ex-boyfriend Rob Kardashian’s name with the help of Dr. Jeremy Brauer and the PicoSure Laser. So many people wonder why they should choose a more expensive laser treatment when their local tattoo studio may be offering a cheaper service. Surely laser tattoo removal is the same wherever you go?? Well, NO it isnt. There is a simple reason why Pico technology is better: the cheaper lasers have older technology and therefore do not work as well as the PicoSure.

The PicoSure laser is the first major breakthrough in laser tattoo removal in the last 20 years .
All other laser devices are Nano second lasers. So the PicoSure has 1000 times shorter pulse duration -which also means it is 1000 times faster than earlier methods. The PicoSure laser delivers short bursts of energy to the skin in a trillionth of a second. You’re actually shattering the tattoo particle in the fastest possible way, giving you the best option at wiping the slate clean. 

Watch the video:

Feb 10

Is Laser Tattoo Removal Painful?

In short, you can certainly feel some form of discomfort during the laser tattoo removal process. This is because the laser is a high energy device which is working to break down the tattoo ink.

Some people liken the treatment to having hot elastic bands flicked onto your skin in rapid succession. However, that should not put you off! We have treated tattoos of all sizes and locations at LaserYou. Some clients find the discomfort acceptable, while others will feel it more. Consider that certain areas will be more painful than others. For example an ankle tattoo where there is a bone or a back tattoo will most likely be more painful than say and arm tattoo. There are a number of things you can do to help minimise the pain.

  1. Ensure your clinic is using a Cyrogenic cooler. This blasts ice cold air onto the skin at the same time that the laser is being used. This will help minimise the discomfort.
  2. In limited cases a numbing cream like Emla might be an option. However this must be approved and administered by the laser therapist so that they can monitor the pain threshold
  3. Prepare yourself. At your first appointment you will have had a patch test. If you have felt pain or discomfort you can mentally prepare yourself and perhaps even put on some headphones to help distract you.
  4. Ask for breaks if need be; Tattoo removal is a very quick procedure however if you have a large tattoo you can certainly ask for breaks

Laser treatment for tattoo removal has come along way. machines like the PicoSure laser are more advanced so They offer the best technology for tattoo removal. Unlike getting a tattoo, the laser will work very quickly on the skin so the upside is the treatment will be very quick.

Feb 08

Can Skin Tags be removed from diabetics ?

Diabetics have a tendency to both bleed and bruise easily depending on the severity of their diabetes. They may find treatment for skin tag removal more uncomfortable than usual and the healing process may be delayed. We have to treat diabetic patients with caution as severe diabetics and those who are insulin dependent will have a higher risk of prolonged bleeding and bruising. Diabetics may also need to wait longer then 12 weeks between treatments. At LaserYou, we use the Plasmapen for Skin Tag removal. Your first appointment is a consultation where we will assess your medical history and then, subject to suitability, we can book your first treatment appointment. It is always recommended to have professional treatment to remove skin tags.