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Passionately involved in the tattoo removal industry for over 5 years. Championing the use of state-of-the-art laser machines like the PicoSure!

Nov 28

I have several tattoos – how many patch tests do I need?

At your first visit to out clinic LaserYou Burnham, you will have a comprehensive consultation where we will check your medical history and suitability for laser tattoo removal. Importantly we will also do what is called a patch test on your tattoo. This is effectively a treatment on a very small area of your tattoo. It may be small but it is extremely important for us to assess how you heal to the laser. If you have several tattoos we only need to do a patch test on one. Following the patch test you can be treated in full after a few days. The area which has been treated by the patch test will not be treated for another eight weeks in line with normal laser tattoo removal procedures.

Nov 28

How long do I need to wait to get rid of my brand new tattoo?

So your new tattoo has not turned out the way you wanted. You are now certain you do not want to keep the new tattoo. The good news is we can treat new tattoos. However you will first need to wait 8-12 weeks for the new tattoo to heal. After that you can have your first consultation and patch test with the laser machine. Please note, although the tattoo may look like it has healed, the underlying skin layers may not have fully healed. Attempting to laser an area which has not fully healed, will result in complications, therefore it essential not to rush into treatment. For professional laser tattoo removal, contact www.laseryou.co.uk tel 01628 633075. We treat clients from all over the U.K- many who travel some distance to receive treatment with the PicoSure Laser – the laser which WILL give you the best results.

Nov 11

Xmas Voucher for Tattoo Removal

For your loved one who wants to begin their tattoo removal journey, or maybe to rectify a bad Benidorm holiday decision, a Christmas voucher could be just the gift 🎁. Vouchers start from just £50 for treatments at our Buckinghamshire clinic LaserYou Sl1 7hx. Your voucher includes a free consultation and patch test, and the voucher amount goes towards the cost of their first treatment. All treatments are performed by trained, insured medical professionals.

Nov 04

Free Laser Tattoo Removal ?

Prior to extensive cutbacks, the NHS occasionally approved tattoo removal treatment. The guidelines stated that doctors could only refer or recommend patients for tattoo removal if the tattoo was causing “significant distress or serious mental health problems.” Facing criticism and looking to cut back on expenditure, free tattoo removal on the national health service has all but disappeared. Read further… https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3006447/NHS-slammed-sheer-waste-money-spending-330-000-laser-tattoo-removal-hospitals-stretched-ever.html

The message seems to be that you pay for your mistakes!

The NHS does advise on Tattoo Removal. Note: they only recommend laser tattoo removal , not creams. At LaserYou, we not only use the most advanced technology for tattoo removal, but our treatments are also carried out by medical professionals who have what worked in the NHS. Our clinic is located in Burnham, SL1 7HX just off the M4 between Windsor and Maidenhead.

Nov 04

Will tattoo laser treatment cause scarring?


At LaserYou we use a professional laser tattoo machine operated by medical professionals. In fact our machine is one of the most advanced laser tattoo removal machines available and our technicians follow a medical code of practice. All of this means, there should not be any scarring caused by the laser machine, although as with any procedure there is always a slight risk – this is more likely to occur if aftercare instructions are not followed. Note, any existing scars will remain following laser treatment.

Sep 25

Tattoo Blowout

If your tattoo artist has been a bit heavy-handed with the needle or perhaps they were inexperienced, the result may be not quite what you expected – extra shading around the edge of the tattoo. Commonly this is referred to as tattoo blow out or tattoo bleeding. Essentially it is the ink is running beyond the design. So it looks a bit like extra shading around the tattoo, which is not what you wanted. Fortunately the ink in the tattoo blowout is quite faint. This makes it a lot easier for the laser machines to break down the ink.

So if you want to get rid of tattoo blow out/bleeding book your free consultation with us and take that first step to achieving the tattoo you wanted.–

Sep 03

How many treatments do I need to get rid of my tattoo?

This is no doubt the most commonly asked question at our clinic. Is also the question which is the most difficult to respond to. Take two people with exactly the same tattoo done by the same artist with the same ink on the same body area. When treated they may well experience very different results. This is mostly down to the fact that it is the individual’s circulation that plays a big part in tattoo removal. Remember, it is the laser machine that breaks down the ink, but it is the body that eliminates the ink. The good news is that with the PicoSure laser (by Cynosure) the amount of treatments required is a lot fewer when compared to other non-picosecond lasers. We have clients who have had non pico treatments at other clinics, sometimes 10- 20 sessions and the tattoo persists; either the results are too slow or they have been left with some colour which just won’t shift. This is simply down to the machine not having the capability. So there is no concrete answer to your question! What we can show you is a cross range of tattoos we have treated. To date the PicoSure is the most advanced laser so it is your best chance at getting complete tattoo removal. Take a look at this current client: six treatments and it’s almost gone.

Aug 29

How to Stop the Itching after Laser Hair Removal

It is a perfectly normal reaction for the skin to itch after laser hair removal. Certain areas might be more sensitive than others e.g. the bikini line area or legs. In particular if you have also suffered from ingrown hairs it may be those areas which are particularly itchy. 

It is extremely important you do not scratch the area as this may result in scarring. Instead, ensure to use a product to help calm the skin and promote healing. Sudocream has been particularly useful at this as it contains zinc. This is the more cost-effective solution. You can also combine this or instead use After Inked lotion which is used after procedures like tattoo removal where the skin can flareup. After Inked is a high-quality formulation which will ultimately promote rapid healing – just what you need after laser hair removal. You should find that the skin calms down within a week of the treatment. If however the itching persists consult with your laser practitioner or pharmacist.

Aug 26

Under 18 Laser Tattoo Removal

Recently our boiler repairman told us the story of how his son got his tattoo. It was a family holiday in Spain, and on the last evening, a lively crowd had gathered at the hotel bar. Turns out they were admiring the brand new Spanish bull tattooed on his 17 year old sons hide. He laughs now – it’s still there 5 years later. 

It is illegal to tattoo young people under the age of 18 under UK law. Even with parental consent, in the UK is is illegal for anyone to have a tattoo under 18. In Spain the regulations are different. But what is the age allowed for laser tattoo removal treatment in the U.K? At LaserYou, we treat adults aged 18 and over. Anyone under 18 requiring treatment will need parental consent.

So if your child comes back from Magaluf with a tattoo, with your consent, they can have laser tattoo removal. Just ensure the tattoo is at least 6 weeks old as the tattoo must be fully healed before we can treat it.

Aug 23

I want the cheapest tattoo removal

Whatever service you are looking for it makes sense to shop around. So you may be looking for a roofer, plumber, mechanic. Why not call around and get some quotes? What is important to remember is to get a like-for-like quote.

How does this work for tattoo removal? 

It is true that the lasers used for tattoo removal all work in a similar way. At a very basic level of explanation, the lasers work to break down the tattoo ink and it is then your body that works to eliminate the ink via its own natural processes (sweat, urine). This is a simplistic explanation. It is important to know the wavelength at which the machines work. Ultimately what this means is that some lasers will break down the ink into bigger particles while others like the PicoSure will break down the ink into the finest particles. If the ink is broken down into bigger particles, more treatments are needed. 

In essence you may get a quote for £80 to treat a very small tattoo. Our current minimum price at LaserYou is £65 (which is very competitive for the PicoSure Laser). The reality is that with a non-Pico laser you will require more treatments. That is a simple fact. A Q-switch laser focus will require approximately 25-50% more treatments. The maths is therefore simple. Cheapest does not always work out. You will spend more time and more money if you choose a laser which is not a picosecond laser. 

Consider it by using the analogy of cars. All cars are not the same. They may well get you from A to B but the fuel efficiency, time, comfort and spend varies vastly. A mini will perform the same function as a Ferrari but the journey is quite different. Cheapest is not always the best.

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