Dec 26

General guidelines for Professional Laser Hair Removal

Skin Types that can be treated:
All the skin types can be treated on all body areas on men and women.
NB: Clients who have a recent suntan must wait at least a month before starting treatment.
Hair Type: Clients with Black, brown and dark hair will benefit the most from laser removal, with lasting results.
Clients with Light Blond or White can experience a temporary loss of hair for three months.

Number of Treatments Needed: Temporary Hair removal is commonly achieved in a single treatment. Long-term hair reduction varies between clients – depending on the strength of hair and growth. Typically 6 to 8 treatments are required to achieve lasting hair reduction
Darker skin types will need more treatments – partly due to the strength of the hair.

Treatment intervals:
The first and second treatment will need to be one month apart. Treatment thereafter can then be one / two months apart depending on the individual’s body and hair growth cycles.

Clients that who can’t have Laser hair removal:
If Pregnant or breastfeeding.

Active infections: e.g cold sores (clients need to be clear for a month prior to treatment and have anti viral medication pre treatment )
Clients with a tattoo and or those with permanent make up
Use of medication e.g antibiotics
Clients who have had electrolysis, waxing or plucking in the last 4 weeks

Dec 19

Will i Regret my Tattoo?

As tattoo removal experts we see a large variety of tattoos of all sizes, colours and on all locations. There is no doubt that most clients never considered they would have to undergo laser tattoo removal. From our experience the most common reasons for wanting a tattoo removed are:

  1. Poor design / bad tattoo – The design did not meet their expectations. A way to avoid this would be to ensure you research your tattooist and take a look at their portfolio. Don’t assume that they will produce the design that you want but instead get a stencil made up. (At LaserYou, for example we have seen a number of clients who have had country maps tattooed on them which are not realistic)! And why not have a temporary tattoo done first with henna or a transfer to see if you will truly like the design.
  2. They’ve outgrown the tattoo. At the time a non-personal tattoo seemed like a good idea for example a butterfly or a flower. In the end the tattoo simply did not have any significance and had to go
  3. The tattoo was too personal. It was the name of their favourite football club or the name of an ex. Allegiances change and unfortunately the tattoo simply isn’t relevant today 
  4. The tattoo is not socially acceptable in their workplace or for their family. A commercial pilot required laser tattoo removal for a forearm tattoo. Even though it was covered up it was visible under his white shirt. Another client entering the navy had to have the large neck tattoo dedicated to his daughter removed. Clients returning to work in Poland and Japan felt their tattoos would not be acceptable hence the decision to remove.
  5. The tattoo was visible. Of course it doesn’t make sense to have a tattoo if you don’t want to show it off but there may come a time when you would be grateful the tattoo can be hidden. A client with a wedding finger tattoo of her former partner felt it was ruining her life; it was a constant reminder of her past – if only she had the tattoo on a less visible body area!Ultimately laser tattoo removal is the best and safest option for tattoo removal.
    At LaserYou, we offer a free consultation with our qualified and experienced laser technicians. We will also perform a patch test on the tattoo for free. If its your time for change, come and see us!

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 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…

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.

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