Laser Tattoo Removal

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Say goodbye to unwanted tattoos with our effective laser tattoo removal treatment.

Laser tattoo removal is a relatively simple procedure that can produce some astonishing results. The laser we use here at DrBK in Reading is Alma Lasers Harmony XL. It’s a “Q-Switched Nd:YAG” laser and can be adjusted to target different inks.

  • Removes ANY colour ink
  • Suitable for all skin types
  • Minimal discomfort compared to other lasers

Please see below some more information and frequently asked questions.


Price: From as little as £45 per session (Price dependent on size and colour of tattoo – please enquire)

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What does the process look like?

Real DrBK Tattoo Removal Case


Frequently Asked Questions

During laser tattoo removal, your skin will be cleansed and you’ll be given goggles to wear to protect your eyes from the laser. The practitioner will cool the skin with our cooling system to ensure minimum discomfort throughout the treatment. The laser will then be used over the surface of the tattoo.

After treatment, patients are advised to take care of the skin, using a high factor SPF whilst the skin is still sensitive as well as a tissue repair cream. If you are experiencing any pain following treatment, over the counter pain medication will minimise this.

During the treatment, you will experience a pricking sensation - this is usually quite mild however some may find it more painful than others. It's worth noting that laser tattoo removal can sometimes, be more painful than getting the actual tattoo itself.

We are able to use local anaesthetic creams on the area before the treatment to minimise any pain and discomfort.

The number of treatments that you need differs, depending on the colour of the tattoo and how large it is.

Generally, you’ll need treatments every 4 to 8 weeks. A course of 6 to 12 treatments is usually enough to erase the tattoo, although you might need fewer/more treatments depending on the colour & depth of the tattoo.

Laser tattoo removal may not be suitable for everyone. For example, if you are a darker skin type, some laser tattoo removal treatments can result in a ghosting' effect. This is where the skin is lighter than the surrounding area. Your practitioner will assess suitability in your consultation.

  • Black tattoos are the easiest to remove as the pigment within them is easily broken down
  • Tattoos with red in them are usually more difficult and different wavelengths of light will need to be used
  • Treatment might be slightly more difficult and require more sessions if the ink in the tattoo has been put into the skin too deeply



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