Bare Again
How does it work?

Traditional Lasers for tattoo removal work by using pulses of light to break up the ink into small particles. By using ultra short energy pulses Picosure breaks the ink into much smaller particles with less heat transfer to the skin.

These small particles are then removed by the bodies own white blood cells. The smaller the particles the more effectively these cells can remove the ink.

I’m having laser tattoo removal at another clinic , are you able to take over my care?

Yes. At Bare Again we are happy to takeover and speed your tattoo removal.

Do I need to take time off for Picosure treatments?

No. Discomfort following treatment is minimal and most people should be able to return to normal activities immediately.

What to expect after treatment?

Within a few hours of treatment the skin normally turns red and may be followed by the appearance of small blisters over the next few days. This can last for a week or two and is similar to having a mild sunburn.

During this time the skin should be protected from sun exposure and rubbing on tight clothes etc. A protective dressing may be advised.
You will receive individualized advice and a plan at the time of your treatment.

How quickly does the tattoo fade?

It takes several weeks for the full effect of each treatment to occur. This is because it takes time for the white blood cells to clear the shattered ink particles. For this reason we recommend allowing 6 weeks between each treatment.

Is partial tattoo removal possible?

Yes. The Picosure system is highly accurate allowing unwanted portions of tattoos to be removed. It may be necessary for your tattoo artist to add further work to complete your tattoo transformation.

Is it Painful?

All Laser tattoo removal methods cause some discomfort. The Picosure laser is the least painful method and most people tolerate the procedure very well.

In all cases we use the Zimmer Cryo 6 cooling system in conjunction with the laser . By actively cooling the area discomfort is markedly reduced.

The key to making the procedure comfortable is not only excellent equipment but also the skill and care of the nurse in choosing the right settings and applying cooling effectively.

In our experience pain is minimal however we do have a number of additional pain relief options available. If concerned please fell free to discuss these with our qualified nurses. Options include;

  • Emla- a local anaesthetic cream applied to the tattoo before treatment
  • Inhaled Analgesics e.g. Penthrane

These incur a small additional cost.

Will the Tattoo completely disappear

The majority of tattoos can be completely removed however there are many inks used in tattoos and we cant guarantee full removal in all cases.

Who will remove my tattoo?

At Bare Again only fully trained Nurses will be involved in your assessment and perform all laser procedures.

What are the risks?

Risks of laser tattoo removal are small but may occur.

  • Scarring (<5%)
  • Skin pigment changes, usually resolve over time
  • Infection, rare and reduced by following aftercare instructions.
  • Allergy (very rare)

These will be discussed with you prior to treatment commencing.

My previous tattoo removal failed, can you help me?

Yes, Picosure has been shown to be effective in treating tattoos that have resisted traditional laser therapy.

Will there be a scar?

The chance of scarring from the laser tattoo removal process is low (< 5%) and good aftercare by you will further reduce the chance of developing scarring. Please be aware that the original tattooing may itself have resulted in scarring and this scarring may only become apparent following laser tattoo removal.

How long does each treatment take?

Excluding consultation and discussion the actual laser treatment itself takes 2 -15 minutes depending on the size of the tattoo.

Can I have another tattoo in the treated area?

Yes but please wait until fully healed at around 8 weeks.

Cancellation Policy

Failure to attend a booked appointment or cancellation with less than 24 hours notice, Bare Again reserves the right to charge 25% of the treatment cost for single treatments.

For prepaid packages, failure to attend a booked appointment or cancellation with less than 24 hours then that treatment episode will be deemed to have been taken and deducted from the clients package.

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