Tattoo Removal

An overwhelming number of us have tattoos but increasingly many of us are regretting what was once a permanent feature for us. Whether you experience a change of direction or you are simply not that fond of the design you once loved, unwanted tattoos can cause untold misery and worry.

Today, thanks to huge advances in laser and light technologies regrettable tattoos no longer need to be a worry. Tattoos – even full colour ones – can be removed effectively and safely and leave you relieved and back to yourself physically and psychologically.

There are many laser solutions on the market – not all offer the same standard of removal or safety so be careful! If a clinic is offering too good to be true pricing or promising removal in a single treatment be very wary!

At Cannelle Beauty we offer laser tattoo removal in Oxford using the Harmony XL Pro laser machine from Alma Lasers, the Complete multi-Application Platform for a whole range of aesthetic needs including tattoo removal.


PROVEN SAFETY AND EFFICIANCY

Alma Lasers set the standard for multi-application laser and light systems with their original Harmony in 2004. Now the Harmony XL PRO is the third generation of their breakthrough product.

Alma’s Harmony brand is respected worldwide. In fact, thousands of practitioners rely on Alma to be their technology partner. They have good reason to do so, beginning with clinical proof.
 
Every Harmony XL PRO technology and treatment approach has been proven in extensive clinical studies and enjoys a first-rate safety standard. It is FDA Approved for 65 medical/aesthetic indications including tattoo removal. The Harmony XL Pro laser tattoo removal treatment uses the Q-switched Nd:YAG laser. During treatment, pulses of light from the laser are directed onto the tattoo, breaking up the tattoo pigment. Tattoo ink and natural pigmentation like melanin absorb short pulse duration/high peak energy Q-switched pulses so quickly that they create a photo-acoustic effect within the pigment clusters. This effect breaks down the ink into much smaller particles that can be more easily removed by the body’s natural filtering system.


TATTOO REMOVAL PRICES

This is a guide pricing. Pricing for individual tattoos will be confirmed in your consultation.

SIZE 1 TREATMENT COURSE OF 5 COURSE OF 8
Up to 2cm SMALL £50 £225 £320
Up to 5cm MEDIUM £80 £360 £512
Up to 12cm LARGE £120 £540 £768
Up to 17cm EXTRA LARGE £199 £895 £1273


A consultation & Patch test is mandatory. A £50 charge will be applied, taken off the cost of your first treatment if you decide to go ahead with treatment.

Please bring any medication you are taking with you to your consultation.

We use the Harmony XL Pro machine from Alma Lasers which uses an Nd-YAG laser – this is very effective on black and colour inks. However some colours are more stubborn than others so more treatments may be required.

There are many criteria that determine the effectiveness of the treatment including skin type, ink type used, where on body, how long ago the tattoo was done. We can only give an approximation of the number of treatments required when we see the tattoo at your consultation we cannot do this over the phone.

Here at Cannelle Beauty we have 20 years’ experience of Laser and Light based therapy and treatments so you can be assured you are in safe hands with expert guidance and advice every step of your tattoo removal procedure.

Depending on the size and colour of your tattoo, the number of treatments needed will be assessed when you visit us.

Want to know more? Read our FAQs below or call us for a chat!

*Tattoo Removal only available at the Oxford Salon

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FAQs


HOW DOES THE LASER WORK?

Tattoo ink particles are too large for the body’s immune system to remove naturally because when tattoo pigment is injected into the lower layers of the skin (dermis) it becomes locked away by a wall of collagen fibres. Q-switched lasers produce very short bursts of high energy laser light. The light is absorbed by the large ink particles, generating heat that shatters the tattoo pigment into minute particles which the body is able to remove. Because the laser energy is selectively absorbed by the tattoo ink, the surrounding skin doesn’t overheat and there is no lasting damage.

HOW MANY TREATMENTS ARE REQUIRED TO REMOVE THE TATTOO?

Most amateur tattoos require 3 to 5 treatment sessions at monthly intervals. Most professional tattoos require 8 to 12 treatment sessions at monthly intervals.

WHAT ARE THE COSTS LIKELY TO BE?

The cost of each session depends on the size and colour of the tattoo. The total cost of the tattoo removal depends on the number of treatments needed and this varies considerably from patient to patient.

DO ALL TATTOOS RESPOND TO TREATMENT?

In the majority of cases we are able to remove most tattoos. No one laser can remove all types of tattoo ink; this is why we use 2 different lasers on site to ensure optimal results.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE AND DOES IT HURT?
Typical treatment sessions last between 5 and 40 minutes depending on the size of the tattoo. The lasers do cause discomfort during treatment, similar to being “snapped” with a rubber band. Most patients equate the pain of tattoo removal with the pain of getting the tattoo. Some areas are more sensitive than others, such as ankles and the shoulder blade. The pain tends to decrease as treatment progresses and the tattoo ink fades. Most patients tolerate the discomfort of treatment very well.

ARE THERE ANY AFTER-EFFECTS FOLLOWING TREATMENT?
Redness and swelling may occur, similar to sunburn. This settles within a few days. Some patients may blister, which is quite normal and does not indicate potential scarring. Blistering does not require treatment and will usually clear within days. The treated area should not be exposed to strong sunlight between sessions without the use of sunblock (SPF 30).

DOES THE TREATMENT SCAR?

With the Harmony XL Pro lasers are Q-switched, this means the lasers deliver high power in a very short pulse (25 billionths of a second!) there is normally no lasting damage to the skin. Very occasionally, mild changes in skin texture may occur. *It is important to follow the aftercare instructions carefully to ensure no scarring, healing time 6 weeks – 6 months.


THE PROCESS

After only one treatment you can see the ink is visibly reduced. Multiple treatments are required to remove a tattoo.

Below are some more before and after images

Tattoo laser removal in Oxford
Tattoo laser removal in Oxford