How does laser tattoo removal work?

Laser tattoo removal at NAAMA is a safe and effective way to get rid of unwanted tattoos.

A closer look at the laser tattoo removal process

How our laser tattoo removal works
How our laser tattoo removal works

How long does laser tattoo removal take?

On average tattoo removal can take 8-12 sessions. Permanent makeup removal can take 3-5 sessions. These figures will sometimes be less, sometimes more, depending on how the skin and immune system respond to treatment.

Three factors determine how long removal might take: the tattoo itself (its size, ink density, location, and age); your health and lifestyle; and your personalised treatment plan.

Tattoo style

Balanced lifestyle

Personal treatment plan

Each tattoo is unique. The depth, density, colour, and type of ink can all have an impact on treatment length.

Tattoos closer to the heart have better circulation, making for a faster removal.

Speak to one of our experts to learn more about how long yours might take to remove.

Strong immune systems are more efficient at flushing away ink particles. A healthy diet and lifestyle will help optimise results.


Help your lymphatic system flow faster by drinking lots of water.

Healthy diet:

Being well-rested and eating a balanced diet will lead to the best results. Unsurprisingly, smoking and excessive alcohol consumption may slow the process.

Your tattoos are as unique as you are. That's why the most effective removal results are achieved through personalised treatment plans.

Our expert consultants and dermatologists will assess your tattoo, lifestyle and goals, and follow up with a bespoke aftercare protocol to follow between treatments.

Is tattoo removal right for me?

Traditional tattoo removal methods can often leave scars.

Our low-energy LightSense™ laser is incredibly gentle on the skin (without compromising on results) and is also a safe laser tattoo removal system for darker skin tones.

We’ve had many successful complete removals at NAAMA using our LightSense™ laser.

We recommend having a 1-1 assessment with our consultants to advise the best approach for your tattoo as lifestyle, ink density, ink composition, location and colour can all play a part in your final results.

We can remove most tattoos of all sizes, ink colours and designs as well as permanent makeup and cosmetic tattoos. We’ll create a bespoke treatment plan to achieve the results you’re looking for.

Yes, we can successfully fade tattoos for cover-ups and we do partial removals as well. Our minuscule laser spot size, smaller than the nib of a pen, ensures we’re targeting the ink particles with incredible precision. We usually recommend five sessions for tattoo fade, though this can vary between different tattoo styles, colours, and designs.

Following our expert guidance - for example by maintaining a healthy lifestyle, ensuring you read our safe sun exposure guidelines, and applying aftercare creams - will help supercharge your removal results.

Unfortunately, no - maybe one day! For now, tattoo removal is a process that takes multiple sessions to complete (8-12 on average).

However, one of the great things about our pioneering technology is that clients are able to come in for treatment more frequently. This means we see tattoo removal in months, rather than years.

Speak to us today to see how many sessions might be needed for your tattoo.