Your tattoo removal stages, timeline and steps

Consultant dermatologist Dr. Fiona Worsnop walks you through the removal journey

Under the skin

How ink fades throughout the process

The examples below are current customer images and have been captured over 5 months.
These high magnification shots allow us to see beyond the surface, and closely monitor tattoo removal progress.

Phase 1

Action happens below the skin, with large ink particles being broken down.

To the naked eye, the tattoo remains the same.

Phase 2

1The tattoo begins to blur and become fuzzy around the edges.

2Thinner areas fade, dense areas (for now) remain intact.

Phase 3

3The tattoo loses its form; dense areas are visible but light areas fade fast.

Coloured inks and lighter blacks remove entirely.

4Colour change may occur (this is a usually a great sign).

Phase 4

5The tattoo continues getting lighter, with more and more skin showing through.

Cover ups and very dense blacks take some time (the body is processing vast amounts of ink).

The ink removes completely, leaving skin smooth and clear.

How long will it take?

Find out how our laser, your lifestyle and tattoos
properties influence your removal timeline

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