The LightSense laser system pulses up to 100 times faster than Pico and Q-switch lasers, and uses much lower energy. That means it doesn't damage melanocytes in the skin and there is significantly less risk of pigmentation changes.
Everyone’s tattoo removal journey is unique to them. We create personalised treatment plans based on each client’s goals, skin tone and tattoo, which then dictates how we calibrate the laser system to effectively target the treatment area.
Our diverse team of tattoo removal experts have treated thousands of clients and deliver the highest standards of care.
We can treat black ink on all skin tones but we only treat coloured inks on Fitzpatrick 1-3 skin types. Coloured ink cannot be safely treated on darker skin tones (Fitzpatrick 5-6) as the frequency of the lasers damage the melanocytes, causing hypopigmentation (lightening) of the skin.
Tattoo lover Carl found NAAMA’s treatments “a dream” compared to more aggressive technologies
We welcome and are able to treat all skin types at NAAMA. We are interested in the skin tone in the tattoo area as there are some restrictions on the combination of the tattoo ink colour and skin tone. In the chart below you can check that we can treat the combination of your tattoo area, skin type and tattoo colour.
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How long do you have to wait between sessions?
Because Lightsense laser systems which are used by NAAMA, use such little energy, the skin isn’t damaged. Many NAAMA customers are able to return for treatment as regularly as every week, unique to NAAMA. Others may need a bit longer between treatments - though rarely longer than 3 or 4 weeks.
How do different inks respond to treatments?
There are thousands of tattoo inks in circulation today.
Many are produced by qualified ink manufacturers that reputable tattoo artists and studios will use as-is or mix to expand their colour palette, where others might be homemade - such as melting plastics or pen ink to create a tattoo.
Unfortunately, unless you know the specific ink used in your tattoo, it can be something of a mystery. Most inks respond well to laser treatment, namely those that are produced by qualified manufacturers and used as intended; however, should your tattoo contain a resistant chemical - for example, a harsh plastic or undiluted acrylic - it may take a lot longer to respond to treatment.
In severe cases, some inks may not respond to laser removal at all.
Inks that don’t respond to tattoo removal are often referred to as “stubborn” and, because of the specific composition of the ink, can take a very long time to remove. Be sure to tell your NAAMA Consultant as much as you can about the tattoo artist or studio, or ink related to your tattoo.
Does it hurt?
Pain really varies from person to person - what one person finds mildly unpleasant, another will find unbearably painful. Our laser is much more gentle on the skin than older technologies meaning that many of our customers say that it is less painful, and hurts less than getting a tattoo. Our unique technology used less energy, meaning less pain.
What is the Fitzpatrick scale?
The Fitzpatrick scale is a numerical classification from 1 to 6 of human skin colours. We use this to assess the skin type of a person which allows us to create a bespoke treatment plan for a safe removal.