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Tattoo Removal Expert in London

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Laser and Non Laser Tattoo Removal 

Tattoo removal process before and after treatment

Welcome, we are the ultimate source for laser tattoo removal and non laser tattoo removal in London. If you’re contemplating the removal of an unwanted tattoo, no one has more experience than Lorena Oberg. She has over 15 years experience.

Lorena offers the entire spectrum of tattoo removal methods, non laser methods and the revolutionary laser treatments. We work with specialised lasers in order to be as gentle as possible to your skin.

Safety Is Our Priority

It’s fair to mention that we are NOT the right laser tattoo removal clinic for you if you wish to have your tattoo removed FAST.  We specialise in gentle tattoo removal in London and pride ourselves delivering minimal scaring for all skin types (including tattoo removal on dark Asian, Black, African skin).    

Lorena Oberg is world renowned and lectures sharing her techniques far and wide including Permanent Makeup Removal.   Scaring is a very real risk of this procedure but if done correctly, that risk is minimised.  Please know that we are not guaranteeing not having a scar, no one can do that, but our techniques mean that you we’re giving your skin the best possible chance.

Understanding Tattoo Removal Methods:

Tattoo removal methods include non laser (acid-based removal), excision (surgical removal), and laser treatments. Laser tattoo removal, the focal point of our expertise, involves directing laser light into the tattoo, breaking down ink into easily absorbable particles without causing harm to the skin. This method stands out for its effectiveness while avoiding the scarring and damage associated with other removal techniques.

Contrary to popular belief, tattoos are not permanent and can be removed when no longer wanted.   Tattoo Removal methods have come a long way in the last 15+ years with new Tattoo Removal Lasers making the process easier than ever before. Whether you’ve grown out of it, changed your religious beliefs or you simply do not like it any more, Lorena Öberg offers multiple techniques for effective removal.

The Laser Tattoo Removal Process

We take you from the initial free consultation and patch test to subsequent treatment sessions and post-treatment care, we guide you through each step. Witness the harmless “frosting” post-treatment, signifying the breakdown of tattoo pigments, and understand the importance of proper healing between sessions.

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We offer:

–  Laser Tattoo Removal

–  Saline & Glycolic Tattoo Removal

Laser or Non Laser Removal?

Not all tattoos are the same.  We can advise you as to what method is best for you with minimal scarring.Our consultations are done by Lorena herself, whom not only knows how to remove the ink, but will also take care of your skin.  We aim to remove the ink with minimal skin damage.

Tattoo Removal FAQ

It is important to understand that tattoos vary greatly.  Older ink is usually easier to remove, colours can be more challenging. Only an expert that is experienced in both lasers and non laser techniques is advise on all the options that are available to you.
At Lorena Oberg's we count with 15+ years of experience which has led Lorena to be one of the most sought out trainers in this field.  Her expertise lies in removing the ink with minimal trauma and scarring.
Not all tattoos are the same.  We can advise you as to what method is best for you with minimal scarring. Our consultations are done by Lorena herself, whom not only knows how to remove the ink, but will also take care of your skin.   We aim to remove the ink with minimal skin damage.
Yes it does (sorry). Comparable to a rubber band flicking against the skin. Laser tattoo removal is a controlled burn and we need to treat it as such. Post-treatment comfort with cooling spray and aloe vera gel (make sure you're not allergic before coming for treatment). Surprisingly, because most of the damage is happening underneath the skin, the healing is not only fast but the pain is more of a discomfort than actual pain. 6-12 weeks needed for proper skin recovery between sessions.
6-10 treatments typically sufficient, based on ink colour, depth, and tattoo characteristics. Older tattoos come out faster. This is due to 2 factors. The older the tattoo the less the ink density still in the skin. Another factor is newer pigments have more complex formulations that makes them more stable in the skin.
Dark skin tones may require more skill and patience. We're insured to treat all skin types.
Yes, tattoos can be adequately faded for alterations after a few sessions.
No. New tattoos have high ink concentrations and most are done with more stable inks. Tattoos less than 5 years old are more of a challenge. We discuss this in the consultation.
Most tattoos can be removed, but complete removal isn't guaranteed. Some tattoos are easier to remove than other. Lorena will go over this is great detail during your consultation.
Some tattoos, generally the older ones, you will see results before leaving our clinic. Others can require a few treatments before fading begins.
The laser breaks down the ink particles in the tattoo.   The broken down ink is then absorbed by the body and carried out through the body's lymphatic system.
On average, tattoos require 8 - 12 sessions, with the session being 6 - 8 weeks apart. The amount of time required for the removal of a tattoo and the success of the removal varies with each individual.  Factors influencing this include: skin type, location, colour, amount of ink, scarring or tissue change, and layering.
Treating more frequently than 6 - 8 weeks increases the risk of adverse affects such as hypopigmentation scars and does not necessarily increase the rate of absorption.   At each session, some but not all of the tattoo pigment particles are effectively fragmented, and the body removes the smallest fragments over the course of several weeks. The result is that the tattoo is lightened over time. Remaining large particles of tattoo pigment are then targeted at subsequent treatment sessions, causing further lightening. The number of sessions and spacing between treatments depends on various factors, including the area of the body treated and skin colour. Tattoos located on the extremities, such as the ankle, generally take longest. As tattoos fade, we may recommend that clients wait many months between treatments to facilitate ink resolution and minimise unwanted side effects.  If you treat your tattoo too frequently, the laser is simply targeting the ink that it has already been fragmented but that your body hasn't had enough time to remove completely.
Yes, you can buy one treatment at a time.
Yes, an in person consultation fee is a £50.00 non refundable. The £50 will go toward the cost of the removal, if you choose to have treatment. You can also choose to have a Free Video Consultation by booking online.
Dark (blue, black) and red inks will resolve the best. Oranges, purples and yellows usually fade as well. Green inks are the most difficult to remove, and additional treatments are needed to produce significant fading.
In many cases, yes. Greater than 95% fading of the tattoo may be accomplished. However, it is important to know that there are many types of tattoo inks in use worldwide today. Not knowing which tattoo ink was used, or how deeply it was applied, makes it impossible for the technician to predict the degree of removal on any given tattoo.
Everyone responds at a different rate.  Most people will see a difference with every treatment over the 6 to 8 week period.  Having a before photo available to look at helps when there is only a slight change.
If you choose to use it, apply topical anaesthesia cream, one hour before treatment, Avoid Alcohol, Aspirin, Aleve, Motrin, or ibuprofen products.
NO. LASER stands for Light Amplification by the Stimulated Emission of Radiation. There are two basic types of radiation, (1) Non- ionizing radiation, and (2) Ionizing radiation. Hair removal lasers and tattoo removal lasers produce "non-ionizing" radiation which is simply the radiation of light. Ionizing radiation which represents x-rays, ultra-violet and nuclear radiation is a completely different type of radiation, and is not produced by hair and tattoo removal lasers.

What type of post treatment care is needed?

Healing gel will be applied directly after the treatment has been done.  During the healing process, apply Miracle Oil to the area 2 – 3 times a day.  If it has a burning sensation, you may apply an ice pack or something cold from the freezer.  The treated area should be kept clean.  A shower can be taken, although the treated area should never be scrubbed.  If a scab forms it is vital that you do not pick it or scratch it.  Occasionally, there will be pinpoint bleeding associated with the treatment.  We ask that you do not cover the area with anything, let air get to it.  You may also get blisters associated with this treatment, this is perfectly normal. If that occurs, please protect the blisters, let them heal as naturally as possible.  Do not pop the blisters.  Avoid sun exposure and tanning beds during the healing process.

Risks and Aftercare

  • Temporary effects include blistering (seldom) and scabbing.
  • Minimal risk of permanent scarring.
  • 72-hour wait before swimming after treatment.
  • Keep the area moist with the aftercare we give you.
  • Keep the area clean to avoid infections, specially high traffic areas such as hands and wrists.


Laser energy selectively targets tattoo ink, Lorena has the experience to know when to hold the energy back and when to push. Safety in the tattoo removal game is not down to the machine. It’s down to experience.

You can find more information about the Tattoo Removal Healing Process HERE.

For more information you may call us 0800 0029696 or book a free video consultation here. You can book an appointment in our clinic online HERE.

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