Laser Tattoo Removal

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Laser Tattoo Removal


What does this Course Cover?

  • What lasers and wavelengths you should use
  • Different types of ink and tattoos
  • How many treatments are required and how often you should treat
  • Assessing the suitability of the client (looking at contraindications, and Fitzpatrick skin type)
  • Managing client expectations and results
  • Considering side-effects
  • Pricing strategies
  • Patient selection and contraindication
  • Indications and treatment protocol
  • Treatment techniques
  • Patient Consent
  • Post procedure care
  • Complications
  • Demonstration
  • Hands on practice
  • Health & Safety


Course Structure

One day professional training course in Laser Tattoo Removal

Laser Tattoo Removal

Laser tattoo removal works by firing laser light into the tattoo which breaks the ink into tiny pieces, these little pieces are easy for the body to absorb. This allows the ink to be removed from the body itself. Laser tattoo removal avoids damaging the skin while removing the tattoo, unlike other tattoo removal methods.

Laser Tattoo Removal

Unwanted tattoos can be removed gradually over a series of sessions using a laser.

Our Q-Switched Nd:YAG laser produces rapid, short pulse widths of energy – this limits the healthy skin’s exposure to heat which makes treatments safe and fast. The laser vibrates the ink and breaks it down into tiny fragments. These are then removed by your body’s own cells and safely passed out of the body.

Tattoo’s will require multiple sessions before it’s fully removed. The number of sessions or treatments depends on how large your tattoo is, what sort of ink has been used and the length of time between your sessions. As a rough guide a ‘professional’ tattoo will need between 8 and 12 sessions whereas an ‘amateur’ tattoo might only require between 3 and 6. We will be able to give you a more accurate idea of the number of sessions required at your initial consultation.

How Does It Work?

Clients will need to attend for an initial consultation. Skin type and tattoo will be assessed, so to give a more accurate price and estimate number of treatments. Laser is not suitable for patients with skin type V or VI.

If the client has hair on the area of skin to be treated, it will need to shaved before your treatment appointment. During the treatment you will wear specially designed goggles to protect your eyes.

We use a hand piece which lightly touches your skin to direct the laser. The feeling of each short pulse is usually described as feeling like the ‘snap’ of a rubber band on the skin. In the vast majority of cases, having a tattoo removed using the laser is less painful or at worst – only the same – as having the tattoo done.

The sessions usually take about 10-30 minutes, depending on the size of the tattoo.

The tattoo should become progressively lighter with each treatment, but it’s a long, slow process.


How Does It Work?

Getting a tattoo might seem like a life-long commitment, but the good news is that it doesn’t have to be. Laser tattoo removal is the preferred option for those who want to be rid of their body art – and with good reason. It is a relatively quick and safe procedure that will leave your clients skin tattoo-free.

  1. Tattoos don’t go as deep as you think

Most people think that tattoo ink seeps deep into their skin, but in reality, it only penetrates into the dermis layer, just beneath the epidermis. This is deep enough that the appearance of the tattoo won’t be affected if your skin (epidermis) flakes.

  1. The rest of your skin will be protected

Some people fear laser tattoo removal because they’re worried about the effect it will have on their skin. The way the lasers work is by targeting the pigment that has been injected into your skin, before breaking it up into tiny particles.

Your immune system will remove the colouring for you, and the areas surrounding the tattoo will be unaffected. The lasers are so intense and specific that they only target the necessary areas, so you don’t have to be concerned about other parts of your body.

  1. Some colours are easier to remove than others

You might think that all tattoo ink is created equal – and this is true until you try to have your design removed. Generally speaking, some colours are easier to shift than others, with black, brown, green and dark blue usually at the simpler end of the spectrum.

This isn’t to say that other colours such as red, orange and yellow can’t be removed; just that the laser tattoo removal process might take a little longer.

  1. It’s all the rage!

If you want proof of just how popular laser tattoo removal is, then you just have to look at the long line of celebrities. From failed relationships to poor judgement during their teenage years, there are plenty of household names who have lived to regret their choice of body art.

Eva Longoria and Britney Spears, 50 Cent and Mark Wahlberg are among the famous faces who have opted to have their tattoos removed over recent years.

Perhaps one of the biggest names to undergo the procedure is Angelina Jolie, who was only too keen to have her ex-husband’s name removed from her arm. Her Billy Bob inscription was subject to laser treatment and has since been replaced with new ink plotting the coordinates of her family’s birthplaces.

  1. Treatments often take just a few minutes

Many people put off having their tattoos removed because they imagine it will take hours to complete. In reality, the procedure is quick and can be over in just a matter of minutes, depending on the size and position of the body art.

You will need to return for follow-up treatments as your skin and immune system need sufficient time to discard the pigment particles.


Do I need to bring a model?

No as the course is designed so that you will be working on each other.


Book Your Place

Our welcoming, expert Advisors are on hand to answer any questions & assist you in booking your place over email on Alternatively, most of our courses can be booked online 24/7, using our secure payment system. Simply choose your venue and date Click the add to basket button Then complete the secure, online checkout *Payment in full at time of booking.


Course Benefits

So many of our clients have told just the reason for the popularity of our courses is due to the fact that our certification works on the basis that you are not tied to any specific brand. You are taught the skill set then you can use any brand to then go on and do the treatment with your own chosen brands. Importantly as we teach effective and safe methods with products our tutors love to use but do not insist on the students who attend to have to continue with any one given brand afterwards to gain insurance and use what they have learned with us professionally.


Do I need to be in the medical profession?

This course is open to complete beginners or existing therapists, no previous massage experience required to attend.


Course Entry Requirements

London Learning Academy diploma courses are appropriate for complete beginners and do not necessitate any prior knowledge to be able to train with us; many of our students are not yet beauty trained and are looking to start up a business in the industry. We welcome students of all abilities, whether you are looking to learn a new skill from or currently working as a therapist and looking to refresh your knowledge of specific treatments. This course is designed for beginners; however, Students must be 18+. All materials will be provided for you.


Our Tutors

At London Learning Academy we are very proud to work with professional, energetic, enthusiastic, and friendly team of tutors who all hold qualifications in their specialised sector.  Our tutors are all fully qualified in teaching awards in education with years of experience in beauty related professional industries. We pride ourselves on our tutors being friendly and supportive. They are all individually trained and continue their own personal training to ensure their ability to engage, educate and enrich all students regardless of background or learning ability.


Qualifications you will receive

Once you have successfully accomplished your training course(s), with London Learning Academy you will receive a diploma certificate issued by London learning Academy and accredited by ABT. This not only validates your commitment to the training, but also permits you to gain Public Liability insurance so you can start offering treatments to paying consumers from home or mobile.


Insurance Details

All London Learning Academy courses finished with London Learning Academy are accredited by ABT, CPD and The Guild allowing you to obtain insurance from your own chosen insurance provider.


Career Opportunities

All London Learning Academy diploma courses permit you to work from both home and mobile offering the dedicated treatment(s) that you have completed. You can start earning by offering treatments to paying clients as soon as you have attained your insurance. You could effortlessly work exclusively as a Lash Technician providing only lash extension treatments on a mobile basis or establish a treatment area at home. Alternatively, you may like to look at further courses such as eyelash and eyebrow tinting or microblading course for further treatments you could offer to your clients.


Why Choose London Learning Academy

We offer high-quality ABT, CPD and The Guild accredited training with knowledgeable tutors, expert equipment and a great atmosphere to train in. Our training centres are well-equipped, within easy reach of public transport. London Learning Academy pride ourselves on working with only qualified and industry experienced tutors who are welcoming, warm and pleased to go the extra mile to bring the finest student experience conceivable. All London Learning Academy courses allow plenty of opportunity to ask questions or seek further support if required. Our training centres are permanent and exclusive to us and they are always set-up ready to begin your training. All centres have the very latest equipment and products required to adhere to industry standards.


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