Tattoo Removal

Tattoo Removal 

Tattoos are forever, aren’t they?

We were the first clinic in Ireland to offer our clients PicoSure Laser tattoo removal. Because we were the first, we have the most experience with this technology. Whether you want a tattoo partially or fully removed for a cover-up, we’ll make sure you’re informed about the best option for your circumstances.

Tattoo removal is also available in our city centre clinic at The Blue Room, 25 Wicklow Street and in our Dundrum medical Centre branch.

Tattoo Removal

Start safe and professional removal today

With over 14 years treating tattoos, our specialist will provide you with all the information that you need to make a qualified decision on treating your tattoo. A consultation costs just €20 – refunded in full should you choose to take up a package of treatments in Dundrum Clinic.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Choose Dundrum Clinic?Expand

  • Internationally trained tattoo removal specialist that has been treating tattoos since 2007
  • Irelands only standalone C2 Ruby laser (with cooling attachment) to treat light blue and green tattoos
  • Dublin’s first and most experienced Picosure clinic, the world’s fastest tattoo removal process
  • Our q switch lasers are 8 times more powerful than the majority of lasers in use in Dublin
  • Semi-permanent make-up removal also available

Initial consultation lasts 20 minutes and typical treatment sessions last between 5 and 15 minutes, depending on the tattoo size.

Prices vary according to the size, colour and tattoo complexity to be removed, as well as by the technology you choose.

Removal using PicoSure costs more but is likely to require fewer sessions.

As the leader of tattoo removal in Dublin, a €20 deposit is required to secure a PicoSure consultation.

If you have had previous tattoo treatment you will need an evaluative consultation with one of our specialist technicians which costs €30, and is non-redeemable.

As an indication of pricing, a tattoo the size of a two euro coin costs about €67 a session, when purchased as a discounted package.How does tattoo removal work?Expand

A tattoo is a permanent placement of ink into the skin. The body’s immune system can’t remove these tattoo ink particles itself, as these particles are too large. Laser light of a specific wavelength is passed through the skin, where it can break up the tattoo ink into smaller particles. The immune system can remove these from the body much more easily.

How long does tattoo removal take?Expand

Initial consultation lasts 20 minutes and a typical treatment will take around 15 to 20 minutes. This depends on the tattoo size.

Amateur tattoos may be removed in one or two sessions. With Q-Switch removal, most regular tattoos require between eight and 14 sessions. PicoSure removal usually takes roughly half that number. Treatments are given at, typically, six to eight-week intervals.Does laser tattoo removal work on all tattoos?Expand

Most of the time we can remove the tattoo to the client’s satisfaction. We use up to four lasers to ensure the best results, ad no one laser can treat all colours.

White, gold or fluorescent colours cannot be treated. Yellow, pink and orange can sometimes be faded only.Does tattoo removal hurt?Expand

You will feel this treatment. However, to make you as comfortable as possible, at Dundrum Clinic we use a Coolblast Cooling System for your comfort.

The ribs, ankles and shoulder blades are more sensitive than other parts of the body. The discomfort can decrease as the tattoo fades.

Most people cope well with the discomfort, but for patients with a low pain threshold we can provide a numbing cream if required.What are the after-effects?Expand

Potential tissue responses can include swelling and redness, as if you had sunburn. This should settle within a few days. Occasionally blisters may occur. This is quite normal and will resolve itself within a few days. You need to ensure you keep the treated area out of strong sunlight between sessions.Will my skin look normal after treatment?Expand

You may notice some depigmentation (lightening) of the treated skin. Our advice is to always follow the aftercare protocols you are given carefully.

When directions are followed, there’s usually no lasting skin damage. You may experience a mild change in your skin texture. The possibility of scarring when a skilled, experienced technician is using clinically approved equipment is remote. It’s important to follow the aftercare guidelines closely.Is laser tattoo removal safe?Expand

We’ve been treating tattoos for more than 14 years and have gained considerable experience during this time. There’s no evidence of laser treatment leading to skin issues.

We advise all prospective clients to research properly and we discourage the use of so-called “cheap tattoo removal” advertised on daily deal sites such as Groupon and LivingSocial.

Please note, we don’t accept clients who have had below-standard tattoo removal attempted at clinics we don’t approve. This is because partly treated tattoos are difficult to access and quantifyAs a result, patients who have had tattoo treatment previously must attend our specialist clinic, where consultations are a non-refundable €30. Based on this full consultation, a decision will be taken as to whether we can assist with a partly treated tattoo.How much does tattoo removal cost?Expand

Prices vary according to the size, colour and complexity of the tattoo to be removed, as well as by the technology you choose. Indicative, per session prices below are for our standard, Q-Switch treatment.

Removal using PicoSure costs more but is likely to require fewer sessions.

As the leader of tattoo removal in Dublin, a €20 deposit is required to secure a PicoSure consultation.

Patients who have had tattoo treatment previously must first attend our specialist clinic for an evaluative consultation which costs €30, and is non-redeemable.

As an indication of pricing, a tattoo the size of a two euro coin costs about €67 a session, when purchased as a discounted package. BOOK THIS TREATMENT CALL US 01 2166 778 Download a consultation card Download aftercare information