Laser Tattoo & PMU Removal

"It's a lifestyle choice, so if you change your mind - we can help"

Your tattoo, or permanent make-up, doesn't have to be for life. Whatever your reason for wanting to remove or reduce it for a cover up - we can help.

Our female team are all highly experienced and our clinic is a service provider of laser treatments for NHS Lothian, which means you can relax in our safe and female-friendly environment.

Unlike many other providers our medical laser, which is a Candela AlexTrivantage, can remove or reduce ALL ink colours which means we can provide solutions for complex multi-coloured tattoos and permanent make-up.

The most common reasons our patients seek treatment include:

  • Permanent make-up which no longer suits them.
  • Tattoos which have faded in colour.
  • Tattoos which due to stretch marks, or sagging skin, no longer represent the original design.
  • Poor tattoo artwork.
  • The tattoo no longer fits with their feelings of current identity.


The speed at which we can achieve your desired results depends on the quality of the inks used and the depth at which the ink was placed.  Most tattoos take 6-12 treatments to remove. Treatments should be spaced 6-8 weeks apart to protect your skin from complications, which means the process typically takes 9-12 month. Reductions for cover-ups 4-6 months.

Laser tattoo removal uses specific frequencies of light, for different colours, to pass through your skin and shatter the tattoo ink into tiny particles to allow your body's immune system to disposes of these ink fragments. To prevent damage to the skin - it is important that treatments on the same area are spaced 6-8 weeks apart.

UK regulations require new patients, or patients who have not had a treatment for 6 months, to have a safety patch test. Treatments can start 7 days after the test patch when no adverse reaction is observed.

We combined your test patch with a full 30-minute expert consultation.

Treatment Options Single £ Course of 6 for 5 £

Single colour: 1 - 8 sqcm / PMU - Brows

Multi-colour: 1 - 2 sqcm

86 430

Single colour: 9 -15 sqcm

Multi-colour: 3 - 8 sqcm / PMU - Brows

142 710

Single colour: 16 - 20 sqcm

Multi-colour: 9 -15 sqcm

212 1060 

Single colour: > 20 sqcm

Multi-colour:  16 - 20 sqcm

272   1360
Consultation & Patch Test 35  



Anne wanted to remove her rose tattoo before she got married.


Derna Hughes

Derna Hughes

Winner of Aesthetician of the Year 2018 at the Scottish Medical Cosmetic and The Herald LOOK Awards is confirmation of Derna's expertise in laser and IPL skin rejuvenation treatments.

Derna is a qualified STEREX Advanced Cosmetic Practitioner in hair and skin blemishes removal, and has over 10 years experience in providing lasers and IPL treatments. In addition Derna specialises in microneedling to help reduce acne scars and stretch marks. So, whatever your skin concerns Derna can help you achieve clear, smooth skin.

Prior to specialising in aesthetics Derna worked for Virgin Atlantic providing beauty treatments to its first class and celebrity passengers, so you can be sure of outstanding attention to detail and service. Just ask her about some of the stars she has treated!

ITEC, City & Guilds, ACP, VTCT, CIBTAC
Julie Fortune

Julie Fortune

Julie is a qualified dental nurse and phlebotomist who supports our medical practitioners. Her bubbly and chatty nature will relax you on your journey as she provides chairside assistance for our doctors and nurses.

Julie's has also achieved her CIBTAC Level 4 Advanced Skin Science with distinction and is qualified in laser / IPL and CoolSculpting treatments.

Julie helps our patients by taking tray impressions for tooth whitening, blood samples for testing and treatments for skin rejuvenation. 

GDC 253183 / CIBTAC
Dental Nurse / Aesthetician

How painful is laser tattoo removal?

It is no more painful than having the tattoo in the first place. Any discomfort comes from the build up of heat in your skin during a long procedure, so we have an iCool system which you can use to blast cold air on to your tattoo during your treatment to improve your comfort.

Can you guarantee to remove my tattoo?

Nobody can make such a guarantee, because so much depends on the quality of the inks used in your tattoo. Tattoo cover-ups can be more difficult due to a mixture of inks. However, our AlexTriVantage medical laser is recognised as one of the world's most efficient and can remove tattoos unlike many salon or tattoo parlour systems which can only fade tattoos. We are a laser service provide to NHS Lothian and therfore can offer you the very best chance of removing your tattoo safely.