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Discarded ltd provide laser removal of unwanted tattoos in the Soho area of London. An active Q-switch Nd:yag laser is used to break down the ink particles in the skin to enable the body to naturally remove the particles away from the surface of the skin and therefore reducing or eliminating the appearance of the tattoo. It is not possible to remove all tattoos and the frequency and amount of sessions required will depend on the tattoo's size. It should also be noted that not everyone is suitable for laser removal treatment, for example those taking certain medications will be unable to use the service, however these issues can be discussed at the consultation appointment. Laser tattoo removal is a relatively new technology and a frequently asked question is whether or not the process of having a tattoo removed will be painful. Although mildly uncomfortable, a cryo machine is used to cool the area which is being treated and after the treatment, a cooling pack is applied to the area to help with any uncomfortable feelings which may be present after the process has completed. Each session varies in time from 10 - 40 minutes and is dependant on the size of the tattoo and what kind of treatment is required; whether the tattoo is to be eliminated as much as possible or if it requires toning down and fading in order that it can be more easily covered.