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Tattoo Removal

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Stop covering that unwanted tattoo. Erase it for good with our Q-switched laser and you’ll forget it was ever there.
Newer Q-switched laser tattoo removal techniques can eliminate your tattoo with minimal side effects. It is the only clinically-proven method of removing a tattoo without causing scarring.
For more than a decade, Q-switched lasers have been designed to create ultra-short pulses of light energy that shatter ink in a tattoo. No other manufacturer has made the same commitment to this precise field of lasers. Practitioners worldwide demand the power and reliability of Q-switched lasers because they have been shown to work.

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Frequently Asked Questions – Tattoo Removal

Laser light with a very specific wavelength is applied to the tattooed area of the skin during the tattoo removal procedure. Energy selectively penetrates the skin and targets the tattoo ink particles, leaving the surrounding skin tissue and chromophores unharmed. The tattoo ink particles absorb the laser energy, heat up, and shatter into smaller ink particles.
In the days and weeks following a laser treatment, the body’s immune system flushes away the shattered ink particles, causing the tattoo to fade. Over a series of treatments, more and more of the ink shatters, leaving the skin free of ink.

Laser tattoo removal requires several sessions. On average, professional tattoos need 6 to 15 treatments spaced approximately four to eight weeks apart. The number of treatments depends on the size of the tattoo, the amount and type of ink used, and the depth of the ink in the skin. The location of the tattoo will also affect the clearance rate.

Lasers will generally eliminate about 95% of the tattoo. You’ll notice a temporary whitening of the treated area after the first treatments. Over time, the tattoo will fade and the skin returns to normal color.

The concentrated light beam can be felt on the skin’s surface and varies in sensation. Removing a black tattoo is generally quite a painful procedure, so local anaesthetic can be used if necessary. Other coloured inks are not as painful. The procedure is extremely quick, so the pain is very brief! The skin is cooled first with ice or cold air. Topical anesthetic creams can also be used.

An ointment and dressing will be applied immediately after treatment and the area must be kept clean. Follow the post treatment instructions provided to you. You can take a shower the next day, although the treated area should never be scrubbed. If a scab forms it is important that you do not pick or scratch it.

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Tattoos appear under a microscope as tiny granules of colour (pigment). These granules are located in a skin cell known as a macrophage. Macrophages normally remove foreign objects (for example, bacteria) from the body. The pigment in the tattoo ‘freezes’ the macrophage cell so that it can’t do its job. As a result, the pigment remains in the skin and the tattoo becomes permanent.
By creating a very short high energy pulse, the tattoo ink is thermo-acoustically broken up into minute particles that the body can readily absorb.   As the laser attacks the tattoo, a light grey “frosting” appears on the tattoo, a signal that the appropriate energy was applied and the removal process will begin. The Q-Switched Laser has become the gold standard treatment for across all colours of tattoo removal.

During your consultation, your medical professional will determine approximately how many treatments you’ll need. Before deciding on a treatment plan, the clinician may first test the laser on your skin to see how it reacts.

Prior to the start of the first session, your clinician will apply anesthetic cream and you’ll be asked to wear protective eye gear. You will also be given a cooling device to help you remain comfortable.

Your clinician will then place the laser’s handpiece on your skin and deliver laser pulses directly into the tattoo pigment. Many people liken the sensation to that of a rubber band snapping against the skin. The number of pulses will vary based on your tattoo, but most treatments only last a few minutes.

Cosmetic tattoo eyeliner removal is done using sterilised metal eye shields that sit on the eyeball much like a metal contact lens.

There isn’t much you need to do immediately before your appointment, but here are some tips to help the process go smoothly:

  • Avoid direct sun exposure for two to four weeks before your first laser treatment. Tanned skin is more prone to adverse reactions.
  • Eat something and have plenty of fluids before your appointment.
  • Wear loose clothing over the area to be treated.
  • Avoid taking aspirin and ibuprofen as they may lead to bruising after treatment. You may take Tylenol before your treatment to alleviate some discomfort.
  • If you’re a smoker, consider quitting. Smoking can slow the healing process.

Scarring with the Q-switched is uncommon in comparison with other forms of tattoo removal but, as with other laser systems, loss of pigmentation in the treated skin can occasionally occur. This change is usually temporary and gradually resolves with time. We recommend you avoid the sun after the treatment and use sunblock when exposed to UV light.

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