Do you regret the day you headed to the tattoo parlour and got stuck with a permanent badly designed tattoo for life? Or maybe you got the tattoo in good faith but have now outgrown the inking?
Our new AW3 Laser tattoo removal
treatment has the answer for you!
WHAT TYPES OF TATTOOS CAN WE TREAT?
In principle the laser can remove all kind of tattoos. Since all tattoos are not the same in terms of colour, depth of ink deposition as well as their chemical composition, some may respond differently. It is therefore necessary to have a
patch test on the area to be treated beforehand to get a better idea of the results which can be expected.
Amateur tattoos which are usually much closer to the surface of the skin tend to be the easiest to remove.
CAN THE MACHINE TREAT ALL COLOURS OF TATTOOS?
We can treat all colours of tattoos, however: Black, Red, Dark Orange and Dark Blue tattoos will typically respond better to treatment with laser. Brown, Purple, Green, Light Orange, Neon and Light Blue colours are harder to remove and will require more sessions.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Tattoo ink particles are too large for the body’s immune system to remove naturally because when tattoo pigment is injected into the lower layers of the skin (dermis) it becomes locked away by a wall of collagen fibres.
Q-switched lasers such as ours, produce very short bursts of high energy laser light. The light is absorbed by the large ink particles, generating heat that shatters the tattoo pigment into minute particles which the body is able to remove through the urinary system. Because the tattoo ink selectively absorbs the laser energy,
the surrounding skin doesn’t overheat and there is no lasting damage.
HOW MANY SESSIONS WILL I NEED?
You will see a visible reduction in the pigment of the tattoo after the first treatment, however to completely remove a tattoo depending on the ink colour and how deep it is in the skin, it could be between 3-5 treatments with intervals of 6 weeks between treatments. In some clients, a few more sessions may be necessary for complete removal.
WHAT TYPES OF SKIN CAN BE TREATED?
We can treat all skin types with our ND YAG Q-switch machine, providing you are in good health (no serious health concerns) and do not have hypo/hyper- pigmentation, sun exposure ( are tanned) or Keloid scarring in your family or personal history.
DOES IT HURT?
The level of pain felt will depend on the type of tattoo you are having treated. The size of the tattoo will also alter the amount of treatment required per session and of course the level of pain you feel is also dependent on your
own pain threshold. Some clients would describe it as no more than uncomfortable, whilst others will describe it as an elastic band flicked against the skin. The truth is that you won’t know how painful you will find it unless you try it!
We can also offer advice on pain relief, which will be given during your assessment should you feel the need.
Compared to a life sentence of an unwanted tattoo, which can also effect a clients’ self-confidence and remind them of a time in their life they’d rather forget,
the pain is well worth it!
SHOULD I EXPECT ANY SCARRING?
Although there is a risk of scarring with any laser, in most cases, scarring is not a significant risk for tattoo removal with our ND Yag laser machine. Tattoo removal has become associated with scarring because the older generation of lasers used for tattoo removal were very aggressive and carried a very high risk of scarring.
The ND Yag laser does not heat the surrounding skin significantly and the risk of scarring is much more reduced.
The risk of scarring is mainly associated with a genetic pre-disposition to forming scar tissue and the presence of resistant, green pigment. To reduce the risk, we carry out an extensive medical evaluation to identify high-risk clients; we also have an adjunct treatment that can stop scar tissue forming and even improve existing scars.
Please remain out of direct sun for 30 days pre and post treatment.
If you find yourself exposed to the sun then it is important to use a sun lotion of factor 50 or higher.
Aloe Vera can be used on the area treated to reduce any soreness or redness that may occur
A cold compress may also be used should you feel it necessary
Avoid hot showers for 24 hours after the treatment so that you don’t aggravate the area treated
Don’t get any more unwanted tattoos! Remember people and phases come and go!