How does Laser Tattoo Removal work?
The Q-Switched Laser has become the gold standard treatment for tattoo removal. The laser works by creating a short high energy light pulse, that is absorbed by tattoo ink, causing it to break down into particles that are then naturally removed by the body’s healing process.
Some colours are more stubborn than others and require varying wavelengths of light. Some laser machines on the market boast using one wavelength for all colours, however this is simply untrue. The Spectra by Lutronic uses multiple wavelengths, enabling it to reach a range of colours.
Is Tattoo Removal painful?
Laser tattoo removal can be uncomfortable. Some clients liken the tattoo removal process to the feeling of rubber bands being rolled over the skin. It is not required, although if you are concerned about discomfort, local numbing agents such as topical anaesthetics can be used.
What will my skin look like after treatment?
After your treatment, it is normal to experience white discolouration, red or swollen skin. This disappears over time, along with your tattoo. You can expect skin tone to return to normal within 6-12 months of your last treatment.
Your doctor will provide you with information on what to expect, and aftercare procedures to minimise infection.
How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments required will be specific to your tattoo removal wants. Some clients may require fading for a cover-up, while others are looking for complete removal.
Typically, tattoo removal takes 5-8 sessions performed at roughly 4-8 week intervals. Factors such as the location of tattoo, colour, size and age all affect how many treatments you will need.
Tattoo removal results are case relevant and depend on size, colour and age of your tattoo. Not all tattoos can be completely removed – even after several sessions, however, all tattoos can be lightened.
Why use Laser Tattoo Removal?
Products on the market such as fade creams might sound promising, but they simply don’t work. Other procedures such as skin grafting or dermabrasion can be extremely painful and often result in scarring.
There’s a reason the Q-Switched is the most commonly used technique for tattoo removal – it’s minimally invasive, safe and effective.
Combination Treatments Option
At SKYNFORMEN™ our clients have the added benefit of choosing to combine treatments to achieve optimal results and streamlined healing. Combining tattoo removal with our other treatments is an excellent option to improve already excellent results.
For example, Healite II is a skin rejuvenation light therapy treatment, which uses low incident levels of light (energy LLLT) creating a healing effect in tissue. It is especially effective for increasing blood flow to the tissue, wound healing, pain relief and skin rejuvenation. The added benefits of combination treatments include shortened recovery time, diminish possible side effects and the possibility of enhanced tattoo ink clearance.
How much does it cost?
Laser Tattoo Removal with our Q switched laser starts at $150. Removal cost is determined by varying factors including the age of the tattoo, location, size and number of treatments required. Contact SKYN® today to book an obligation free consultation to get a quote.