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TATTOO REMOVAL

Tattoos are crafted by injecting pigment into the dermal layer of the skin, similarly removing a tattoo requires laser treatment to the depth of the dermal layer to remove it. Laser tattoo removal is relatively process which involves no blood loss. The laser breaks the ink particles into small particles which are then disposed of gradually by the body.

Frequently asked questions

  • How does laser tattoo removal work? The laser offers multiple wavelengths to choose from, each of which targets a specific colour range. Our specialists customise the treatment for each patient and each individual tattoo in order to ensure that the optimum wavelength is used to remove each ink colour. The Q-Switched laser delivers short, high power pulses, effectively breaking apart the ink into small pieces which are able to be absorbed by the body’s immune system.
  • What are the benefits of laser tattoo removal? Unlike other methods of removal, the Q-Switched laser will leave the surrounding tissue intact, allowing for better healing and blending into the surrounding tissue.
  • Does the colour of the tattoo matter? The colour of the tattoo does matter, meaning that the tattoo could be completely removed from the skin or only partially removed. Also, bear in mind that the lighter colours are more difficult to completely remove.
  • What are the risks and side effects? Just as it was uncomfortable to receive the tattoo, there is also discomfort with the removal. To reduce discomfort, topical or local anaesthetic is often used just before the procedure, in addition to very cold air blown on the area during treatments. Other side effects that can occur with tattoo removal include redness, swelling and scabbing for up to two weeks after the treatment. Proper skincare is needed post treatment to heal the treated area. Any laser treatment also has the risk of the following side effects although very uncommon: skin wound, infection, scarring, hypo or hyper-pigmentation, bruising and peeling. Prior to treatment, all potential risks and side effects will be discussed with you by our specialists.
  • How many treatments will I need? There are no set requirements for numbers of treatments. On average three to ten treatments are required for tattoo reduction, performed every eight weeks, but occasionally more may be necessary.
  • How long is each treatment session? Depending on the size of the tattoo that is to be removed, treatment may be very fast (less than five minutes) or quite lengthy.
  • What should I do after the treatment? Just as you had to care for your skin after receiving the tattoo, it is important to also use proper skincare as directed by our specialists.
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