laser tattoo removal

LASER

Tattoo Removal

If you are reading this, you are probably in the tattoo regret phase, and we feel your pain! Before you make moves to get that unloved tattoo removed, we created a list of helpful tips on laser.

Tattoos are formed by introducing ink particles into the skin. These are too large for the body to break down, so instead it encapsulates them in a network of collagen fibres as the skin heals, trapping the ink and creating the tattoo.

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How it works

Using the Allwhite3000 Nd Yag laser can safely and effectively remove tattoos, permanent make up, and skin pigmentation such as Nevus of Ota, age spots, sunspots, and birthmarks. 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 produce noticeably 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 can remove. Because the tattoo ink selectively absorbs the laser energy, the surrounding skin does not overheat and there is no lasting damage.

 

What is AW3 ND YAG Laser Q Switched?

ND YAG stands for neodymium-doped yttrium aluminium garnet) which is a crystal that is used as a medium for laser treatments. In Q-switched mode, Nd YAG produces 2 wavelengths, one in the infrared range (1064 nm) and a second beam of 532 nm wavelength which is useful for superficial skin lesions. Q switching refers to the technique of making the laser produce a high intensity beam in noticeably short pulses.

 

What can we use AW3 ND Yag Q Switch for?

We use Nd Yag to remove tattoos safely and effectively, permanent make up, and skin pigmentation such as Nevus of Ota, age spots, sunspots and birthmarks

 

What skin types can we treat?

We can treat all skin types with the Allwhite3000 ND YAG Q-switch technology. If you are in good health (no serious health concerns) and do not have hypo/hyper- pigmentation, tanned or Keloid scarring in your family or personal history.

 

What colour tattoos can we remove?

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. Black, red dark orange and dark blue tattoos will typically respond better to treatment with laser. However, 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 produce noticeably 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 can remove. Because the tattoo ink selectively absorbs the laser energy, the surrounding skin does not overheat and there is no lasting damage.

 

How many sessions are needed?

Customers will see a reduction 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 this more sessions may be necessary for complete removal.

 

When will I see results?

Results can be observed immediately after the first session.

 

How long does the treatment take?

This depends on the size of the tattoo; a small tattoo might take 5 minutes, where a large, or multiple tattoos could take an hour or more of treatment. Again, the assessment will provide this information

 

Does it hurt?

The level of pain felt will depend on the type of tattoos, the amount of treatment required and your own pain threshold. Some clients would describe it as no more than uncomfortable, where others will describe it as an elastic band flicked against the skin. The truth is that you will only know how painful you find it until you try it! We can offer advice on pain relief, which will be given during your assessment.

 

Does the laser cause scarring?

Although there is a risk of scarring with any laser, in most cases, scarring is not a significant risk for tattoo removal with the ND Yag laser. Tattoo removal has become associated with scarring because the older generation of lasers used for tattoo removal were overly 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 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.

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PRE TREATMENT ADVICE

Before undergoing laser tattoo removal, there are several important steps you should take to prepare and minimize the risks of complications. Here are some pre-treatment advice for laser tattoo removal:

  1. Avoid sun exposure: Avoid direct sun exposure on the treatment area for at least four weeks before the treatment. If you cannot avoid the sun, use sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30.
  2. Avoid self-tanners: Avoid self-tanners on the treatment area for at least two weeks before the treatment.
  3. Avoid aspirin and blood thinners: Avoid taking aspirin or blood thinners for at least two weeks before the treatment to minimize the risk of bruising.
  4. Avoid alcohol and smoking: Avoid alcohol and smoking for at least 24 hours before the treatment to minimize the risk of complications.
  5. Clean the treatment area: Clean the treatment area thoroughly with soap and water before the appointment.
  6. Wear comfortable clothing: Wear comfortable clothing that allows easy access to the treatment area.

Following these pre-treatment advice can help ensure the best results and minimise the risk of complications during and after laser tattoo removal.

POST TREATMENT ADVICE
  • Post-treatment aftercare is essential to ensure that your skin heals properly after laser tattoo removal. Here are some tips to follow:
  • Keep the area clean: It’s important to keep the treated area clean and dry for at least 24 hours after each treatment. Avoid scrubbing or rubbing the area, and only use gentle soap and water to clean it.
  • Apply ice packs: Applying ice packs to the treated area for 10 to 15 minutes several times a day can help reduce swelling and discomfort.
  • Keep the area covered: If the treated area is in a location that is exposed to the sun or clothing, cover it with a bandage or gauze.
  • Avoid sun exposure: It’s important to avoid sun exposure to the treated area until it has completely healed. Wear protective clothing and apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30 if you must go outside.
  • Avoid strenuous exercise: Avoid strenuous exercise or activities that cause excessive sweating until the treated area has fully healed.
  • Remember that laser tattoo removal can be a lengthy process, and it’s important to take proper care of your skin to minimise the risk of complications and achieve the best possible results.
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