TATTOO REMOVAL

For some, getting a tattoo is an exciting event. For others, it can bring on a world of regret. If you want your tattoo removed or faded in the shortest time possible,  then Laser tattoo removal might be your best choice.

 

 

HOW LASER TATTOO REMOVAL WORKS

Tattoo removal laser handpiece delivers laser energy into the ink particles of the unwanted tattoo. The heat from the laser breaks these particles into smaller pieces that the body can naturally eliminate. This is a gradual process, which means multiple sessions are required to achieve the desired outcome.

 

WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER LASER TATTOO REMOVAL

The most common side effects that you may experience after your treatment include :

  • Redness
  • Tenderness
  • Swelling
  • Blistering
  • Scabs
  • Bruising
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Hypopigmentation

During the removal process, your tattoo may experience a ‘white frosting’ effect. This occurrence is due to a chemical reaction from the heat of the laser hitting the ink pigments in the skin, which is a common, safe and an expected component of your laser tattoo removal treatment. 

 

AFTER CARE

  • Apply an ice-pack on the treated area to reduce pain, discomfort or irritation.
  • If you need to apply a bandage over the treated area to keep your skin protected, it is important to not fuss with the bandage on the first day as this can irritate your skin, Removing or uncovering the bandage after 72 hours to allow the skin to breathe and properly heal.
  • Do not exercise, hot shower, bath or sauna for at least 24-48 hours 
  • Avoid tanning of any kind and shaving until the area has completely healed.
  • Give your immune system a boost by getting rest, drinking plenty of water and eating healthy.
  • Make sure to keep the area clean and dry during the healing process. A mild soap can be used and make sure to pat dry and do not rub.
  • Do not pick or scratch at the treated area to avoid scarring or infection. It is quite common to get blisters after treatment,  let the body break the blister down naturally, don’t pop blisters and rinse them with warm salt water.
  • Apply an antibiotic ointment after the blister has popped and kept the area covered for protection.
  • For pain relief, you can take Paracetamol and it is best to avoid Aspirin as it can increase the risk of bruising or bleeding.
  • Avoid exposing skin to UV light, sunbeds or self-tan for at least 2 weeks after treatment. This is to minimise the darkening of the skin (hyperpigmentation).
  • A few weeks after treatment, as the area continues to heal, it may get itchy. This is all part of the healing process. Vitamin E or aloe vera creams will help to soothe irritated or itching skin.

 

LASER TATTOO REMOVAL FAQs

 
  • Does Tattoo Laser Removal Hurt?

    Your laser removal treatment will feel very similar to your original tattoo session. Your provider may offer numbing cream to minimise any possible discomfort throughout the treatment. This takes about 30 minutes to take effect. Your skin will also feel tender after your appointment but not to the point that pain medication is required.

  • How Long Are Treatments?

    Treating an average-sized tattoo typically takes around 10 minutes. Treatments can be longer depending on the size of the tattoo being treated. Treating multiple tattoos will also take longer.

  • Is Laser Removal Right For Me?

    Certain ink pigments are more difficult to treat than others. This is one of the reasons why a consultation is required prior to treatment. Your practitioner can also advise you on whether there are any medical concerns, medications or supplements that could affect your results.

  • How Many treatments Are Needed?

    A series of treatments is typically recommended. The number of treatments needed is dependent on variables such as ink type, size of the tattoo, location on the body, lifestyle habits, etc. We can provide you with a better idea of the number of treatments required during your consultation.

  • How Much Does This Procedure Usually Cost?

    The cost of laser tattoo removal will be different for everyone. The size and number of tattoos, as well as how difficult it is to remove, all need to be taken into account. This will be discussed with you during your consultation.

  • Does This Procedure Leave You With Scarring?

    Laser tattoo removal will not leave you with scarring. However, this is only if the necessary aftercare instructions are followed. If you are prone to keloid scarring, you should mention this during your consultation. You’re at higher risk of scarring if you’ve developed keloid scars in the past but there are steps that can be taken to minimise the risks.

  • How To Prepare For Laser Tattoo Removal?

    There are a few things you can do to better prepare for your treatment. It’s important to protect the treated area from harmful UV rays. This means no tanning, whether naturally or with a tanning bed, at least 2 weeks before your session. It’s also highly recommended that you stop smoking to promote better healing. Certain medications that increase the risk of bleeding and bruising should also be avoided. Always show up to your session hydrated.

  • Is There A Chance My Tattoo Won’t Be Completely Removed?

    While certain colours can be slightly harder to remove than others, patients will almost always be able to remove most of their tattoo. Aged tattoos and any body art that’s present on very thin or thick skin can be more difficult to remove. In some instances, a very light shadow of the former tattoo can be seen but this will also fade gradually over the years.

 

AVAILABLE PROCEDURES

Our specific tattoo removal treatment program is tailored to your concern, we aim to remove your unwanted tattoo safely and effectively.

PICOSURE

 

SKINCARE

Skin is the largest barrier against infection that we have. Proper skincare keeps your skin glowing and in good condition. Effective skincare will enhance the treatment results and keep skin looking its best.