Q Switch ND YAG-Laser. We are proud to introduce our new tattoo/birth mark removal laser.
Life is too short for regrets. If you have a birth mark or regret due to having a particular tattoo –because design no longer appeals to your tastes – then we are able to help. Laser tattoo/birth mark removal is a popular technique that, in most cases, we can use to fade or even remove your tattoos or permanent make-up, breaking down the ink and making the tattoo a distant memory.
Laser treatment is one of the most popular and effective techniques for fading and removing unwanted tattoos, although the results depend on the type of tattoo and the colour of the ink.
The Skinssence Laser Clinic uses Q switched Nd:Yag technology. The bright light emitted by the laser heats up your tattoo ink so that it breaks down and eventually fades. This can be a slow process and you will probably need a number of treatments.
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Scarring is unlikely but can occur. If it does occur it is usually in the form of some change in texture of the skin. This is more likely if you pick any scabs. There can also be some loss of natural skin pigment in the treated area, which usually improves with time. However, you can reduce chances of this by protecting the area from sunlight as far as possible throughout the course of treatment. Not all tattoo inks respond and certain colours can get worse. Heavy professional tattoos in particular may not completely go, with some colour remaining and the rest left very faint. Modern coloured inks are pigment based and made of potentially toxic chemicals; the consequences of treating these with laser light are unknown.
In our experience, black ink absorbs all the laser light and therefore fades more than any other colour. Some coloured inks are highly resistant to laser treatment – in particular, tattoos in green ink. If you have an amateur Indian ink tattoo, it will probably respond well to treatment, whereas multi-coloured professional tattoos are less likely to disappear altogether.
We would always recommend that you book an initial consultation as we will be able to examine the tattoo in detail and give you an honest, realistic assessment of how it will respond to laser treatment.
The laser uses a powerful light beam to damage the pigment under the skin. There is no cutting of the skin.
The tattoo ink or melanin soaks up the beam’s energy and gets extremely hot for a fraction of a second. This is enough to break up the pigment, causing it to fade slowly. Over the next few weeks, the body can clear these small particles of ink. When these are out of the way, the laser beam can shine down to the next layer of ink. Allow at least a month between treatments.
A sun tan gets in the way of the laser light, so avoid the sun, or use a strong sun block, before and during treatment.
Be gentle with the treated area until it has settled down so as to minimize the risk of scars. It should not need a dressing as long as you can avoid picking and scratching.
If blisters form, they should be left to resolve naturally; you may have to protect them with a dressing.