Laser Tattoo Removal is the best way to get rid of unwanted tattoos. Tattoos itself varies, from the way that it is applied, the ink used, where on the body the tattoo is applied, colours, designs, and the depth of the tattoo into the skin. Thus, the treatment that medical estheticians choose is laser tattoo removal to take into account every person and tattoo is unique. Laser treatment is the way to go! It is safe, minimally invasive and is the standard treatment.
How are tattoos removed?
Medical lasers use a beam of light to significantly lighten or completely remove your tattoo. When the ink particles absorb the light from the laser, they are broken up into fragments and then absorbed through your body’s immune system. This process generally takes a few weeks. The larger the tattoo, the more sessions it will take to break down the ink particles.
What will my skin look like after the laser tattoo removal treatment?
Right after your treatment, your skin will have a white discolouration, and the area around the tattoo may become reddish and appear swollen. This is normal and will disappear slowly over time. Results take about 5 weeks after each treatment. Immediately after treatment, antibacterial ointment and gauze will be applied to the treated area to minimize infection.
Are there any side effects to the treatment?
Occasionally, a whitening of the skin may occur. However, normal skin tone should return within 6 -12 months following your last treatment session. Since the ink used in tattooing can vary from tattoo to tattoo, some patients have only partial clearing even after several sessions.
Dermapen uses multiple needles that vertically pierce the skin. This enhances rejuvenation results and is far safer for the client because there is much less epidermal damage. The automatic vibrating function of Dermapen that can increase the effectiveness of penetrating treatment products. Dermapen can be as effective as Fraxel, IPL, laser resurfacing and chemical peels…without the negative side effects and downtime.
Tattoo Removal Options
Before the advent of the medical laser, common techniques included cryosurgery, dermabrasion or excision. These methods can be painful and may often result in scarring. Laser treatments are safer. They are minimally invasive and only target the ink used in the tattoo process. Lasers are now the modern standard for tattoo removal, specifically the Q-switched laser.
What is the treatment like?
Some patients say they feel a slight sting, like the snap of a rubber band on the skin. Many treatments do not require anesthetics.
How many treatments will I need?
Typically, we apply a numbing cream for 20 minutes pre-treatment. Once numbing cream has been applied, you may feel a slight vibration on the skins surface but nothing more.
Each session usually takes 10 - 30 minutes. You will continue to see lightening of your tattoo after each treatment as your body disposes of more pigment. Most patients will see improvement in their tattoos and results can be quite dramatic.