what is laser
A laser that is used for tattoo removal is a highly focused laser that rapidly delivers a beam of light to the skin for the purposes of removing unwanted tattoos. The laser is attracted by darker colours found in the ink of the tattoo in preference to the lighter colour of the skin. When the beam of the laser strikes the ink in a tattoo it shatters the ink into very fine particles. These particles are then no longer visible to the eye and become small enough to be absorbed and removed by the body’s own natural filtration (lymphatic) system.
The Ultralase Q-Switched Nd YAG Laser is specially designed for the purpose of tattoo removal. This laser allows very high-powered laser light to be delivered to the skin over a fraction of a second. This minimises any damage that could be caused by overheating the surrounding skin and hence any chance of scarring is greatly reduced.
Generally, treatments are quick and clients experience only minimal discomfort. The older the tattoo, the more treatments may be necessary and different colours and more intricate designs may also require additional treatments.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS
It is impossible to accurately predict the number of treatments necessary as it depends on the amount of ink used and how deep the ink was inserted. However as a guide most professional tattoos will require at least six to twelve treatments. Follow up treatments are conducted at no less than 4-6 week intervals. Further fading can occur for several months after each treatment.
Consultation and test patch
2 cm x 2 cm
4cm x 4cm
8 cm x 4 cm
10 cm x 6 cm
12 cm x 8 cm
15 cm x 11 cm (A6 Area)
21 cm x 15 cm (A5 Area)
21 cm x 20 cm (2/3 A4 Area)
21 cm x 30 cm (A4 Area)
The above pricing structure is designed as a guide for your treatment.
Our clinic offers treatments with the Q Switched Nd YAG Laser which can remove tattoos containing black, dark and light blue, green and red pigments within 6-12 sessions based on the quality of tattoo. During the consultation and test patch your clinician will evaluate the ink colour, type and depth of your tattoo, along with your desired end result (complete removal or lightening prior to a cover up tattoo) for a comprehensive pricing and treatment assessment.