AN INTRODUCTION TO LASER TATTOO REMOVAL
Tattoos consist of thousands of particles of tattoo pigment suspended in the skin. While normal body functions will remove small foreign particles from the skin, tattoo ink particles are permanent because they are too large to be removed. Laser treatment causes tattoo pigment particles to rapidly heat up and break apart into smaller pieces. These smaller pieces are then small enough to be removed by the body.
The Medlite C6 Q-Switched, Nd:YAG and Ruby lasers emits light in very short flashes of light called pulses. The pulses of light pass through the top layers of skin and target the ink which is trapped in the dermal layer, vibrating and breaking it into smaller pieces. The body naturally removes these small particles over several weeks at which time a fading of the tattoo can be seen. The number of treatments depends on the age of tattoo, the amount and type of ink used as well as the depth of the ink in the skin.
Early methods of tattoo removal were less than successful. Surgery, acid injection, dermabrasion and skin grafts were painful and often leave scars. Some modern methods now promoted are just as alarming and for this reason it is important to do your research. The good news is that lasers have now been developed specifically for tattoo removal and have been highly successful in removing ink without scarring. We use the very latest equipment available designed only for tattoo removal.
A Zimmer machine is used to blow cold air on the skin and to cool down the treated area whilst undergoing laser procedure to minimise possible side effects and heat generated by laser. The cold air will also numb and soothe the skin, making it as comfortable as possible.
Laser Tattoo Removal can be used to completely remove a tattoo or fade it for future modification or correction. You may return to work immediately after a treatment as there is no down time for this procedure.
The Medlite C6 is the Gold Standard for Laser Tattoo Removal treatments. We have also introduced a Ruby laser to target the hard to remove colours such as green and have seen great success with this new laser. There are a wide variety of lasers for Tattoo Removal on the market and many options for treatments ranging from type of equipment used, choice of facility, qualifications of the person performing the procedure and more. The different power and technology used in different laser machines can mean the difference between a good end result and no results.
All Laser Tattoo Removal procedures performed at Laser Tattoo Removal Brisbane are performed by a licensed laser operator. We go above and beyond to ensure you the safest and most effective laser tattoo removal available by employing only highly qualified staff members and training them to the highest standards when performing procedures. We have 2 clinics in Brisbane (New Farm and Aspley) and 1 on the Sunshine Coast (Maroochydore) for convenient access for our customers
We provide an obligation free consultation service in a relaxed, friendly and discreet environment so you can find out more about the services and see how they can benefit your individual needs.