Laser tattoo removal
Nowadays having tattoos are very fashionable, with younger and older people as well. There are number of reasons why people having tattoos (self-expression, lifestyle, memories or just as an decision) but something once looked a great idea, with time, people change their mind. Everybody knows that these injected paints won’t just go away or can be erased from the skin just like that.
We can have number of reasons why we want to remove the tattoo. Our body shape transforms (putting on weight, losing weight, skin gets soggy) and we don’t like the artwork anymore.
A few years back in the past, plastic surgery was the only way of getting rid of tattoos, this was very expensive and often left the patient with scars. The next development was the dermabration (skin polishing) and the salt dermabration, which was a very painful treatment and often left scars behind. More and more people are using the Q Switch laser tattoo removal treatment, which can remove the tattoos without scars and pain, just after a few occasion.
The meaning and description of the Q Switch Laser This laser has a super quick pulsation which only breaks up the paint particles, but it won’t
damage the live tissues.
Advantages of this laser, it’s working on 2 waves:
- 1064 nm: this is capable of removing the dark colour images (black and blue ink)
- 532 nm: this one is used to attach the lighter (coloured) images
Before the treatment, an individual health check is necessary
Who can’t have the treatment:
During pregnancy, people with hypertension, or heart problems.
On areas where there are scars or birthmarks
On areas where there is a healing wound
If the area has acne vulgaris, dermatitis, other skin conditions or injuries, damages
Before treatment, must avoid taking the following medicines: Aspirin, Aleve, Motrin adn Ibuprofen
Routines before treatment:
It’s advised to use a water based body lotion on the treatment area, as this will make the skin more flexible If the treatment area is hairy, it’s advised to use hair removal methods Please avoid sunbathing, solarium and use of sun-tan lotions 2 weeks before the treatment From the day before the treatment, please don’t use make up, deodorants or body lotions. Please remove jewelleries and piercings from the treatment area
Right before the tattoo removal process:
The area will be clean, and the hair removed
If you have sensitive skin, we will use local anaesthetics and we will apply a smoothing and cooling gel The area will be sterilised Protected eye wear and gloves must be worn during the treatment.
After the treatment:
You must experience light redness on the skin (inflammation of the skin) and sun burn like sensation with painful and tingling side effects.
People with sensitive skin can experience a white layer on their skin, which will peel off later on. Peeling, blistering can happen on the treated area, with sun burn like symptoms We will apply local anaesthetic cream on the area then cover it with sterile dressing. After about 2-3 days, the area will blister-off, and when the blisters peels off, the area will need to be treated as sun burn (with Panthenol foam)
In the first 24 hours use iced dressing on the area or for 1-2 hours cold water dressing.
Other important things to know:
The number of treatments will depend on the ink penetration, colour and quantity, how many layers were used, the quality of the pigments in the ink and how professional or amateur was the tattoo artist.
The laser clusters will penetrate the lighter skin better, on darker skin the treatment is more complex. On darker skin the treatment has to be shorter as the skin can get hotter during a shorter period of time. The lighter or white ink pigments won’t react as well to the laser, the darker inks will fade faster. The laser tattoo removal treatment is a fading process, which include multiple treatments with 4-6 weeks gaps in between. Some people might experience no change on the area and some might find that the tattoo will get darker after the first treatment, the individual reactions can vary. The process is only successful after multiple treatments. The minimum number of treatments is 3, but often patients will need 6-8 occasions.
The success of the treatment depends on multiple factors; the skin type, the type of ink used (nowadays there are more than 100 types of ink out in the market approved by FDA)
Must avoid sunbathing and solarium before and after the treatment, the use of after sun lotions and sun cream lotions are recommended on the treatment area.
Need to look out for infections on areas where constants irritation can occur if the top layer of the skin damaged.
For more information: Tel: +3670/930-1816