Which kind of machines are you using to remove tattoo ?
Q-Switched ND: YAG’s laser, with 2 wave length lence, 1064 and 532 nm.
How long will one treatment take?
Laser sessions are very quick, most jobs taking less than 5 minutes to complete. Larger tattoos can extend to 15 or 20 minutes.
Does it hurt?
Yes, it does.
How long between each session?
We recommend 6 weeks between each treatment.
Why do I have to wait so long?
Your body will begin drawing the old ink out of the area as soon as it gets lasered and will continue to do so for anywhere up to 5 or 6 weeks. As such, experience and studies have shown it to be unnecessary and premature to re-treat an area prior to this time. The time between each session also allows the treated area to heal properly.
Do all colors come out equally well?
No. Black ink is the easiest to lighten…which is good considering it’s the hardest to cover up. Lighter colors like green, yellow, purple, pink, are more stubborn and usually require more treatments.
Does it damage the skin or cause scarring?
If treated properly, by a qualified professional, you should experience no visible scarring.
Is it safe?
Our equipment and procedures comply with the strictest standards of safety and pose absolutely no such risk.
Is there any area of the body that can’t be lasered?
If you’ve had it tattooed, it can be lasered. Anywhere that can be tattooed can be treated with laser removal.
Is laser removal instant?
You may see immediate results on grey wash and black shading, but most ink requires a few weeks to see the effects of the laser treatment. The vast majority of tattoos require several sessions before they are light enough for successful cover up. We can discuss the projected results and anticipated number of sessions at your initial consult, taking into account such factors as the colors in your old work, the new work to be tattooed, etc.
How many sessions does it take to lighten enough for cover up?
Each client will have different needs depending on both the tattoo being lightened and the new work that will be tattooed in its place. For instance, if you have a black tribal armband that you want covered with a realistic B&G portrait, then you will need to lighten the tattoo considerably more than if you were covering it with, say, a traditional rose or a Japanese dragon.In most instances you could expect an absolute minimum of 2 to 3 treatments to facilitate a successful cover up.
Should I do anything prior to the treatment, especially on the day of the appointment?
Other than numbing the area as per the directions of your chemist if you choose to do so, we’d ask that you avoid getting sunburt. It also helps if you shave the area before you come.
How should I care for the area after my treatment?
Aftercare is reasonably basic. Keep the area clean and out of the sun, and apply Savlon ointment twice a day for the first week.
What side effects can I expect from the treatment?
Besides the immediate pain and discomfort, you may experience swelling, scabbing, blistering, and in some cases, a general feeling of lethargy.
My skin has developed quite large blisters. Is that normal?
Yes. A blister is the body’s response to injury or trauma, and is intended to protect the underlying skin tissues from any damage during the healing process. Your body will gradually absorb the fluid cocooned under the skin as the tissue repairs itself. Some people will experience blisters, while others will not.
How long after my last laser session before I can be tattooed?
We recommend waiting at least 3 months. The longer the better.