Laser Tattoo Removal

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Laser Tattoo Removal

Laser Tattoo Removal

Many people seek to remove tattoos for different reasons. Tattoos can be categorized as professional, amateur, cosmetic, traumatic and medicinal.

Tattoo Types

A professional tattoo (better quality ink, better workmanship,  deeper into the skin) will require more treatments than an amateur tattoo.

  • A traumatic tattoo is a result of an accident where tar, gravel, glass or a foreign object has been imbedded into the skin.
  • Cosmetic tattoos (eyebrows, eyeliner and lipliner) need to be treated with caution due to the ingredients in the ink.

Most tattoo removal cases require a course of treatments. The number of treatments is based on the type of tattoo and colours used.  The interval between treatments is four to twelve weeks apart. After each treatment, a tattoo will continue to lighten for up to six months as ink particles are continuously drained through the lymph system.

You’ve have Any Questions?

Frequently asked questions

Which laser is used to remove tattoos?

The latest generation of lasers is called Q-Switch Laser. Fewer treatments are needed and all ink colors can be treated. However, dark colors (black and blue) respond better than lighter colors (red, green and yellow).

Laser is light that is generated into heat when it reaches its desired target. The heat of the laser shatters the pigment of the tattoo, which is then drained through your lymph system. This process can continue for up to six months after each treatment, meaning that the tattoo continues to lighten.

An amateur tattoo requires fewer treatments than a professional tattoo. The better the ink quality and the better the workmanship, the more treatments are needed. A course of 3 to 6 treatments may be required. However, results will vary from person to person. If a tattoo has been covered with another tattoo, more sessions will be needed.

Be patient. Although the latest technology is being used, the process takes time. Time is the secret to prevent hypo or hyperpigmentation or even scarring. While applying a tattoo takes only a few hours, removing it is more complex.