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Innovative Body & Skin Rejuvenating Solutions
101 Portrush Rd, Evandale SA 5069

Phone:
(08) 8361 3310

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Mon - 9am – 9pm
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Laser Tattoo Removal

Laser Tattoo Removal

The  q-switch yag laser is the most sophisticated technology in the area of tattoo. It directs short high powered light which is absorbed by the pigment in the tattoo. This rapid absorption of lights cause the tattoo to break up into tiny particles which are removed by your body’s own filtration system, making the  q-switch yag laser safe and effective choice for tattoo removal.

The Q Switch Yag Laser  can treat all types of tattoo on all parts of the body. No matter how big or small, they are able to be treated and removed safely and successfully.  All colours can be treated. Dark colours such as black, red and blue are more easily removed. Lighter colours like purple and orange fade significantly. Yellow and greens are the hardest to remove and may require more treatment.

Treatment
Number of treatments required is between 6-12 and they need to be 6- 8 weeks apart. Occasionally, immediately post treatment, pinpoint bleeding or blistering may occur, they must not be picked or scratched.

tattoo-removal-before-and-after

 

Results
For many cases, greater than 95% fading of the tattoo may be achieved.

However size colour and quality of the tattoo are all factors in the final effectiveness of the treatment. There are many different types of ink used and not knowing how deeply it was applied makes it very difficult for the treating clinician to predict the final outcome.

Medical grade lasers remove tattoos by delivering specific wavelengths of laser light into the skin in very short bursts of picosecond or nanosecond pulses of energy, creating a shockwave that fragments the ink and allows the body’s immune system to attack and eliminate the dispersed ink particles. The body’s immune system removes the fragmented ink to fade the tattoo. The number of treatments are determined by the laser system used and the person’s immune system response.

How Does it Feel?

Pain threshold is different for every person and also it depends on the area getting treated. The pain is less than getting the tattoo. The treatment time is much quicker than receiving a tattoo.

The feeling is similar to a rubber band flicking your skin.

What happens after laser tattoo removal treatment?

There may be some pinpoint bleeding with scab or blister formation. An antibiotic dressing must be applied daily until the area is healed. You may bathe normally but we do suggest you minimise vigorous activity for a few days to optimise healing after your laser tattoo removal procedure.

The Q-Switched nanosecond technology that delivers photothermal and small amounts of photoacoustic engery to heat and break down the ink pigment. The surrounding tissue is traumatised with the ink pigment. The ink takes more time to be process as the pigments are still not miniscule. The skin for most people needs 6  weeks to completely heal before undertaking another treatment.

laser tattoo removal

 Factors Contributing to Tattoo Clearance

Every person’s immune systems is different and each tattoo is different. We  will do a full consultation and then customise the treatment protocol. A list of different factors affecting the number of treatments vary for every individual based on the following factors:

Skin Type: The Fitzpatrick skin type rating scale from Type I skin to Type VI. This is basically from fair skin that burns and never tans to very dark skin that never burns and tans very easily.

Location: As fractured tattoo pigments are being attacked by the body’s immune system the effectiveness of the immune system varies based on the body region. As the head and neck maintains the largest vascular supply, the immune system is the strongest in this area resulting very effective tattoo ink elimination. Then the upper and lower trunks are next then the extremities receive the last of vascular supply. This means tattoos on the hands and feet will take the longest time to have total tattoo clearance.

Colours: Tattoo ink is made from a mixture of varying compounds. Professional inks are different to inks used by amateur tattoos. The colour of the pigment differs in the size of the granules. Black ink is the easiest to remove due to small size and lacks metallic elements and absorbs the laser wavelength. Red is the next easiest then green, yellow and orange.

Amount of Ink: Increased intricacy of design also affects the tattoo. The 4 categories of ink are divided into: Amateur (letters, words or small symbols), Minimal (one colour, simple design), Moderate (one colour, complex design) and Significant (multicoloured, complex design).

Scarring and Tissue Change: Tattoo placement can cause scarring which is an overproduction of collagen. This can encapsulate the ink and hinder the penetration of the cells of the immune system. This will result in lowered effectiveness of tattoo removal.

Layering Tattoos: Many people decide to hide old tattoos by using new tattoos to perform a “cover up”. Since this requires layering of darker ink this means more treatments for tattoo removal.

Individual’s Immune System: This is the hardest to identify. As each person’s immune system is determined by the state of health. This factor will determine how well your body will get rid of the ink.

The older style lasers (CO2 lasers) essentially caused a burn that would disrupt the ink and cause an injury which resulted in a skin trauma. This would scab over and the ink essentially was ejected from the body with the scab.

Innovative Body & Skin Solutions,  employs the latest state of the art technology the fractures the ink into tiny particles that your body’s immune system eliminates. Our professionally trained certified clinicians carefully input the correct settings matching the skin type meaning you will get the results you expect with minimal chances of scarring. Unless the laser system is q-switched the laser is not designed for tattoo removal which means more chance of scarring.

It must be stressed that the procedure is still employing the use of a powerful medical grade laser and the different types of inks are next to impossible to determine. If the operator isn’t trained correctly or if the operator uses settings that are too aggressive scarring can occur. Inks can react to the laser that may cause reactions to the skin. In less than 2% this can result in textural changes in the skin after healing. Our expert clinicians are certified skin therapist and their protocol is based on “best practice”..

What you will see during treatment is the tattoo developing a white frosted crust. Redness and some swelling will occur. Some blistering may occur as this is the body’s natural healing process but it is rare. At Innovative Body & Skin Rejuvenating Solutions dressing is applicated post treatment and Bepanthen is applied to ensure rapid healing

Once the skin is healed completely you are able to tattoo over the same area. Many of our patients want to remove an old design to allow their new artist to create their new artwork. We are able to return your skin to a new “canvas” to get the tattoo you have been dreaming of.

Laser therapy uses non-ionising radiation in the form of a concentrated light source that produces a very fine laser beam. Laser therapy does not use the same ultraviolet (UV) wavelengths as those found in sunlight (i.e. UVA and UVB), which are known to damage the DNA in cells and cause skin cancer. Non-ionising radiation is also different to ionising radiation (e.g. nuclear radiation, X-rays), which is also known to cause cancer.

There hasn’t been any clinical linkage in the use of laser to cause any cancer in the 40 years of laser therapy.

List of Precautions

  • Recently tanned skinned cannot be treated. A client must avoid sun for 2 weeks. Otherwise blisters and hyper (dark skin)/hypo (light skin)-pigmentation may occur.
  • Fake tan must be discontinued for a week prior treatment.
  • Infected or acne break out area must be avoided.
  • Wait 6 months after Accutane therapy.
  • History of photosensitivity to infrared light.
  • Pregnancy.
  • Seizure disorders.
  • Medications and Supplements: Daily anti-coagulation therapy, iron supplements, herbal supplements such as ginkgo, ginseng or garlic and fish oil supplements may bruise more readily.
  • Photosensitizing Medications: Medications that induce photosensitivity or medications in or around the 532, 755 and 1064nm wavelengths range. Stop the medication if possible for 3-5 days prior to treatment.
  • Topical Medications and skin care products: Stop 72 hours pre and post
  • HSV 1 & 2: Do not treat if active lesion(s) are present within the intended treatment area. Patients with a known history of frequent HSV 1 & 2 lesions should begin prophylaxis prior to treatment as prescribed by their healthcare provider.
  • Poorly controlled Medical Conditions: These clients should be carefully evaluated by their healthcare provider for medical clearance.
  • Active skin infection: Avoid treatment of open wounds and skin that is actively infected.
  • Keloid scarring: Perform test spots prior to treating larger areas.
  • Implanted medical devices: Pacemakers, cardioverters and other implantable devices or fillers consult healthcare provider

After Care Instructions

Disclaimer: Results Will Vary from Person to Person