Laser Tattoo Removal
Our Medical Grade Class 4 ‘Q Switched Nd Yag Laser Machine’ is the perfect technology for removing tattoo’s effectively.
Light is radiated at a specific wavelength of high peak, ultra short nanosecond energy pulses. Our laser treatment works by breaking up the tattoo ink within the skin over a number of treatments where the tattoo will fade after each treatment until the tattoo has been eliminated. You’ll be amazed with the results!
At TattLess you will be looked after by one of our therapists who will be happy to spend the time with you discussing your tattoo removal journey with us How many treatments will I need?The number will depend on the aged of the tattoo, the colour of the ink, the density of the ink, the depth of the ink in your skin, and several other factors. During your free consultation you will fill out a quick questionnaire which will help decipher approximately how many treatments you will need.What colours can it treat?The 1064nm wavelength is ideal for black, blue and purple while the 532nm lens is used for lighter colours like red, pink and orange. The most difficult colours to remove are light green, light blue, pastles and teal/turquoise.
We offer a FREE 20 mins Consultation so why not schedule your appointment with us today! BENEFITS
- Laser is a Safer Way to Remove Tattoos
- Laser has Less Chance of Scaring
- We Follow Through with our After Care
- Full Removal or Faded for a Cover Up
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What is the laser used?The QS Nd: Yag is the perfect machine for removing tattoo's effectively and without any scarring or discolouration of the area. Light is radiated at a specific wavelength of high peak ultra short nanosecond energy pulses.
How does the laser break up the ink?Precise wavelengths of light generated by the tattoo removal laser are designed to be absorbed by the ink in your tattoo. Similar to absorption of any other kind of energy, this absorption will lead to a transfer of energy, leading to the ink in your tattoo heating up. This heating happens in a fraction of a second and causes the ink to shatter into tiny pieces. Prior to laser removal the ink particles are too large for you body to remove. After laser removal they are fragments that can be flushed away by your body's immune system.
How does the body remove the shattered ink?This light penetrates the tissue and is absorbed by the pigment resulting in an instantaneous blast. The particles of pigment are shattered into fragments, parts of them will be bounced out of the skin while the rest is split into tiny particles that are engulfed by phagocytes and eliminated via the lymphatic system.
Is it Safe?Thanks to newer technology, laser tattoo removal has become much more effective with very little risk of scarring. Laser treatment is often safer than many traditional methods such as excision, dermabrasion or salt abrasion, because of its unique ability to selectively treat pigment involved in the tattoo.
How many treatments will I need?The number will depend on the aged of the tattoo, the colour of the ink, the density of the ink, the depth of the ink in your skin, and several other factors. During your consultation you will fill out a quick questionnaire which will help decipher exactly how many treatments you need.
What colours can it treat?The 1064nm wavelength is ideal for black, blue and purple while the 532nm lens is used for lighter colours like red, pink and orange. The most difficult colours to remove are light green, light blue, pastles and teal/turquoise.
What are the side effects?Most patients experience some redness, swelling and minor blistering of the skin after a laser treatment. Blistering is the most pronounced, but the blisters heal quickly and leave no long term damage to the skin. These side effects are temporary and your skin will heal back completely.
Is it Painful?The unfortunate thing about tattoos is that both getting them and having them taken off can be uncomfortable. The impact of the energy from the laser's powerful pulse of light has been described as similar to getting hot specks of bacon oil on your skin or being snapped by a thin rubber band. There are may options for comfort including chemist bought numbing cream or ice packs . Sessions are very quick and we at TattLess use Ice packs, if necessary.
Will the tattoo completely disappear?In most cases the tattoo can be made to disappear or fade to the point where you are the only person who can find a trace of it, because you know where to look. Sometimes a light smudge look to the skin can be evident.
Is their Post Treatment care?An ointment and dressing will be applied immediately after treatment and the area must be kept clean. You will be instructed to follow the post treatment instructions provided to you. You can take a shower the next day, although the treated area should never be scrubbed. If a scab forms it is important that you do not pick or scratch it.
How frequent are the treatments?You may be surprised to hear that it is not the laser that actually removes the ink. The laser breaks up the ink into tiny fragments which are then able to be removed by your own immune system. This process takes time, so be patient. While the area in question may appear to be fully healed externally within 2 weeks, the healing process is actually much longer, at about 8- 10 weeks. During that time, the body's lymphatic system is doing it's job of removing the ink that has been broken up by the laser.