Remove your tattoo pigment completely without leaving any scarring!
Your reason to get your tattoo removed could be:
- New career
- Outdated design
- Poor choice of tattoo artist
- Misspelling of word on a tattoo
- Fading of an old tattoo
- Prepare for a new tattoo
Tattoo Removal with Q-switched Nd:Yag Laser
Riana’s Health and Skin Care Clinic is offering tattoo removal for body tattoos with the advance and well known Q–SWITCHED Spectrum QS ND:YAG laser.
The Spectrum QS radiates the light of specific wavelengths in a high peak, ultra-short nanosecond energy pulse. The light penetrates the tissue and is absorbed by the pigment and results in an instantaneous blast. The pigment particles are shattered into fragments, parts of them will be bounced out of the skin and the other parts will be spilt into tiny particles that can be engulfed by phagocytes and then eliminated by the lymphatic system.
The QS Nd:YAG is the perfect machine for removing tattoo’s actively and without any scarring or discoloration of the area.
It is only possible to remove one layer of ink at a time so a course of 4-10 treatments is required for complete removal. Other factors such as the age of the tattoo and the type of ink used also affects the number of treatments required.
QS Stands for Quick-Switch and means the laser can be switched from 1064nm to 532nm by a simple lens change. The 1064nm wavelength is ideal for black, blue and purple while the 532nm lens is used for lighter colors like red, pink and orange. The QS is a true tattoo removal laser.
The Spectrum QS is a category 3B laser making it accessible to many businesses in Australia, with the exception of Western Australia and Tasmania.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Pulses of light are emitted at nanosecond pulse duration ( 1 nanosecond is 1billionth of a second ) the laser light is directed onto the tattoo where the light is absorbed by the tattoo ink. The laser light is attracted by the following colours: black, blue, red, and it will shatter those inks which will then be eliminated by the epidermis, visible when skin peels, also by the phagocytes, (they are cells, such as a white blood cell, that engulf and absorb waste material, harmful microorganisms, or other foreign bodies in the bloodstream and tissues) and the lymphatic system.
More than one treatment is necessary to remove all tattoo pigment. The amount of treatments depends on the age of the tattoo, the ink used, how deep the tattoo was implanted.
It is very effective on black, blue, red, brown, (it is effective for age spots and sun spots removal) but there is also fading of most colours to some degree, however green, yellow, pink, orange and purple can be troublesome.
Medical and traumatic tattoos respond well, but the origin of the tattoo is very important, if it is unclear, a biopsy is recommended.
Cosmetic tattoo ink, containing iron oxide can permanently turn black (most cosmetic tattoos do contain iron oxide).
Lip colours containing titanium dioxide (light colours) will also turn black.
Tanned skin whether obtained by the sun, or the use of sun beds is a problem, the tattoo cannot be removed if the skin is tanned, so if considering tattoo removal, please wait until the skin returns to your natural skin colour.
Do not apply fake tan. If fake tan has been applied recently, wait until it has disappeared before you have your tattoo removed
DO ALL COLOURS DISAPPEAR EQUALLY?
No. Dark (blue/black) inks and red inks fade the best. Oranges and purples usually respond well. Green and yellow inks are the most difficult to remove, although additional treatments can produce significant fading.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT AFTER TATTOO REMOVAL?
Following the procedure the area may be red or swollen, as if mildly sunburned, for five days to several weeks. There may be some bruising, and with deeper tattoos bleeding is not uncommon. Usually there will be pinpoint bleeding associated with the treatment. An antibacterial ointment and a dressing will be applied to the area. The treated area should be kept clean with continued application of any ointment given to you by your laser therapist. A shower can be taken but you must keep the skin clean and dry for 5-7 seven days and the treated area should not be scrubbed. Recovery times depend on the extent of the treatment and the individual’s capacity to heal. Redness, sensitivity or even blistering may continue for several weeks, and there may be discoloration and a change in skin texture in the area, which will gradually improve. You should avoid exposing the treated area to the sun, as this may retard healing and hyper-pigmentation. You may not notice significant results until several treatments have been completed. Most people are satisfied with the pigment removal achieved through laser treatment. It is important to remember, however, that your skin will never look as it did before you had the tattoo, even though the tattooed pigment has been removed. At the end of treatments, in most cases hyper or hypo pigmentation or even mild skin irregularities can occur.
AM I A CANDIDATE FOR LASER TATTOO REMOVAL?
If you are in good health (no serious health concerns), have realistic expectations and do not have hypo-/hyper- pigmentation, tanned or Keloid scarring in your family or personal history, you may be a good candidate for Laser Tattoo Removal.
WHAT IS THE AVERAGE PRICE OF TATTOO REMOVAL
The average cost can be anywhere from $90/$100 per session for removal of a small tattoo (intentional or trauma tattoo) to $500/$700 for a large piece (A4 Size) per session.
Getting a tattoo removed is much more expensive than having one put on. The price of Laser tattoo removal depends upon the size, color, type, location of the tattoo and the number of visits required. Medical insurance generally does not pay for tattoo removal, since it is considered aesthetic or cosmetic in nature.
|An alternative method to work out a cost is per square inch. A square inch is about the size of one postage stamp. A business card is six square inches. To determine how many square inches your tattoo is, measure the length and the width and multiply those numbers together to get the total square inches.We charge from $39 to $49 per square inch per visit with a minimum of about $150 for tattoo removal.
More Questions and answers:
|My tattoo has lots of colors. Can it be removed?
| Will it be gone after my first treatment?
|I had my first treatment and nothing seems different. Is this normal?
|I had a treatment a week ago and it seems all healed. Can I come back sooner than six weeks?
|Are there any limitations after treatment?
|I love this tattoo, but there’s this one part that bugs me. Can I have just a piece of it removed?
|I have permanent make-up (lip liner, eyeliner, eyebrows). Can you remove it?
| Do I have to pay for my entire treatment in advance?
|Will I have a scar?
|Does it hurt?
For more information regarding the treatment or anything else please send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone me on 0261662265. You can also visit our website: www.riana-centre.com.au