If you’re considering laser tattoo removal, you probably have a lot of questions. How does it work? Is it painful? How much does it cost? In this blog post, we’ll answer some of the most frequently asked questions about laser tattoo removal to help you make an informed decision.
Laser tattoo removal is a safe and effective way to get rid of an unwanted tattoo. If you’re considering laser tattoo removal, be sure to consult with a qualified provider to discuss your specific situation and goals.
Laser tattoo removal uses short pulses of highly concentrated light to break up the ink particles in your tattoo. The light is absorbed by the ink particles, which are then fragmented into smaller pieces and removed by your body’s immune system.
The level of discomfort you experience during laser tattoo removal depends on a number of factors, including the size and location of your tattoo, your pain tolerance, and the type of laser used. Most people report feeling a snapping or stinging sensation during the treatment, which can be alleviated with numbing cream or ice packs both before and after a session.
Why you must choose a professional specialist
Tattoo removal has come a long way in recent years, thanks to advances in laser technology.
Today, high-tech lasers can safely and effectively remove tattoos of all sizes and colours. However, it is crucial that you consult with a qualified medical professional before undergoing treatment.
Tattoo removal is a complex and highly technical process. High tech lasers must be used with great care and precision in order to avoid causing any damage to the surrounding skin tissue.
Unfortunately, the risk of choosing an inexperienced or unqualified laser technician can not only result in poor results, but you are also at risk of serious damage to the skin, such as burning or scarring.
If you’re looking for professional tattoo removal in the Gold Coast, you must ensure you choose a qualified and experienced laser technician. Neil, owner / operator of Gold Coast Laser Skin Clinic, has a thorough understanding of the different types of laser technology available, as well as the potential risks and side effects.
In addition, your technician must be able to effectively and safely operate the equipment and follow all safety protocols. By entrusting tattoo removal to a qualified professional, you can help ensure that the procedure is performed safely and effectively.
We also encourage you to look for Before & After images, too, so you can get a better visual idea of what you can expect from your treatments.
What happens when you remove a tattoo with laser?
Immediately following your first treatment, you will likely experience some redness and your skin will feel hot – similar to the sensation of sunburn. This is a normal part of the process.
Blistering is also a normal side effect, and in fact it means the treatment is working!
It presents as small bubbles or blisters on the surface of the skin. This is a positive physical sign that your skin is healing properly.
How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments required to remove your tattoo will vary on several factors, most notably the size of the tattoo as well as the colours used.
In many cases, you will see a difference after just a single session.
Your technician will advise you on the time required between appointments, tailored to your specific needs. Generally, 6 weeks is advised between sessions to allow the skin to heal and the body to naturally excrete the ink.
Do lasers remove tattoos completely?
There is a very good chance that we will successfully be able to remove your tattoo.
Our advanced technology, the PicoWave laser, has multiple wavelengths which makes it suitable for a range of tattoo types and colours, including fine line, portrait, tribal, japanese, and colourful tattoos.
However, as we mentioned above, there are plenty of factors that influence the outcome of your removal. In some cases, we will be able to successfully fade the tattoo, but not remove it completely.
Our laser technician will advise you of realistic outcomes based on your unique circumstances.
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Regrets… we’ve had a few!
Whether your tattoo no longer holds significance or meaning or you’ve simply grown to dislike it, you no longer need to live with your tattoo anymore.
Gold Coast Laser & Skin Clinic specialises in professional laser tattoo removal using state-of-the-art equipment. Our skilled laser technician has the knowledge and experience to safely and effectively fade your tattoo.
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