Essential Things You Need To Know About Tattoo Laser Removal
According to the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council, around 25% of Australians aged 20 to 30 have at least one tattoo. Of that percentage, 24% of people regret their tattoos. To simplify this, 1 in every 7 people wish to remove a tattoo which consequently explains the demand for tattoo laser removal, particularly on the Gold Coast. Whilst many people research the most effective and pain free laser techniques to say “adios” to their wanted ink, it is important to understand the process too.
What is Tattoo Laser Removal?
Laser Tattoo Removal has the ability to break down the ink molecules in your tattoo into smaller pieces and allows them to be absorbed into the bloodstream, and thus remove ink from the skin.
Nowadays, tattoo removal procedures that are commonly applied include laser surgery, surgical removal, and dermabrasion. With these procedures, the tattoo ink is transferred beneath the skin’s top layer and so, it is a signigicantly more complex procedure and one that takes time.
Among these techniques, tattoo laser removal, particularly with the use of a PicoWave machine, is the most effective way to remove a tattoo. Through this process, the laser machines work to erase tattoos by using a high-intensity laser beam to break apart the pigment hues.
So what are the easiest tattoos to remove you may ask? For the most part, black tattoo pigment absorbs all laser wavelengths, and so it is the simplest color to eradicate. Other hues, depending on the pigment color, need to be treated more deeply and quite commonly. over the course of a longer timeframe.
In the past, people with unwanted tattoos had limited options. Generally, a person would endure costly excision surgery which typically left visible scars, or alternatively, they could have CO2 laser but unfortunately, this also would leave huge scars. Fortuantely, the world of tattoo laser removal has evolved, so much so, our staff are inundated with enquiries as to how they can start the tattoo laser removal journey.
How does Tattoo Laser Removal Work?
There may be tattoo removal clinics popping up on almost every street corner, particularly on the Gold Coast but it’s vital you do your research on what the best technique is for you, and also, what practitioner resonates with you the most – Afterall, it is your skin they are dealing with. Seeking the knowledge of a skilled expert who can assess your tattoo and advise you on the procedure is so important. An initial consultation is important as the number of treatments you will require is determined by your tattoo’s age, size, and color(s). Moreover, the removal process will be affected by the color of your skin as well as the depth of the tattoo pigment.
The following steps are what you can expect during the tattoo removal procedure:
- You’ll be handed a set of eye shields to protect your eyes.
- The technician will evaluate your skin’s response to the laser to identify the most effective energy for treatment.
The technician will use the laser to send pulses of strong light through the top layers of your skin that are only absorbed by the tattoo pigment. Your skin’s reaction will then help ascertain what your tattoo laser removal experience will look like.
Note that a small tattoo removal will take fewer pulses to erase, whereas bigger tattoos will require more. Either way, there will be a number of treatments you will require so as to to remove a tattoo entirely. Your tattoo should gradually lighten with each session and you will begin to see the ink disappear.
Although laser tattoo removal can be painful, most people do not require anesthesia, so that is the good news. Depending on the location of your tattoo however, your practitioner may opt for you to use a topical anesthetic cream before proceeding.
Success With Tattoo Laser Removal
Tattoo laser removal is a process that requires patience and persistence. The trusted technician you choose should come from a dermatologiy, medical or cosmetic background so do your research to ensure you receive proper treatment in order to achieve success in a safe manner. Should you wish to consult primary care physician for a referral to a dermatologist or skin surgery clinic that specializes in tattoo removal, that is entirely your choice, however, ensuring you do your own research on the clinic, the machine they will be treating you on and the qualifications of the technician is a must.
Renude Gold Coast uses the PicoWave laser to ensure unwanted tattoos’ safe and effective removal. If you are thinking about getting a tattoo removed, contact ReNude Gold Coast to discuss your options, desired outcomes and realistic expectations.