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November 6 2022 Posted at 3:13 pm

Tattoo removal and your skin

Removal question’s and answers.

Now, we commonly get asked the same questions about tattoo removal and your skin.
What price is it to remove my tattoo?
Is that per treatment, or for the full removal?
Why is it so expensive?
How many treatments will I need?
How long before I can get my next treatment?
Will it leave a scar?
Is it painful?
Why does the tattoo turn white?
I got this tattoo six weeks ago and its already faded. Why?
Why is my tattoo permanent?
My tattoo bled/smudged. Why?
Are colours harder to remove?
Does size matter, when getting a tattoo removed?

Tattoo removal and your skin

Diagram of the skin

 

October 4 2022 Posted at 10:18 am

Keeping customers satisfied

Client Satisfaction

Keeping customers Satisfied is the key to having a successful business. Setting realistic expectations from the beginning.
Patients presenting for tattoo removal often believe that the laser erases a tattoo. Like one would erase pencil from a piece of paper.
This means, that they often expect the treatment to completely remove the tattoo in a single session.
Clients often expect tattoos to be removed in a single treatment. This often reflected by the many people presenting prior to an important event such as a wedding or anniversary. The expectation is that the tattoo can be removed a few months prior to that event.
The initial consultation is very important for the client who must leave with a realistic expectation. And it is also important for the tattoo removalist to identify those patients who have unrealistic expectations.

Not Every Client Should Be Treated

Not every client that walks through the door asking for treatment should be treated. Those that have unrealistic goals or express that they will be noncompliant should be turned away.
To address unrealistic expectations, the tattoo removalist should be truthful. If this is done appropriately, you should have customers satisfied and whose expectations are met.
I point out in an initial consultation is that it may only take a day or two to get a tattoo. But it often takes 6 to 10 treatments or more to remove the tattoo.
This of course depends upon the type of ink used.
The skin pigmentation of the individual bearing the tattoo, and other factors.

Length Of Time To Remove A Tattoo

If a tattoo is going to take 6 to 10 treatments to remove. With treatments spread out over 6 to 8 weeks.
A year or two will pass before the tattoo will be removed.
Pointing this out to the patient is critical. It is also critical to inform the patient that they will have to pay for the treatment each time they come to the clinic.
As a final note in my initial consultation.
I tell the client that the end result will depend 50% on how well I treat them with the laser and 50% on how well they follow the posttreatment instructions for care of the lasered site.
I also warn each patient that some of the tattoo may be left behind, although it is quite possible that this will not be the case.

And at the end of the day it is your job to keep your customers satisfied.

Tattoo Removal

October 4 2022 Posted at 10:08 am

How do tattoo removal lasers work and why does the tattoo turn white?

How do lasers work.

How do lasers work? Tattoo removal lasers send light energy into the skin using pulses.

These are both extremely hot and extremely fast.

The breaking of an ink particle requires expansion (explosion), and this is achieved through heat.

As the tattoo ink particles absorb the energy, they heat up and then shatter into tiny fragments.

Then, release gases outward through the skin, causing the tattoo to turn white.

Laser Tattoo Off

October 4 2022 Posted at 9:30 am

How does the Quanta Discovery Pico Laser Work

How does the Quanta Discovery Pico laser work?

The Pico laser works by sending ultra-short pulses of energy to targeted problem areas. The laser’s impact shatters the skin ink particles.

Pico laser technology allows for the quick, effective, highly selective treatment of pigmented lesions and tattoos (in treatable colors). This laser also enhances elastin production in the skin, resulting in a softer, fuller, more youthful complexion.

The Pico laser works by sending ultra-short pulses of energy – without heat – to targeted problem areas. The laser’s impact on the skin is intense, shattering the problem skin pigment or particles. These are then eliminated naturally by the body.

The Pico laser is extremely precise, allowing the practitioner to achieve the optimal photomechanical effect. Although its pulses of energy are highly concentrated, the laser’s effect is gentle to the outer layer of the skin. Pico treatments do not burn the skin – patients typically experience very little or no discomfort during the course of their treatment.

Quanta Discovery Pico laser for tattoo removal

Pico laser treatments can also be used to remove unwanted tattoos from anywhere across the body.

The technology’s high specification helps increase the speed at which the device shatters the tattoo pigments, meaning fewer treatments are required to achieve the desired result.

The Quanta Discovery Pico laser can be effective, in stripping the skin of all colored ink pigments. Black and grey ink is the easiest to remove, closely followed by dark green. Yellow, purple, and fluorescent hues are the most difficult to remove.

What are the benefits of Pico laser?

Comparing Pico laser to a different skin treatment?

  • Here are the core benefits that set Pico apart.
  • Pico laser treatments are highly targeted, which means any risk of damage is contained and minimized. For this reason, Pico is extremely safe and can be applied to any area of the face and body.
  • Pico laser treatments demand little or no downtime.
  • Some may experience redness and swelling, but this should subside within a few hours. Patients can usually go about their day immediately.
  • Pico laser treatments are somewhat painful. You may experience some slight, temporary discomfort, but nothing like surgical or invasive treatments.
  • Pico laser helps patients achieve their desired results in fewer sessions than other laser technologies. Some secure the outcome they wanted after just one session.
  • Pico laser has very few to no side effects. You don’t have to worry about damaging your skin or dealing with unsightly or uncomfortable skin conditions.
  • Pico laser treatments are super-fast, taking somewhere between 1 and 30 minutes per session.

Ready to try our Quanta Discovery Pico laser for yourself.

Get in contact with our friendly team or request a consultation.

We’d be more than happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have and help you schedule an appointment at a time that suits you.

Youthful, glowing, ink free, flawless skin awaits.

Discovery Pico Series

August 24 2022 Posted at 12:14 pm

The secret to effective tattoo removal

1.  AVOID EXPOSING THE TREATED AREA TO THE SUN.

Secrets to effective tattoo removal: The sun increases the levels of melanin in the skin, which absorbs the ultraviolet radiation from the sun. If you are considering tattoo removal, it is vital that there is not too much melanin in your skin. It will be more difficult for the laser to break up the ink, increased melanin levels also make your skin more susceptible to burning. In order to have your tattoo removed efficiently and safely, in as few sessions as possible, it is recommended that you keep the tattooed area out of the sun for at least six weeks prior to beginning your treatment.

2. EXERCISE REGULARLY.

Exercise is so important to tattoo removal. What exercise does, is it improves the immune system by boosting the cells in your body that attack foreign bodies, including broken-down tattoo ink. Visiting the gym a few times a week, or even just walking for half an hour a day, can speed up the healing process and remove more ink.
3. SLEEP WELL.
Lack of sleep has a negative effect on the immune system, making us less able to fight bacteria and more prone to infection. Some people need more sleep than others, but seven hours a night is thought to be the ideal. Less than six, and your immune system can start to suffer. Some tips for improving your quantity and quality of sleep include getting into a regular routine, such as going to sleep and waking up at the same times each day. Avoid stimulants such as caffeine and nicotine before bed, and make sure your television and computer are turned off to ensure you are going to sleep in a restful, sleep-conducive environment.

4. DRINK PLENTY OF WATER.

Your immune system needs proper hydration in order to work efficiently. Water can help to speed up the tattoo removal process in a variety of ways. It increases your kidney function, allowing them to flush out toxins such as broken-down ink more quickly. It also helps in the production of lymph, which is what carries your white blood cells through the body. Allowing them to break down foreign bodies and remove toxins from your blood.

5.EAT MORE IMMUNITY BOOSTING FOOD.
Certain foods contain properties that help to strengthen your immune system. Oats and barley contain a type of fibre called beta-glucan, which has high antioxidant properties and helps to speed up the healing of wounds. Almonds are an incredible source of Vitamin E, which is vital for a healthy immune system.

6. DON’T SMOKE.

Smoking has been shown to impede the tattoo removal process seriously. An Italian study concluded that the chances of successful tattoo removal after 10 sessions were reduced by 70% in smokers Giving up smoking has all kinds of health benefits; but if you’re desperate to get rid of some unwanted ink, this might be the extra impetus you need to kick the habit.
7. FOLLOW THE AFTERCARE ADVICE.
Once you’ve been through a process like laser tattoo removal and you want to speed up the healing process. For 48 hours after treatment, it is important to avoid anything that could irritate the treated skin, such as tight clothing, moisturisers, make-up or perfume. Try to keep the treated area cool and dry, so avoid exposing the treated skin to the sun, hot baths, saunas or swimming. Obviously, do not scratch or shave the treated area, as this is highly likely to cause irritation. It is also important to exercise caution in all these areas until all blistering has subsided and your skin feels healed. If you have any problems or doubts at all during the healing process, you should contact your tattoo removal clinic.

8. KEEP TO YOUR APPOINTMENT SCHEDULE.

This may sound highly obvious, but the treatment will work quicker if you keep to regular sessions. Missing appointments will naturally slow the tattoo removal process down. However, it is not advisable to have sessions too quickly after one another. Every six to eight weeks is the optimum time to wait between sessions, as this allows your body time to break up and flush out the ink particles, and your skin time to heal sufficiently before your next session.
By following all these tips, you can give your body the best possible chance of a speedy, trouble-free tattoo removal and healing process. And who knows? You might just notice some other health benefits, too.

9. MASSAGE THE AREA.

Once the tattoo is healed, massage the area with antiseptic cream or similar, do not use Pawpaw. Massaging the area will draw more blood/cells (macrophages) into that area, these cells pick up the ink particles to get rid of them.

Secrets to effective tattoo removal.

March 30 2022 Posted at 10:13 pm

Tattoo Removal: How Much Should I Expect To Pay?

Tattoos have become increasingly popular in recent years, with most people you see having some kind of tattoo is some form. While tattoos can be a source of personal expression, sometimes people change their mind about their ink and want to remove it. Regardless of the reason, if you’re considering getting this done, it’s important to know the costs.

What is tattoo removal and how does it work?

Let’s talk a little bit about tattoo removal and what is involved in the process. Tattoo removal is the process of using lasers to break up the ink particles in your tattoo, allowing your body to gradually remove them. The number of sessions required for tattoo removal will depend on the size, colour, and depth of your tattoo.

How much does laser tattoo removal cost?

The cost of tattoo removal can vary depending on the size and complexity of your tattoo, as well as the number of sessions required. The price varies based on the size of the tattoo, where it is a cover up and the colours involved. Small tattoos can expect around $50 a session through to $300 for large scale tattoos.

What can I expect during tattoo removal?

During each tattoo removal session, you will be exposed to short bursts of laser light. The light passes through the top layers of your skin and is absorbed by the tattoo ink. This causes the ink particles to break up, allowing your body to gradually remove them. You may experience some discomfort during the treatment, but nothing as severe as when the tattoo was inked in the first place.

What are the risks of tattoo removal?

Tattoo removal is considered a safe procedure, but as with any medical procedure, there are some risks involved. The most common side effects of tattoo removal include skin irritation, redness, swelling, and scabbing. These side effects are usually mild and will resolve on their own within a few days. In rare cases, more serious side effects such as infection or scarring may occur. But due to the process and method that we use at Laser Tattoff, scarring is extremely rare.

How Many Sessions Am I Looking At?

To figure out what the laser tattoo removal cost is we first have to figure out how many sessions it will take to remove the tattoo. This also varies depending on how big the tattoo is, how many colours are involved and how deep the ink was injected.

First things first. It’s not a one and done procedure and will require multiple sessions to successfully break down the ink particles.

Depending on the size and depth of the tattoo, as well as several other factors, complete removal might take anything from four to 10+ treatments.

In addition, the body needs time to recover between treatments. The immune system is weakened by broken ink particles; therefore, a period of at least six to eight weeks. This waiting period also gives the skin time to heal and minimises the risk of permanent damage to the skin.

As mentioned on our main page the Kirby-Desai Scale is a tool used to help determine how many sessions it may take to remove an unwanted tattoo fully.

The scale considers the following elements that influence removal rates:

  • Fitzpatrick skin type
  • Location on the body
  • Tattoo layering (if the tattoo is a cover-up)
  • Amount of ink (vividness of tattoo, type of application)
  • Ink colours
  • Pre-existing scarring

So what is the laser tattoo removal cost in Sydney?

If you are looking to find out the tattoo removal cost in Sydney for you then reach out to us here and book in a free full disclosure consultation. One of our tattoo removal experts will go over all the details with you and tell you what to expect.

The bottom line is that the cost of tattoo removal in Sydney can vary depending on the size and complexity of your tattoo, as well as the number of sessions required. But with our experience and knowledge, we will be able to give you a pretty accurate quote during your free consultation.

March 30 2022 Posted at 9:59 pm

Does Tattoo Removal Leave Scars?

There are many reasons why someone might want to remove a tattoo. Maybe the tattoo was a mistake, or maybe it’s no longer relevant or meaningful. Or maybe you need it removed for a job. Whatever the reason, tattoo removal can be a daunting process. But with the right information and techniques, it’s possible to remove tattoos without any noticeable scarring.

How does one remove a tattoo?

The most common method of tattoo removal is laser treatment. The way the laser works is that each pulse of the laser sends light energy into your skin at different wavelengths, targeting each of the different colours. The light penetrates your skin and is absorbed by the tattoo ink particles in the dermis layer of the skin. In doing so it shatters the ink into tiny fragments. Once the ink has been broken down your body’s immune system can do its thing and within a number of weeks the tattoo begins to fade. The more treatments that are had the more the tattoo can be broken down.

Why doesn’t my body remove the tattoo in the first place?

The simple answer is that while our immune systems are great at removing foreign objects from our bodies the ink particles are too big for the white blood cells. Ink particles are substantially bigger than white blood cells and since the are difficult for them to remove and the ink stays there in the dermis layer of your skin.

Does Tattoo Removal Leave Scars?

The short answer is not with us. At Laser Tattoff our use of the Pico Method ensures that your tattoo is removed with minimal scarring if any at all. The longer answer is that it depends on how large the tattoo is and what techniques are used to remove it. In truth it is all about the healing process.  If a tattoo is removed with the proper technique and aftercare is carried out then it is highly unlikely that there will be any scarring.

How Long Does It Take?

The process takes two years to complete but why is that so? Two years might seem like a really long time but as we said it is all about the healing process.

Laser tattoo removal is the safest and most effective method for removing unwanted tattoos. That said, it’s not a one-and-done process and depending on the size and depth of the tattoo, the skin type of the patient, and a few other factors, it can take anywhere from four to 10+ sessions for complete removal.

The main cause is that there must be at least six to eight weeks between treatments to allow the immune system time to eliminate the shattered ink particles. This waiting period also gives the skin time to heal and minimises the risk of permanent damage to the skin. Which is why this method of tattoo removal doesn’t leave scarring.

How Do I Know How Many Sessions I Need?

The Kirby-Desai Scale is a method for estimating how many sessions it will take to fully remove an undesirable tattoo. The following factors are taken into account when evaluating the removal rate:

  • Fitzpatrick skin type
  • Location on the body
  • Tattoo layering (if the tattoo is a cover-up)
  • Amount of ink (vividness of tattoo, type of application)
  • Ink colours
  • Pre-existing scarring

Tattoo Removal Does It Leave Scars?

In the past tattoo removal could lead to the development of scar tissue but thanks to the development of modern techniques and lasers that is no longer the case. If you are looking to get a tattoo removed then please contact us and we would be happy to help.

If you find yourself asking the question, does laser tattoo removal leave scars and you are still worried then you should reach out to us here for a free full disclosure consultation where we can walk you through the process and as well as the risks and management that we have in place.

 

January 20 2022 Posted at 11:21 pm

How to avoid scarring after laser tattoo removal

No one likes to look at an ugly tattoo that they regret getting, luckily, there are means to have them safely removed. Laser tattoo removal is a great way to get rid of unwanted tattoos and following a few tips can help with preventing scarring after laser tattoo removal.

How to Prevent Scarring After Laser Tattoo Removal

There are a few things that you need to do if you are worried about preventing scarring after laser tattoo removal and they are as follows:

  • Find a reputable tattoo removal studio
  • Stay hydrated for healing8
  • Stop smoking or cut down dramatically
  • Wear sunscreen and avoid sun
  • Do not pick scabs

These are all going to help ensure that you are not going to have scars in the shape of the tattoo and that you are not going to have to deal with things like blisters, scabs and pain and possible infection. Taking the time to pay attention and follow these steps is exactly what to do to prevent scarring.

Reputable Removal Studio

The first and most important thing to do when you are trying to figure out what to do to prevent scarring is to find a reputable studio. You want to check the references, the education and any certifications that they might hold. You also want to ask as many questions as you can. If you are worried about something, it is important that the studio you are having your treatment done in is reputable and that they are also transparent and are willing to talk with you about the process and about what to expect.

Stay Hydrated

When it comes to healing from a laser tattoo removal process, your body does need hydration in order to create the blood cells and the blood flow that is needed to help regenerate skin and to help heal the area. You should stay hydrated and try to avoid things that are going to make it hard for your body to heal. A laser hair removal is a treatment where skin cells are intentionally damaged so that new cells will heal over top. You need hydration to be able to do that.

Stop Smoking or Cut Down

Smoking is hard on all parts of the body. It makes it hard to heal from things like laser tattoo removal. When you are dealing with healing, you want to make sure your body is as healthy as possible. Smoking can arrest the healing process and make it harder to heal the area where the laser removal has been done.

Wear Sunscreen and Avoid the Sun

When trying to find out what to do to prevent scarring, wearing sunscreen and avoiding the sun is one of the best things that you can do. These new skin cells that grow after the laser treatment are going to be very delicate, they are also going to be very sensitive to things like intense sunlight and direct sunlight. You should wear a gentle sunscreen over the area, cover it with loose clothing, and avoid the sun when you can.

Do Not Pick Scabs

The last thing to keep in mind is that you should avoid picking scabs and blisters. We know they can be itchy, they can be bumpy and gross, and they can be annoying, but scabs grow to help heal the skin beneath them. If your skin has scabbed up, it has done it for a reason. You should allow the scab to heal and fall off on its own and you should also avoid popping any blisters that might pop up. For the most part, if your treatment is not super aggressive and is gentler, you may not have any scabbing or blistering. If you do, however, you should leave them be and let your skin heal itself.

Above all else, give yourself time to heal and follow the directions and the overall care instructions that your particular technician tells you. They will provide a set of care instructions that are designed to help you heal faster and to help you heal better. They are the professionals and they know what it takes to help you heal the way that you need to. Taking the time to follow all instructions carefully is the best means of preventing scarring and making sure that your tattoo removal goes the way you want it to.

January 20 2022 Posted at 8:14 pm

How to prepare yourself for laser tattoo removal

Sometimes we get tattoos that we regret. Maybe we are not in that place anymore, maybe we do not like the way they look anymore, or maybe we are just ready for a change. Laser tattoo removal is a viable option for getting rid of unwanted tattoos, but there are a few things that you need to keep in mind when getting ready for your removal.

What to Know Before Tattoo Removal?

Before you ever start to get your tattoo removed, it is always best to make sure that you have your expectations managed. The darker the ink, the harder it is to remove. Larger tattoos may be harder to get rid of and might still show up a little after you have them removed. Also, make sure that you realize that laser tattoo removal, though it will take away most of the tattoo, it may not completely erase it.

Managing expectations is the most important thing that you can do before you ever sit down to get a removal as it will help you feel better about your results and will also help you fight off any feelings that perhaps things did not work out the way that you wanted them to. A consultation is a great way to get an idea of what the laser tattoo removal professional is going to be able to do and can also help you ease some of your fears and some of the trepidation that you might have. There are a few things you can do to learn how to make laser tattoo removal more effective and they are as follows:

  • Location and Size of tattoo matter
  • Professional tattoos are easier to remove than those done by an amateur
  • This is not a one time thing
  • Cut back on smoking and make sure to eat and drink before your appointment
  • Wear loose clothing during healing and stay out of the sun

Location Matters

Though you might assume that a tattoo can be fully removed from any place on the body, tattoos that have a better blood flow or vascular supply are going to be easier to remove than those that are further away. The reason for this is that for a laser removal to work, there needs to be blood flow for the skin to heal. The more blood flow, the better the area is going to heal. Tattoos that are on areas that are close to the heart are going to be easier to heal.

Professional Tattoos are Easier to Remove

When trying to figure out how to make laser tattoo removal more effective, those tattoos that are done by a professional are going to be much easier to remove because they are more even. The more even the ink, the better and more predictable the results from the laser.

This is Not a One-time Thing

Still another thing to keep in mind and to prepare for is that you are not going to be able to visit one time and have the tattoo be gone. This is a multiple visit procedure. The larger the tattoo or how difficult, the more visits you will need to fully remove it.

Cut Back on Smoking and Eat and Drink

Smoking makes it harder for the body to heal which means that skin is not going to regenerate as quickly if you are a heavy smoker. If you are a heavy smoker, you may end up dealing with a longer healing process and a less effective laser treatment. You also need to eat and drink before your session. Being hydrated helps the body heal faster and it will also help you to be more comfortable when you are in the chair getting the treatment.

Loose Clothing and Staying Out of the Sun

This is a big one when it comes to figuring out how to make laser tattoo removal more effective. You need to wear loose clothing to help prevent the clothing from rubbing against the skin and against the area that was treated. You also want to avoid the sun as sun damage and direct sunlight can cause further irritation to the area. All of the things mentioned here are going to help make the tattoo removal process more effective and help you get the best result possible from your tattoo removal.

December 22 2021 Posted at 6:09 pm

Things to Know about Laser Tattoo Removal

How to Get Rid of Old Tattoos.

How to get rid of old tattoos. Ink removal is a tried and tested technique that dates back to the end of the 1960s. While its history doesn’t go as far back as the history of tattooing in human culture. It is a fantastic if relatively new tool in the kit of both tattoo artists and canvases. If you are not happy with your ink, you may be considering having the tattoo removed.
Before you decide whether or not you’ll go through with laser tattoo removal. This is a quick guide to what it can do. How it works, and any potential side effects that you should know about.

The Capabilities

Laser tattoo removal is the most effective way of getting rid of old tattoos. Whether they no longer feel right on your body or if you want to replace it. Most tattoos can be completely eliminated, leaving no evidence that they ever existed. Darker ink may take several sessions to reduce the ink to a level that is no longer visible. But even these tattoos are no match for the power of laser technology. The exact number of sessions it takes will vary based on the type of ink used, the amount of ink, skin complexion, the age of the tattoo, and how often the treatments are applied.

In most cases, you will see a reduction in the tattoo’s intensity within a few weeks of the first treatment. After a year or so, with treatment roughly every other month, most tattoos are functionally removed. Some lingering ink may be visible after a full course of treatment, but it is typically easy to hide or mask with another tattoo.

The Process

The technician uses a Pico laser that emits a very fast pulse of light that quickly raises the temperature of the targeted area of the skin. The sudden spike in temperature causes the cells containing the pigmented ink to rupture, which allows your body to begin processing out the ink that was previously trapped in the cells. The whole process can be completed in under half an hour, and it is a noninvasive procedure that requires minimal preparation ahead of time.

When you begin the treatment process, you will set up a schedule with your laser tattoo removal specialist. The time between sessions is typically six to eight weeks, but this may vary depending on your specific needs and tattoos. Each time you visit, you will undergo one short session with the laser. Your body will do the rest of the work over time, eventually leading to a tattoo-free location.

Side Effects and Dangers

While lasers in the real-world are typically not the type you see in science fiction, they do transfer energy and can cause damage. The most common side effects are slight pain during the process and discolouration or scarring around the treatment area. The skin around the treatment zone can become irritated and infected, but proper cleaning mitigates the risk. Modern laser tattoo removal techniques specifically target the colours in the pigments of the ink, making them less likely to damage any tissue that doesn’t contain the ink, further reducing the risk. Compared to other methods like dermabrasion, laser tattoo removal is practically free of undesired side effects.

Now You Know About Laser Tattoo Removal

With your newfound knowledge about laser removal. You should have more tools in your belt for deciding whether or not it’s right for you. If you’re looking for more information, want to schedule an appointment, or are ready to walk in and have a session with a laser tattoo removal specialist, Laser Tattoff is open 5 days a week in Narellan. We’d be happy to answer any questions and help you regain control of your body.