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Tattoo Regret
Below is a link to the latest data/statistics on having ink that you regret.
The latest Tattoo Removal News.
As a result, You are Between the Ages of 18 and 21. An example of this is roughly 37 percent of people who regret their tattoos got their unwanted ink between those ages.
Consequently another 20 percent were aged 22 to 25.
However once you hit 26, the evidence of this suggests the likelihood of regretting your tattoo falls into the single digits.
To read the full article please click onto the link above.

GAINING KNOWLEDGE
Following the knowledge gained from our survey.
In particular, the lack of trained tattoo removal specialists.
Firstly, we decided to train in health and later laser tattoo removal.
Secondly, we up-skilled ourselves and our staff in Laser Safety.
As a result, we became the first dedicated laser tattoo removal clinic to operate within this area.
Above all, our team are passionate about the service we provide.
With this in mind our staff are constantly educating themselves and others on the latest tattoo removal procedures to ensure that we provide the best service possible to our clients.

Firstly, we operate with the most advanced technology in the world, the Quanta Discovery Pico laser.
The laser safely penetrates the skin and targets each tattoo ink colour with specific wavelengths.
Tattoos will gradually fade during the course of 5 to 10 sessions.
It’s the ‘gold standard’ in device technology, and Laser-Tattoff uses it exclusively.

Benefits

  • Focused high-precision microbeams – creating plasma effect on the epidermis and LIOB’s in the dermis
  • Neocollogenesis
  • Cleaner ablative columns for faster healing
  • Reduced risk of complications
  • Optimising Tattoo removal
  • Lightweight ergonomic design
  • Fractional Multi-Level Skin Stimulation

Photo-Acoustic Effect

Discovery Pico includes both Picosecond and nanosecond pulses, for better treatment flexibility.

The Discovery Pico series generates a pure photo-acoustic effect to shatter inks and pigmentation leaving the surrounding tissue unharmed.

Thanks to its shorter pulse duration, high peak power and large spot size hand-pieces the Discovery Pico effectively smashes even the deepest skin pigments.

How the laser reacts, says Keith, “Is like water vapour coming out in the area”.
“When it’s a nice black tattoo, as soon as we hit it with the laser, it turns white – that’s what we call frosting.
Then, once the black tattoo turns white, it stays like that for about 5 to 10 minutes, and then the process starts.”
The whiteness/Frosting is the escape of gasses from the skin.
An analogy of this process is like a small explosion.
Firstly, in a trillionth of a second (Picosecond) a burst of light shoots out of the laser.
Strikes the upper layer of the skin (Epidermis) and penetrates down into the dermal layer, where the ink is contained.
This then fragments (causes an explosion) the ink into tiny particles.
In all explosions gasses expand and need to escape by choosing the least path of resistance.
These gasses from the laser (Explosion) travel back up through the skin. (Epidermis).
This is where the water and gasses escape from causing the top layer of your tattoo to turn white.

 

 

December 9 2020 Posted at 3:06 pm

How Laser’s Remove Ink

Laser’s were first invented by a person called Theodore Maiman during the 1960’s.
This rudimentary experiment was conducted by shining a high powered torch on a ruby rod with silver-coated surfaces.
The experiment was prepared in a research lab situated in California.
Then in 1967 Dr. Leon Goldman used a 694 Ruby ND:YAG laser to remove a person’s body ink.
A quite common question that we get here at Laser-Tattoff is:

Do Lasers cause cancer?

The short answer is NO.
According to the Skin Cancer Foundation.
Laser tattoo removal poses no known risk for cancer.
Dermatologists have studied people with tattoos for years.
They’ve never found any evidence that those with tattoos have a higher risk of skin cancer than those who don’t.
Lasers remove tattoos (Ink) by the means of a high intensity light beam, the light beam breaks up the coloured pigment.
Black is the easiest colour to remove because it absorbs all the laser wavelengths.
The color of your skin, as well as how deep the tattoo pigment goes, will also affect the removal technique.

In general this is what you will expect when you visit your laser specialist:

Your laser specialist will give you a protective pair of googles.
Your skin will be assessed normally using the fitzpatrick scale.
A particular wavelength will be selected depending upon your tattoo colour.
A test spot will be conducted by the laser operator to make sure that they have the correct fluency.
The area that is going to be treated will be cooled, Prior/During and After treatment.
The cooling is normally done with an automated mechanical system called a Zimmer.
Technicians use the laser to pass pulses of intense light through the top layers of your skin that will be absorbed by the tattoo pigment only.
Tattoo artists are able to place so much ink in the dermal layers of your skin that they become permanent.

The tattoo pigment absorbs the laser light.

The laser causes a small explosion in the dermal layer of skin where the ink is stored.
This fragments the ink into tiny particles.
Like any explosion-gasses are formed.
Gasses precede the fragmentation and travel the least path of resistance.
The least path of resistance is back out through the top of the skin, the epidermis.
That is why the tattoo will turn white and almost look as if it has disappeared during the first session.
This is just water and gasses escaping, the tattoo will return shortly after treatment.
Smaller tattoos will require fewer pulses while larger ones will need more to remove them.
In either case, to completely get rid of a tattoo, it will take several treatments.

After each visit, your tattoo should become progressively lighter.

Using a Pico Laser such as the Quanta Discovery Pico Laser that was awarded the best and most powerful laser 2017.
Will get rid of your ink more quickly than any other laser on the market today.
Tattoo removal can be uncomfortable, that is why we cool the area with our Zimmer cooler.
But, if the pain is too great a numbing cream can be applied to alleviate the discomfort.
Immediately following the treatment, use an ice pack to soothe the treated area for a period of up too twenty four hours.
And we apply a cream or gel and a sterile dressing to protect it.
You should also be sure it’s covered with sunblock when you’re outside.
We will also supply you with a sheet of aftercare instructions on the day of your first treatment.

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