Tattoo Removal Melbourne

Why Tattoo Removal with lasers?

Do you have tattoo regret? Have an old tattoo that is faded and blurry? Or did you have a special someone’s name engraved forever on your skin but it didn’t turn out to be forever? We can help!

How do Tattoo Removal laser work?

The introduction of “Q-Switched” lasers has made tattoo removal a far more effective procedure, permitting the removal of tattoo inks with a very low risk of scarring. Dermamed has the latest Revlite SI laser, which is particularly advanced in the removal of black inks, as well as other colours including red, green and blue colours (many lasers cannot remove colours other than black effectively). A laser is designed to produce one or more specific wavelengths of light. Tattoo ink is removed using a specific wavelength of light, according to the colour of the ink, which passes into the skin, and is absorbed by the ink. The rapid absorption of light energy causes the tattoo ink to break into tiny particles which can then be removed by the body’s natural filtering systems.

Is It Painful?

At Dermamed Skin clinic, we use super cooled (-20 degrees) air which takes most of the pain away from the tattoo removal laser and it is generally very well tolerated (the tattoo removal laser is usually less painful than having the tattoo done originally). If you wish, numbing cream may be applied 30 minutes beforehand or local anaesthetic may be injected by the doctor.

Do All Colours Disappear Equally?

No. Blue, black and red inks respond well to laser light and fade the best. Orange and purples respond but are slightly harder to treat. Green and yellow inks respond more slowly to the Revlite laser. The response also depends on the amount of ink present and the depth of the tattoo ink.On average a small professional black tattoo may require a number (usually 4-5) of treatments to be completely removed. Some amateur tattoos may require just a few treatments. There are thousands of different tattoo inks in use today and this makes it very difficult to predict the effective number of tattoo removal treatments you will require. A clearer indication into how your tattoo responds and the number of sessions required would best be approximated after an initial treatment.

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