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Explanation of Serious or Frequently Occurring Risks
- Pain associated with the laser light – typically like an elastic band hitting the skin.
- Skin redness and swelling of the skin surface that typically lasts several days.
- Crusting of the surface of the skin and rarely blistering.
- Bleeding of the skin.
- Loss of colour of the skin, or more rarely increased brown hyperpigmentation.
- Risk of hypertrophic or keloid scar that may be permanent.
- Small risk of permanent scarring, typically a white mark.
- Risk of failure of the treatment to remove the tattoo.
How our treatment removes your tattoo
Our laser delivers specific-wavelengths of light extremely quickly (in nano-seconds) at a very high energy. These pulses are selectively absorbed by the tattoo pigment, shattering it into tiny fragments small enough for the body to recognise the particles as a foreign object, and over the next several weeks some of particles (in shallow cuticle) are discharged from the body and the other part (in deep tissue) are absorbed and digested by the body's macrophages and removed out of the body by the immune system. Since the specific wavelengths used can only be absorbed by pigment particles, no lasting injury happens to normal skin and normal tissues.
Our laser systems can now remove all types of tattoo with little or no scarring. Professional and amateur tattoos, as well as traumatic tattoos, resulting from accidents, are treated successfully. Multiple treatments will be required
Matters that can Influence Laser Treatment
There are many factors which can affect the results of successful treatments and complete removal is not always achievable.
Clients should be given realistic expectations of treatment results, and complete removal of pigment can never be guaranteed.
- Amateur or professional tattoo – Amateur tattoos are easier to remove as usually they are not as deep as professional tattoos and the ink is more sparsely applied. Amateur tattoos are usually only a single colour (black or blue), whereas many professional tattoos are multi-coloured.
- Type of ink used - The pigment divided into plants pigment, mixture pigment, and chemical pigment. The plant based pigment is the easiest to dispel, while the chemical pigment is most difficult. If pigment contains iron and lead in the mixture and chemical pigment, it may not react well to laser treatment and can be difficult to remove.
- Depth of ink - Generally speaking the deeper the pigment, the more difficult to remove. And it also takes many times to dispel. It will easy to dispel if the depth of the pigment is thin. Any treatment will ￼not react well if the pigment is chemical based, even the depth of the pigment is thin.
- Colours in tattoo – Black and blue tattoos are the easiest to remove while the green and yellow pigments are the hardest as there is not an ideal wavelength that either of these colours absorb. Tattoo's that have had white (titanium oxide) applied cannot be removed until the white has faded. UV inks cannot be treated.
- Age of tattoo - Older tattoos usually easier to treat, new tattoos contain more pigment (ink) and often multiple colours.
- Clients own healing ability - The different physique of people. The factors include age, skin, and body immunity and so on.
A superficial burn wound can be created by the laser tattoo removal treatment, The immediate whitening of the treated area is the inks reaction to the absorption of the lasers light energy creating steam within the surface of your skin which usually last for several minutes.
- Clients May Experience;
- Swelling or Bruising
- Pinprick Bleeding
- Feeling of Sunburn
- Scabs and Crusts
- Pigmentation changes due to loss of skin pigment can occur (temporary except in rare cases).
- Dry Itchy skin
- Temporary hair loss
Although times can vary, Complete healing usually takes 4-6 weeks. Some extreme cases can be up to 3 months to heal properly.
Scabbing and blistering routinely occur following treatment and usually occur 8-72 hours after the treatment, which can last 1-2 weeks or longer. When the scabs separates, the skin in the treated area may look pale or pink.
Hemoglobin of the tissue has a strong absorption of the 532nm wavelength. Using the 532 nm wavelength increases the risk of swelling phenomenon, skin surface turning white after vaporization, epidermal necrosis, a certain loss of pigment or pigmentation.
Due to personal immune system difference an increased restoration period between treatments may be required.
Tattoo Removal Aftercare Advice
The following notes are important. Please read them carefully.
- Avoid exposure to sunlight, sun-beds and fake tan for at least 4 weeks.
- If the tattooed area is covered by hair, please shave the area 1 day prior to treatment. • Do advise us of any change in medication.
- If the skin has not broken, a dry sterile dressing will be placed over the treated area to protect it.
- The area will become raised and feel hot and can be cooled with the use of a cold compress, ice pack or a pack of peas from the freezer wrapped in a clean cloth. (Do not apply ice directly to the skin as this can cause a burn).
- As long as the skin is unbroken cooling products such as Aloe Vera gel can be used to give relief to the sunburn type feeling of the treated area.
- E45 cream, Aloe Vera gel or Vaseline can be used to relieve the itching which normally occurs 3-5 days after the treatment.
- Avoid restrictive clothing.
- Avoid perfume or body lotions to the area.
- Avoid hot baths or continuous soaking.
- Avoid heat treatments such as saunas and steam rooms. • Avoid swimming.
- Avoid lying in the sun or using sun beds.
- Avoid picking at any scabs.
- Avoid allowing the area to become scrapped.