Melbourne Laser Tattoo Removal

How Laser Tattoo Treatment Works

Lasers use short bursts of light that have specific wavelengths to remove tattoos. When these lasers are directed at the skin the laser light is absorbed by the colours or pigments in the tattoo. This, in turn, breaks the pigment into minuscule particles that the body’s own immune system will remove. Over a series of treatments, the tattoo will gradually appear to fade away.

What Makes A Good Candidate For Laser Tattoo Removal?

Unfortunately, not everyone will be a good candidate for laser tattoo removal. A good candidate will be in good health and have good circulation. The lighter the skin of the person getting the tattoo removed, the more likely they are to have success. Darker-skinned persons will have a more difficult time getting their tattoos removed. Those with an autoimmune disorder or who easily scar or even those on specific medications will be much more challenging for tattoo removal. Upon consultation, the doctor will take a full health history as well as the pros and cons of laser tattoo removal. They will also go over the costs and approximately how many treatments it will take. This is a good time to present all of your questions as well.

What To Expect During The Process

If you don’t have a high pain tolerance, you may want to take a painkiller half an hour to an hour prior to your appointment. Topical numbing agents may also be applied prior to your appointment. You and the laser tech will both wear protective glasses during the entire proceeding. Small areas on the tattoo will be exposed to the laser and the tech will see how your body reacts to the laser.

The handpiece will be placed on your skin and the light will be activated. Many patients say it feels like a grease splatter or a rubber band being snapped on the skin. The tech may use a special ointment or antibiotic on your skin upon completion of your treatment. A light bandage may also be applied. You’ll leave with instructions on how to care for your skin for the next few days.

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Price Of Laser Tattoo Removal

Your price will be dependent on how many treatments you have to have. The larger the tattoo, the more expensive the price. Deeper colors will also require more treatments which can also cost more.

Tattoo Removal FAQs

All tattoos that were professionally done can be removed with a laser.

The number of laser treatments will be dependent on the size of the tattoo, type of ink used, your skin colour and how deep the tattoo is.

What Will Skin Look Like After A Treatment?

The skin may first appear swollen and blotchy. It may have a flaky covering and it may itch. When the treatment is done, the skin will return to the original colour with no scarring or ink.

Is The Laser Treatment Painful?

There may be some discomfort during the process. The laser has chilled air flowing through it as well. This can help to minimise the discomfort. Zimmer Cryo 6 cooling systems are used to help cool the skin before, during and after treatment. Many of the patients say that this is plenty and they don’t require numbing creams or lotions.

Will I Require After-Care?

Minimal after-care will be required. Elevate the area and ice it occasionally. Use pain relievers as needed but no aspirin or anti-inflammatories should be taken.

Is There Anything I Shouldn’t Do?

Avoid sun exposure and be sure to wear sunscreen until the area is fully healed. Avoid swimming as well. You wouldn’t want your wound exposed to water.

If you have more questions be sure to find out more about laser tattoo removal. Many people want to hide their past, or tone for it by having laser tattoo surgery.

There is only one clinic to choose from at Chapel Street in Melbourne.

If you have more questions, please feel free to give us a call today and schedule a consult. We’ll go over the procedure and process with you as well as an approximate price. Remember, it will likely take more than one treatment and deeper tattoos will take longer to remove than a shallow one. It will also depend on the kind of ink that is used and your personal skin tone. We’d love to hear from you and show you how we can help you get rid of your tattoo today.

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