Laser tattoo removal

How laser tattoo removal works?

Laser is light at a specific wavelength that only heats up objects of a specific color. When a specific laser is shot on a tattoo, that laser will break up the pigment that make up the tattoo while leaving the surrounding tissue intact. Black tattoo pigment absorbs all laser wavelengths, making it the easiest color to treat. Other colors can only be treated by selected lasers based upon the pigment color.

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What happens during treatment?

Your treatment will be carried out in a clinical, safe environment. The procedure can cause a stinging sensation but most people do not experience high level of discomfort during the procedure. Local anaesthetic cream can be used. You may experience a lightening or darkening of the affected skin, though in most cases this returns to normal after six months. Redness in the area is common after the procedure, but subsides quickly. The skin will be sensitive after your treatment so we recommend high-factor sun block.

 

How long will it take to remove my tattoo?

A course of 6-10 treatments is often enough to remove the tattoo depending on the colour and depth of the tattoo ink. To allow the skin to recover you can only have treatment every 6-12 weeks.

 

How does this compare to other methods of tattoo removal?

  • attoo removal cream: creams containing hydroquinone, kojic acid, TCA may help lightening some tattoos but can never remove it.T

  • Abrasion by mechenical devices: this involve removing the upper most layer of your skin which contains the tattoo. This process is quite painful and non selective, it also removes the normal skin, not just the tattoo.

  • Acid tattoo removal: using the acids normal used for deep skin peel, this procedure can burn away the upper most layer of your skin, including the tattoo. Again, this procedure is none selective, it takes away the normal skin too. Further more, it is more difficult to control depth of acid penetration, resulting in more complications.

 

Why have laser tattoo removal at Vanity Aethetics & Beauty?

At Vanity Aesthetics & Beauty, we use the industry gold standard laser, the Q Switch Nd YAG 1064-532. This laser system is effective for most skin types and most tattoo color (black, yellow, red, green)

Our laser source is manufactured in Japan, ensuring excellent power, speed and reliability. Our operators are fully trained with VTCT certificate.