With Laser Tattoo Removal in Adelaide, Tattoos are no Longer Forever
Decorative tattooing can be traced back thousands of years. The desire to remove them can be traced back almost as long. Today, while many people are tattooed, a large percentage of them regret the decision and would like to have them eliminated. There are many reasons for this regret. What looks good at 18 may seem undesirable 20 years later. Viewed by many teenagers as self-expression and identity, tattoos may create barriers to employment and social acceptance at a more mature age. Also, as their colours fade and your skin loses its youthful elasticity, tattoos may become defacements rather than decorations. Most physicians today consider laser surgery one of the best methods.
The Q-Switched Laser Tattoo Removal
The Q-switched laser is a safe and effective way of removing tattoos. The laser delivers light quickly – in billionths of a second – at a very high energy. These pulses are absorbed by the tattoo, breaking it into pigment particles small enough for removal by the body.
Why Choose our Adelaide Q-Switched Laser?
The scarring and pain associated with these procedures is often more offensive than the tattoo itself. Salabrasion and dermabrasion – the ‘sanding’ of the pigmented skin, can cause trauma, bleeding and significant scarring. Invasive incision, the actual cutting out of tattoos, leaves scars and is only suitable for small areas. For larger designs, there’s skin grafting, which leaves scars at the sites of both tattoo and graft.
Q-Switched Lasers offer significant advantages over these previous methods, and are presently the treatment of choice for those in the know.
Technology in Use
Ink and natural pigmentation like melanin absorb short pulse duration/high peak energy Q-switched pulses so quickly that they create a photo-acoustic effect within the pigment clusters. This effect breaks down the ink into much smaller particles that can be more easily removed by the body’s natural filtering system.
- Safe way to remove unwanted body art
- Dramatic results after several treatments
- Effective treatment for dark inks (black, blue and green)
- Safe, Effective and Relatively Painless
Q-Switch Lasertechnology offers high efficiency at a very low risk. It enables effective removal with little chance of side effects.
While discomfort varies from individual to individual, most people tolerate Q-Switched tattoo removal treatment well and describe the sensation as a rubber band snap to the skin. The majority of patients require no anaesthesia, though topical anaesthetic is an option for sensitive areas.
In determining the number of treatments necessary, the consultant will consider such factors as tattoo location, and patient’s age and skin type.
What Kind of Tattoos can be Treated?
Q-Switch laser systems can now remove all types with little or no scarring. Professional and amateur designs, as well as traumatic tattoos, resulting from accidents, are treated successfully.
Can the Q-Switched Laser Remove all Colour Tattoos?
The Q-Switched Laser is our workhorse. It’s especially suited to the removal of dark blue and black inks. The frequency doubled Q-Switched Laser is used to remove red and orange tattoos.
Contact our practitioners for more information
With our clinic in Adelaide performing various skin treatments to achieve clear skin, including microdermabrasion and laser rejuvenation. As well as tattoo removal, we offer cellulite treatment and medical microdermabrasion. Ask us how to get a free 15-minute initial consultation.