Tattoo Removal

  • Remove all colours of tattoos
  • Suitable for all skin types
  • The most recognised laser

Information

How it works

Using the AW3® Nd Yag laser can safely and effectively remove tattoos, permanent make up, and skin pigmentation such as age spots, sunspots and birthmarks. Tattoo ink particles are too large for the body’s immune system to remove naturally because when tattoo pigment is injected into the lower layers of the skin (dermis) it becomes locked away by a wall of collagen fibres. Q-switched lasers produce very short bursts of high energy laser light. The light is absorbed by the large ink particles, generating heat that shatters the tattoo pigment into minute particles which the body is able to remove. Because the tattoo ink selectively absorbs the laser energy, the surrounding skin doesn’t overheat and there is no lasting damage.

FAQ

How does our Hair Removal Work?

ND YAG stands for neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet) which is a crystal that is used as a medium for laser treatments. In Q-switched mode, Nd YAG produces 2 wavelengths, one in the infrared range (1064 nm) and a second beam of 532 nm wavelength which is useful for superficial skin lesions. Q switching refers to the technique of making the laser produce a high intensity beam in very short pulses

How Many Treatments Do I Need?

We use Nd Yag to safely and effectively remove tattoos, permanent make up, and skin pigmentation such as age spots, sunspots and birthmarks

Do I Need To Take Special Precautions Before And After Treatment?

The AW3® ND YAG Q-switch technology can treat all skin types as long as you are in good health and do not have hypo/hyper- pigmentation, tanned or Keloid scarring in your family or personal history.

Does It Hurt?

In principle the laser can remove all kind of tattoos. Since all tattoos are not the same in terms of colour, depth of ink deposition as well as their chemical composition some may respond differently. Black, red dark orange and dark blue tattoos will typically respond better to treatment with laser. However Brown, purple, green, light orange, neon and light blue colours are harder to remove and will require more sessions.

Can All Hairs Be Treated?

Tattoo ink particles are too large for the body’s immune system to remove naturally because when tattoo pigment is injected into the lower layers of the skin (dermis) it becomes locked away by a wall of collagen fibres. Q-switched lasers produce very short bursts of high energy laser light. The light is absorbed by the large ink particles, generating heat that shatters the tattoo pigment into minute particles which the body is able to remove. Because the tattoo ink selectively absorbs the laser energy, the surrounding skin doesn’t overheat and there is no lasting damage.

How Long Does A Treatment Take?

Customers will see a reduction after the first treatment however to completely remove a tattoo depending on the ink colour and how deep it is in the skin, it could be between 3-5 treatments with intervals of 6 weeks between treatments. In some clients, more sessions may be necessary for complete removal.

How Can I Be Sure The System Is Safe And Effective?

This depends on the size of the tattoo; a small tattoo might take 5 minutes, where a large, or multiple tattoos could take an hour or more. Again, the assessment will provide this information.