If you are unhappy with your current tattoo, City of Ink can provide you with our specialised laser tattoo removal Melbourne.
Laser tattoo removal by City of Ink involves utilising a laser that is highly focused, and rapidly delivers a beam of light to the skin for the purpose of breaking down the ink. The laser is attracted to the darker pigments found in the ink of the tattoo in preference to the lighter colour of the skin, avoiding injury to the outer layers in the process.
The number of sessions required for laser tattoo removal Melbourne, does vary based on a number of factors such as size and thickness of the tattoo, type and depth of ink, scarring, skin type, the age of your tattoo, the colours in your tattoo, how intricate your design is, and whether your end goal is complete remove the tattoo or to just lighten it prior to covering it up with a tattoo.
As a guide, most professional tattoos will require at least six to twelve treatments. Follow up treatments are conducted at no less than 4-6 week intervals. Further fading can also occur for several months after each treatment. Every individual is different, and so will get different results. Generally, treatments are quick, though you may experience minimal discomfort.
What is Laser Tattoo Removal?
The laser that is used for tattoo removal is highly focused and rapidly delivers a beam of light to the skin for the purpose of breaking down the ink. The laser is attracted to the darker pigments found in the ink of the tattoo in preference to the lighter colour of the skin, avoiding injury to the outer layers in the process.
When the beam of the laser strikes the ink in a tattoo it shatters the ink into very fine particles. These particles are broken down and become small enough to be absorbed and removed by the body’s own natural filtration (lymphatic) system.
The Ultralase Q-Switched Nd YAG Laser is specially designed for the purpose of tattoo removal. This laser allows very high powered laser light to be delivered to the skin over a fraction of a second. This minimizes any damage that could be caused by overheating the surrounding skin and hence any chance of scarring is greatly reduced.
Generally treatments are quick and clients experience only minimal discomfort. The older the tattoo, the more treatments may be necessary and different colours and more intricate designs may also require additional treatments.
If you would like more information regarding tattoo removal, please don’t hesitate to give City of Ink – A tattoo shops Melbourne a call on (03) 9077 1818.