Tattoo Removal

tattoo removal

At Body Perfection using the latest ND YAG Q-Switched lasers we can deliver the best tattoo removal in the area.

What is ND YAG Q Switched ?

ND YAG stands for neodymium doped yttrium aluminium garnet, which is a crystal that is used as a medium for laser treatments.

In Q-switched mode , ND YAG produces two wave lengths which is useful for superficial skin lesions. Q switch refers to the technique of making the laser produce a high beam in very short pulses. Machines that are not Q switch cannot provide the desired result as they are not powerful enough to shatter the tattoo.

How does it remove a tattoo?

When ND YAG Q switched comes into contact with a tattoo the laser light is absorbed by the tattoo ink, it creates a photo acoustic shock wave that releases the heat from the tattoo and shatters it into minute particles. When this response shatters the particles this is known as photo mechanical effect. When the particles are shattered they are able to be carried to away by the macrophages and leave the body through the lymphatic system.

How does the body remove the macrophages?

The macrophages transport the ink particles out of the body through the lymphatic system. This then leaves the body through the kidneys into the urine.

What types of tattoos can we treat?

• Professional tattoos- black or colour
• Amateur tattoos – black or colour
• Semi permanent eye make-up
• All skin types

What colour can we remove ?

We can remove all kinds of coloured tattoos, however more treatments will be needed to remove colour tattoos

Why is ND YAG Q switched the best?

ND YAG Q switched remains the desired technology for tattoo removal as the power produced creates the mechanical effect to shatter and remove the particles and less risk of scarring.

What should I expect during the treatment?

Firstly you will be asked to complete a consultation form and we require a patch test before any treatment can go ahead. We check medical conditions and medication, we may ask for a doctors note before we go ahead with treatment.

• As the ND YAGQ switched hits the tattoo it will make a loud crackling noise when the tattoo ink absorbs the photo shock wave. This is completely normal and will lesson as the tatoo fades over the course of treatments
• White gas bubbles may rise to the skin immediately, this is a good sign that heat has been released from the shattered ink particles. This disappears within about 20 minutes.
• Pinpoint bleeding may occur and this is due to the tiny bloody vessels within the skin erupting. This will stop after 20 minutes.
• Skin redness may be present and temporary swelling due to the heat and intensity of the treatment.

All of these side effects are normal and should clear up with a few hours

How many sessions are needed and how far apart?

Customers will see a reduction within there first treatment, however it can take between 3-12 treatments with six weeks between treatments

How long does the treatment take?

This depends on the size of a tattoo, a small tattoo takes around 5 minutes.

Does it hurt?

The amount of pain depends on the type of tattoo, we can use an ice pack to cool the area before treatment. Some describe as uncomfortable, some describe as a flick of an band.

Does the laser cause scarring?

Although there is a risk of scarring with any laser, scarring is not a significant risk for the removal of with the ND YAG Q laser. The risk of scarring is mainly associated with genetic pre-disposition to forming scar tissues such as keloid scars.
Why do I have to have a patch test and consultation.

Why do I have to have a consultation and patch test ?

A patch test is conducted to make sure you have no reactions, we complete a through consultation and discuss medical conditions. We may ask for a doctors note before we go ahead with treatment.

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