Detail Tattoo Removal process starts with a free 30-minute consultation. Our expertly trained certified clinicians take the time to explain the technology and the options for your tattoo removal. They will answer all the questions you have and provide you with a written quote and fact sheets so you understand what to do to prepare for the tattoo before the process and what with happening during the treatment. A list of medication to stop using 2 weeks before the procedure is also provided.
A consultation and consent form is given before the procedure starts. A anesthesia cream and ice pack is applied for pain relief if required 30-minutes before the treatment. Protective eyewear is provided before the laser is turned on. The process averages 5 to 10 minutes for small tattoos. A medium size like a half a A4 page can take 15 to 20 minutes. A large tattoo the size of A4 page will take 20 to 30 minutes.
The area that was treated will be dressed with silicon gel and a wound dressing. A post care fact sheet will be provide to explain how to care for the treated tattoo for the next 24 to 48 hours. This is the critical time to ensure you keep the area sterile and infection free.
The clinician will determine the interval between intervals from 2 to 4 weeks depending on the protocol used on your tattoo and your skin type.
Things To Look Out For
Every clinic is different and there are some very reputable operators. However, there are some very unprofessional clinics. Here are some things to look out for:
- Ask as many questions as possible. If the operator can’t answer them be suspicious.
- Ask what type of laser system they have. If they say it is a IPL then this is not laser and it is not designed to remove tattoos
- If the laser system is Nd:YAG Q-Switched, ask them how many sessions it will take to remove the tattoo. Nd:YAG Q-Switch will normally take from 8 to 16 treatments.
- A treatment should cause some skin trauma but blistering and pin point bleeding should be kept to a minimum. If your operator tells you they will be aggressive with the power and to expect that blistering and bleeding is normal, then they are not telling you the truth. You do not want a scar to replace your tattoo. Losing some pigment may happen but it is important to keep this to a minimum.
- A good clinician will know how to balance the need to use the right protocol to get the optimum outcome. This is determined by assessing the individual tattoo, skin type and laser response. PicoWay has the least amount of heat during treatment so the surrounding tissue is left undamaged. This assists in wound recovery and a scar free treatment.