Can I Remove Some Of My Tattoo To Update It?

Can I remove some of my tattoo to update itDo you love your tattoo but want to remove parts or elements of it to have it updated or re-designed? At Eden Tattoo Removal, we have state-of-the art laser tattoo removal technology with laser precision to within millimetres so you can have the confidence you’ll get what you want when it comes to selective removal.

In this article, we look at how to remove sections of a tattoo without affecting the rest.

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THE PICOWAY LASER

The PicoWay laser has very precise control down to 2mm spot sizes (maximum 10mm), so it is possible to remove elements of the tattoo without affecting the rest.

The PicoWay is 4.5 times more powerful in shattering the pigment, and creates smaller fragments that are easier for the body to absorb and remove.  The increase in efficiency in pigment removal means that the great results are achieved with fewer treatments, and the treatments can be closer together, reducing the overall time and total cost required to achieve the desired results.

Once the skin has completely healed it is safe to tattoo over the same area.

Tattoo removal before & after

HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?

The number of tattoo removal treatments will vary depending on the size and complexity of the tattoo, and the number of other factors. The average number of treatments needed to achieve total clearance with the PicoWay laser (PicoSecond laser) is 4-6 for black tattoos and other colours are the same amount of time or slightly longer. If you are unhappy with the results after 6 treatments, additional treatments will be free of charge (black ink only). The number of treatments needed for a traditional Nanosecond laser is usually between 5 and 15.

 

HOW LONG DO I NEED TO WAIT BETWEEN TREATMENTS?

The PicoWay laser system has a significant advantage over traditional lasers or NanoSecond lasers in that because the pulse time is so much shorter, there is little or no damage to surrounding tissue. This means that recovery time between treatments is shorter (2 to 4 weeks) compared to other lasers (6 to 8 weeks).

 

NEXT STEPS

If you’ve been considering tattoo removal in Sydney, the next step is to book a free consultation with one of our tattoo removal experts, or enquire if you have any questions.  Simply click on the buttons below or give our friendly team a call on 02 8020 5819.

Best Laser Tattoo Removal Sydney With No Cost Surprises

Best laser tattoo removal SydneyThe cost for tattoo removal can easily skyrocket if you have no guarantee on the total price for the final result. Many clinics quote a cost per treatment to make it seem cheaper. When you start laser tattoo removal, you may have that worry about how much it’s really going to cost. You may be questioning, “What if I need a lot more sessions to remove my tattoo than the clinic estimated?” At Detail Tattoo Removal, we can take care of that worry for you with our quality assurance promise and price match policy. We offer the highest quality laser tattoo removal in Sydney at competitive prices.

Find out about our tattoo removal guarantee and why we are so confident that you will be happy with your treatment and the final result.

 

EDEN TATTOO REMOVAL PRICE CONFIDENCE

For the best in laser tattoo removal, we use the PicoWay Laser which is the world’s fastest picosecond laser. With less time between treatments, we can have your tattoo removed in 4 to 6 months compared to 1-1.5 years for alternative lasers. As we have the best technology, we offer a quality assurance promise where we will continue to treat your tattoo for no additional cost following your quoted treatment plan if further treatments are required.

We also have a price match policy for similar picosecond lasers and Nd:YAG Q-Switched Laser treatments, simply click below for full details.

Laser tattoo removal price match in Sydney

Zip Money payment plans are available for approved applicants, allowing you to pay off your treatment.

 

BEWARE OF UNQUALIFIED LASER TATTOO REMOVAL CLINICS

Before you book your tattoo removal treatment, it is recommended you take advantage of a free, one-on-one consultation with a qualified clinician. This is a very important step in understanding what happens during the treatment of your tattoo and to ensure you are using a qualified and knowledgeable operator. We have seen horrific scarring from people who have been to inexperienced clinics.

During the consultation, you will get personalised information based on your skin type, your tattoo, your medical history and your expectations. Most importantly, this is your opportunity to ask all the questions you have. When you walk out of this free consultation you should have all the information you need to make an informed decision.

 

NEXT STEPS

If you would like to know more about our laser tattoo removal Sydney, come in for a free consultation where we can give you personalised information for your tattoo removal and answer any questions you have. If you already have an appointment, you can easily add a free consultation to your booking.

If you have never been to Eden Tattoo Removal, Picoway tattoo removal specialist Sydney, you can either give us a call on 02 8020 5819 or click on one of the buttons below to ask a question or book a free consultation online now.



Best Laser Tattoo Removal Blogs of 2018

Top laser tattoo removal blogsWhen it comes to cosmetic procedures, especially those that involve medical grade devices, such as laser tattoo removal, it pays to be informed. You can minimise the risk for complications by understanding the differences between tattoo removal clinics and the types of lasers available.

Here we give you our top 10 trending laser tattoo removal blogs during 2018, covering a range of topics that you may find useful if you are considering, or if you are in the process of getting your tattoo removed or faded.

 

TOP 10 TRENDING LASER TATTOO REMOVAL BLOGS

At Eden Tattoo Removal, we don’t mislead consumers and we don’t hide behind cheap “per session” prices. We give it to you straight and we are 100% transparent with our pricing. We let you know what to expect before, during and after tattoo removal so you know exactly what you’re in for, no surprises. Here are some of our top blogs from the last year:

 

1. PicoWay vs PicoSure: An honest comparison

Promising faster and more comfortable tattoo removal than Q-switched nanosecond lasers, Picosecond lasers are the next generation of laser tattoo removal system. Picosecond laser systems have now been in the market for 3 years and the client results are coming in. This article is to help anyone who is researching what is the most effective system to safely remove a tattoo and important factors when comparing the cost of laser tattoo removal.

2. How Your Tattoo Could Cost You Thousands

Being able to openly express your individuality through permanent body art is a wonderful thing but it can have consequences. Your new photorealistic sleeve tattoo might be the envy of all your mates, but what is it really costing you?

Learn how your tattoo could cost you thousands, potentially tens of thousands, without you even knowing.

 

3. Safe Eyebrow Tattoo Removal

Eyebrow tattoos can fade and change colour over time. If the wrong tattoo removal device is used during treatment, there is a risk of your eyebrow tattoos going darker or changing colour.

In this article we discuss what to look out for and how to safely remove cosmetic eyebrow tattoos.

 

4. The Cost of Laser Tattoo Removal – PicoWay Vs Nanosecond

If you have been researching laser tattoo removal providers, you will by now know that the cost for laser tattoo removal can vary wildly among providers. Price is always a factor and you may have also heard that Picosecond tattoo removal is much more expensive than traditional or older style Nanosecond removal. But is this actually the case?

We compare both options (old technology vs new technology), not on the cost per session, but on the total cost to remove your tattoo to give you the true price – the price for the result – you will be surprised!

 

5. How Many Laser Treatments Does It Take To Remove A Tattoo?

There are numerous factors that influence the number of treatments it takes to remove a tattoo, which are outlined in this blog. The danger lies in being quoted a cheap price per session, without a guarantee of the total number of sessions. You could end up paying for 15+ sessions when in fact you could have only paid for 10 or less.

 

6. Top 5 Worst DIY Remedies for Tattoo Removal Gone Wrong

As life changes, many people are opting to have their tattoos removed, but some make costly decisions on attempting to do it at home. Tattoo ink is injected into the dermis (the second layer of skin), therefore these at home ‘treatments’ require you to remove or severely damage the epidermis (the top layer of skin), which is naturally painful and comes with a high risk of scarring and infection.

In this article we look at the most common DIY remedies for tattoo removal and why they are so hazardous.

 

7. 6 Reasons Why Tattoo Removal Fails

Compare a Barina driven by your grandmother to an Audi driven by a professional driver – the performance is vastly different. Similarly, the power and speed of a laser coupled with the experience and qualifications of the clinician varies dramatically between clinics. Find out why tattoo removal fails and how you can ensure a successful laser tattoo removal experience.

 

8. How The Immune System Affects Laser Tattoo Removal Results

Laser tattoo removal has been around for over 10 years now and the technology is more advanced than ever. However, it is important to understand that as good as science is, there are factors that influence the effectiveness of this technology. Learn how the immune system works in tattoo removal and the factors that decrease and increase the effectiveness.

 

9. How Much Does Laser Tattoo Removal Cost In Sydney?

“How much does it cost?” is the most commonly asked question when people are researching laser tattoo removal. The answer can get complicated as the size of the tattoo is only one consideration. A number of other factors contribute to the number of treatments required. We explain the factors that affect how much laser tattoo removal in Sydney costs.

 

10. What To Expect After Laser Tattoo Removal

At Eden Tattoo Removal, we have noticed our clients are more informed today when it comes to the different laser systems available. Despite this however, many people are still in the dark and often surprised by what to expect after a laser tattoo removal session. We answer your top questions and give the expected outcomes from both the older Nd:YAG Q-Switched laser and the picosecond lasers.

 

For personalised information for your individual skin type and tattoo, book a free consultation with Sydney’s tattoo removal specialists – Eden Tattoo Removal.

 

FREE CONSULTATION

We also have a price match policy to ensure you get the best pricing. Plus, we have finance options available.

To get your tattoo removed in the fastest possible time, with the least number of sessions, for the best price, book a free consultation with a tattoo removal expert at Eden Tattoo Removal. You can have your tattoo analysed, understand the process and what the total cost to remove your tattoo will be.

To book, you can call us on 02 8020 5819 or click on one of the buttons below to ask a question or book your complimentary consultation online now.

 

A Warning On The Cost Of Laser Tattoo Removal

Laser tattoo removal cost SydneyIf you are investigating prices at different clinics for laser tattoo removal in Sydney, it is important to get all the details of the treatment options in writing. Some clinics deliberately underestimate the number of treatments required to entice consumers to sign up with them.

At Eden Tattoo Removal, our guarantee gives you peace of mind that there won’t be any surprises when it comes to cost.

LASER TATTOO REMOVAL COSTS

There are two key things to keep in mind when researching your laser tattoo removal cost: 1) the cost per session and 2) the number of sessions needed.

The cost per session will depend on the size of your tattoo.  The real cost of laser tattoo removal is impacted by the number of treatments needed.  To estimate how many treatments you will need, a calculation is based on:

  • Skin type
  • Location of the tattoo
  • Number of colours, intensity and amount of ink used
  • Presence of scarring or tissue damage

Other factors to be considered are how old the tattoo is and how well your immune system can clear the pigment.

The number of treatments required also depends on the laser used. The PicoWay laser is more efficient at removing tattoos, usually only 4-6 PicoWay treatments are needed, compared to 5-15 treatments required with a traditional laser.

BEFORE & AFTER

 

Laser tattoo removal celtic arm 1Laser tattoo removal celtic arm 5

 



6 Reasons Why Tattoo Removal Fails

6 reasons why laser tattoo removal fails sydneyIn some cases, tattoo removal can, and does fail, however the good news is that failure is completely avoidable when you know what to look out for. Compare a Barina driven by your grandmother to an Audi driven by a professional driver – the performance is vastly different. Similarly, the power and speed of a laser coupled with the experience and qualifications of the clinician varies dramatically between clinics. 

We explain the top 6 reasons why tattoo removal fails and how you can ensure a successful laser tattoo removal experience.

 

WHY TATTOO REMOVAL FAILS

1. Inferior / wrong laser

What many people don’t realise is that many lasers don’t actually have the ability to treat all colours and all skin types. Darker skin tones are at a higher risk of burns and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation if the wrong laser is used. Scarring can occur from the wrong type of laser. With multi-coloured tattoos, some colours may not be cleared if the laser does not have the correct wavelength to treat that particular colour. Before the tri-wavelength PicoWay, blue and green inks were two of the most difficult tattoo colours to remove.

The PicoWay is cutting-edge laser technology with three different wavelengths (532nm, 785nm and 1064nm), to treat multiple colours at the same time. The PicoWay boasts the first ever and only 785nm wavelength for picosecond laser, enabling optimal treatment to safely and rapidly remove multi-coloured tattoos.

2. Inexperienced clinician

The risk of failure is high with an inexperienced clinician who does not understand skin anatomy or laser parameters for tattoo removal. Having a laser safety certified, qualified and experienced skin therapist will optimise your result. Detail clinicians understand how your skin will respond to laser treatment, taking into account your skin type and condition, where your tattoo is located, size and colour, among other factors. Device parameters are set to achieve the Maximum Effective Threshold, to ensure every treatment gets results.

3. DIY attempted first

When “do it yourself” or at-home remedies are attempted first as a way of cost saving, it often ends up costing more in the long run. Salabrasion (where salt and an abrasive device are used to essentially sand away the skin – a long and painful process) causes significant trauma to the skin, risking infection. Scarring is the most likely outcome. Once the skin is scarred, it becomes much more difficult to correct with laser tattoo removal.

4. Scarring from other laser treatment

Blisters and excessive bleeding should not result after laser tattoo removal. Blisters mean too much fluence (or energy) has been used and excessive heat has been absorbed by the tissue. This results in surface and sub-dermal scarring. Expert laser operators understand the correct protocols to set the right amount of energy. Unprofessional operators turn up the fluence beyond what is required and cause more damage than benefit.

A scar should not be left post tattoo clearance. Safe and professional tattoo removal means the skin is left undamaged with the tattoo ink cleared. Scarring that occurs post treatment means the clinic has over-treated with incorrect parameters.

5. Lack of customer care

If a clinic lets you leave with a bleeding or undressed treatment area, you may have chosen the wrong clinic. If the clinic can’t answer your questions or give you the information to make you feel comfortable, you should get a second opinion. At Detail Tattoo Removal, customer care and education during consultation, treatment and post-treatment are our priorities.

6. No treatment guarantee

Many clinics sell treatments at a cheap rate per treatment, but won’t guarantee the number of treatments you will need, as they bank on you coming back time and time again, due to lack of results. The two most common reasons a clinic can get away with this is that the laser system was not designed for tattoo removal or the operator is using low fluence to increase the number of treatments so you are paying more in the long run. At Eden Tattoo Removal, we guarantee the most you will ever pay is for 10 treatments, with many tattoos needing less than 10 treatments for removal.

At Eden Tattoo Removal we offer Zip Money Payment Plans:

  • 6 Months Interest Free for tattoos under $10,000
  • 12 Months Interest Free for tattoos over $10,000
  • Easy finance within 10 minutes.

 

BOOK YOUR FREE CONSULTATION

For successful laser tattoo removal with professionalism, honesty and expert advice there’s only one choice – Eden Tattoo Removal. We offer a complimentary consultation so you can have your tattoo assessed, ask any questions that you have a receive a quote backed by our treatment guarantee.

To book, you can call us on 02 8020 5819 or click on one of the buttons below to ask a question or book your complimentary consultation online now.

5 Reasons to Choose Eden Tattoo Removal Specialist in Sydney

Bothered by a tattoo you wish you didn’t have?

If you are in Sydney, you may want to come visit the team at Eden Tattoo Removal Specialist. We are quickly becoming one of the most popular tattoo removal companies in Sydney.

What makes us a better choice for your tattoo removal procedure?

  1. LATEST & MOST EFFECTIVE TATTOO REMOVAL EQUIPMENT

    By using cutting-edge PicoWay tattoo removal equipment, we can offer you a faster, more effective result.

  2. HIGHLY TRAINED TATTOO REMOVAL SPECIALISTS

    The Eden Tattoo Removal Specialist team includes only certified, trained individuals to provide their signature tattoo removal services. This means you always know that you are in good hands.

  3. LUXURIOUS TREATMENT ROOMS

    Every tattoo removal procedure is performed in a clean, private room that with a luxury treatment bed. We try to make you as comfortable as possible for your tattoo removal service.

  4. FLEXIBLE PAYMENT PLANS

    Eden Tattoo Removal Specialist offers you a number of ways to take care of your tattoo removal expenses, to ensure that our services are accessible to more people.

  5. COMPLIMENTARY CONSULTATION

    Before your tattoo removal procedure, we’ll spend time with you to ensure that you understand what the procedure entails and what your expected results should be. This simple step helps you to make an informed decision before undergoing a tattoo removal procedure. And there is never any pressure to have the procedure done, if you’re not totally comfortable with the idea.

 

5 Best Tattoo Removal Clinics To Consider In Sydney

Each year at Eden Tattoo Removal Specialist we see 1000’s of clients at our clinic in Sydney. Many of our clients found us during their research phase and many have moved over to us after beginning their tattoo removal with another clinic. Since we are one of Sydney’s longest operating laser tattoo removal clinics, we have seen everything from good results to some seriously horrific damage.

Our responsibility lies in providing honest and accurate information to anyone potentially looking at removing his or her tattoos. In NSW there is no regulation controlling tattoo removal operators therefore consumers are left to look after themselves. Due to this lack of regulation there are many unfortunate individuals that have been scarred physically and scammed financially by unprofessional operators. When you choose a reputable tattoo removal clinic you should expect the tattoo to be cleared with no scars and within a reasonable period of time.

CLINICS TO CONSIDER

Here are some tattoo removal clinics around the Sydney metro area:

  1. Think Again Laser Clinic: Opening in December 2014 in the inner western suburb of Rozelle. Recently upgrading from the older Q-Switched technology to the Discovery Pico- a hybrid picosecond laser system that also has the Q-Switched functionality.
  2. Tattoo Institute: Newly opened clinic in the western suburb of Parramatta, this clinic relies on the older Q-Switched technology Quanta Q-Plus Evo. This is the first clinic in a proposed chain of franchises.
  3. Vanishing Ink: Based in the northern beaches suburb of Dee Why. This clinic has been operating for many years. Also relying on the older Q-Switched technology Quanta Q-Plus C.
  4. Advanced Dermatology: Located in Bondi Junction in the eastern suburbs this dermatologist upgraded from the Q-Switch laser to PicoWay recently. This clinic also focuses on cosmetic injectables.
  5. Eden Laser Clinics: With several clinics performing laser tattoo removal throughout Sydney, and proudly using Picoway laser removal technology, Eden are an obvious choice for Sydney-siders looking to remove their tattoos.

These are 5 clinics that you should consider when you are after a quote for laser tattoo removal. We recommend you to take the time and visit at least 2 clinics.

QUESTIONS TO ASK

Here are the main questions (other than price), that you should ask each clinic:

  • What are the qualifications and experience of the laser operator?
  • Can they show you before and after pictures of full tattoo removal from the clinic (not the laser manufacturer)?
  • How many sessions will it take to remove the tattoo and what will be the total cost for removal?
  • What type of laser do they use?

 

UNDERSTANDING TATTOO REMOVAL

Here are some articles for you to assist in understanding tattoo removal:

PicoWay Laser Makes Q-Switch Tattoo Removal Obsolete

The Cost of Laser Tattoo Removal – PicoWay Vs NanoSecond

Latest Technology For Multi-Colour Tattoo Removal

 

TIPS FOR CHOOSING THE RIGHT CLINIC

Also, some articles to help you decide on the right clinic for your tattoo removal:

How To Choose The Right Laser Tattoo Removal Clinic

Warning Signs You Chose The Wrong Tattoo Removal Clinic

Don’t Roll The Dice With Laser Tattoo Removal Sydney

 

Finally, you have now done your research and educated yourself to help prevent having a bad procedure. The next step is to visit a few clinics so you can meet the clinicians in person. After all, websites and articles only give you the information, you now need to meet the person that is going to perform this very serious procedure. At Eden Tattoo Removal Specialist you can book in for free consultation with our team of qualified and experienced clinicians.

 

Why Tattoo Cover Ups Don’t Work

Why tattoo coverups do not workIf you’re considering a tattoo cover up, beware! There is only one thing worse than a bad tattoo – a bad cover up. One of the most difficult things for a tattooist to master is cover ups. It’s not just about finding a design big enough to cover the old tattoo, it’s about experience, balance and a solid understanding of how pigments age in skin over time.

Learn what influences the success or failure of a cover up and how laser tattoo removal can give you more flexibility than you thought.

 

FACTORS THAT INFLUENCE COVER UPS

There are several factors that dramatically influence how good or bad a tattoo cover up will be.

The skill and experience of the tattoo artist

Just about any tattoo can be covered, BUT not all tattooists can successfully cover a tattoo. A strong creative design sense, years of experience and a thorough understanding of the way tattoo pigments age is required. When the new tattoo is first completed, it can seem to cover the old one, however once healed, it can show through.

Design and colour of the new tattoo In the majority of cases, without having the original tattoo faded first, the new tattoo will need to be darker than the original one. An experienced tattooist will work to balance the new tattoo with lighter areas where possible, to avoid the new tattoo looking like a mass of poorly-designed ink.

Design and colour of the old tattoo

Outdated designs such as heavy, black tattoos are making way for today’s finer, more artistic designs. The darker the old tattoo, the darker the new one needs to be, unless of course you fade it first. Laser tattoo removal of the original tattoo gives so much more flexibility in terms of design, colour and amount of ink required. When complete removal is achieved, such as when the PicoWay laser is used, you have the option of keeping your skin clear, or choosing a completely new tattoo without having to consider covering the original. So whether you fade or go for complete removal, it’s up to you.

 

BENEFITS OF LASER TATTOO REMOVAL

With traditional lasers, for example Q-switched lasers, complete removal was never guaranteed (or in some cases even possible) and therefore many people opted for a cover up instead. With the latest advances in laser technology, the world’s fastest picosecond laser, the PicoWay, now offers better results with maximised comfort and only 2-4 weeks between treatments to give you the fastest removal or fade time possible.

Laser tattoo removal to remove or fade first versus a straight cover up offers the following benefits:

  • The choice of having clear skin or fading before a cover up
  • Greater flexibility with cover up design, colour and amount of ink required
  • Less dramatic contrasts required to balance the new design
  • Potential for less sessions for the new tattoo
  • Reduces the risk of show through from the old tattoo with a new tattoo

You can see the progress of tattoo removal after each session in the sequence below, with significant fading after just one session.

Eden tattoo removal sequence arm

To see our tattoo removal photo gallery, click here.

 

FREE TATTOO ANALYSIS & CONSULTATION

At Eden Tattoo Removal, we are Sydney’s tattoo removal specialists with highly experienced, laser certified skin therapists, leading technology and treatment guarantee.

To book your free tattoo removal analysis consultation, call 02 8020 5805 or click below to book online now.

Why Are Tattoos So Difficult To Remove?

Why are tattoos difficult to remove?Tattoos are notoriously difficult to remove and over the years technology and treatments have improved, with laser being the clear leader for effective tattoo removal. However care and consideration for the type of laser you choose is important.

In this article we discuss why tattoos are so hard to remove and why we choose the PicoWay laser for the best in laser tattoo removal in Sydney.

 

WHAT IMPACTS TATTOO REMOVAL?

There are four key points that impact the difficulty of removing a tattoo and are taken into account during your initial consultation.

1. Depth: Ink is injected into the dermis – the second layer of skin below the epidermis, where it’s harder to remove. The PicoWay laser is able to effectively target the tattoo ink with minimal damage to the surrounding skin.

2. Ink Particle Size: Tattoos are permanent because the ink particle size is too large for the body to remove through its natural processes.  The bigger the ink particle size, the harder it is to remove a tattoo. During laser tattoo removal, the ink particles are shattered into tiny particles. The smaller the particles, the better the tattoo clearance.  Our PicoWay laser is 4.5 times more powerful than traditional lasers, therefore it is much more effective at breaking down the ink into miniscule particles, making it a faster and more effective choice for tattoo removal.

3. Color: Not all colours are removed the same way – different colours need to be treated with different wavelengths.  Black is the easiest to treat as it is the darkest, whereas reds and yellows can be difficult to remove, however the PicoWay is effective on all tattoo colours.

4. Skin Tone: With most lasers, darker skin tones are harder to treat because too much energy
can be absorbed into the skin rather than the targeted ink particles. The darker the skin the lower the energy that needs to be used. Laser will remove all pigment even your natural pigment. For this reason, we need to reduce the power of the laser to make sure the client does not experience post inflammatory hypo-pigmentation.

 

WHY CHOOSE THE PICOWAY LASER?

  • The PicoWay uses unique picosecond (a trillionth of a second) laser technology to deliver fast, comfortable treatments
  • Fewer treatments – FDA cleared for a wide range of tattoos, PicoWay offers better results in fewer treatments for different skin types
  • Fast results – with its ultra-fast delivery of concentrated, high-power energy, PicoWay shatters even the tiniest ink particles making it easier for your body to clear the tattoo ink
  • Minimised risk – the PicoWay precisely targets ink particles ensuring the ink is effectively treated, with the least amount of heat transfer to the skin
  • Minimal discomfort – since PicoWay’s pulses are fast, you’ll feel minimal discomfort throughout the treatment

 

NEXT STEP

If you have never been to Eden Tattoo Removal, you can either give us a call on 02 8020 5819 or click on one of the buttons below to ask a question or book a free consultation online now.

 

What To Expect In A Free Laser Tattoo Removal Consult

Not sure what to expect during a consultation?  Don’t worry, you’re not alone!  It’s normal to have questions and be wondering what to expect.  In this article we walk through the laser tattoo removal consultation process at Eden Tattoo Removal Sydney.

THE CONSULTATION PROCESS

Free tattoo removal consultation SydneyThe laser tattoo removal process starts with a free 45-minute consultation.

1) Meet the expert

During your free consultation, you will meet with an expertly trained and certified clinician.  They will assess you and your tattoo and discuss the options for your tattoo removal with you.

2) Understand the technology

The clinician will take the time to explain the technology to you and the reasons why our technology is superior.  We use the PicoWay – it is the latest generation Picosecond laser tattoo removal device. It allows us to treat all tattoo colours in the shortest time possible, with fewer treatments, greater clearance and the shortest recovery time between treatments.

3) Have your questions answered

The clinician will answer all the questions you have.  Make sure you jot some of your questions down before you go to your consultation so you remember everything you want to ask.  It’s also handy to write down the answers to refer back to later.

4) Get a quote

During your consultation, you will be provided with a written quote.  Remember, we guarantee to remove any black tattoo in 6 sessions or less, otherwise we will continue to treat the tattoo at no additional cost after 6 treatments, until you are happy with the result.

5) Get the facts

You will be given fact sheets so that you understand the treatment, what to do to prepare for your treatment as well as information on what to expect during the treatment. A list of medications to stop using two weeks before will also be provided.  It’s really important to speak to your doctor first before stopping any prescribed medication.

NEXT STEP

So now you’re all set with what to expect during your consultation.  If you haven’t already booked a free consultation or if you want to ask a question, simply click on the buttons below.

 

What To Expect Before Laser Tattoo Removal

What to expect before tattoo removal sydneyYour first session of laser tattoo removal can be a bit daunting. You may have heard that laser tattoo removal can be painful which can cause some anxiety. At Eden Tattoo Removal, in Sydney, we have invested in the most advanced technology to give you the best, fastest and least painful treatment available.

In this article we discuss what to expect before your laser tattoo removal so you can get the best results and feel relaxed and assured about your treatment.

 

BEFORE LASER TATTOO REMOVAL

Before you book an appointment for laser tattoo removal, it’s really important to have a one-on-one consultation with a certified and trained tattoo removal expert. They will assess your skin, your skin type, the tattoo and colours used and explain how the laser works.

After assessing your tattoo and asking you some questions, the clinician will be able to give you a quote and tell you how many sessions are required. This is your opportunity to ask questions and let them know what you are wanting to achieve – some people want complete removal, whereas others just want to fade their tattoo as they are planning on doing a cover-up.

 

Winter is a great time for laser tattoo removal as you need to avoid sun exposure before and after each treatment. You’ll also need to put the fake tan on hold during treatment.

Some medications can impact laser tattoo removal to it’s best to discuss them with your clinician and speak to your doctor about any medications (prescription and non-prescription) that you are taking.

You should also stop smoking during treatment as this will help your immune system to clear the ink particles from your system.

 

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

When comparing different lasers, different clinics and different pricing structures, it can be difficult to work out which one is best. To make it easy, we’ve written an article comparing the cost of the PicoWay and other NanoSecond lasers, you can read the article here: The Cost of Laser Tattoo Removal – PicoWay Vs NanoSecond.

 

HOW DOES THE PICOWAY LASER WORK?

  • The PicoWay gives highly effective treatments with more photoacoustic effect, meaning the least amount of heat transfer to the skin. It precisely targets ink particles ensuring the ink is effectively treated and that the surrounding skin remains unharmed
  • The PicoWay uses unique picosecond (a trillionth of a second) laser technology to deliver fast, comfortable treatments
  • Fewer treatments – FDA cleared for a wide range of tattoos, PicoWay offers better results in fewer treatments for different skin types
  • Fast results – with its ultra-fast delivery of concentrated, high-power energy, PicoWay shatters even the tiniest ink particles making it easier for your body to clear the tattoo ink
  • Minimal discomfort – since PicoWay’s pulses are fast, you’ll feel minimal discomfort throughout the treatment
  • 4 to 6 months tattoo clearance (vs up to 18 months for alternative lasers)
  • 2 to 4 weeks between treatments (vs 6 to 8 weeks for alternative lasers)
  • Ability to treat fresh tattoos

 

NEXT STEPS

If you would like to know more about our laser tattoo removal, at Eden Tattoo Removal, tattoo removal specialist Sydney, we offer a free consultation where we can give you personalised information for your tattoo removal and answer any questions you have.

If you have never been to Eden Tattoo Removal, you can either give us a call on 02 8020 5819 or click on one of the buttons below to ask a question or book a free consultation online now.

If you already have an appointment, you can easily add a free consultation to your booking.

 

What To Expect After Laser Tattoo Removal

What to expect after tattoo removalAt Eden Tattoo Removal we have noticed our clients are more informed today when it comes to the different laser systems available. There is the older technology Nd:YAG Q-Switched laser and also the latest picosecond laser systems. There are an increasing number of different brands of the picosecond laser systems as well. I have many articles written about each of these below. However, clients are still in the dark and often surprised by what to expect after a laser tattoo removal session. I am going to attempt to answer all your questions and give the expected outcomes from both the older Nd:YAG Q-Switched laser and the picosecond lasers.

The bottom line here is, if the clinic is not using either the Nd:YAG Q-Switched or picosecond then the clinic is not using a FDA approved laser. You could end up losing thousands of dollars or worse, be scarred for life.

ARTICLES YOU MIGHT FIND HELPFUL:

PicoWay Laser Makes Q-Switched Tattoo Removal Obsolete

PicoWay vs Discovery Pico: An Honest Comparison

PicoWay vs PicoSure: An Honest Comparison

The Cost of Laser Tattoo Removal – PicoWay Vs NanoSecond

 

WHAT TO EXPECT

Immediate Post Treatment Appearance

Immediately after laser treatment (both Q-Switches and picosecond) you will notice a white frosting where the laser has made contact with the ink. There is more frosting on black ink and less or none with coloured ink. The lighter the ink, the less frosting. There will be some swelling around the area treated even if there is minimal frosting.

Q-Switched laser; very white frosting due to the increased amount of heat.

Picosecond laser; noticeable frosting but less than Q-Switched due to less heat. The area will have swelling due to the laser interaction with the tissue.

Number of Treatments Required

Even though the way a laser works is based on science, there is no absolute answer to how many treatments it takes for a tattoo to be removed. The reason is, each person’s ability to clear a tattoo is based on their body’s immune system. As each person is different, even a twin that has the same tattoo on the same area could take different times. Health, medical history, amount of ink, the part of body the tattoo is on and type of ink are just some variables.

Q-Switched laser; can take from 8-20 treatments on an average sized solid black tattoo.

Picosecond laser; can take from 3-8 treatments on the same average sized solid black tattoo.

Cost

Cost depends on the amount of ink (size) in the tattoo and the number of treatments required. The size is measured width by length which gives a cm2 cost per treatment price. As explained in the Number of Treatments Required section, you multiply this by the cost per treatment. At Eden Tattoo Removal we give discounts based on a series of treatments purchased up front and you pay no more after 10 treatments. The key point here is to be careful when just looking at a low ‘per treatment’ price. A low single treatment price can cost you more when you need to have a greater number treatments over 10. Not many clinics offer a maximum treatment guarantee, so you can end up paying for 15-20 treatments.

Q-Switched laser; can end up costing you the same as picosecond laser or more as you require 8-20 treatments.

Picosecond laser; normally requires half the number of treatments than the Q-Switched laser so it can cost the same or less than Q-Switched laser. 

Pain

There is discomfort with laser tattoo removal. Anaesthetic cream can help with the relief of the discomfort. As a consolation, the treatment sessions are relatively quick, dependant on the size of the tattoo. The time it takes to treat an average size tattoo (the size of postcard) is 10-15 mins.

Q-Switched laser; is extremely painful because there is a large amount of heat generated. The power (fluence) used is much lower to prevent tissue damage. This is a reason many more treatments are required.

Picosecond laser; has very little to no heat generated as it is the speed of the laser that is doing the work. The laser is fired at a picosecond (trillionth of a second) thereby creating a shockwave that shatters the ink instead of heating the ink. There is very little tissue damage caused by heat. This results in less pain when compared to the same power setting on a Q-Switched laser.

Blisters

Eden PicosureBlisters are rare, however this is a sign that the body is sending the lymphatic fluids to the area. Most colour tattoos will blister more, as the coloured ink can create an allergic reaction once it has been treated. Large blisters can indicate too much energy was used on the area. Unfortunately, in some cases a person can be prone to blisters. The ideal end point is to use just enough energy that is required to shatter the ink before the area blisters. If blistering occurs, the area needs to be kept sterile by the use of second skin product like Stratamed. Avoid popping the blister as it is your epidermis swelling from the lymphatic fluid. It is sealing your tissue to prevent infection.

Q-Switched laser; produces a lot of heat so even on low fluence it can blister the treated area.

Picosecond laser; produces little or no heat so more fluence can be used, resulting in efficient clearance on the area with little chance of blistering.

Bleeding

Bleeding should be very rare. Some small pin-point bleeding can occur when a clinician is using aggressive settings on stubborn tattoos. Bleeding occurs when the area has been traumatised, breaking the epidermis. This can cause texture changes in the skin after the tattoo is removed.

Q-Switched laser; causes more trauma in the tissue due to the heat and bleeding is a common outcome.

Picosecond laser; can send more energy into the tattoo with less trauma and bleeding is rare.

Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH)

PIH occurs when melanin is stimulated by trauma and the skin develops a brown pigmentation similar to sun spots. Darker skin types are more prone to this condition. This normally resolves itself after the area is left alone, sometimes it needs to be months. Lasers sends energy into the skin to disrupt the ink pigment so it is unavoidable to cause trauma. PIH can be stimulated after all the ink pigment has been cleared. Some people think it is ink pigment and request continued treatment. However, PIH is completely different to the ink pigment and continued treatment on cleared skin only stimulates more PIH. PIH will clear over time when left alone, just like a tan or purple marks after a acne breakout. In some cases, skin care product can help with clearing PIH. This is a normal process for some people to clear the tattoo.

Q-Switched laser; produces a lot of heat when treating a tattoo. This means PIH is very common as the area is heated and melanin is stimulated.

Picosecond laser; produces very little or next to no heat and is less likely to stimulate PIH. Darker skin types are prone to pigmentation so PIH can still occur.

Hypo-pigmentation

Hypo-pigmentation can occur when the body’s natural pigmentation is also cleared along with the ink pigment. This is more likely when the person has a tan or is naturally darker. The laser is attracted to pigment and can’t distinguish the difference between ink pigment or melanin. The result is the whitening of the skin where the tattoo was. This will resolve itself over time and can take months or years for the body to restore the melanin in the area.

Both Q-Switched and picosecond laser; can hypo-pigment the skin. It comes down to the client ensuring they keep the tattoo out of the sun 2 weeks before treatment. Also, the operator of the laser needs to use the correct laser on the correct settings to minimise the chances of hypo-pigmentation. The laser operator may need to use less power to ensure careful removal of the tattoo.

Scarring

Scarring occurs went the tissue is traumatised to the point where the healing is not consistent and hardened collagen forms on the surface of the skin or sub-dermally. This can be a result of the tissue being treated too aggressively, causing the epidermis to the dermis to be damaged or from infection. Successful tattoo removal is when the skin integrity is left intact while clearing the ink.

Q-Switched laser; is very prone to scarring as it is very heat intensive. Even if the scar is not noticeable on the surface, you can feel the area treated is more raised due to the scar being sub-dermal. This is the result of heat in the tissue. This creates a complication in the full clearance of the tattoo due to the ink getting trapped in the hardened scar tissue, becoming more difficult to fragment the ink and to move the ink through the lymphatic system.

Picosecond laser; produces very little or next to no heat so the chance of scarring is very low.

Sun exposure – before, during and after

Any tan from the sun or spray tan will increase the chances of hypo-pigmentation. You must keep the tattoo covered or use SPF50 sunscreen on the area before treating. Stay out of the sun or cover the tattoo during and 2 weeks after treatment to avoid hyper-pigmentation (darkening of the area).

This applies to both Q-Switched and picosecond lasers.

Exercise after treatment

The tissue in the area that has been treated with laser energy is under trauma. Our advice is not to exercise for 24-48 hours after the treatment. Any exercise or strenuous movement will increase blood flow and increase irritation on the area. As well, any friction from clothing can increase blisters or remove the epidermis. This can lead to scarring if infected.

This applies to both Q-Switched and picosecond lasers.

 

HOW TO ACHIEVE THE BEST RESULT

Once you understand all these potential situations, you can make a informed decision to go ahead with laser tattoo removal. Removing a tattoo is a complicated process and one cannot expect it to be a simple step. In the majority of cases, the skin can return to the same condition as before the tattoo. But you must be aware that this is not 100% of the case, as like any medical grade procedure, there can be complications. The important thing is to choose a clinic that can minimise these complications and have healthy skin integrity post treatment.

You can see the progress after each session at Eden Tattoo Removal in the sequence pictures below.

Tattoo removal sequence Eden tattoo removal sequence arm Sydney

BOOK YOUR FREE CONSULTATION

Eden Tattoo Removal has the industry leading PicoWay picosecond laser system. It is the quickest at 300ps and has 3 true wavelengths to treat all colours and skin types. Our clinicians are the most professionally trained and give expert advice on lasers as well as your skin. When it comes to your tattoo removal, you need to trust the expert specialists.

Call 02 8020 5819 or click the booking button below for your free consultation.

 

 

What is a Tattoo?

What is a tattoo?

Before we look at how to effectively remove a tattoo in Sydney, let’s look at what a tattoo is.

Humans have been tattooing their skin for thousands of years, and in recent years tattoos have become a highly artistic form of self expression and decoration. Tattooing involves injecting ink using small, fine needles deep into the skin. This article explains how tattoo ink, once it is injected, stays in the skin permanently.

WHAT’S IN THE INK?

Tattoo inks are composed of the coloured pigment and a carrier solution. The pigments are made from a range of sources, from plant-based dyes, to manufactured chemicals or dyes derived from metals (such as iron, cobalt, cadmium or zinc). The basic property they all have in common is that they do not dissolve in water, which makes them difficult to remove from the body, and one of the reasons why tattoos are permanent.

ANATOMY OF THE SKIN

The skin is composed of three layers:

  • Epidermis – the thin top layer.
  • Dermis – which contains the oil and sweat glands, the hair follicles, nerves and blood vessels.
  • Subcutaneous fat layer – connects your skin to the underlying muscles and bones and controls your body temperature.

 

The cells in the epidermis are continually replaced as those at the skin’s surface die and fall off, at a rate of about 40,000 cells per hour. If the tattoo ink was injected into the epidermis, it would eventually disappear as the cells die off to make way for new cells. To make tattoos permanent, tattoo needles punch holes past the epidermis and into the dermis.

 

MAKING A TATTOO PERMANENT

Punching holes into the dermis creates a local inflammation. The inflammation signals the body to send cells called macrophages, which are part of the body’s defence against infection, to the injection site. Macrophages ingest the ink, which they see as a potential ‘invader’. Most of the macrophages leave the injection site, removing the ‘invader’ pigment, but many remain behind. Other ink particles float free in the gel-like matrix of the dermis, and still more ink is absorbed by the skin cells (fibroblasts) in the dermis. The ink that remains in the cells of the dermis and in the dermal matrix is visible on the skin’s surface. Over time, some of the pigment will be broken down and removed by the body’s natural detoxification processes and the tattoo will fade, but most will stay where it was injected permanently.

 

NOT ALL TATTOOS ARE CREATED EQUAL

The difference between ‘artistic’ tattoos, performed by a tattoo artist with specialised tattoo equipment, and medical or ‘cosmetic’ tattoos, which includes removing permanent makeup (for the eye, eyebrow or lip) is that cosmetic ink is injected at the border between the epidermis and the dermis. Enough of the ink is taken up by skin cells that are destined to move up through the epidermis and eventually die and fall off, that the cosmetic tattoos fade considerably over a few months.

Tattoos have evolved from simple black symbols to complex, multi-coloured works of wearable art. While cosmetic tattoos are designed to fade over time, artistic tattoos are intended to be permanent. However, medical lasers use the chemical properties of the pigment in tattoo ink to attract the laser energy, breaking the pigment down without damaging the surrounding skin.

Laser tattoo removal Sydney provides a safe and effective option for anyone considering removing or fading their tattoo. If you are interested in talking to Eden Tattoo Removal, Sydney about your tattoo, you can call us on 02 8020 5819 or book a tattoo removal appointment online.

Warning Signs You Chose The Wrong Tattoo Removal Clinic

Warning signs chose wrong tattoo removal clinicThis may surprise you, tattoo removal is one industry where consumers are not protected. If you’ve had laser tattoo removal before and never went back, or if you’ve lost count of the number of treatments you’ve had because you’re not getting a result, you need to read this.

Not getting a result is bad enough…..your skin being damaged to cause scarring, blisters and excessive bleeding is inexcusable. When you pay for laser treatment, you expect to get a good result and you should. Your skin is your largest organ and it needs to be respected. Unfortunately due to the lack of regulation regarding laser tattoo removal in NSW, consumers are not protected. Therefore, you need to be much more diligent when choosing your clinic.

 

SIGNS OF THE WRONG TATTOO REMOVAL CLINIC

Blisters

Blisters should not result after each treatment. Blisters mean too much fluence (or energy) has been used and excessive heat has been absorbed by the tissue. This results in surface and sub-dermal scarring. Expert operators understand the correct protocols to set the right amount of energy to get the exact results and no more. Unprofessional operators turn up the fluence beyond what is required and cause more damage than benefit.

Bleeding after treatment

Laser tattoo removal should not cause excessive bleeding after each treatment. Pin point bleeding means the epidermal layer of the skin has been compromised and this means increased chances of infection. Infection then leads to scarring. A professional clinic should also dress the tattoo post treatment to create a barrier from potential infection. The clinic should not let you walk out with a bleeding wound.

Scarring after treatment

A scar should not be left post tattoo clearance. Safe and professional tattoo removal means the skin is left undamaged with the tattoo ink cleared. Any scarring that occurs post treatment means the clinic has over treated with incorrect parameters or used a laser that wasn’t designed for tattoo removal. Law suits that have been awarded to patients that have been scarred by unprofessional operators.

Operator not Qualified

You should ask if the person operating the laser is a qualified skin therapist, nurse or doctor. In NSW any person can purchase a laser and open a tattoo removal business and start charging for treatments. If the operator hasn’t studied for years to be qualified they do not understand skin science and also how the skin responds to lasers. You are taking a risk with a person who has very little training using a potentially dangerous medical device.

Operator unable to provide before & after images

Ask the clinic for before and after images. The best images will be in series of treatments over time. This shows the clinic has done the treatments themselves. Do not accept just 1 before and 1 after that has can be downloaded from manufacturer websites or brochures.

Laser System plugged into a household power point

32 AMP IP66 MALE PLUGCheck that the laser system is plugged into a commercial 32amp power point (see adjacent image). If it is plugged into a domestic power point then the system was most likely purchased over the internet from a Chinese supplier. These machines don’t have have enough energy to shatter tattoo pigment. Chinese copies of laser machines can be purchased for $6,000 whereas a PicoWay costs over $300,000. It is impossible to treat tattoos with the wrong laser system.

Cheap price with no guaranteed number of treatments

Beware clinics that are offering cheap prices. You always get what you pay for. Many clients have been caught going for low price tattoo removal treatments only to find they get very little result. The reason is the laser system was not designed for tattoo removal or the operator is using low fluence to increase the number of treatments so you are paying more in the long run.

At Eden Tattoo Removal we offer Zip Money Payment Plans:

  • 6 Months Interest Free for tattoos under $10,000
  • 12 Months Interest Free for tattoos over $10,000
  • Easy finance within 10 minutes.

 

HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT TATTOO REMOVAL CLINIC

We strongly advise you to research and visit a few clinics before making your final decision on the clinic you choose to perform your treatment. Price should only form a small part of why you choose the clinic. Professionalism, honesty and expert advice is as important, if not more important. If you choose the cheapest price it often becomes an expensive mistake in the long term.

Reasons to choose Eden Tattoo Removal

  • Eden clinicians are Syneron-Candela and Laser Safety Officer Certified
  • Eden clinicians are all qualified skin therapist.
  • Extensive expert training on models before performing treatment on clients
  • Eden clinicians understand skin response and device parameters to achieve the Maximum Effective Threshold to ensure each treatment has results
  • Ongoing clinical training with industry expert medical practitioners
  • Client care and education during consultation, treatment and post-treatment
  • PicoWay is the leading tattoo removal technology
  • Price match to ensure you get the best pricing
  • Finance options available

 

NEXT STEPS

For laser tattoo removal with professionalism, honesty and expert advice there’s only one choice – Eden Tattoo Removal. We offer a complimentary consultation so you can have your tattoo assessed, ask any questions that you have a receive a quote backed by our tattoo removal treatment guarantee.

To book, you can call us on 02 8020 5819 or click on one of the buttons below to ask a question or book your complimentary consultation online now.

 

 

Tried Laser Tattoo Removal Before? Best New Technology

Best new laser tattoo removal technologyAt Eden Tattoo Removal, specialists in Sydney, we often hear the comment, “I’ve tried laser tattoo removal before and it didn’t work.” or “it was too painful” or “I stopped after 8 sessions”.

Our answer to this is, “You haven’t had laser tattoo removal until you’ve had a PicoWay laser tattoo removal with us.” Less tattoo removal sessions, less pain and more effective clearance.

In this article, we talk about our award winning PicoWay laser, why it’s the best and how it actually works as well as our tattoo removal guarantee.

 

HOW LASERS WORK

Lasers selectively destroy the tattoo pigment without harming the surrounding skin. Lasers send high intensity, but extremely short (measured in both nanoseconds – billionth of a second or picoseconds – trillionth of a second) pulses of light into the skin. The pigment is made from substances that attract and absorb laser energy and the speed of the laser creates a shock wave that finally shatters the pigment into small fragments. The body’s immune system sends new macrophages into the skin to ingest the pigment fragments and take them away to be removed by the body’s natural detoxification processes.

THE PICOWAY DIFFERENCE

At the UK’s THE Aesthetic Industry Awards, the PicoWay by Syneron-Candela won the award for The Best PicoSecond Laser.  THE Aesthetic Industry Awards honours the best leaders and innovators in the aesthetic industry and the winners are judged by a panel of experts from across the industry.

The PicoWay laser is a new generation laser with a much shorter energy pulse (measured in picoseconds, a trillionth of a second). The PicoWay laser is FDA cleared for a wide range of tattoos, offering better and faster results on different skin types.  A dual wavelength laser with a much shorter energy pulse, the PicoWay laser is 4.5 times more powerful than traditional lasers and creates a higher energy soundwave to shatter tattoo ink into much smaller fragments, making it easier for your system to remove and clear. The PicoWay laser is safer, quicker and significantly less painful than traditional lasers, with less chance of burning the skin because the energy is better targeted to the tattoo pigment.

 

At Eden Tattoo Removal, our certified laser safety trained clinicians offer the best service and advice to achieve the results that you expect with your tattoo or pigmentation removal. Our laser clinician will take the time to perform a complimentary comprehensive assessment of the tattoo and advise on the correct treatment strategy.

 

WHAT’S NEXT

The PicoWay laser system is the safest and most effective laser tattoo removal system available in Australia. If you have been considering getting your tattoo removed or faded, come and see us for a free consultation. We can answer any questions you have and show you the amazing results the PicoWay laser can achieve.

 

Top 10 Reasons For Laser Tattoo Removal

Top 10 reasons for laser tattoo removal in SydneyEveryone has their own reasons for wanting to go under the laser to remove or fade their tattoo(s). For some, life has taken a new course, for others it’s to improve job prospects. Whatever the reason, it’s what the dedicated team at Eden Tattoo Removal work with every day – understanding, compassion and the best service available is what you’ll be greeted with.

In this article we list the top 10 reasons for laser tattoo removal.

 

TOP 10 REASONS

#1 – You’re getting married

The big day is approaching and you’ve decided that the peacock on the back of your shoulder isn’t the best look for your wedding photos. You know that no amount of make-up is going to cover it, so you decide to go with safe and effective tattoo removal using the PicoWay laser.

#2 – Joining the armed forces

You might be affected by the new ‘no tattoo’ policies that have come into force for some of the armed forces so you need to have your tattoo removed asap.

#3 – You want to improve your job prospects

Maybe you’ve been unemployed for a while and you’ve had comments on your tattoos, so you’ve decided it’s time for a change. Or, maybe you’re looking at a new career path and you want to give it your best shot.

#4 – To improve your chances of promotion

A potential promotion is in sight but you know (well you’ve got a pretty good idea) they aren’t keen on your tattoos – so you decide to do something about it – you choose a nice juicy payrise and a better job over your beloved tattoos.

#5 – Your tattoo has lost significance

At one point in your life, you loved your tattoo and what it meant to you/ reminded you of. Now, it doesn’t have the same meaning/ doesn’t make you feel the same and you want it gone.

#6 – You have a family now

Have you had the kids try to wash off your ‘stamp’? Have the kids drawn on themselves and stated proudly “I’m going to get a tattoo when I’m older”? The majority of parents prefer their children to not have tattoos, so you’ve decided to set the example.

#7 – Doing it for your partner

Does your partner hate your tattoos? If you’ve decided to appease your partner and have your tattoo(s) removed, we can help with the fastest and best technology – the PicoWay laser.

#8 – You only got it for rebellious reasons

Lots of people we treat only got their tattoo to annoy their parents. If you’ve outgrown your tattoo and the reason for it, come and see us for a free consultation.

#9 – To remove the name of an ex

You were so in love at the time, but now it’s over and you need that name gone, for good! Our laser has very precise control, allowing for just sections (eg. a name) to be removed without damaging the rest of the tattoo.

#10 – To make space for a new tattoo

Tired of your old tattoo and want to make a clear space for a new design, or just fade it enough to get re-inked? We can discuss what you are trying to achieve in your free consultation.

WHY CHOOSE US?

Our PicoWay laser is the latest generation Picosecond laser for safe and effective laser tattoo removal. It allows us to treat all skin types, all tattoo colours in the shortest time possible, with the shortest recovery time between treatments.

 

WHAT’S NEXT?

The first step is for you to do your research, you might already know that the PicoWay is the leading Picosecond tattoo removal device in Sydney. You can download our free consumer guide to tattoo removal for further information or book a free consultation by clicking on the button below, or call our friendly team on 02 8020 5819.

 

 

Top 5 Worst DIY Remedies for Tattoo Removal Gone Wrong

Top myths for DIY tattoo removalSelf expression through body art has been around for centuries, however with the recent proliferation of tattoos, tattoo removal is on the rise as well. As life changes, many people are opting to have their tattoos removed, but some make costly decisions on attempting to do it at home. If you look up ‘DIY remedies for at home tattoo removal’, the images of the results from these ‘remedies’ will make you feel ill.

Tattoo ink is injected into the dermis (the second layer of skin), therefore these at home ‘treatments’ require you to remove or severely damage the epidermis (the top layer of skin), which is naturally painful and comes with a high risk of scarring and infection. In this article we look at the most common DIY remedies for tattoo removal and why they are so hazardous, and discuss laser tattoo removal as a safe and effective option.

 

TOP 5 WORST DIY REMEDIES FOR AT HOME TATTOO REMOVAL

At Eden Tattoo Removal, we have seen countless people with scarring as a result of attempting tattoo removal at home. The way in which you start to treat a tattoo for removal has a big impact on the final result. Saving money at home may seem like a good idea to begin with, but as many people have experienced, the pain, trauma and scarring is simply not worth it.

Salabrasion

Also known as salt scrubbing, salabrasion requires you to scrub away your skin using salt and an abrasive device. You need an extremely high pain threshold for this technique. The results are a scar and high risk of infection. The wound generally takes 3 weeks to heal and then the excruciating experience starts again.

Tattoo Removal Creams

You can buy over the counter creams that claim to remove or fade your tattoo, however there is a risk of burns. In June of this year, Channel 9 News reported that an Adelaide woman was awarded $1m compensation when Rejuvi Laboratories was taken to court over its Rejuvi Tattoo Removal Paste. She suffered chemical burns and had to undergo corrective plastic surgery.

At Home Peels or Pastes

There are various home remedy recipes that claim to lighten tattoos. Generally, they include aloe vera, Vitamin E, Paederia tomentosa or some form of a scrub (eg. apricot scrub).  The process is time consuming and there is no scientific reason why this would work.

Sandpaper

Whether it’s sand and a grinding stone, pumice or sandpaper and aloe vera, it’s all the same – sanding away your skin to try to get to the ink below. There are two certain outcomes – pain and a scar. A third highly likely outcome is infection.

Lemon/ Honey/ Aloe Vera/ Salt to Lighten Tattoos

To lighten your tattoo using lemon, honey, aloe vera, salt or any combination of these is ineffective. Applying natural ingredients topically has no way of penetrating deep in the dermal layer and into the scar tissue where the ink is encapsulated.

 

PICOWAY LEADING TECHNOLOGY FOR LASER TATTOO REMOVAL

The PicoWay is the industry leading technology for laser tattoo removal due to its ultra-fast delivery of concentrated, high-power energy, its comfortable treatments and ability to effectively target the ink so that the surrounding skin remains unharmed. Treatments are fast and recovery time is short. Your tattoo can be removed between 4 to 6 months.

The PicoWay effectively treats all tattoo colours and is safe to use on all skin types. This powerful laser shatters even the tiniest ink particles making it easier for your body’s immune system to clear the tattoo ink, meaning faster fading.

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NEXT STEPS

If you would like to know more about the leading Picoway laser tattoo removal in Sydney, we offer a free consultation where we can give you personalised information for your tattoo removal and answer any questions you have.

If you have never been to Eden Tattoo Removal, you can either give us a call on 02 8020 5819 or click on one of the buttons below to ask a question or book a free consultation online now.

If you already have an appointment, you can easily add a free consultation to your booking.

Tips On How To Avoid Scarring From Tattoo Removal

Tips for avoiding scars with tattoo removal

The only thing worse than a tattoo that you no longer want is a scar in its place. Unfortunately, with an unregulated tattoo removal industry, Australians are suffering the consequences of untrained and irresponsible operators. At Eden Tattoo Removal, tattoo removal specialists in Sydney, we are leading the industry with our expertise, quality and superior technology, making your laser tattoo removal fast, safe and effective.

In this article, we discuss the steps for optimising the safety of your tattoo removal, to help you get ink-free skin without scarring.

 

STEPS FOR SCAR FREE TATTOO REMOVAL

  1. Choose An Experienced Clinic – Eden Tattoo Removal are the leading laser tattoo removal clinic in Sydney. We have the best laser tattoo removal technology – the PicoWay laser, outstanding service and highly trained and experienced technicians.
  2. Have A Consultation First – The most important step in your tattoo removal is to first have a free consultation so you can feel comfortable with your decision, have your skin and your tattoo assessed, ask questions, understand the process and what’s required and also check any medications you are taking as some may impact the treatment.
  3. Only Use Laser Tattoo Removal – Laser tattoo removal is the safest option for removing your tattoo and the quality of the laser makes a huge impact to the time and effectiveness of the removal. Lasers have the ability to selectively target the tattoo ink without damaging the surrounding skin. Our PicoWay laser is the most advanced for laser tattoo removal. In the media we have seen the disastrous scars and burns that people have suffered from alternative practices such as acid injections and IPL laser. Surgery is not an option if you wish to avoid scarring as any invasive treatment will result in a scar.
  4. Pre & Post Treatment Care – It’s important to look after your skin and follow the pre and post treatment care instructions to optimise healing. Avoid sun exposure and tanning for two weeks before and after your treatment. Stop smoking during your treatment as smoking slows down clearance and healing. Keep the treated area clean and dry.

HOW LASER TATTOO REMOVAL WORKS

At Eden Tattoo Removal, we use the PicoWay laser for the best in laser tattoo removal treatment. It is FDA cleared for treating tattoos, it precisely targets the tattoo ink and with its superior performance, shatters ink into tinier particles, making it easier and faster for your body to clear.

 

PICOWAY LASER IS FAST, SAFE & EFFECTIVE

  • The PicoWay uses unique picosecond (a trillionth of a second) laser technology to deliver fast, comfortable treatments
  • Fewer treatments – FDA cleared for a wide range of tattoos, PicoWay offers better results in fewer treatments for different skin types
  • Fast results – with its ultra-fast delivery of concentrated, high-power energy, PicoWay shatters even the tiniest ink particles making it easier for your body to clear the tattoo ink
  • Minimised risk – the PicoWay precisely targets ink particles ensuring the ink is effectively treated, with the least amount of heat transfer to the skin
  • Minimal discomfort – since PicoWay’s pulses are fast, you’ll feel minimal discomfort throughout the treatment
  • 4 to 6 months tattoo clearance (vs up to 18 months for alternative lasers)
  • 2 to 4 weeks between treatments (vs 6 to 8 weeks for alternative lasers)
  • Ability to treat fresh tattoos

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NEXT STEPS

If you would like to know more about our laser tattoo removal, at Eden Tattoo Removal, tattoo removal specialist Sydney, we offer a free consultation where we can give you personalised information for your tattoo removal and answer any questions you have.

If you have never been to Eden Tattoo Removal, you can either give us a call on 02 8020 5819 or click on one of the buttons below to ask a question or book a free consultation online now.

The Top 5 Questions People Ask About Laser Tattoo Removal

Top 5 questions tattoo removalWe have removed or faded hundreds of tattoos in Sydney and we’ve noticed that people come to see us for one of two reasons – they don’t like the tattoo anymore and want it gone, or they love their tattoo but want a blank canvas for a new tattoo / want it faded to update the design. If you have been considering getting your tattoo removed or faded, you probably have a few questions.

This article provides answers to the most frequent-asked questions about laser tattoo removal. If you would rather speak to our friendly team to have your questions answered you can call us now on 02 8020 5819 or click on the button below to book your free consultation to have all of your questions answered.

DOES LASER TATTOO REMOVAL HURT?

Pain tolerance is different for different people and depends on how large an area you are having treated.  In general, you can expect the laser treatment to take less time and be less painful than getting the tattoo. The pain can be described as similar to an elastic band flicking the skin. An anaesthetic cream to numb the area before treatment can be used if the pain is difficult to tolerate. The good news is with the PicoWay Laser system we use, the treatments are faster and heal quicker.

 

HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?

The number of treatments will vary depending on the size and complexity of the tattoo and a number of other factors. The average number of treatments needed to achieve total clearance with the PicoWay Laser is 4-6.

 

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

The cost of treatment is variable and depends on many factors, like skin type, location of tattoo, colour of pigment, amount of ink used and the presence of scarring or tissue damage. The number of treatments required also depends on the laser used. The PicoWay laser is more efficient at removing tattoos, so even though the cost per treatment may be higher than a traditional laser, usually only 4-6 PicoWay treatments are needed, compared to 5-15 treatments required with a traditional laser so the final cost is very similar with added benefit that PicoWay really works. Come in for a free consultation and we can provide you with a cost estimate.