Decorative tattoos have a history dating back at least 5000 years. The desire to remove them has probably existed for just as long. Early attempts at tattoo removal have had less than desirable results. Dermabrasion, salabrasion and Argon or C02 lasers have left behind scars in place of the tattoo. The advent of Q switched pulsed lasers has made tattoo removal a far more effective procedure, permitting the removal of most tattoo inks with a very low risk of scarring.
The Medlite Q switched Nd:YAG laser is the newest system in this class of lasers. The Q switched pulsed laser can significantly lighten or remove many tattoo inks. It is particularly advanced in the removal of blue, black and red inks. The Q switched pulsed laser removes tattoo ink with the energy of light. Just as natural sunlight is made up of light wavelengths of many colours, a laser is designed to produce one or more specific wavelengths of light. These wavelengths are either absorbed, reflected or simply passed through objects.
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The laser emits light in very short flashes of light called pulses. The impact of the energy from this powerful pulse of light is similar to the snap of a thin rubber band. A large majority of patients do not require anaesthesia.
Yes, you can get a newly applied tattoo removed. However, it is essential to wait until the area has healed completely. Once you have been tattooed, the upper layer of skin sheds and is renewed over the next week or two. You will need to wait until the skin has renewed before we begin a tattoo removal procedure at our Melbourne clinic.
You may, however, visit for a consultation to understand your options during this time.
Tattoo removal can take a number of sessions depending on multiple factors. These sessions last about 5 to 20 minutes and are spread over a couple of weeks to allow for an effective treatment. These include:
●The size of the tattoo
●The area tattooed
●The ink colours used
●The depth and intensity of the pigment
●The skin condition
With the best tattoo removal clinic in Melbourne, you can expect great results.
After a laser tattoo removal procedure at our Melbourne clinic, the tattoo may appear white and slightly raised. You can also expect some redness around the area that has been treated and a little pinpoint bleeding. A cream and dressing will be applied to the treated area, which will need to be kept dry for the next 24 hours.
Exposing the treated area to sunlight should be avoided. You must also keep from picking at scabs. Once the dressing has been taken off, you will need to apply an ointment every day on the treated area until it heals and the scabs fall off.
The area will take about 1 to 3 weeks to heal, or more in certain cases.
Usually there will be pinpoint bleeding associated with tattoo removal treatment. An antibacterial ointment and dressing is applied. The treated area should be kept clean with continued application of the ointment given to you by your physician. A shower can be taken the next day, although the treated areas should not be scrubbed. Tattoo ink is removed by using a specific wavelength which passes through the skin but is absorbed by the ink. The rapid absorption of light energy causes the tattoo ink to destruct, where it is then removed by the body’s natural filtering systems. The Q switched pulsed laser also delivers the light in very short, high intensity pulses for maximum ink destruction. The use of this specific combination of wavelength and rapidly pulsed light for tattoo removal results in minimal damage to the skin while removing maximum possible amount of ink.
In many cases, yes. Greater than 95% fading of the tattoo may be accomplished. However, it is very important to know that over 100 tattoo inks are in use worldwide today, none of which are regulated by the FDA. Not knowing which tattoo ink, how deep or how much was used, makes it impossible for the physician to predict the degree of tattoo removal in any given case.
No. Dark (blue/black) inks and red inks fade the best. Oranges and purples usually respond well. Green and yellow inks are the most difficult to remove, although additional treatments can produce significant fading.
On average, professional tattoos require 5-6 treatments, while amateur tattoos may require 3-4 treatments. Each treatment should be spaced approximately one month apart. The number of tattoo removal treatments depends on the amount and type of ink in the skin. Rarely, more than ten treatments may be needed.
Your tattoo removal Melbourne cost will depend entirely on the size of the tattoo, colours, and its age. Certain tattoos may require additional sessions than normal to be completely removed.
If you are looking for clinics that offer the best laser tattoo removal in Melbourne, you can visit CSD Clinic to know about your options and the procedures we offer for tattoo removal.
Monday - 9:30am to 6pm
Tuesday - 9:30am to 6pm
Wednesday - 9am to 7.30pm
Thursday - 9:30am to 6pm
Friday - 9am to 7:30pm
Saturday - 10am to 4pm
Sunday - 10am to 2pm
*Results may vary from patient to patient.