Sydney laser tattoo removal
- Updated April 19, 2023
- by Honey Seida
When you decide to get a permanent tattoo, you may not have thought of erasing it; But after a while, you may get tired of the tattoo and intend to get rid of it. In this post from Brilliant Skin Australia (where you can have your tattoos removed in Sydney), we will elaborate on the removal of tattoos with the Q-Switched lasers, which are one of the best devices for getting rid of tattoos.
What Kind of Tattoos Can Be Removed with Q-Switched Laser?
Dark and red tattoos can be removed best with a laser. Red tattoos have metal and iron oxide and are lasered by two wavelengths, 1064 and 532. Dark tattoos disappear with wavelength 1064 and light tattoos with wavelength 532.
Care After Removing Your Tattoo with Laser
Depending on the intensity of the energy used, a wound may appear on the surface of the skin, which can be treated by using antibiotic ointments or oral antibiotics.
If the intensity of swelling and redness is high, oral steroids can be used intermittently, and there is no need to worry because, after some time, creams and ointments can also be used. Inflammation and redness help stimulate cells to destroy pigment.
Read more: Laser Tattoo Removal Before and After
Cost of Sydney Laser Tattoo Removal
The cost of your tattoo removal by laser will largely depend on how big the tattoo area is, how difficult it is to get the ink out, and how many treatment sessions you are going to need.
Why Laser Tattoo Removal?
Do you have a tattoo on your body that is no longer attractive to you? Have you tattooed your eyebrows and now regret it? Thanks to recent advances in laser technology, today's lasers can:
- Remove tattoos effectively and safely.
- Fewer sessions are needed to remove the tattoo.
- They can remove pigments that could not be removed in the past.
However, you need to remember that despite all the technical and technological advances that have occurred, how effective laser tattoo removal will be for you depends largely on the laser operator. If your chosen operator does not have enough experience and skills, not only will the most advanced laser device not be effective, but it will also impose many unnecessary risks. On the other hand, if the operator has enough expertise, laser tattoo removal becomes the most effective and safest method available.
How Many Sessions Does Laser Tattoo Removal Take?
Laser tattoo removal can take between 2 and 11 sessions depending on the colour, location, time of tattooing, and other factors. There are regular intervals between treatment sessions so that the skin has a chance to heal and clean the tattoo pigments. Usually, there is an interval of 40 to 45 days between each treatment session. Each treatment session will make your tattoo lighter.
Do Q-Switched Lasers Have Side Effects?
Every treatment method has potential side effects that may or may not occur. The occurrence of complications depends on:
How prone is your body to side effects?
What laser technology is used?
How skilled and experienced is the operator?
Q-switched lasers are very safe and have few complications. Among the temporary side effects of these lasers, we can mention the creation of light or dark spots on the skin, which disappear within 6 to 12 months. If the laser removal is performed by someone who does not have enough experience or skill, there is a risk of scarring, changes in skin texture, burns, and skin damage as well.