PLEASE NOTE: Advanced Dermatology does not provide tattoo removal treatments. This article is for education and information purposes only.
Tattoo removal has become a fact of life for people who made the choice to get their body “inked.” Second thoughts are a normal part of the process. That same ink that you once loved, isn’t always wanted for life. Luckily advances in tattoo removal have allowed people to remove the issue, because sometimes those same tattoos that you once just had to have, don’t suit your needs anymore. Tattoo removal Sydney is your best option for significant removal that will allow you to bear your clean skin again. Making the choice to have tattoo removal is a serious one, because you need to have it done in the hands of a skilled practitioner.
Advanced Dermatology Sydney is adding this service on, because more and more clients have been requesting it in greater numbers. Don’t think of tattoo removal as taking care of a mistake, it’s just about improving your skin in a real way. It’s estimated that 19 percent of Australians have a tattoo, so that’s 1 in 5 people with ink they might eventually want to get rid of in a less painful way. Modern tattoo removal Sydney is here to make this process much easier to go through.
How Tattoo Removal Works
The way that tattoo removal works is by breaking up the tattoo’s design by using a high frequency light beam. It’s easiest to remove strictly black ink best, because it absorbs 100 percent of the laser light. Some colours are harder to remove and require different beams of light. For example, red ink is only able to absorb green based laser light. Each individualised laser treatment is geared towards the individual’s specific tattoo. It’s in the hands of a skilled practitioner that can do this procedure with less pain and scarring. During the procedure the patient will wear a protective eye shield, and a headpiece that transmits the laser is placed against the skin for the actual tattoo removal.
Most patients don’t require any numbing cream, but sometimes a topical numbing agent is applied to help with some of the discomfort. Tattoo removal is described by many people as slightly uncomfortable to mildly irritating on the skin. Think of it like the discomfort you would experience if you were snapping rubber bands against the skin.
Potential Risks Or Side Effects With Tattoo Removal
There is the potential for redness, swelling, and irritation after the procedure is over. The area should be protected while the skin is healing from the treatment. A bandage with some topical ointment works best for this time period. Change the bandage nightly and when it’s not needed, apply sunscreen over the area to protect it while you are out in the sun.
Your Results With Tattoo Removal Sydney
Your specific results will depend on the size and depth of your unwanted ink. Tattoo removal Sydney aims to remove as much of the design as possible, so you are pleased with the results. It’s relatively common for some of the ink to resist the lasers, so your tattoo while not really visible anymore will have some evidence of it having been on your skin.
There is also a slight chance of a permanent scar, but with the modern lasers that are being used, this is not going to happen as often as it used to with older methods. Sometimes “hyper” or hypopigmentation may occur, where the surrounding skin is lighter or darker than the spot where the tattoo used to be. Either way, it’s usually more acceptable to the patient than the unwanted tattoo design itself.
The Number Of Treatments And Cost
The number of tattoo removal treatments you will need is going to depend on the size, colour, and age of your tattoo. Most people need to submit to a tattoo removal schedule of 4-6 sessions. Each session will last about an hour, but keep in mind this isn’t an instant fix. It can take over a year for the body to completely eliminate the ink from a tattoo. Usually six weeks are required between removal sessions to allow the body to heal.
As for the cost of the treatment, it is usually around 10 times more to remove a tattoo, then it is to get one in the first place.