Laser Tattoo Removal - Jeune Ascot Vale & Moonee Ponds
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Laser Tattoo Removal

Has the tattoo you loved so much now become an eye-sore? No need to worry, it doesn’t have to stay with you for life! At Jeune Ascot Vale we provide state of the art laser tattoo removal treatment that yields excellent results without peril and disadvantages of other procedures.

Laser Tattoo removal is quickly one of the most commonly performed procedures aesthetic procedures. At Jeune we effectively and safely remove tattoos of all sizes and ink colours with the advanced Palomar Q-YAG 5 laser.

The Palomar Q-YAG 5 is a revolutionary Q-Switched Nd:YAG Laser designed mainly for tattoo removal. It features dual wavelengths to remove multiple tattoo colours simultaneously, a flat beam profile to distribute energy evenly and effectively and three spot sizes to provide versatile options. It emits a highly focused beam of laser light which passes harmlessly through the outer layer of the skin and is absorbed primarily by the tattoo ink.

As the light is absorbed, it is quickly converted to heat. The sudden rise in temperature fractures the ink into tiny particles. Tattoo ink fragments then are carried away by the lymphatic system. Since only the tattoo dye is targeted by the laser, there is minimal risk of scarring or skin damage with laser tattoo removal.

What kind of tattoo can be removed?

A tattoo’s colour, depth, and chemical composition all affect how it responds to laser light. Though the Q-YAG Laser Tattoo Removal works best on darker colours such as black, red, dark orange and dark blue.  Lighter colours such as green, purple, brown, light orange and light blue can also be eliminated effectively, however it may require more treatments.

Does laser tattoo removal hurt?

Most patients report some discomfort during the laser tattoo removal procedure. Many people compare the sensation of the pulses entering the skin to the quick snap from a rubber band. You can use a topical anaesthetic if you find the procedure too uncomfortable.

What happens after laser tattoo removal?

Depending on the size and location of the tattoo or lesion, treatment typically takes about 10 to 30 minutes. . Laser tattoo removal treatments are usually spaced 6 to 8 weeks apart to give your body sufficient time to fully eliminate the loosened particles of tattoo ink or pigment.

Are there any side effects with laser tattoo removal?

Side effects are rare with laser tattoo removal treatment. When side effects such as increased sensitivity, hyperpigmentation, infection and pinpoint bleeding do occur, they are usually mild and confined to the treated area. All skin colors can be treated with the q switch laser.

What are the alternative treatments?

Other methods of tattoo removal include surgical excision, salabrasion and chemical peels; however laser treatment is the only effective method which is unlikely to cause scarring.

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