A major challenge we come across while removing tattoos is client health. When our clients are in optimal health the body can flush ink out faster than if they are unhealthy.
Unfortunately, this client is a smoker. Smoking can decrease ink loss per session up to 70%, due to the chemicals consumed through the lungs and the deoxidisation of blood. While your body is doing its best to flush out toxins, it prioritises the person’s overall health above the removal of unwanted ink.
This client is Vietnamese, the abundance of melanin in her skin makes using the 532 wavelengths tricky. Black ink is easily addressed on any skin type with 1064 wavelength, however, yellow ink rarely responds. We address the yellow ink directly with the 532 wavelength, unfortunately for this client, the combination of a darker skin tone and a 532 wavelength would likely have left her with unsightly hyper and hypopigmentation. Luckily yellow tones tend to blend in easily after the black outline is removed.
Luckily for this client, the age of the tattoo was advantageous. This 11-year-old arachnid had plenty of time for our client’s immune system to break down the ink. Through her body’s natural detoxification process the immune system attacks the large ink particles. Unfortunately, the ink particles are too big for the body to eliminate completely on its own. That’s why we use the laser to break down the ink and assist the immune system in its natural process.
Tattoo placement is important, particularly in regards to proximity to major lymphatic glands. The neck, armpit, elbow, back of knee and groin are removed faster than tattoos located on extremities. The scorpion tattoos location on our client’s inner thigh allows for easier disposal of the unwanted ink particulates.
We advise all of our clients to read up and research as much as possible. The more you know about laser tattoo removal, the more comfortable you’ll be with the whole experience.
It seems crazy doesn’t it. But it’s all about wavelengths and William Kwan, MD is here to explain it all in simple English.
Certain wavelengths target certain colored ink. These wavelengths are not focused on the pigmentation of your skin so they avoid it completely. Smart eh and completely safe.
In our hands with our experience it is 100% safe. We have performed over 1 million successful treatments, but there’s a reason Bond villains always have a laser, in the wrong hands they can be very dangerous.
How old it is. How big it is. How colorful it is. There are a number of different factors that affect how long it takes to completely remove a tattoo or fade a tattoo for a cover up. Each tattoo and everybody is unique which makes it so difficult to give an accurate timeframe for removal.
We’re on a mission to give you the most straightforward, easy and efficient laser tattoo removal experience. Your estimate will be entirely bespoke to your tattoo; the size, the colours, the ink. It won’t take long and afterwards you’ll have a plan to finally get rid of your unwanted tattoo and get back to being you.
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