Just like with all our tattoos, we used the PicoWay® laser for this tattoo removal. The PicoWay® is ideal due to its highly-effective 1064 wavelength that excels at the removal of black inks. Using its photo-thermal technology, the addition of a small amount of heat helped to stimulate his immune system to respond quickly and remove the broken-down ink left behind post-treatment. The PicoWay® allowed for deeper penetration than the Picosure Laser and others, and ensured we reached every single level of the tattoo we were targeting in each treatment.
The tattoo was removed with just 5 treatments. Removal of this tattoo took less time than the average (8-12 sessions), and this was mostly due to the ink placement and tattoo age. When tattooing a finger, it is exceptionally hard to place the ink at the proper depth in the skin. If an artist with a heavier hand is applying the tattoo on a fragile area, they may leave behind a little scar tissue. That wasn’t the case with this removal, which led to a quick removal.
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.