When a client is in optimal health, the body is able to flush ink out faster than if the client is unhealthy or has unhealthy habits. This client was a smoker. Smoking can decrease ink loss per session by up to 70%, due to the chemicals consumed through the lungs and the deoxidization of blood. Flushing out toxins is the body’s mission, and it will prioritize overall health above the removal of unwanted ink.
This client had a deeper skin tone and an abundance of melanin in their skin. Black ink can be easily removed on any skin type with the 1064 wavelength on the PicoWay® laser. However, yellow ink can be harder to remove. Luckily, yellow tones tend to blend in easily after the black outline is removed if the yellow ink doesn’t get removed completely.
Luckily for this client, the age of the tattoo was advantageous to the removal process. This 11-year-old arachnid had plenty of time for our client’s immune system to break down the ink. Through a body’s natural detoxification process, the immune system attacks the larger ink particles. Using a laser for tattoo removal breaks down the ink and assists the body in the natural process of detoxification.
Tattoo Placement is important in the tattoo removal process. Tattoos located in close proximity to major lymphatic glands (ie, neck, armpit, elbow, back of knee and groin) are removed faster than tattoos located on extremities. The scorpion tattoo’s location on our client’s inner thigh allowed for easier disposal of the unwanted ink particulates.
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.