Effective treatment for tattoo inks

Regardless of whether a tattoo artist or an untrained individual injects the pigment, the marks or designs of a tattoo are permanent. When people subsequently want their tattoos removed, most physicians today consider laser surgery one of the best methods. The team at Dr Rob Goldman’s practice use only the highest quality lasers to achieve the best results.

The Q-switched Nd:YAG is the most frequently used laser for tattoo removal. During treatment, pulses of light from the laser are directed onto the tattoo, breaking up the tattoo pigment. Over the next several weeks the body’s immune system removes the treated pigmented areas. With the Q-switched Nd:YAG laser available on the HarmonyXL laser system, you can effectively treat dark tattoo inks, specifically black (which accounts for more than half of all tattoos), blue and green ink. Different wavelengths are used to treat the red, orange, yellow and other coloured inks.

Older tattoos are easier to remove as the body as already absorbed some of the ink pigment over time. New tattoos will require more sessions to completely remove the tattoo. Patients should expect to return for several treatments to achieve expected results. Aftercare of the area is the key to avoiding infections and scarring and to achieve the best results.

How Laser Tattoo Removal Technology Works

Tattoo ink and natural pigmentation, like melanin; absorb short pulse duration/high peak energy Q-switched pulses so quickly that they create a light energy effect within the pigment clusters. This effect breaks down the ink into much smaller particles that can be more easily removed by the body’s natural filtering system. The greater the contrast between the ink colour and skin tone, the greater the results are.

Key advantages for patients

  • Minimal risk of side effects
  • Effective treatment for dark tattoo inks (black, blue and green)
  • Dramatic results after several treatments

Use of the Q-Switched Nd:YAG handpiece on Harmony Family systems for tattoo removal allows for two discrete wavelengths to treat a broad range of tattoo colors, including:

  • Dark colors like black, blue and green with 1064-nm wavelength
  • Brighter colors like red, orange and yellow with 532-nm wavelength
  • Also able to treat other pigmented skin conditions and blemishes.

Laser Removal Procedure

Request a consultation with the team at Dr Rob Goldman, to discuss your expectations and what can be achieved with laser tattoo removal. Patients will need to wait a period of 6 to 8 weeks between each session. This gives the area of skin time to heal and reduces the likelihood of scarring or infections.

Laser tattoo removal is a safe cosmetic procedure when completed by a professional. This procedure is permanent and irreversible. Dr Goldman will discuss the procedure, pre-care and aftercare with you during your consultation at one of our clinics.

There are a number of payment options available.

Laser Tattoo Removal Cost

Tattoo removal prices will vary depending on size, age and colour of the tattoo and skin tone. Some tattoos will require more laser sessions to remove than others, thus increasing the cost. Dr Rob Goldman’s team can give an estimate on how many sessions a tattoo will require but this is only a rough estimate as everybody has a different healing time frame.

If you have questions regarding laser removal or want to book a consultation, contact us today.

Why Choose Dr Goldman?

Dr Goldman is a specialised cosmetic surgeon with 35+ years of experience. He has helped thousands of patients become happier and more confident with their bodies in Perth, WA and throughout Australia.

From professional consultation to surgery through to post-procedure care, Dr Goldman and his team will ensure you’re well looked after with the highest level of professional care and ongoing support. Dr Goldman will answer any questions you may have about the procedure and will guide you through each step, providing you with extensive reading material to take home to assist you in the education and decision-making process.