Tattoos are a popular form of body art that have been around for centuries. They can be a beautiful way to express oneself, but what happens when the tattoo no longer represents who you are or what you believe in?
Laser tattoo removal is a effective method of removing unwanted tattoos without causing significant damage to the surrounding skin. The process involves using specialised lasers to target the ink particles in the skin, which are then broken down. While the process may require multiple treatments, it is one of the best option for removing tattoos with minimal scarring.
Tattoo removal methods
Regardless of whether an artist or an untrained individual injects the pigment, the marks and designs of a tattoo are permanent.
Tattoos can be removed through a number of methods:
- acid injections, which are unsafe and can cause permanent scarring
- removal creams, which don’t penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin to fully remove pigments
- Q-switched laser, which effectively removes tattoos of all ages and colours
When people subsequently want their tattoos removed, most doctors and health professionals 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 pigment. Over the next several weeks the body’s immune system sheds the laser-treated skin and removes the targeted pigmented areas. With the Q-switched Nd:YAG laser available on the HarmonyXL laser system, you can effectively treat dark inks, specifically black (which accounts for more than half of all body art), 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 has already absorbed some of the ink pigment over time. New body art 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.
Why get laser tattoo removal?
Laser tattoo removal is a solution if you’ve got a tattoo you regret or no longer want, or to fade or remove existing tattoos to make room for new body art. If you want to remove your tattoos for good, laser tattoo removal in Australia from a qualified, experienced provider is one of the best choice.
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Laser tattoo 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 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.
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.
After the laser treatment sessions, the body will take several weeks to naturally remove the targeted pigmented areas of the tattoo. You should see dramatic fading of your tattoo between treatment sessions, with the ultimate goal being total tattoo removal in 10 sessions or fewer.
Key FEATURES of laser tattoo removal
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 colours, including:
DR ROBERT GOLDMAN
Dr Robert Goldman FRACS (Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons), MB, ChB, B.Sc (hons) is a Specialist Surgeon with a focus in Cosmetic Surgery with over 35 years of experience. As well as being a Specialist Surgeon, Dr Goldman continues to specialise as a surgeon in women’s breast health.
Specialising in both of these select fields is rare, and ensures that Dr Goldman will take care of both your Cosmetic Breast Enhancement aspirations, as well as your overall breast health.
A consultation with Dr Goldman will always include a complimentary medical breast assessment, which ensures total breast health prior to proceeding with Cosmetic Breast Enhancement.
Aftercare is also an essential part of Dr Goldman’s professional service to his clients with a personalised follow-up plan provided at your consultation.
Dr Goldman is happy to answer any questions you may have about the procedure during your consultation and will offer extensive reading and educational material to take home to assist you in the education and decision-making process.
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Laser tattoo removal cost Perth
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 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. There are a number of payment options available.
Have questions regarding tattoo removal Perth prices? Contact us today.