Laser Tattoo Removal
& Fade Downs
There are lots of reasons for wanting a tattoo removed. It could be a joke tattoo that isn’t funny anymore, dates and names that are no longer relevant, or traumatic tattoos from a car accident, which has embedded gravel in your skin. Medical tattoo dots can also be removed after radiotherapy using QS laser tattoo removal. You could be wearing a tattoo that you love but there is an area that needs removing or you love your tattoos and need a blank canvas for your new chosen tattoo artist to work on.
Fade-downs are becoming increasingly popular too.
Q-switched lasers are the only really effective lasers for tattoo removal. These lasers penetrate deep into the skin, with minimal risk of scarring and pigmentation changes.
QS Lasers produce an intense, focused beam of light into the tattoo Ink which then absorbs the light energy and causes the tattoo pigment to break down. These tiny particles are then removed by the body via the lymphatic system.
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typically 6-12 treatments
Q-switched lasers emit quick pulses of energy at specific wavelengths that target and break down pigments into tiny particles small enough to be processed by your lymphatic system. Your body removes the particles like a detox.
During treatment, a laser needs to heat the pigment molecule to thousands of degrees before fragmentation can occur. The laser beam passes harmlessly through the skin, targeting only the ink resting in a liquid state within. The energy pulse focuses only on the ink for a very short duration (measured in milliseconds), and doesn’t burn or affect the tissue in the surrounding area.
*Results may vary from person to person.
Take a look at some of our fantastic results. We deliver long-term and effective results for all of our clients. We create personalised treatment plans, so we’ll assist you in achieving your best results.
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One laser cannot remove all colours of tattoo ink, so here at Juliette John we use a full range of Q- Switched laser technologies (QS Nd YAG 1064nm laser, QS 532nm laser and QS 694nm Ruby lasers) to offer you the best results available.
Avoid sun exposure for a few days before the treatment starts.
The treatment causes clients minimum discomfort, the sensation varies but is often described as a ‘flick of an elastic band’.
We ensure that all discomfort is minimised for our clients, and we offer cold air cryo freezing to clients to numb the treated area.
How fast you will see results depends on the colour and complexity of the tattoo, as well as other factors such as age of the client, tattoo age, skin type and the chemical composition of the tattoo. The depth and density of the ink, and where on the body the tattoo is can also affect the speed of results.
As with all medical procedures, there is small risk of potential side effects, including;
– Temporary blistering – a common but temporary side effect of tattoo removal.
– Erythema, bleeding, crusting and scabbing- a clean dressing and suitable healing ointments are recommended if this occurs
– Wheal/flare with erythema may last 2-4 hours
– Mild to moderate itching
– Pigment changes – both hyperpigmentation and hypopigmentation are possible, however this should be temporary and last up to 6 months
– Thermal damage and scarring – this is less likely to happen since the laser does not affect the surrounding skin tissue.
In most cases, there are no side effects and the above potential side effects are limited to a small fraction of all treatments that are carried out.
This will vary depending on the size of the treatment area.
For 1-2 weeks after treatment: