Q-Switched ND:YAG Laser Tattoo Removal

Laser Tattoo Removal Singapore

Unwanted Tattoo? It doesn’t need to be there for life!

The positive element of tattoo removal is that you are no longer burdened with a tattoo you seriously regret. If a tattoo is holding you back from getting a job you want or keeps you from attaining goals you have set for yourself, a little pain and scarring may be worth it to you.

Patients Motivations

There are a lot of reasons for possibly wanting a tattoo removed.  A change in lifestyle, a change in attitude or almost any conceivable reasons bring people to aesthetics clinic for help.  Because tattoo removal is a time-consuming and expensive process, patients are generally very motivated for removal and happy with results after treatments.

Here are some of the most common motivation people seek tattoo removal in our clinic:

  • Tattoo is an ex’s name
  • Patient is tired of having limited clothing options
  • Patient doesn’t want their children to see it
  • Tattoo is limiting acceptance to jobs or military
  • Artist did poor quality work
  • Tattoo has faded over time
  • Attitudes toward the tattoo’s meaning have changed

Treatments 

Q-Switched ND:YAG Laser 

Laser technology has made it possible to get rid of tattoos much faster, easier and more efficiently. During a tattoo removal procedure, laser light is applied to the tattooed area of the skin. The light is selectively absorbed by the tattoo ink particles, leaving the surrounding skin tissue and chromophores unharmed.

The tattoo ink particles absorb the laser energy, heat up, and shatter into smaller ink particles.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. Where can I find a good doctor to perform this procedure?

Just as it is important to get a good tattoo artist if you want to get inked the way you want it, it is also as important to have the right doctor to erase it. This person should be an expert in the procedure and should have thorough classroom and hands-on training.

2. What do you expect?

You should know that there are different kinds of ink used in creating tattoos, it still isn’t a guarantee that the estimated number of sessions will readily fade everything out. The doctor will have continuing evaluation to see how you are faring with the removal process.

During the treatment a topical numbing ointment is applied over the tattoo before the actual procedure takes place. An anesthetic is then injected into the skin to make the pain more bearable. Intense light pulses directed towards the tattoo pigment will be the very key to breaking it up and then flushing these out of your body’s lymphatic system.

3. How long the laser tattoo removal last?

The entire procedure can take as much as 15-20 minutes, although there are some sessions that can go as little as five minutes.

4. How many treatment sessions will be needed?

You have to understand that there is a maximum amount of laser you can get in one sitting. This highly depends on the area being treated. There are also some tattoos that are just way too large to be erased simply in one session. This is why it is best to have it in several sittings, just as you would have your tattoo done. These sessions are often spaced 6 weeks between each treatment.

The reason for the long wait between sessions is because the body will only start eliminating the old ink out of the area once it is put into laser, and this will continue even after 5-6 weeks after.

5. Does the procedure hurt?

Just as the process of getting it stings, you can expect that the removal also hurt. Most people who went through laser tattoo removal say that it feels like hot rubber bands being flicked continuously on the skin. This may paint the experience rather harshly, but it pays to be prepared for reality.”  So if you want to restore or correct a bad tattoo outcome, what’s a little more sacrificing right?

6. How do you care for it?

The aftercare for the treated area only requires you to keep the area clean and out of the sun. It is also very helpful to apply a soothing and healing ointment afterwards to avoid further pain and damage for the skin.

If you have more questions about laser tattoo removal, Please call us on 65 6235 0010 or make an enquiry  by filling in the fields below.

Note This form and any reply to it does not take the place of an actual in person consultation. It is merely intended to provide us with an initial idea of your condition and goals. With this information we can then give you an informed reply.

DISCLAIMER

This website is intended to provide you with general information only. This information is not a substitute for advice from our aesthetic doctor and does not contain all the known facts about this procedure or every possible side effect of Treatment. It is important that you speak to our aesthetic doctor before deciding to undergo the treatment.

At the time of your consultation one of our medical practitioner will provide you information regarding your procedures.