Picosecond laser Tattoo Removal


What is the best Tattoo Removal Laser to use?

Picosecond Laser has emerged as the most advanced laser tattoo removal due to it’s short pulse length, resulting in quicker heating of the targeted area and the most effective tattoo clearance. Latest studies have proven effective treatment outcomes using Picosecond Lasers.


How does the Q Switch compare to the Picosecond Laser?

The difference is the speed and strength of each laser.

Picosecond Laser operates at one trillionth of a second, and has a pulse width that is 100 times faster than that of a Q-Switched laser.

Picosecond Lasers are at the forefront of laser tattoo removal due to it’s shorter pulse lengths, leading to quicker heating of the targeted area.


What is the most common tattoo removal laser?

  • Nd: YAG Laser is the most common offering wavelengths of 1064nm down to 532nm.
  • 1064nm wavelengths are best suited for black and green tattoo inks.
  • 532nm wavelengths are best suited for red ink and other warm colour shades.


Is the tattoo removal process painful?

Tattoo removal can be uncomfortable, but it is not as bad as actually getting the tattoo.

The pain is comparable to bad sunburn, the laser pulses feel like a rubber bank snapping against your skin.








Who is not eligible to have tattoo removal done?


  • Pregnancy
  • Breastfeeding
  • Cancer
  • Undergoing Chemotherapy
  • Undergoing Radiation Treatments
  • Lupus
  • Diabetes 1 and 2
  • Prone to Keloids
  • Using antibiotics – only 2 weeks thereafter
  • Retinol A
  • Accutane
  • Dermatitis
  • Open Skin Lesions
  • Clients have a pacemaker
  • Auto immune disease


Why do some tattoo removals respond better than others?

The further your tattoo is from your heart, the more difficult it is to get your body to digest the ink after it has been broken down.


Do larger tattoos take longer to remove?

A larger tattoo will take longer to remove than a smaller one as it will require more treatments to fade.


Would a dense compacted tattoo take longer to remove?

Yes, very dense tattoos with shading will take longer to remove, due to there being more ink particles for your immune system to process.


Can numbing creams effective the tattoo removal process?

Numbing creams are not very effective due to the fact that they only numb the top layer of your skin.

The pain that you experience from a tattoo removal treatment is when the ink shatters below the skin. Numbing creams aren’t able to penetrate this deep.


What happens to the ink that is fragmented from tattoo removal?

The tattoo removal process works better on darker older tattoos, the ink is recognized as waste within the lymphatic system and gets discarded via perspiration, urine and excrement.


Is it normal to bruise after tattoo removal?

Yes it is very normal to bruise on and round the treatment area.

Bruising can last up to two weeks and shouldn’t cause you any concern.


What does laser tattoo removal look like after it heals?

Your skin will be pale or pink as the scabs separate from the skin.

Your tattoo will / might appear smudged.

Your skin can also have some frosting in / around the area that the treatment took place.


How long does laser tattoo removal take to heal?

The healing process can take from four to eight weeks to heal.

If you follow the post treatment guidelines and follow a healthy lifestyle this can quicken the healing process.


Does skin go back to normal after laser tattoo removal?

Your skin should go back to normal after laser tattoo removal.

Ensure that you follow the post treatment guidelines as recommended by your therapist.


Is it normal to bleed after tattoo removal?

Different clients respond differently to the tattoo removal treatments. From experience, some clients do experience pinpoint bleed as the tiny superficial blood vessels break and leak into the surrounding skin.

The bleeding will stop, ensure to apply ice to the area post treatment.

Do not pick at the scabs that will form post treatment.


Why does my black tattoo look darker after laser removal?

When the laser treatments breaks down the ink and releases these metal components, they oxidize or undergo a reaction in which they chemically combine with oxygen. This turns the pigmentation into a darker grey shade spreading a darker colour over the tattoo.


How do you treat hyperpigmentation after tattoo removal?

Ensure that you follow your post treatment guidelines as recommended by your therapist.

If hyperpigmentation does occur it can take time to be reversed, consult your therapist for recommendations of products that can assist you with this process.


What's the hardest tattoo colour to remove?

Different tattoo dyes respond to different light wavelengths.

Black and dark greens are the easiest colours to remove.

Yellow, purple, turquoise and fluorescent dyes are the most difficult.

Generally the greater the contrast between the colour of the tattoo pigment and your skin, the better the result.


Can a tattoo be removed 100%

Tattoo ink is broken up into pieces small enough to be filtered and processed out of the body’s immune system.

Tattoo removal will never make a design disappear 100% due to the makeup of tattoo ink.

Each time a tattoo is laser, particles are broken down and digested into the body’s lymphatic system. The regeneration period can take up to eight weeks and then the process is repeated again and again.


Why do some tattoos on the same body take longer to remove than other body parts?

Areas where the skin is thin and the blood circulation is not great due to its placement – like feet and hands are more likely to experience tattoo fading.


What happens to skin after tattoo removal?

You might have blisters that form, this is normal. It is very important to remember not to pick at these scabs, they must fall off by themselves.

The treated area may have some skin discolouration. It may become paler than the surrounding skin (hypopigmentation) or darker (hyperpigmentation).

Cosmetic tattoos, such as lip liner, eyeliner and eyebrows get darker after initial laser treatments.


Why is my tattoo raised after tattoo removal?

This means that the laser has penetrated into your skin and into the tattoo pigmentation.

This will go away within a day.



How do I know if my tattoo removal is infected?

If you notice prolonged red flare-ups, pain and your blisters are oozing pus, there is a big chance that you have an infection.

Keep the infected area clean at all times, wash your hands regularly and ensure that you have followed your post treatment guidelines.


Should I pop a blisters from laser tattoo removal?

Scratching, picking, popping blisters could cause infection and scarring.

Please wear a sunscreen with a SPF of 30.


What can I eat after tattoo removal?

It is recommended that high fibre foods such as whole grains, psyllium, flax seeds, fruit and green leafy vegetables.

Does drinking water help tattoo removal

Start hydrating your body with water in the weeks leading up to your tattoo removal treatment. I general guideline would be 35ml per kg of your body weight.

The water play a key role in cell regeneration and assists the lymphatic system rid your body of toxins and enable your skin to break down the ink in your pigmentation quicker.


Does smoking delay the healing process of tattoo removal?

Smoking inhibits your immune system and can delay healing and increase the risk of infection on the treated area.

Smoking decreases the body’s ability to deliver the necessary nutrients required for healing wounds.


Does alcohol delay the healing process of tattoo removal?

Alcohol dehydrates your body as this can also affect the liver and kidneys.

The pigmentation that has entered the lymphatic system needs to be excreted via perspiration, urine and excrement. Water plays an essential role in this process.


Can you drink coffee after laser tattoo removal?

Keep hydrated before and after your tattoo removal treatment.

Avoid foods high in caffeine such as coffee, tea, energy drinks and chocolates.

Caffeine has been studied to create a higher sensitivity for most people, which might make your treatment more uncomfortable than necessary.


Why do tattoos itch after tattoo removal laser treatment?

Itchy skin is a natural healing process. It is a good sign as the immune system has started the healing process.

The laser can also cause some dehydration to the skin which could result in the itchiness.


Are old tattoos harder to remove?

Older tattoos generally require less treatments to remove than newer tattoos.

Darker ink is the easiest to remove lighter ink.


Should you ice after tattoo removal?

It is recommended to ice the area after the treatment for the first hour. Do not leave the ice on the area for longer than three to five minutes.


How long must you wait after having a tattoo to remove it?

It is recommended to wait at least six weeks after having your tattoo to start the removal process. The longer you wait the better the removal process will be.

Larger tattoos can take up to six months to be ready for tattoo removal

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