Tattoo removal has now become a non-invasive method to permanently reduce or remove ink tattoos on the face and body with the Cosjet ATRS Q-Switched Nd:Yag laser.
How does it work?
The laser machine would emit short pulses of intense laser light to the ink tattoo causing the ink pigments to fragment into tiny separate particles. The particles are then absorbed and removed by the body’s natural filtering systems. The laser targets only the tattooed pigments, leaving the surrounding pigments and layers of skin intact.
What types of tattoos can be removed?
Body tattoos, eyebrow tattoos and “permanent” make-up tattoos can be removed through laser treatments.
What are the possible side effects?
Laser tattoo removal is extremely safe. There are usually no side effects, but rarely swelling, blistering, infection, loss of skin color, or scabbing may occur. In most cases, skin returns back to normal within weeks of the treatment.
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What happens during the treatment?
The impact of the energy from the powerful pulse of light is similar to the snap of a small rubber band on the skin. Generally, laser tattoo removal is very well tolerated. Local anaesthesia is used to numb the area before the procedure. The laser is applied to the skin in a precise and controlled manner. Afterwards, a cooling preparation is applied to the skin to reduce swelling and discomfort.
How long does each treatment last?
The duration of the procedure depends on the size and color of the tattoo that is to be removed.
What happens after the treatment?
After the procedure, you will be given anti-bacterial ointment and a dressing for the treated area. Occasionally, there will be pinpoint bleeding associated with the treatment. The treated area should be kept clean. The treated area should never be scrubbed.
The affected area will be extra sensitive to sun damage. You may feel a slight sunburn sensation for a couple of days and have redness for a few weeks. The treated area usually heals in 7 to 10 days.
How do I prepare my skin for a tattoo removal?
Avoid sun exposure for at least two weeks before the treatment. Avoid using Retin A or other irritating skin products on or near the tattoo for three days prior to the treatment.
How many treatments are necessary?
Several treatments are required to reduce the appearance of the tattoo, with more needed to fully remove the tattoo in its entirety. Multi-coloured and professional tattoos are generally harder to remove than single-coloured or amateur tattoos, so they require more treatments.
Treatments should be scheduled at 6-week intervals.