Cosmetic tattoo removal
Various methods of cosmetic tattoo removal are available
Laser tattoo Removal
Our medical facility offers tattoo elimination services for both eyebrow and body tattoos, utilising laser and non-laser techniques. The technique selection depends on aspects like the colour tattoos’ duration and placement.
The laser technique fragments the tattoo ink into minuscule fragments, subsequently reabsorbed by the body and excreted organically. Our high-quality PICO laser is adept at eradicating tattoos while ensuring limited unease and a brief recuperation period.
Saline tattoo removal
The tattoo removal technique employs a saline solution to diminish or eradicate tattoos.
This solution is administered to the tattoo using an apparatus akin to a tattoo machine or microblading pen and remains on the skin momentarily. This duration allows the saline to dissolve and efficiently extract the ink from your skin.
This initiates a phenomenon known as osmosis, where the saline solution draws out the pigment from the skin’s outermost layer. Subsequently, the treated region heals, develops a scab, and eventually peels off, revealing a fainter tattoo.
The saline mixture consists of sodium chloride (salt) and sterilised water, and certain brands might include extra components, such as aloe vera and orange seed extracts, to boost its efficacy and calming attributes.
Camouflage & Colour Correction
The Tattoo Amendment is a technique designed to rectify displeasing tattoos. It employs varied hues of pigment ink to counterbalance the existing tattoo colour, attaining a more organic look that complements your skin tone.
In certain instances, tattoos can be mended or enhanced; however, tattoo elimination might be the sole option in some situations. Your artist will make this decision during a consultation.
The removal takes place within 48 hours after the treatment
There has been a rise in requests for emergency removal of permanent makeup, particularly for poorly done microblading on eyebrows. Until recently, there were no adequate methods to remove this work without waiting for a month. However, with the introduction of the Saline Emergency Removal method, there is now a success rate of up to 80% for removing pigment from a microblade procedure, as long as the treatment is done within 48 hours of the original tattoo.
Eyebrow tattoo removal uses various methods to break down and remove the tattoo pigment from the skin. The number of sessions needed varies depending on factors such as the size and colour of the tattoo. The downtime after each session differs for each individual, but some redness and swelling generally subsides within a few days. Risks and contraindications may include skin irritation, infection, and scarring, so it is essential to consult a professional before the procedure.
Can you explain how eyebrow tattoo removal works?
Works by breaking down the ink particles of the tattoo layer by layer, allowing the body’s white blood cells to remove the smaller particles. Through multiple sessions, a tattoo can be entirely removed.
Removing a tattoo requires multiple sessions scheduled three to four weeks apart. Black inks fade faster than bright colours. The tattoo’s depth, colour, amount, and location impact the removal speed. The process can take 2-3 sessions, depending on whether fading or complete removal is desired.
Contrary to common assumptions, laser tattoo removal does not require significant downtime. Although there may be some minor swelling and redness after each treatment, the recovery time is usually less than five days. This benefits individuals with busy schedules who cannot afford to take extended time off for work or family commitments.
What are the risks and contradictions?
Laser tattoo removal with Picocare is considered safe, but it is essential to be aware of the risks and contraindications, as with any surgical procedure. Treatment is strongly advised against in the following situations:
During pregnancy and breastfeeding, it is not advised to use creams for pain relief or attempt tattoo removal. However, if a woman unknowingly undergoes tattoo removal while pregnant, there is no cause for concern.
To prepare for laser tattoo removal, avoid sun exposure in the treatment areas for eight weeks prior. This includes avoiding snow and water sports. Use UV protection before and after the session. Do not use self-tanning creams on the treated area to prevent burns.
Please inform your practitioner if you are taking sun-sensitizing medication (such as anti-acne or antibiotics) before your session, as the technician may need to make adjustments or postpone the treatment for your safety and well-being.
It is recommended to refrain from using cosmetic products such as perfumes, Eau de toilettes, creams, and deodorants in the treatment areas on the appointment day.
We advise against Picocare laser tattoo removal for individuals with the following medical conditions:
- Diabetes (requiring insulin)
- Hepatitis B or C
- Allergic reactions to tattoo materials (such as inks, pigments, etc.)
Can you explain how non-laser tattoo removal works?
This procedure involves tattooing a concentrated salt into the skin, which is then externally removed. This method enables the release of pigment particles from a scar instead of being excreted through the human waste system.
Typically, clients will require 3 to 6 sessions to remove or fade the tattoo effectively.
In saline removal, the skin requires a healing period of 8 to 10 weeks between sessions. Clients need to follow aftercare instructions diligently to prevent complications. Because saline tattoo removal creates an open wound, there is a higher risk of infection and scarring.
What are the potential risks and contradictions?
If any of the following apply to you, it is important to discuss details with us as soon as possible for your well-being, as we may need to address the situation.
Consider delaying or modifying your removal if you have:
- Used steroids or immunosuppressants
- Taken prescription antacids
- Waxed the area in the past 48 hours
- Undergone electrolysis in the area in the past five days
- Piercings near the area that cannot be removed
- Consumed alcohol or drugs within the last 24 hours
- Received chemotherapy treatments in the past six months
- Had staph or MRSA infections
- Suffer from allergies
- Have eczema or psoriasis
- Applied Retin-A in the previous two weeks
- A history of hepatitis
- Received botox/fillers near the area in the past two weeks
- Taken prescription antibiotics within the last two weeks
- Blood pressure complications
- Undergone chemical peels near the area in the previous six weeks
- Used spa-grade AHA near the area in the past two weeks
- Plans to breastfeed within the next three months
- Sunburnt skin on the area to be treated
- Previously used Accutane
- Lesions/moles or broken skin in the area to be treated
Can you explain how camouflage and cover-up work?
Works by concealing or hiding something. The number of sessions needed can vary. The downtime for this procedure needs to be specified. Post-care instructions are not provided.
To achieve camouflaging and cover-up of tattoos, it is recommended that the client undergo laser tattoo removal first. This process removes a significant portion of the tattoo, reducing the area that needs covering. Following this, a single acupuncture needle is used in semi-permanent makeup. This needle gently vibrates on the dermal layers of the skin, depositing a custom-blended mineral-based pigment that effectively covers the tattoo ink.
The procedure consists of at least four sessions, with appointments scheduled three weeks apart to allow the pigment to settle into the skin. Each visit includes a re-evaluation of the colour and fine-tuning of the procedure.
Typically, four sessions are required, although occasionally more may be necessary.
The downtime after the procedure involves modest swelling, which can vary from person to person. In most cases, swelling is minimal or non-existent the day after and will entirely subside within a few days. However, some redness may persist for up to 10 days. Resuming your routine immediately after the treatment is safe, but following the post-care instructions is essential.
Can you explain the process of emergency removal?
A highly concentrated salt is applied to the skin and then externally removed. This treatment is only effective within 48 hours after the initial tattoo. It enables the release of pigment particles from a scar instead of being excreted through the human waste system.
Typically, clients will require between 3 and 6 sessions to remove or fade the tattoo.
During the downtime period for saline removal, the skin must heal for 8 to 10 weeks between sessions. Clients need to follow aftercare instructions diligently to prevent any potential complications. Since saline tattoo removal involves creating an open wound, there is a higher risk of infection and scarring.
What are the risks and contradictions?
f any of the following apply to you, it is important to discuss details with us as soon as possible for your well-being, as we may need to address the situation.
Please consider changing or rescheduling your appointment.
- If you are taking steroids or are immunosuppressed, please be cautious.
- Prescription antacid use
- The area has been waxed within the last 48 hours.
- Electrolysis has been performed in the area within the previous five days.
- There are piercings in or around the area that cannot be taken out.
- Abstinence from alcohol and drug use is required within 24 hours.
- The individual has undergone chemotherapy treatments in the past six months.
- Staph or MRSA
- Allergies, eczema or psoriasis
- The use of Retin-A within the last two weeks.
- I have been looking for Botox or fillers near the area for two weeks.
- The individual has taken prescription antibiotics in the past two weeks.
- Blood pressure issues
- In the past six weeks, chemical peels have been performed nearby.
- There has been a recent use of spa-grade AHA near the area within the last two weeks.
- The individual has intentions to breastfeed in the upcoming three months.
- The area to be treated has sunburnt skin.
- Prior Accutane usage*
- There may be lesions, moles, or broken skin in the area that needs to be treated.