HOW PAINFUL IS THE REMOVAL PROCESS?
Pain is one of those things that’s relevant to the person and varies between individuals. Tattoo removal can be unpleasant, but the general opinion is that it is no more painful than the procedure of getting a tattoo in the first place. The good side is, the removal process is a lot faster. Depending on the size, you are probably looking at between 1-10 minutes per treatment. Yes, it really is that quick!
The integrated cooling machine used before, after and in conjunction with the laser, aids in dramatically reducing the unpleasant heat associated with laser removal. The Koolio – Air Cooling System expels a continuous cold flow – much similar to the cold flows in rapper Coolio’s, Gangstas Paradise... that's icy cold!
Before your session, you can also use a numbing agent if you so choose- which will be discussed with you at length in your first consultation.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST / HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
Treatments are very cost effective, starting at as little as $80.00*. Treatment plans will depend on a variety of things- the size and placement of the tattoo, colours used and the age of the tattoo can all vary the individual’s treatment plan. This is why Lazer Erazer offers a completely cost free, no obligation consult to new clients. So this way, you’ll get the best idea of what YOU need.
HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO HAVE A TATTOO BEFORE IT
CAN BE REMOVED?
A tattoo can undergo the removal process once it is completely healed. This time varies from 3-6 months and from person to person, best to organize a consultation if you are unsure.
CAN THE TREATED AREA BE TATTOOED AGAIN?
It most certainly can! :) If you plan to get the area tattooed again, a tattoo may not even need to be completely removed - simply faded to a suitable lightness that your tattoo artist can then utilize – This is very popular and also more cost effective.
We can amend and improve your current design and tailor the laser treatment to your wants and needs.
WHAT LASER SYSTEM DO YOU USE?
The best of the best of course :) Here at Lazer Erazer we use the Fotona QX Max, the leading technology system currently used in the laser industry.
The Fotono QX Max generates single nanosecond pulses, which have been proven most effective in targeting and eliminating pigment from the dermis.
For more information, you can visit the Fotona website.
CAN YOU REMOVE ALL COLOURS?
Yes, Lazer Erazer can eliminated the whole colour spectrum.
Different laser wavelengths need to be used to target and treat different coloured pigment, which is the main function of the Fotona QX Max.
While some colours are more difficult to remove than others, all coloured pigments can eventually be eliminated.
WILL IT SCAR? WILL MY SKIN GO BACK TO NORMAL?
Scarring and dermatological damage is usually caused by incorrectly implemented laser procedures, or using the laser at inappropriate wavelengths. Scarring can also be caused if aftercare instructions are not followed and general self health care is not implemented. In some cases, laser can remove melanin from the skin, causing lightness in the area. (Think Micheal Jackson ;) )
Your body produces melanin organically, and if this occurs will replace it over time.
During your consultation, a detailed removal plan is tailored to suit your skin type.
HOW DOES LASER REMOVAL COMPARE TO OTHER FORMS
OF TATTOO REMOVAL?
Laser technology is the only proven tool that removes tattoos safely yet effectively.
Laser has replaced a lot of other forms of removal methods, which have been shown to cause substantial damage. Jade comes from a background of unfortunate tattoo mistakes herself, and has researched into a few different methods.
Non-QX lasers such as C02 and argon lasers have been proven to cause ruptured blood vessels and tissue damage.
Salabrasion, dermabrasion and excision are all outdated, painful and something you’d find on a Flintstones episode. Although we respect the early methods and salute them for their bravery, they are unsophisticated and a thing of the past.
Fade creams are topical agents and cannot physically target the pigments in the layer of the dermis necessary for removal. Its a wonderful notion to think a simple pain free cream application will permanently remove foreign metal particles, but in most cases you’ll find nothing to show for it other than a highly moisturized tattoo and a couple of useless bank transactions. Laser light is powerful, but definitely
not harmful – Technology has progressed to a point where it has been harnessed
to be productive and work along side your bodies natural and just as powerful immune system.
WHAT ARE THE TREATMENT REQUIREMENTS?
Laser sessions should be spaced a minimum six weeks apart.
This is to ensure your dermis has time to heal properly between sessions.
Skin cannot be treated after tanning - a 4 to 6 week sun free period is required, to ensure UV light intake is not affecting the treatment area. This includes fake tanning and solariums.
Lazer Erazer Loves babies and children but you cannot be treated if you are pregnant or currently breastfeeding- this is to ensure no light radiation is passed to little bodies with immune systems that are not yet capable of processing it.
Areas cannot be treated if the skin is subject to open wounds or dermatological skin conditions- this includes psoriasis, eczema and keloid scarring. If you have a dermatological condition, you should discuss options with your doctor or specialist regarding tattoo removal.
If you are on a dermatological related medication such as Roaccutane, you cannot undergo laser removal. 6-8 months medication free is required before you should undertake any form of laser procedure.
WHAT IS THE AFTERCARE PROCEDURE?
Aftercare will vary from client to client- each person who receives laser will have a comprehensive aftercare plan tailoired to suit their lifestyle, including dietary and general health requirements. Lazer Erazer uses and supports chemical free / earth friendly aftercare agents. Laser Erazer takes aftercare very seriously and encourages the right procedures and happy healing.