What Kinds of Tattoos and Pigmented Lesions Can Be Treated?
A tattoo's colour, depth, and the chemical composition of the ink all affect how it responds to tattoo removal. Black, red, dark orange, and dark blue tattoos will usually respond to relatively quickly to treatments with our system. However, green, purple, brown, light orange and light blue colours may require more treatments. In general, most tattoos can be successfully treated, given a sufficient number of treatments.
Does it Hurt?
Since the treatment is designed to targets the undesired ink or pigment, other tissues remain largely unaffected, and therefore most patients report little discomfort. Many people compare the sensation of the pulses entering the skin to the snap of a rubber band. You can apply an anaesthetic cream prior to treatment.
What Happens After Treatment?
Immediately after the treatment the areas may become whitish-coloured and swell slightly. This whiteness subsides in about 30 minutes. The swelling may last longer, but can be reduced by cooling the skin with an ice pack. You many even get some blistering following the treatment. The tattoo or pigmented lesion will fade over the next few weeks.
How Long Does it Take?
Depending on the size, location and colour of the tattoo or lesion, each treatment usually takes few minutes to 10 min. Most tattoos require a course of treatment. Treatments are spaced 6-8 weeks apart to give your body sufficient time to fully eliminate loosened particles of ink or pigment.
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