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Laser Tattoo Removal
Laser Tattoo Removal Procedure at SIAN
The laser tattoo removal processes available at SIAN are not only effective but also more comfortable, thanks to technologically advanced procedures and treatments.
Tattoos are added on the body for many reasons, later recipients are motivated to remove them NOW
When a tattoo no longer has sentimental or artistic value or perhaps you impulsively added the body art to enhance an earlier look. The lingering presence of which translates to a poor decision and God forbid is causing you significant emotional distress, initiating a burning desire to get rid of the eye sore NOW. Whatever your purpose, reason or motivation, the most effective method of removal is the laser tattoo process.
With the recent advancements in technology and products, the treatment process is much more efficient and effective. Procedures can be applied easily with minimal discomfort and less irritation than ever before.
How does laser tattoo removal work?
Let’s start by understanding the science behind the permanency of a tattoo. Tattoos are created and come to life by "injecting" ink into the dermis. The deeper layer of the skin which does not shed itself or regenerate creates the ideal conditions and perfect canvas, insuring the longevity of tattoos.
The ink used for tattoos is made from various heavy metal compounds and once it’s under the skin, our bodies instinctively begin sending white blood cells to the area affected by the body art, in an attempt to eliminate the alien substances. However, the majority of the ink particles are too big and the white blood cells are not able to subdue them, thus the ink particles remain virtually unchallenged.
However, there are some wayward particles which are seized and carried to the liver for processing and purging from the body. That essentially is the concept of laser tattoo removal, to shatter the ink into smaller particles so that they can be naturally eliminated from the body.
At SIAN we use a Q-switched laser device that delivers rapid pulses of energy in the form of highly focused light beams to the affected area. These energy pulses are incredibly fast and precise, they are able scatter the particles of the tattoo without damaging the surrounding tissue. This process is called, "photo-acoustic effect", you won’t feel any adverse sensations, only the ink is affected.
How long does it take to remove a tattoo?
It is difficult to provide an accurate answer to that question without examining your skin condition and inspecting the tattoo up close and personal. It’s not the actual treatment that takes a long time, it’s the number of sessions required to provide the desired results. That of course depends on several factors such as ink color, depth of penetration and location of the tattoo. Most of the clients we treat typically need 5-8 sessions that are applied at one month intervals. In other words, the entire process can take up to half a year or perhaps longer.
When it comes to the degree and effectiveness of the removal process, we repeat, it will depend on what type of tattoo you have and its overall level of quality. Despite of our best efforts, it’s very difficult to remove ink based body art completely. However, don’t get discouraged, after all the treatments we assure you it will fade significantly and become almost indistinguishable. Although 100% removal is not guaranteed, it is possible and within the realm of reality to reach with time, determination and skilled assistance.
Is laser tattoo removal painful?
Most of the opinions and rumors you’ve heard or read about laser tattoo removal are probably a bit exaggerated. In reality customers who’ve experienced this removal procedure report it to be less painful than expected, like a rubber band being snapped against the skin. To further ease your concerns and minimize any discomfort, SIAN can offer you a few numbing options so your experience is as pleasant and comfortable as possible.