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Laser tattoo removal

Your skin color will be absorbing the laser energy as well as the tattoo ink. The darker you are, the more melanin you have. This also absorbs the laser energy in addition to the tattoo ink. It is possible to remove your tattoo, except that you may very likely require more sess...
24 Aug 2018
Hi Jie Sheng, Your skin needs time to heal. Attempting to remove a tattoo whilst it is still healing only increases your chance of scarring. I advise all my patients to wait at least 4 weeks before going for treatment. In my experience, tattoos that are less than a year old a...
24 Aug 2018
Hi Ye Xu, It is unfortunately quite painful. Pain is of course, very subjective so it depends very much on the pain threshold of every person as well as the location of the tattoo. The parts of our skin, which have more nerve endings, will have a stronger sensation. Areas su...
24 Aug 2018
Many patients are eager to see immediate results, but it is important for you to understand that the tattoo removal s a long drawn out process and it takes time. Patience is key! Some factors that will affect how quickly your tattoo clears include: Your body’s immun...
24 Aug 2018
I’m afraid that it would not be possible unless your tattoo has very little ink to begin with. Most tattoos usually require 3 to 12 sessions depending on the laser used and the person using it. Some factors that will affect how quickly your tattoo clears include: Y...
24 Aug 2018
Hi Mei Siew, The best method for tattoo removal remains the laser. Choosing the right person to do the job is just as important as the laser technology used. The PicoWay treatment remains my favorite laser for this purpose because of the range of colors it can treat in addition ...
24 Aug 2018
Your skin needs time to heal. Attempting to remove a tattoo whilst it is still healing only increases your chance of scarring. Minimally, I would advise four to six weeks between each laser treatment as stacking the treatments too closely together can cause damage instead. You ...
24 Aug 2018
It is very important to adopt proper post laser aftercare for the entire recovery process. After each treatment, the treated area may seem like a superficial burn wound and you need to treat it like an open wound. You may expect to experience the following side effects lik...
14 Aug 2018
Hi Sising, Before the PicoWay arrived, it was green and sky blue. I would say that the hardest colour to remove is now red/brown. Black ink is the easiest and most straightforward colour to remove. However, I have seen an increasing trend in metallic black ink being used. Thi...
14 Aug 2018
100% clearance is possible but should be treated as an exception. My goal is to reduce most of the tattoos I treat to 90-95% faded. Your body’s immune system will continue to flush away the ink over time. Many patients are eager to see immediate results, but it is important for you to unders...
14 Aug 2018
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