If all the things we regret were so easy to remove as a tattoo…!
Now at Cosmetica, Laser Tattoo Removal, for the “small mistakes in life”!
Unwanted dark and multi-coloured tattoos can be safely and effectively eliminated with Harmony’s laser tattoo removal treatment. Using a combination of laser wavelengths that target different ink colours, high-intensity light beams which break up the ink particles in the tattoo, revealing clear, ink-free skin with minimal risk of scarring or hypopigmentation.
The high power Q-Switched Nd:YAG 1064 nm laser is ideal for treating darker ink colours (black, blue and green), while the 532 nm wavelength is effective for brighter ink colours (red, orange and yellow).
Q: How does it work?
The mechanical Q-Switched effect works by vibrating and breaking down the ink particles in the tattoo. As the area heals, the body’s immune system flushes away the shattered ink particles, causing the tattoo to fade with minimal risk of scarring or hypopigmentation.
Q: Will it treat all colour tattoos?
The Harmony XL Pro laser machine is a successful multi-colour tattoo removal device. However, there is no guarantee or assurance as to the final result that may be obtained. Some colours like yellow and white may just fade, and the blue part of green may disappear leaving yellow. Our laser specialist will advise you in the consultation what to expect based on your tattoo.
Q: How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments required depends on the size of the tattoo, the ink used, skin type, the quality of tattoo and the age of the tattoo.
Q: Why do I need to have a patch test prior to treatment?
All patients are required to have a 24hr patch test prior to any of our laser treatments. This is so we can quickly identify if you have sensitive skin towards laser and to avoid any adverse reactions.
Q: Are there any side effects?
After treatment, there will be heat in the area and may be some swelling, redness, pin-point bleeding and white frosting. In some cases, edema and blistering can occur. This is a normal side effect of treatment and will settle within days.
Q: What is the aftercare advice?
Our laser specialist will go through this in detail and give you an information sheet to take home. Here are just some of the aftercare advice;
- Keep the treated area clean and dry
- Make sure clothes are not rubbing the treated area
- Do not expose the treated area to heat such as hot baths etc for 24-48 hours
- Swimming should be avoided until the area is fully healed
- Do not scratch the skin treated if scabs form these must not be picked, or secondary infection is possible
- Do not expose the treated area to the sun or sun beds