Medical Grade Laser Tattoo Removal
At Southend Laser Clinic we are now providing tattoo removal & skin toning treatments using Q10 Laser, an effective method of removing semi permanent makeup. Similar to tattoo removal the laser breaks down the pigment into small fragments which the body can remove naturally. Removal of cosmetic tattoos is faster and requires fewer treatments than tattoo removal.
We offer a free consultation to provide a comprehensive understanding of the procedure and what to expect and to assess your suitability for treatment. Prior to any treatment we would conduct a patch test and then schedule treatment 2-4 weeks later.
MEDICAL GRADE FDA CLEARED Q-SWITCHED TECHNOLOGY
How does it work?
Laser tattoo removal is a safe and effective treatment for the removal of unwanted tattoos. The Q10 is a Medical Grade, FDA cleared laser utilising Q switched technology which fragments the ink pigment into tiny particles, small enough to be absorbed into and removed by the body’s immune system. The tattoo will gradually fade with each treatment over the course of a few months.
How many treatments are required?
Most tattoos can be considerably diminished and many can be completely removed. For most tattoos a course of 6-8 sessions is required with at least 6 weeks between each treatment. The number of treatments will depend on the age, size, colour and location of the tattoo as well as the type and depth of the ink pigment.
Is it painful?
Laser tattoo removal typically involves some level of pain. Most people report that it is comparable to having a tattoo applied. The Q10 incorporates PTP mode ensuring maximum comfort and fast skin regeneration. Skin numbing can be used to reduce pain. This can involve cold air, ice pack or topical cream such as Emla cream.
Are there any side effects?
Side effects can be expected after treatment but these are temporary. There is an immediate whitening of the area treated which may last for several minutes to several hours. Short term effects can include reddening, bruising and /or blistering. Your laser technician will provide you with pre and post care instructions prior to treatment.
iCool Skin Cooling
At Southend Laser we use advanced skin cooling technology to ensure our treatments are comfortable. Delivering chilled air below -30 °C the iCool provides a variable flow of chilled air. When used alongside Q10 treatments, the iCool can provide a level of comfort cooling and may be used before, during & after laser or IPL treatments.