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Tattoos Removal

Does Tattoo Removal Hurt and What to Expect and How many sessions are needed?

The unfortunate thing about tattoos is that both getting them and having them taken off can be uncomfortable. The impact of the energy from the laser's powerful pulse of light has been described as similar to getting hot specks of hot grease on the skin or being snapped by a thin rubber band. 

In preparation for a laser procedure, doctors recommend that non-aspirin products, like Tylenol, be used for minor aches and pains prior to the procedure, because aspirin and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents such as Ibuprofen can produce pronounced bruising after treatment.

 The treated area should be shaved if needed, make-up should be removed and the area cleaned.

Further pre-treatment steps might include the application of a prescription anesthetic cream such as EMLA one hour before the laser session or sometimes local anesthesia is injected into the tattoo prior to treatment. Then pulses of light from the laser are directed onto the tattoo, breaking up the pigment which may cause pinpoint bleeding in the treated area which may appear whitish for 10 to 20 minutes. Over the next few weeks, the body's scavenger cells remove pigment residues.

Following treatment, the area may be cooled for comfort, then the doctor will apply an antibacterial ointment and dressing to the area, which should be kept clean with continued application of ointment as directed by the doctor. A shower or bath the day after treatment is okay, but the treatment area should not be scrubbed. The skin might feel slightly sunburned for a couple of days and the treated area may remain red for a few weeks. The site might also form a scab which sloughs off in 1 to 2 weeks and should be handled gently.  After healing, the site will gradually and continually fade.

Side effects of laser procedures are generally few but may include hyperpigmentation, or an abundance of color in the skin at the treatment site,(which would be decreases by avoiding the sun and regular application of sunsreens to the treated area), and hypopigmentation, where the treated area lacks normal skin color. Other possible side effects include infection of the site, lack of complete pigment removal and a 5 percent chance of permanent scarring. 

 Because certain colors are more difficult to remove as compared to others, multiple treatments are usually needed to remove an entire tattoo. Black pigment absorbs all laser wavelengths, it's the easiest to remove. Other colors, such as green, selectively absorb laser light and can only be treated by selected lasers based on the pigment color. The number of sessions depends on the amount and type of ink, the color of the ink, how deeply it was injected as well as how old is the tattoo (older tattoos are easier to remove). Three-week intervals between sessions are required to allow pigment residue to be absorbed by the body.

 

TATTOOSTAR EFFECT

 

TattooStar R is extremely effective in removing tattoos, permanent makeup, pigmented lesions such as lentigos, age spots, different types of nevii such as nevus of Ota, cafe au lait spots  and freckles as well as tattoos from accidental injuries such as asphalt tattoo or gun powder shots.

Thanks to the unique specifications of the TattooStar R, the different pigments are selectively removed because the laser beam penetrates the skin and reaches the ink particles anchored in the skin.

The pigments absorb the light energy and are fragmented. Once destroyed, they are absorbed by the lymphatic system and eliminated. The treatment is quick, almost bloodless, and highly effective with minimal side effect.

 

With TattooStar R  optimizes the treatment thanks to the square spot.

The special shape of the Tattoostar spot is designed to guarantee optimal coverage of the specific area with greater efficiency. In fact, unlike the traditional circular spot, no empty intermediate spaces exist with the square spot.

 

With TattooStar R improves the results thanks to the Q-Switched method

With Q-Switched pulses, the TattooStar ruby laser emits high power pulses lasting nanoseconds, which are absorbed present in the tattoos and stains in the skin. The photo-disruption effect by the high power causes the mechanical fragmentation of the pigment. 

 

With TattooStar R the treatments are effective thanks to the homogeneous spot and special micro-lenses

An exclusive system with micro-lenses patented by Asclepion Laser Technologies replaces traditional lenses. The spot is homogeneous and distributes the laser energy in a perfectly uniform manner to the area treated, thus avoiding the necessity to overlap and as such preventing over treatment and avoiding scarring.



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