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As tattoos become more commonplace, so does the process of laser tattoo removal. Laser tattoo removal can give varying results depending on the technology used and the training and experience of the laser operator performing the treatments.

Tattoos consist of thousands of particles of tattoo pigment suspended in the skin. While normal body functions will remove small foreign particles from the skin, tattoo ink particles are mostly permanent because they are too large to be removed. Tattoos will fade over the years but will never go away by themselves without treatment.

Tattoos can be removed as a whole or just an individual segment such as a name or symbol. Fading back the tattoo is also possible simply by performing fewer treatments which is ideal if another (cover up) tattoo is being applied over the old one.

In recent news attention has been drawn to the lack of regulation across the states of Australia as well as improper or low powered technology such as IPL or class 3B lasers being used to remove tattoos. The operators using these IPL and low powered lasers are not required to be licensed which is mandatory in Queensland for the more powerful class 4 lasers. It is advisable to see the QLD Health license of the operator that will be performing your tattoo removal treatments as an assurance that they are both trained and experienced in the operation of the equipment.

Tattoo Removal Brisbane

Laser Tattoo Removal with a Class 4 Q-Switched laser is currently the most effective means of removing or fading tattoos with the lowest chance of scarring when compared with alternative methods. Q-switched lasers emit extremely high energy, short pulses of light that shatter tattoo ink particles to allow them to be removed by the body’s immune system.

Tattoo Removal lasers can be purchased from as low as a few thousand dollars, but for top of the line technology the price can be in excess of $100,000. The Medlite C6 is known as the gold standard in laser tattoo removal technology as it can treat all colours of ink effectively.

Finding out exactly what type of machine and the type of technology being used will ensure that you are going to get the best results possible. The level of training and experience held by the laser operator is equally important in ensuring that you get the desired result without any unwanted side effects.

Image by Laser offers a free consultation if you would like to know more about our tattoo removal treatments or would like a quote to remove or fade back your tattoo. You can fill in our online form and one of our friendly staff will contact you, or alternatively you can call us on 1300 146 243