Laser questions

[togglebox title=”Do you numb the skin before the procedure?”] In most cases we do not numb the skin. although we do sell topical numbing creams as well as using ice-packs during the procedure.[/togglebox] [togglebox title=”How far apart are the treatments?”]Your body needs time to break down the tattoo ink pigments after each laser treatment. This is a slow process, therefore you will typically schedule each treatment a minimum of 4-6 weeks apart.[/togglebox] [togglebox title=”I think I have an infection, what should i do?”]If you come into the studio so that we can have a look at it we can give you further advice. In most cases infections are caused by not cleaning or handling it with dirty hands.(WE CAN NOT GIVE ADVICE OVER THE PHONE!)[/togglebox] [togglebox title=”Why does the ink stay in the skin when you have a tattoo?”]When you have a tattoo the particles of ink are too large for the body to destroy, so instead it encapsulates the particles of ink with a network of collagen fibres as the skin heals, and there the tattoo remains.[/togglebox] [togglebox title=”How does the laser work to remove it?”]The laser emits a pulse of light that is preferentially absorbed into certain colours of ink. The light enters the skin at a speed that is too fast to heat the tissues (billionths of a second), instead, it produces a ‘shock wave’ effect and breaks up the ink particles into smaller pieces, the body then recognises these particles as something that shouldn’t be there and attacks it. The particles are then removed naturally via the body’s own elimination system.[/togglebox] [togglebox title=”How many treatments will it take to remove my tattoo?”]Unfortunately, due to the nature of this procedure, it is impossible to predict exactly how many treatments it will take for complete results. It could take as little as 3 treatments for an amateur tattoo or as many as 10 treatments for a professionally applied tattoo. How quickly your ink fades will depend on several factors, such as the colours of your tattoo, the type of ink used and how your body responds to the treatment.[/togglebox] [togglebox title=”How far apart are the treatments?”]Your skin will most likely be red and feel like it has mild sunburn. This typically goes away after a couple of hours. There may also be some bruising. At times and with certain inks, there may be mild blistering that usually heals in about a week. After each treatment you will be given detailed instructions on how to care for your treated area.[/togglebox] [togglebox title=”Does tattoo removal leave scars?”]The type of laser used leaves virtually no scars, however, in rare cases, those with scarring disorders, such as keloids, have an increased risk of forming a scar.[/togglebox] [togglebox title=”Does laser removal hurt?”]Customers have reported that laser tattoo removal feels like a rubber band snapping quickly on your skin. In order to make each customer as comfortable as possible, we offer anesthetic (numbing) cream that can be put on the tattoo before each of your treatments.   This makes the experience much less painfull.[/togglebox]

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