Laser Tattoo Removal in Singapore
Remove Your Unwanted Tattoo Effectively With Medical Lasers
A tattoo is a form of body modification where a design is made by inserting ink, dyes, and pigments into the dermis layer of the skin. Tattoo is a form of self-expression in an art form. Body tattoo goes back to the beginning of recorded history and removal of unwanted tattoos has also been around for a long period too. In recent years, Permanent Make up, also known as micropigmentation is becoming a trend as well. An increasing number of people are seeking permanent cosmetic solutions such as eyebrow embroidery and eyeliner tattoo, to make for an easier morning.
There are number of techniques used to apply tattoos, it is dependent on the type of ink, the area where it is applied, the colours, the designs as well as the depth of the skin which made them unique to every individual. Hence, removing of tattoo is different for every person.
Tattoo Removal - Dr Chiam CT
Treatment Options to Remove Stubborn Tattoos
While tattoos are a form of individualism, an artistic freedom and a visual display of a personal narrative. Some people might regret much later due to their impulse decision, or when the trends has changed or when the tattoos are done by a non professional artist.
One of the most effective ways to remove it without leaving a scar is by laser removal. I find that the non invasive Q-switched laser is one of the most effective lasers. It uses short pulses of energy to remove stubborn tattoos. The short pulse uses a 1064nm wavelength to shatter the tattoo ink particles, breaking it into smaller fragments. These are absorbed by the lymphatic system and be eliminated naturally.
Alexandrite Picosecond Laser
Another laser, I like to use is the 755nm Alexandrite Picosecond Laser. This new patented technology is approved by the FDA. The picosecond (one trillionth of a second) laser uses photo-acoustic energy. It zaps away the pigments in the tattoos with lesser downtime and side effects. A gentle treatment process that is comfortable and safe for the skin. By targeting the laser on the tattoo ink particles in picoseconds, it can effectively clear stubborn ink colours such as orange, yellow, red, blue, purple and green.
Before the advent of medical lasers, common techniques including cryosurgery, dermabrasion or excision were used to remove tattoos. As people (and their tattoos begin to age), the tattoos start to fade and eventually became harder to treat. Lasers became widely available for a range of dermatological conditions. Along with them, different lasers were used to remove tattoos with a wide range of colours, intensity and depths.
To find out more about our laser tattoo removal at Ensoul Clinic Singapore, feel free to book a consultation with us.
Frequently Asked Questions – Tattoo Removal
1. How much does laser tattoo removal cost?
The cost of tattoo removal is dependent on the type of tattoo, the colours, age and size. There are different types of tattoo removal lasers. Hence, we recommend consulting the doctor for an assessment before advising the cost of the procedure.
2. How many sessions do I require?
The number of sessions is dependent on the type of tattoo, the colours, age and size. There are different types of tattoo removal lasers. Hence, we recommend consulting the doctor for an assessment to determine number of sessions required.
3. Is tattoo removal painful?
Laser tattoo removal is a relatively comfortable procedure. Usually, topical numbing will be applied prior to treatment.