Tattoos are a great way to express yourself and capture a moment in time that is uniquely special to you. However, sometimes tattoos can outgrow their usefulness, and people want to remove them. If you find yourself in this situation, Advanced Laser Clinic can help.
We offer Fotona StarWalker Tattoo Removal Laser, the gold standard for tattoo removal procedures. With our state-of-the-art technology, we can safely and effectively remove all traces of ink from your skin. So if you're ready to say goodbye to your tattoo, we're here to help.
Q-switched lasers are the most effective solutions for tattoo removal, and our Fotona laser is one of the best on the market. This laser uses a hybrid technology that offers the best of both worlds by taking the high-energy prowess of nanoseconds puls and combining it with the ultrashort pulse peak of traditional picosecond lasers. The result? You get an extremely effective procedure that promises to remove all types of tattoos, regardless of colour or size.
Best of Both Worlds - power of a Pico Laser with an energy of a Q-Switched Laser
Classical Tattoo Removal
In a standard tattoo removal procedure, a Q-switched a laser is used to break up the tattoo pigment. This causes the tattoo ink to fragment and creates a steam and gas barrier that prevents further treatments from reaching the deeper layers of ink, known as "frosting." This can prolong the procedure as the frosting keeps the pigment protected, requiring you to go for repeat sessions to break down the ink.
This gas overlies the remaining pigment particles, resulting in 2 problems:
A shielding effect – Gas above pigments protects the remaining pigments from subsequent laser beams. As a result, repeated pigment breakdown within a single session is not possible; you have to come back for repeat sessions after 1-3 months and duration for complete treatment is prolonged.
Higher complication rate: The gas bubbles formed result in blister formation as air is trapped beneath the skin. These blisters result in longer downtime after each laser, and predispose to possible scarring or infections.
Fotona’s innovative FracTAT® technology, based on high-energy pulses of fractional Q-switched Nd:YAG laser, enables extremely high peak powers to be concentrated in a matrix of tiny spots, inducing fractional photoacoustic shockwaves below the tissue surface (non-ablative mode) or even micro-puncturing the tissue surface (ablative mode) when higher energies are used.
FracTat™ - faster and safer tattoo removal
When the Fotona patented FracTAT® procedure is performed, micro-holes are drilled into the skin using a high energy fractional ablative laser. This is followed by Q-switched tattoo removal. The micro-holes act as relief ducts that enable gasses formed in the tattoo removal step to escape and enable more efficient pigment destruction and tattoo clearance.
Enhanced generation of photoacoustic shock waves
Reduced frosting and pressure on surrounding tissue
Multiple laser passes can be made during a single session
Direct pigment removal via skin resurfacing
The Fotona StarWalker combines 4 different wavelengths in advanced, high-powered solution for tattoo removal.
Generally, the greater the absorption of laser light in the tattoo pigment, the greater the energy available to break up the pigment, achieving greater effectiveness.
Multi-Color laser for multi-color tattoos
Are you considering getting a tattoo removed? If so, you're not alone–many people have regrets about their ink and want to start fresh with a clean slate. At Advanced Laser Clinic, we specialize in tattoo removal and can help you erase your unwanted ink quickly, safely, and effectively. Contact us today to learn more about our services!
Prior to Treatment
Every person wishing to be treated at Advanced Laser Clinic will require a consultation with our Laser Consultant prior to their first treatment.
At this appointment, we welcome all questions to advance your understanding of the treatment. There will be a consultation form to be completed about your health and medications to assess your eligibility for treatment.
It is important to run a patch test on the skin to make sure that the settings are safe and suitable for your skin. If there are no reactions 24 hours after your patch test, we can commence your laser treatment.
Before laser therapy, it is very important that you keep your treated area away from sun exposure. Your skin needs to be protected from the sun for a minimum of two weeks before any treatment commences. It is important for pre and post treatment. The lasers work on delivering a specific temperature at a certain depth in the tissue to produce the desired results. This is the end point that can be aggravated if or when exposed to sun causing unwanted adverse effects on the skin.
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Before & After
Is Fotona Laser safe?Yes, as the laser treatment is a non-surgical and non-invasive process which makes use of multi-laser technology., it is clinically proven to be safe for all skin types. Apart from this, it has minimal to no downtime and produces satisfactory results.
Do you offer numbing for Laser hair removal?Unfortunately, topical numbing creams are not safe nor effective when doing Laser Hair Removal. The sensation you feel in treatment is not felt on the skin, but in the follicle of the hair. Unfortunately numbing cream cannot penetrate deep enough to minimise the discomfort that may be felt at the follicle. Please ensure that no occlusive creams are present in the treatment areas when undergoing laser hair removal treatments.
What areas are included in a Full Body Laser Hair Removal?A Full Body Laser Hair Removal includes every part of your body except the head.
Can I have my treatment when I am menstruating?Yes - you can still have laser hair removal treatment while on your period. We advise you to wear a tampon or menstrual cup if you would like to have the Brazilian area treated.
Can I have Laser hair removal if i have Epilepsy?Epilepsy sufferers are advised to consult with their doctor about having Laser Hair Removal. An individual will need to obtain medical clearance from their doctor prior to starting treatment. At Laser Clinics Australia, we also offer various options of protective eyewear to ensure your safety at all times during treatment.
What kind of results can I expect?A majority of patients who undergo this treatment see an 80-90% reduction in their hair growth. and the hair follicles that remain after treatment are damaged, meaning that they will produce a finer hair than before treatment. In the weeks following the laser treatment, you will be noticing less hair, slower-growing hair, and even hair falling out. There is also a reduction in hair bumps and ingrown hairs after your first treatment. It is important to apply moisturizers and cool compresses immediately after the treatment if you feel any discomfort in the treated area. Following the treatment, overall you should be able to see a loss of hair over the month. It is recommended to use sunscreen whenever you step out. Although there are some complications that may occur with the process of laser hair removal, as it is with any medical procedure, these are usually minor and rarely occur. Any possible effects of laser hair removal will be reviewed by your clinician during your consultation.
Pre & post care for laser hair removal treatments.- You are required to shave the entire area you wish to get treated prior to the day of your laser hair removal treatment. - Avoid using exfoliators such as alpha beta hydroxyl acid, alcohol toners or any other creams which might be irritating, for one-week before your laser hair removal treatment. - Do not apply any perfumes, deodorants or any type of makeup to the area to be treated on the day of your treatment. - Do not go for any artificial tanning such as tanning beds and spray tans within 2-3 weeks prior to your treatment. - After your hair removal treatment, you may experience the growth of hair for up to two weeks. However, this is only the treated hair that is being shed from the follicle. - Following your laser hair removal treatment, you will likely experience slight redness and swelling around the hair follicles and some mild discomfort, mostly similar to sunburn. Cool packs may be applied. - You may observe during and after your session the smell of burned hair. However, this is normal. - It is essential to avoid swimming pools and spas treated with chemicals or chlorine until the skin returns to its normal condition. - Until the skin returns to normal condition, you must not have any facials or peels on any treated facial areas. - If the underarm area is being treated, do not use deodorant for 24 to 48 hours. - Following the treatment, do not rub, or pick the area which is treated. Use of loofahs or abrasive scrubs is prohibited for at least 5 days. - Do not practice any strenuous sport activities and any hot water, saunas or jacuzzi for 3 days. - In case a crust develops on the treat area, use aloe Vera twice daily to keep it moist until it gets healed. - If you notice any signs of infection or blistering in the treated area, contact us. - Use sunblock SPF 30 or 50 to protect the skin before and after all treatments.
Scheduling your next treatment.- Shaving is recommended between sessions and 1 or 2 days prior to your next appointment. - The sessions of the facial area treatment are scheduled in four week intervals and four to six weeks for other areas. - Disrupting or missing the appointments can cause less than optimal results. - Between the schedule of treatments, you should not undergo Electrolysis, waxing, threading or tweezing. Avoid tweezing between sessions, however, shaving can be done..
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