Tattoo Removal - Akaliko Skin Clinic
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Tattoo Removal

Introducing the “Tiratana” ND Q SWITCHED YAG LASER with new advances in Q-switched laser technology, tattoo removal can be achieved with minimal risk of scarring and permanent pigmentary alteration. There are many types of tattoos: amateur, professional, cosmetic, medicinal and traumatic. Amateur tattoos require less treatment sessions than professional multicoloured tattoos. Other factors to consider when evaluating tattoos for removal are: location, age and the skin type of the patient. The Q-switched Nd:YAG laser has a fluency of 532 nm and 1064 nm. The 532 nm is used for red, pink and orange pigments and the 1064nm is used for darker pigments: black, blue, purple etc.

How does it work?

The laser radiates the light of specific wavelengths in a high peak, ultra-short nanosecond energy pulse. The light penetrates the tissue and is absorbed by the pigment and results in an instantaneous blast. The pigment particles are shattered into fragments, parts of them will be bounced out of the skin and the other parts will be exploded into tiny particles that can be engulfed by phagocytes and then eliminated by the lymphatic system over time. Each treatment is to be retreated at least 10-12 weeks apart to allow the ink to leave the system.

How many treatments do you need?

On average, professional tattoos need 6 to 15 treatments, while amateur tattoos need four to six treatments. The number of treatments depends on the size of the tattoo, the amount and type of ink used, the depth of the ink in the skin and the age of the tattoo. The location of the tattoo will also effect the clearance rate. Unfortunately we can not give an exact number of treatments due to variation and depths/colours of tattoos.

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Extra small (up to 3cm x 3cm): $70.00
Small (up to 10cm x 5cm): $145.00
Medium (up to 15cm x 10cm): $249.00
Large (up to 20cm x 15cm): $375.00
Extra large (up to 30cm x 20cm): $475.00