ABOUT LASER TATTOO REMOVAL

HOW LASER TATTOO REMOVAL WORKS:

A LASER IS DESIGNED TO PRODUCE ONE OR MORE SPECIFIC WAVELENGTHS OF LIGHT IN SHORT BURSTS. TATTOO INK IS REMOVED BY USING THIS SPECIFIC WAVELENGTH OF LIGHT THAT PASSES INTO THE SKIN, BUT IS ABSORBED BY THE INK. THE RAPID ABSORPTION OF LIGHT ENERGY CAUSES THE TATTOO INK TO BREAK INTO TINY PARTICLES THAT CAN THEN BE REMOVED BY THE BODY’S NATURAL FILTERING AND IMMUNE SYSTEMS. THE TATTOO FADES GRADUALLY OVER A SERIES OF TREATMENTS. ON AVERAGE, PROFESSIONAL TATTOOS REQUIRE 5-8 TREATMENTS FOR FULL REMOVAL. ALL TREATMENTS ARE SPACES 6 WEEKS APART. THE NUMBER OF TREATMENTS DEPENDS ON A NUMBER OF VARIABLES (FOR EXAMPLE: BODY PLACEMENT, TYPE OF INK, COLOUR ETC).

COLOURS:

DARK ( BLACK ) AND RED INKS WILL LIGHTEN THE BEST. ORANGES AND PURPLES USUALLY LIGHTEN OVER TIME AS WELL. BLUE, GREEN AND YELLOW INKS ARE THE MOST DIFFICULT TO REMOVE AND ADDITIONAL TREATMENTS ARE SOMETIMES NEEDED TO PRODUCE SIGNIFICANT FADING. WE USE THE GOLD STANDARD IN MEDICAL LASERS THAT ALLOW US TO LIGHTEN ALL COLOURS.

OUR MEDICAL LASER EQUPIMENT:

WE USE THE MOST ADVANCED EQUIPMENT IN THE WORLD. WITH RESULTS SPEAKING FOR THEMSELVES, MEDLITE C6 HOMOGENOUS BEAM DELIVERS ENERGY EVENLY OVER THE SKIN’S SURFACE, MINIMISING EPIDERMAL INJURY WHILST REDUCING THE AMOUNT OF TREATMENTS YOU NEED. AT MJ DRIVER, WE SPECIALISE IN TREATING ALL COLOURS WITH PERSONAL EXPERIENCE AND UNDERSTANDING. OUR LASERS ARE USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH ADVANCED COOLING MACHINES TO HELP MINIMISE DISCOMFORT DURING AND AFTER THE TREATMENT PROCESS.

WHY Q-SWITCH IS BETTER FOR TATTOO REMOVAL THAN PICOSURE?

THERE’S BEEN A LOT OF TALK  (AND CLEVER MARKETING)  RECENTLY ABOUT THE NEW PICOSURE TATTOO REMOVAL TECHNOLOGY. SOME HELPFUL TIPS BELOW AS TO WHY WE WILL NOT BE SWITCHING FROM AUSTRALIA’S BEST GOLD STANDARD Q-SWITCH MEDICAL LASER EQUIPMENT TO THE OVER ADVERTISED PICOSURE. OUR RESULTS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES. DON’T FALL FOR GIMMICKY MARKETING TRAPS.

IT ALL COMES DOWN TO PHYSICS. IN A NUTSHELL, DIFFERENT WAVELENGTHS HAVE DIFFERENT IMPACTS ON SPECIFIC COLOURS OF TATTOO INK WITHIN THE SKIN. YOU NEED A SERIES OF DIFFERENT WAVELENGTHS TO PROPERLY HIT THE DEPTH OF BLACKS, GREENS, YELLOWS, REDS, AND OTHER COLOURS. THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS A “DO-IT-ALL” WAVELENGTH.

WAVELENGTHS:

1064: THIS WAVELENGTH HITS BLACK, WHICH IS THE DEEPEST AND EASIEST TO REMOVE.532: THIS WAVELENGTH HITS RED/ORANGE, WHICH IS THE MOST SHALLOW IN THE SKIN.
THE PICOSURE USES ONE WAVELENGTH: 755. WHY? IN THE EARLY DAYS OF LASER TATTOO REMOVAL, 755 WAS THE GOLDEN NUMBER. ALTHOUGH THESE LASERS WORK, IT DOESN’T GO DEEP ENOUGH TO HIT THE BLACKS, LET ALONE REMOVE THEM. WHEN IT COMES TO BLUES AND GREENS, THE WAVELENGTH GOES PAST THEM.

STILL NOT CONVINCED? SCIENCE SPEAKS FOR ITSELF IN A 2013 STUDY BY THE JOURNAL OF THE LASER AND HEALTH ACADEMY IN WHICH RESEARCHERS CONCLUDED THAT,

“THE PUBLISHED LITERATURE AND OUR PRELIMINARY RESULTS SEEM TO INDICATE THAT CURRENT “PICOSECOND” LASERS ARE NOT EXPECTED TO HAVE A SIGNIFICANTLY BETTER TATTOO CLEARANCE EFFECT IN COMPARISON WITH THE “GOLD STANDARD” Q-SWITCHED NANOSECOND TATTOO LASERS. … IT IS OUR OPINION THAT TOP-OF-THE-LINE Q-SWITCHED NANOSECOND LASERS WILL REMAIN THE DEVICES OF CHOICE FOR TATTOO REMOVAL.”


THE FREQUENTLY ASKED STUFF

HOW MUCH DOES LASER TATTOO REMOVAL COST?

TREATMENT PRICES ARE DEPENDENT ON A NUMBER OF FACTORS, INCLUDING THE SIZE OF THE TATTOO, THE COLOUR OF THE INK PIGMENT AND THE NUMBER OF TREATMENTS REQUIRED. MJ DRIVER PROVIDES THE SAFEST AND MOST AFFORDABLE TREATMENTS POSSIBLE STARTING FROM *$80 PER SESSION. ALL FREE CONSULTS AND APPOINTMENTS ARE OBLIGATION-FREE.

HOW MANY TREATMENTS DOES LASER TATTOO REMOVAL REQUIRE?

WE BELIEVE IN HONEST, REALISTIC COMMUNICATION WITH PATIENTS. THIS MEANS WE ARE STRAIGHT TO THE POINT WITH HOW MANY LASER TATTOO REMOVAL SESSIONS YOU’LL NEED. WE BELIEVE IN QUALITY RESULTS AND NOT STRINGING YOU ALONG FOR A RIDE LIKE MANY OTHER CLINICS. THE NUMBER OF TREATMENTS NEEDED WILL BE DETERMINED BY THE SIZE, INK COLOUR AND DEPTH OF THE TATTOO. ON AVERAGE FOR FULL REMOVAL IT IS 5-7 TREATMENTS. SESSIONS ARE VERY QUICK, SMALL TATTOOS ARE LESS THAN 5 MINUTES TO COMPLETE. LARGER TATTOOS CAN EXTEND TO 15 OR 20 MINUTES.

WILL MY SKIN GO BACK TO NORMAL?

IN MOST CASES YES, IF THE TATTOO IS HEAVILY PIGMENTED WITH LAYERS AND LAYERS OF INK FROM MULTIPLE COVER-UPS, IT CAN BE HARDER HOWEVER EACH CLIENT’S REMOVAL PROCESS IS DIFFERENT AND REQUIRES A CONSULTATION AND LASER TATTOO REMOVAL PLAN.

IS LASER TATTOO REMOVAL TREATMENT PAINFUL?

THE TREATMENT CAN CAUSE SOME SLIGHT DISCOMFORT DEPENDING ON YOUR PAIN THRESHOLD. WE UTILISE A LOCALISED CHILLED AIR COOLING TREATMENT WITH A CONTINUOUS FLOW OF CHILLED AIR BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER THE TREATMENT TO FURTHER MINIMISE ANY DISCOMFORT. MOST CLIENTS FIND THIS MORE THAN ADEQUATE AND DO NOT NEED ANY ADDITIONAL NUMBING CREAM HOWEVER NUMBING CREAMS CAN BE SOURCED FROM CHEMISTS AND/OR PRESCRIBED BY YOUR GP. THESE HELP TO BRING THE LEVEL OF PAIN DOWN TO THAT EXPERIENCED IN THE ORIGINAL APPLICATION OF THE TATTOO. TALK TO YOUR LOCAL CHEMIST TO FIND OUT WHAT CREAMS THEY STOCK AND RECOMMEND. WE RECOMMEND A MINIMUM OF 6 WEEKS BETWEEN EACH TREATMENT. ANY SOONER AND YOU RISK DAMAGE TO THE SKIN.

CAN YOU REMOVE ALL COLOURS?

BLACK INK IS THE EASIEST TO LIGHTEN, WHICH IS GOOD CONSIDERING IT’S THE HARDEST TO COVER UP. LIGHTER COLOURS LIKE GREEN, YELLOW, PURPLE, PINK, ARE MORE STUBBORN AND USUALLY REQUIRE MORE TREATMENTS HOWEVER WE CAN LIGHTEN ALL COLOURS.

HOW SHOULD I CARE FOR THE AREA AFTER MY TREATMENT?

AFTERCARE IS VERY MUCH YOUR RESPONSIBILITY AS WE WILL OUTLINE OUR THOROUGH AND STRICT AFTERCARE INSTRUCTIONS TO YOU VERBALLY AND IN WRITING PRIOR TO YOUR LASER TREATMENT. THESE STEPS ARE VERY IMPORTANT TO FOLLOW TO MAKE SURE YOUR LASER TREATMENT IS SUCCESSFUL. PLEASE CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT OUR AFTERCARE INSTRUCTIONS IF YOU HAVEN’T ALREADY RECEIVED OUR AFTERCARE PACKAGE.

WHAT WILL MY SKIN LOOK LIKE AFTER TREATMENT??

BESIDES THE IMMEDIATE DISCOMFORT, YOU MAY EXPERIENCE SWELLING, SCABBING, BLISTERING AND BRUISING. THIS IS OUTLINES IN OUR AFTERCARE INSTRUCTIONS VERBALLY AND IN WRITING PRIOR TO AND AFTER YOUR LASER TREATMENT.

CAN I GO IN THE SUN/SWIMMING AFTER MY TREATMENT?

AVOID DIRECT SUN EXPOSURE (AND ARTIFICIAL TANNING BEDS) OR PROLONGED TIME SUBMERGED IN WATER. WEAR PROTECTIVE CLOTHING OR APPLY SPF50+ SUN BLOCK TO THE TREATMENT AREA AT ALL TIMES WHEN IN THE SUN. AVOID SUNBURN AT ALL COSTS AND BE SURE TO FOLLOW OUR AFTERCARE INSTRUCTION FOR THE BEST POSSIBLE RESULTS FROM YOUR LASER TREATMENT.


HOW TO PREPARE

1. WE CANNOT TREAT YOU IF YOU HAVE HAD THE SUN-TANNING VITAMIN A INJECTIONS WITHIN THE LAST SIX MONTHS OR IF YOU HAVE RECENT LARGE AMOUNTS OF SUN EXPOSURE.
2. HAVE A SHOWER PRIOR TO YOUR LASER REMOVAL TREATMENT AND BE SURE TO EAT SOMETHING AN HOUR BEFORE YOUR APPOINTMENT.
3. DOES TO HURT?: WE USE ADVANCED COOLING MACHINES TO HELP MINIMISE DISCOMFORT DURING AND AFTER THE LASER REMOVAL TREATMENT PROCESS. YOU MAY ALSO USE NUMBING CREAM, PLEASE ENSURE YOU APPLY THIS PROPERLY AND FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS OF YOUR CHOSEN NUMBING PRODUCT. YOU MAY ARRIVE WITH NUMBING CREAM ON AND THIS WILL NEED TO BE REMOVED PRIOR TO THE LASER REMOVAL TREATMENT.
4. WE CANNOT TREAT YOU IF YOU ARE PREGNANT, BREASTFEEDING, PRONE TO KELOID SCARRING, INTOXICATED OR UNDER STRONG MEDICATION SUCH AS ROACCUTANE ETC. THIS WILL BE VERBALLY DISCUSSED WITH YOU AS WELL AS BEING OUTLINED IN OUR CONSENT FORM PRIOR TO ANY LASER REMOVAL TREATMENT.


POST TREATMENT

BE SURE TO FOLLOW OUR STRICT AND THOROUGH AFTERCARE INSTRUCTIONS AS YOU AGREE TO FOLLOW THESE UPON SIGNING OUR WRITTEN RELEASE FORM, AFTERCARE WILL ALSO BE DISCUSSED WITH YOU VERBALLY AND OUTLINED VERY CLEARLY TO YOU BEFORE AND AFTER YOUR LASER TATTOO REMOVAL TREATMENT. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS IN ORDER TO PRODUCE THE BEST POSSIBLE LASER TREATMENT RESULTS. PLEASE READ OUR FAQ FOR MORE DETAILS ON AFTER CARE.


TATTOO REMOVAL METHODS TO AVOID

FADE CREAMS THESE DON’T WORK, SIMPLE. TATTOO INK LIES BENEATH THE SKIN AND THESE CREAMS ARE APPLIED TO THE SURFACE OF THE SKIN.

ACID PEELS DANGEROUS AND CAN CAUSE SCARRING IF NOT WORSE! STAY CLEAR, IT’S ACID!

TRANS EPIDERMAL PIGMENT RELEASE (*TATT2AWAY, *TATTEXTRACT ETC) WE HAVE HAD EXPERIENCE WITH THIS AS WE TRIED IT MANY YEARS AGO AND NOTHING HAPPENED EXCEPT THICK SCARRING AND RED MARKS. WE RECEIVE BROCHURES FOR THIS TREATMENT ALL THE TIME, *REJUVI AND *TAT2 AWAY ARE THE MOST COMMON BRANDS. CLIENTS COME TO US STRESSED AND CONFUSED AT THE HORRIFIC SCARRING FROM THIS TREATMENT ASKING FOR OUR HELP TO REMOVE THE REMAINING INK THAT SITS AROUND THE SCARS. IT IS MUCH HARDER TO LASER ONCE THIS TREATMENT HAS BEEN DONE AS IT DAMAGES THE SKIN CAUSING IN SOME CASES, IRREVERSIBLE SCARRING.

DERMABRASION & SALABRASION WE DON’T LIVE IN THE 1800’S! THERE IS NO NEED FOR THIS BARBARIC FORM OF TATTOO REMOVAL ANYMORE. IT IS MUCH MORE PAINFUL THAN LASER AND NO LONGER APPLICABLE TO THE INDUSTRY.

SKIN GRAFT WE ACTUALLY LOOKED INTO THIS WITH A PLASTIC SURGEON, EXPENSIVE AND YOUR SKIN WILL NEVER LOOK THE SAME. OUR DR WAS VERY KIND AND HONEST WITH US AND SAID NOT TO DO THIS AS IT IS WAY TOO DRASTIC OF A PROCESS AND LASER IS A MUCH SAFER AND AFFORDABLE OPTION.

ARGON & CO2 LASERS LASERS THAT ARE NOW OUTDATED, NOT AS POWERFUL OR EFFECTIVE FOR REMOVAL AND NO LONGER USED IN THE TATTOO REMOVAL INDUSTRY.