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Tattoo removal laser sunshine coast

Tattoo Removal

Tattoo removal is the safest and most effective way to say goodbye to unwanted ink. Every day Laser technology becomes more and more advanced, meaning the tattoo removal process gets easier and more effective. Here at Revival Laser Clinic our machines are the latest models with the most advanced technology on the Sunshine Coast. Our machines were manufactured in 2023 unlike other clinics on the coast we use the latest and best! We also use a very advanced cooling system that helps numb the area before and during treatment, it reduces the chance of swelling, blistering and inflammation after treatment. 

Tattoo removal works by using a laser that produces pulses of light energy. Each pulse of energy penetrates the skin and is absorbed by the tattoo ink. As the tattoo ink particles absorb the energy, they heat up and then shatter into tiny fragments. Once the ink breaks up it takes around 6-8 weeks for the body then to absorb the ink particles into the blood stream. It usually takes between 5-10 sessions to fully remove a tattoo but some peoples tattoos tattoos take less treatments while some can take more treatments  and when we need to allow 4-6 weeks between treatments, it needs to be understood that the process in its entirety can take up to 10-12 months.  Colored ink like blue and green is one of the hardest inks to remove along with white and without the right wavelength of laser but be ensured that at Revival Laser Clinic we have the ability to remove your colored tattoos. 

The most common question we get here at Revival Laser Clinic is is will it hurt! The answer is yes, but the treatment from start to finish takes anywhere from 30 seconds to 5 minutes depending on the size of the tattoo of course. After your tattoo removal treatment it usually takes around 2-5 days for the swelling and mild pain to go away. We will give you post treatment instructions along with post laser cream to apply to soothe any pain or irritation you may have.

If you’re wondering how the tone of your skin could influence your treatment results, you’ve come to the right place!

Laser tattoo removal on dark skin poses a higher risk, and should always be approached conservatively.

Learn below the 5 key points relating to skin type and tattoo removal, and all about the Fitzpatrick skin type 1-6.

















1. Why Your Skin Tone Matters

The tone of your skin will have a direct impact on your results.

How direct?

It’s the #1 factor on the list that determines estimated number of treatments  during consultation.

Laser tattoo removal on dark skin will always take longer to achieve successful results.

Why does darker skin take longer?

Skin color is defined as the amount of melanin in your skin. The higher the melanin levels (dark skin) the more care needs to be taken during treatment.

Lower laser settings = slower results.

Lighter skin types will benefit the most, due to us being able to be more aggressive with the laser settings.

Higher laser settings = faster results.

It pays to be pale!


2. How The Laser Reads Your Skin

The laser works by making a distinction between the ink and your skin. The more contrast there is between the two, the more aggressive we can be with the laser settings.

Just like tattoo pigment, the melanin in your skin can reflect or absorb the beam’s light coming from the laser.

The laser energy will target the ink pigment in your skin. If the settings are used incorrectly, by someone who doesn’t understand the Fitzpatrick scale, unwanted side effects can be induced.


3. Skin Related Side Effects

Here’s why it’s so crucial to choose a technician/clinic with vast experience in treating all skin types. 

Here’s the deal: If certain protocols aren’t followed during treatment, your skin and melanin could be harmed in the process. The two most common temporary skin related side effects are hypopigmentation and hyperpigmentation. Hyperpigmentation is defined as the darkening of skin. This is a result of excess melanin formation.

This side effect is most commonly experienced in medium skin toned patients. The effects will heal over time.

Hypopigmentation after tattoo removal is defined as the temporary lightening of skin. This effect is more typical on dark skin types and is a result of a reduction in melanin.

Hypo can take longer to heal, but is temporary and can be reversed by following your aftercare instructions properly.

4. Safest Laser Type

Their are many laser types and devices used for many unique aesthetic procedures.

There is no “one size fits all”

Furthermore, not all laser devices are cleared by the QLD health to use on all tattoo removal skin types. Finding a clinic who utilizes a specific laser to treat all skin tones is crucial.

What’s the bottom line?

To effectively remove your ink and protect your skin, you need to be treated with a new generation Q-Switched ND: YAG laser.

Other laser wavelengths, such as the the Ruby and Alexandrite, are effective for removing resistant green and blue pigments. However, they run a higher risk of causing unwanted pigmentation issues.

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