How effective is laser tattoo removal? (photo)

Medical-grade Laser Tattoo Removal using a Pico Laser (eg PicoPlus, Discovery, PicoSure) is the Most effective method of removing tattoos - black or coloured. However, no tattoo removal specialist can assure 100% removal. You have a multi-coloured tattoo, which is more difficult to remove as compared to black tattoos. The success of tattoo removal depends on Many things. For more information on the Effectiveness, Success rates and Prices of tattoo removal in Singapore. Hope that this helps!

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How much does laser tattoo removal cost in Singapore, and what affects the costs of tattoo removal?

Picosecond lasers for tattoo removal costs $700 – $1200 per session. 3 - 8 sessions are usually required, depending on individual characteristics and your tattoo type. The estimated total bill will be about $2000 for simple tattoos. Challenging tattoos may cost up to $4000 to remove. As you can see, effective tattoo removal in Singapore is definitely not cheap, which makes it all the more important to get it right the first time! The costs for tattoo removal will differ according to how many sessions you need.

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How fast can one expect to see results after tattoo removal?

Many patients are eager to see immediate results, but it is important for you to understand that the tattoo removal s a long drawn out process and it takes time. Patience is key! Some factors that will affect how quickly your tattoo clears include: Your body’s immune system (ability to breakdown the ink and repair itself) Body placement of your tattoo Type of ink colors Amount of ink used Is there it over an existing scar or a pre-existing tattoo Whether or not you smoke Technology also plays an important role in the rate of complete removal.

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How far apart should each laser tattoo removal session be?

Your skin needs time to heal. Attempting to remove a tattoo whilst it is still healing only increases your chance of scarring. Minimally, I would advise four to six weeks between each laser treatment as stacking the treatments too closely together can cause damage instead. You might need to wait a little longer if you are a smoker as well.

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How effective is laser tattoo removal for dark skin? (photo)

Your skin color will be absorbing the laser energy as well as the tattoo ink. The darker you are, the more melanin you have. This also absorbs the laser energy in addition to the tattoo ink. It is possible to remove your tattoo, except that you may very likely require more sessions when compared to someone with a lighter skin tone since I need to be more conservative with the energy settings used. Regardless of whether you have dark or fair skin, you face the same risks and side effects. Individuals with darker skin tones may face an increased risk for hyperpigmentation or hypopigmentation.

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Which is best for tattoo removal between laser removal, microdermabrasion or surgical excision?

Hi Mei Siew, The best method for tattoo removal remains the laser. Choosing the right person to do the job is just as important as the laser technology used. The PicoWay treatment remains my favorite laser for this purpose because of the range of colors it can treat in addition to the speed at which it clears most tattoos.

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How can I find the best doctors for tattoo removal in Singapore?

Information is easily available online. It is also in the palm of your hands. I would do a search on your favorite search engine either on your smart phone or computer and read a few reviews before making a decision on the ideal person to help remove your tattoos. You also need to consider the laser technology used as well as the person operating the laser. This is going to be a long process and you will need to be comfortable with the person who is doing the treatment. The current gold standard laser remains the Medlite C6.

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How painful is laser tattoo removal?

Hi Ye Xu, This is a common question that I get asked a lot. I tell my patients that the discomfort of laser tattoo removal is roughly similar to getting a tattoo. Depending on the location of the tattoo, certain areas might feel more painful than others. I use a combination of techniques to minimise discomfort: Iceing Cooler during laser treatment Local anesthesia - numbing injections. Generally, most patients find that the discomfort for Laser tattoo removal is tolerable. For more information on tattoo removals, check out this Guide to Tattoo Removals in Singapore.

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What is the best method for tattoo removal in Singapore? (photo)

To remove a tattoo is a long drawn out process. The laser remains the best method to remove a tattoo. Several years ago doctors looked at the existing technologies and decided that the Q-Switched Nd-YAg lasers should be considered the gold-standard laser for tattoo removal. The pigment that absorbs the laser energy is called the chromophore. There are 3 processes that happen when the laser beam hits the skin. Photothermal effect - the chromophore is heated and effectively burns up.

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How can I get the best results after tattoo removal, and what is the recovery process like?

It is very important to adopt proper post laser aftercare for the entire recovery process. After each treatment, the treated area may seem like a superficial burn wound and you need to treat it like an open wound. You may expect to experience the following side effects like blistering, scabbing or itching after a few days. However, the above side effects are temporary and will subside within a week. I prescribe a treatment regime and when followed helps to speed the healing process and reduce the chances of scarring.

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How effective is tattoo removal cream?

I’m afraid that it is not very effective. I have seen these creams advertised as well and I have interviewed some of my patients who have used them. The consensus is that the results are marginal, if any, at best. The laser remains the gold standard for tattoo removal. It would be wise to consider this as your only option. I have seen too many scars as a result of other attempts at trying to remove tattoos using common household agents. My advice is to choose carefully where you get your treatment.

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How much scarring can I expect after tattoo removal?

Hi Ges Shu, Tattoo removal typically doesn't cause scarring. However, there is still a chance that your skin will scar because it's fighting against the trauma of tattooing and laser removal. There are also instances where patients scratch the wound while it’s healing and dig out the good skin cells, which leads to scarring. There are also some treatment methods are slightly less prone to scarring. For example, I often recomend the PicoWay treatment to my patients because it lowers the chance of scarring much more than the Medlite C6 that I also use.

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Which type of laser is best for tattoo removal?

Laser tattoo removal in Singapore is a diverse market. Having worked in several clinics, I have found that different types and brands of lasers have varying levels of effectiveness in removing Tattoo Ink. Tattoo removal works on the concept of delivering large amounts of energy to shatter tattoo pigments which are then absorbed by your body’s immune system. Based on research studies, a Pico Laser or Picosecond Laser is the latest and most effective Laser Technology for Tattoo Removal. This supercedes older technology known as “Q-switched Lasers”, which are also used for Pigment/Tattoo removal.

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What are some common side-effects after a PicoSure tattoo removal?

The most common side effects are: Pain - tattoo removal can be more painful than getting the tattoo, that’s why I use strong numbing cream, however, even with that, it is still painful. Redness - skin redness at the treated area is to be expected and can last for 8-12 hours. Blisters - blisters can form and will need cautious care with creams and maybe even wound dressing. No results - some stubborn tattoos may be difficult to remove but with PicoSure, a type of picosecond laser, it is much able to treat stubborn tattoos due to its unique 755nm wavelength and low pulse duration.

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What are the symptoms of a tattoo-related infection (photo)?

Hi, the symptoms and signs of a skin infection that may arise from the process of tattooing are redness, swelling and pain with discharge. These signs happen several days after the procedure. Another type of infection is related to the transmission through the use of contaminated needles that cut / penetrate the skin ie. tattoo needles. HIV and hepatitis B and C are some examples of such transmissible infections. These, however, can take several weeks before the symptoms become apparent. Hope this helps.

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