The Most Effective Tattoo Removal in Melbourne
QX Max Lasers
QX Max Lasers are the highest performance single-pulse Q- Switched Laser. Fontana’s QX MAX system is the most advanced Q-Switched laser on the market today. It has the power to remove a broad spectrum of tattoo colours. Especially tattoos with darker inks.
How does Laser tattoo removal work:
The Q-Switched Laser is a high powered form of light; this laser can be set in various colour spectrums. When the Q-Switched laser is set to isolate the dark spectrum colours, it will only affect the dark colours within the set range. Therefore it will pass over colours lighter in the spectrum, meaning bare skin is unaffected by the laser. When the Q-switched laser beam locates the ink in the tattoo it shatters the ink into extremely fine particles that will no longer be visible to the naked eye. These particles are then small enough to be absorbed and removed from the body by the lymphatic system (cell cleaning).
Laser wavelengths must be carefully considered when removing multi-coloured tattoos. The Laser wavelength is what determines which colour will be predominantly targeted by the laser to selectively remove it. To ensure safe and effective treatments, you’ll need an optimized selection of wavelengths to target a wide range of colours.
The QX-MAX’s Nd: YAG laser provides the ideal platform for initiating wavelength conversions to create a true multi-wavelength colour removal solution. The QX-MAX offers four treatment wavelengths in a single system:
-1064nm Nd:YAG to treat and remove dark colours.
-532 nm KTP for lighter colours i.e.:- red, tan, purple and orange inks.
-650nm dye for green inks.
-585 nm dye for sky blue inks.
This optimal selection of wavelengths provides the ability to treat a broad range of simple to complex, multi coloured or single coloured tattoos.
tattoo removal treatment
Immediately after your tattoo removal session your skin will be feel tender and may have a burning sensation. The tattoo may have turned white which will not last for longer than one hour. Some patients may also experience bruising, swelling and prolonged redness in the area. Other effects can be blisters, crusts or scabs 12 -72 hours, which may last between 1 -2 weeks.
Below are some post treatment suggestions for you to follow:
For the next 48 hours:
- Refrain from hot showers, exercise or any activity that will make you feel hot and sweaty.
- Only apply some antibiotic or antibacterial cream and apply for up to three times a day. Whilst the area is healing it is also advised to keep it covered with some sterile dressing
- If you like you can apply a cool compress over the next 24 hours, this will help reduce inflammation and redness.
- Avoid any friction such as a loofah or shaving the area and please keep the area clean to prevent infection
- Avoid sun exposure and wear sun block daily (physical SPF preferred) for the next two months
- If the area does look infected (honey coloured crusting and oozing or spreading redness) or any other complications occur please contact us immediately and we will advise you what to do next.