IPL and Tattoo Removal
IPL Hair Removal and Skin Photo Rejuvenation
Members of the Laser and IPL Association New Zealand LIANZ
IPL Skin Photo Rejuvenation
Photo-rejuvenation treatments help to improve sun damage, age spots and pigmentation. Photo Rejuvenation improves acne and over all redness; reduces fine broken capillaries and red veins; regenerates and improves overall skin tone, stimulates collagen production and reduces fine lines. Several treatments are recommended for best results. Your treatment will be carried out by an experienced qualified operator who holds a Laser Safety Certificate.
A patch test is required before commencing treatment.
IPL Permanent Hair Reduction
Pulses of light penetrate the skin and are absorbed by the melanin in the hair. The absorption heats the hair shaft and the energy is transmitted to the hair follicle. The hair follicles are destroyed and the hairs then fall out in two to three weeks.
Any areas of the face and body can be treated with pulse light. The darker the hair, the richer in melanin and the better the result. Light and fine hairs are more difficult to eliminate but they are not impossible.
For most people there is virtually no pain. The feeling of the treatment is extremely variable from one person to another and it depends on the concentration of melanin in the skin and the size and density of the hair. For best results several treatments are required.
How Do Lasers Remove Tattoos?
Laser tattoo removal is the preferred method of removing tattoos. Q-Switched lasers have been developed specifically to remove tattoos. Our state of the art Q-Switched laser produces short pulses of intense light that target the tattoo pigment and shatters the tattoo ink reducing the risk to surrounding tissue. Once the pigment is shattered it is removed by the body’s immune/lymphatic system. Our laser removes both darker and lighter tattoos using different wave lengths.
Does It Hurt?
The laser can sting and has been described as a thin rubber band being snapped against the skin. It can also depend on the amount of ink in the area and the location. However, a topical numbing cream can be applied an hour before the treatment (we recommend EMLA, which you can purchase from most pharmacies).
What Can I Expect After The Treatment?
Immediately after treatment the area will be white which is called frosting due to the energy created by the shattering of the ink particles. This disappears within 2-4 hours through the body’s immune response and is replaced by swelling and redness which feels like sunburn. Sometimes there will be pin point bleeding and blisters can develop within 8-72 hours which may last for up to 10 days. An antibacterial ointment and dressing will be applied to the area. Following your treatment, itching is very common due to the dehydrating effect of the laser. We will provide detailed aftercare instructions for you.
How Many Treatments Do I need?
The number of sessions depends on the amount and type of ink used, the age and range of colours used in the tattoo and this can vary from client to client. A six week minimum interval between treatments is required to allow pigment residue to be absorbed by the body. In many cases the tattoo will continue to fade up to two years after your last treatment. If you are considering tattoo removal it is important to keep the treated area protected from the sun for at least four weeks prior to treatment.
Tattoo Removal Therapist
Our experienced technicians are fully trained for tattoo removal with an additional IPL Laser Safety Certificate and they are members of the Laser and IPL Association of New Zealand LIANZ.
Tattoo Removal Pricing
Prepay 4 treatments and receive 15% discount.
|Consultation||Includes patch test||$65|
|Small Tattoo||5cm x 5cm or less||$75|
|Medium||10cm x 10cm or less||$150|
|Large||15cm x 15cm or less||$250|
|Extra Large||20cm x 20cm or less||P.O.A.|
Prices include G.S.T. and are subject to change.
These sizes and prices for Laser tattoo removal are a guideline only and may be subject to change in cases where there are larger concentrations of ink. Many factors determine the number of treatments required. This includes, skin type, colour, location, density of ink and scarring caused by tattoo application.
Generally 1-5 treatments are required to remove an amateur tattoo and 5-10 treatments for a professional tattoo.