Tattoos have become increasingly popular over the last few years. It is estimated that up to 50% of the people with tattoos have thought about getting their tattoos removed for a variety of reasons. The prospect of having a tattoo removed, on the other hand, may be terrifying.
Tattoo removal in Singapore has become possible with the availability of advanced laser technology.
Tattoos can be removed using a laser treatment known as PICO laser in Singapore.
The high-energy laser beam from PICO laser can penetrate through the skin’s outer layer, shattering and permanently destroying tattoo ink. Over the next few weeks, your body’s immune system naturally eliminates the shattered ink pigments. This is how laser treatment gradually lightens your tattoos over several treatment sessions.
The efficacy of laser treatment is influenced by a number of factors including tattoo colour, density, position, depth, age of the tattoo inks, and underlying skin colour. Black tattoos generally react well to PICO laser. Colourful tattoos typically do not respond very well to laser treatment. If performed correctly and according to the treatment regime, laser treatment can result in dramatic tattoo fading.
In summary, the efficacy of pico laser tattoo removal varries from person to person due to multiple factors.
Laser tattoo removal is usually uncomfortable due to high laser energy. Prior to the procedure, adequate numbing cream is applied to minimise pain. If the tattoo is large, it is usually divided into sections to be treated over several sessions.
All tattoos will require multiple sessions of laser treatment. Each treatment is 4-6 weeks apart. Observing how the tattoo responds to the initial treatment is the best approach to determine how many treatment sessions may be required.
Most tattoos, especially coloured tattoos, cannot disappear completely even after several sessions of pico laser treatment. Laser treatment may lighten tattoos significantly but will usually leave behind some remnants of tattoo ink or surrounding skin discolouration.
It is important to establish the expectation with our doctor in the initial consultation before starting treatment.
Cost of laser tattoo removal in Singapore ranges from $100 – $1000+.
At SOL Aesthetics Medical Clinic, cost of laser tattoo removal starts from $150 depending on the size and complexity of the tattoo.
Laser tattoo removal can potentially lead to skin scarring such as hyperpigmentation (post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation), hypopigmentation (too much lightening), and hypertrophic and keloid scarring.
After laser treatment, there is a risk of skin infection. During the healing phase, you will be given an antimicrobial cream to apply to the treated region. Some patients may experience redness, crusting, blistering, and light bleeding, which will go away in 1-2 weeks.
As a result, it is important to speak with a doctor and understand the procedure thoroughly before beginning any laser tattoo treatment.
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*Disclaimer: The content provided is for educational and informational purposes only and does not intend to substitute professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.