Knowledge is Power... everything you need to know to make an educated decision when choosing laser treatments for your body.
Tattoo removal questions? we've got ANSWERS!
How many treatments will I need?
Tattoo removal does take time and you need to have realistic expectations and this will be reviewed during your complimentary consultation. For full removal, it can be between 6- 12 sessions. For a partial removal, where you would be covering it up with another tattoo, can take anywhere from 2-6 sessions. Black ink tattoos are the best to remove. Not all colors respond the same and may take a while longer to remove.
Age of tattoo
Location on body
Will it leave a scar?
The treatments are done 6 weeks apart so the body has time to heal and the immune system has time to flush out the ink particles form your last session. It is important to lead a healthy active lifestyle during and after your treatments. This will impact the success and speed of the ink removal process.
What should I avoid before starting treatment?
How does the tattoo removal process work?
The PicoWay laser emits light energy into the targeted tattoo that then shatters the ink into tiny pieces. These tiny pieces are then taken away by the lymphatic system and removed through body waste.
What makes the PicoWay laser the best on the market?
532nm — works on red, orange, yellow, violet and brown.
785nm — PicoWay is the only machine that has this wavelength, it targets blue and green inks.
1064nm — works on black ink
Every little thing you want to know about the CARBON FACIAL
What to expect during the facial?
During the procedure, medical grade black carbon powder will be applied onto the face or back. It will absorb the dead skin on the upper layer of the skin, as well as the dirt deep inside of the pores.
Is it painful?
What is the post care treatment?
This is often referred to as the lunch time facial as there is no downtime and you can go back to your regular day to day activities straight afterwards. You might have some redness but it will disappear within a few hours. A sunscreen of 50+ will be applied immediately after the treatment. Make up is allowed to be reapplied straight after.
How long do the results last?
This all depends on your lifestyle , skin type and condition of your skin. You will notice results after a single treatment. However, for long-term results we recommend 4-6 treatments spaced 2-4 weeks apart.
Anything to avoid before having a facial?
We recommend waiting 2 weeks if you have had muscle relaxant treatments or dermal filler.
How long does it take?
It takes between 30 - 45 minutes, depending on the area of the body. The face will take less time than the back.
What you need to know about the PicoWay Resolve Laser
What are the benefits of the PicoWay Resolve Laser?
Minimized brown spots
Stimulates collagen growth
Diminished acne scars
Does it hurt and how much downtime is there with PicoWay Resolve?
How does Picoway Resolve work?
It works for skin rejuvenation and the elimination of fine lines, wrinkles, freckles, birthmarks, brown spots, acne scars, melasma in a non-surgical way.
How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments depends on the specific condition you are wanting to treat. If you are trying to address hyperpigmentation or acne scars we would recommend a series of treatments. We recommend 4 treatments for optimal reults, once a month.
How is the PicoWay Resolve laser different from alternative skin rejuvenation devices on the market?
How long does it take and are there any side effects?
What is the post care treatment?
What are the recommended pre treatment instuctions?
Be sure to inform the clinic of any past or current medical condition, disease, or medications that you take. Avoid exposure to excessive sunlight , tanning booths, and self tanners 2 weeks prior to your appointment. Recently tanned skin cannot be treated.
Botox/Dysport and Fillers... get all the intel on injectibles here!
Who administers the injectable treatments?
What is the difference between Botox/Dysport and Fillers?
Botox/Dysport relaxes the muscle, and in turn can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Dermal Fillers are used to enhance an area, by injecting a gel like substance called Hyaluronic Acid; it can be used to define, hydrate and combat loss of volume in a specific area.
How long do the effects of these treatments last?
We usually ball park the effects of Botox/Dysport as around 3 months, and the effects of Fillers anywhere from 6-12 months. This will vary person to person.
How quickly will I see results?
For Botox/Dysport, results can be seen anywhere between 24 hours-2 weeks post treatment. Filler results will start to show instantly – and settle into their final look within a few days. Length of efficacy also varies on consistency of dermal filler being used determined by the area being treated. Optimal results can be maintained for an even longer period of time with repeat treatments and upkeep.
Are there any risks involved?
As with anything, there are always risks. We do our utmost to minimize these risks, and your help is paramount in that too. For more information, book in for a consultation to speak to Sanja.
Do these treatments hurt?
Mild discomfort may be felt during treatment. We use a topical anesthetic before start of treatment to numb the area, as well as, Lidocaine-containing fillers to ensure minimal discomfort is felt during procedure.
Do I need a consultation, even if I've had treatment before elsewhere?
Yes, all our appointment slots are designed to allow time for both consultation and treatment. If you’ve had treatment before then this will be a quick chat to determine the outcome you’re looking for. Our consultations are complementary.
Can I have injectables when pregnant?
No. There have been little to no tests done on whether injectables are safe to have whilst pregnant. On this basis, we do not administer any injectables during pegnancy or whilst breastfeeding.
How far in advance do I have to book an appointment?
Usually you will be fine to book an appointment a few days to a week in advance. This can vary depending on the day/time and time of year – your best bet is to call and speak to our Receptionist about our availability.
Do I have to wait in between getting injectables?
This entirely depends on where the treatments are being administered. As long as they don’t interfere with each other, you can have them in one session.
Can I have a facial after an injectable treatment?
Not immediately after, no. We recommend you either have it before, or wait at least 2 weeks after any injectables before having a facial.