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. There are many factors that go into the amount of treatments you may need:

  • Skin type
  • Age of tattoo
  • Ink colours
  • Ink saturation
  • Location on body
  • Scarring




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. Drinking lots of water, exercising regularly, staying out of the sun, using a 50+ sunscreen, limiting caffeine and alcohol intake, refraining from smoking, is everything we encourage so you get the best results. We will go over all the post care during your consultation.




What should I avoid before starting treatment?


The sun, spray tan & self-tanners, for at least three weeks before treatment. If you don’t, you are at risk of hyperpigmentation (darkening of the skin) or hypopigmentation (loss of colour). Cover the tattoo or wear a factor 50+ sunscreen.Refrain from using aspirin products for seven days prior and after your treatments. Also, to be avoided two days prior are herbal supplements, penicillin and fish oils as they may cause swelling.




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?


The PicoWay has a very fast pulse duration which operates with picosecond technology, picosecond meaning one trillionth of a second. The industry standard used to be the Q-Switched laser that operates in nanosecond technology, nanosecond meaning one billionth of a second. The PicoWay has more than double the amount of peak power than other Pico competitors on the market. Peak power meaning the power that causes the photoacoustic effect that breaks up the ink into smaller particles. This makes it a game changer, the smaller the pieces the faster it will move through the body to be eliminated. With the short pulses it also means less heat is going into the body which makes it safer and more comfortable. It has three wavelengths that each target specific colors.

  1. 532nm — works on red, orange, yellow, violet and brown.
  2. 785nm — PicoWay is the only machine that has this wavelength, it targets blue and green inks.
  3. 1064nm — works on black ink





Every little thing you want to know about the CARBON FACIAL

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. There are many factors that go into the amount of treatments you may need:

  • Skin type
  • Age of tattoo
  • Ink colours
  • Ink saturation
  • Location on body
  • Scarring




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. Drinking lots of water, exercising regularly, staying out of the sun, using a 50+ sunscreen, limiting caffeine and alcohol intake, refraining from smoking, is everything we encourage so you get the best results. We will go over all the post care during your consultation.




What should I avoid before starting treatment?


The sun, spray tan & self-tanners, for at least three weeks before treatment. If you don’t, you are at risk of hyperpigmentation (darkening of the skin) or hypopigmentation (loss of colour). Cover the tattoo or wear a factor 50+ sunscreen.Refrain from using aspirin products for seven days prior and after your treatments. Also, to be avoided two days prior are herbal supplements, penicillin and fish oils as they may cause swelling.




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?


The PicoWay has a very fast pulse duration which operates with picosecond technology, picosecond meaning one trillionth of a second. The industry standard used to be the Q-Switched laser that operates in nanosecond technology, nanosecond meaning one billionth of a second. The PicoWay has more than double the amount of peak power than other Pico competitors on the market. Peak power meaning the power that causes the photoacoustic effect that breaks up the ink into smaller particles. This makes it a game changer, the smaller the pieces the faster it will move through the body to be eliminated. With the short pulses it also means less heat is going into the body which makes it safer and more comfortable. It has three wavelengths that each target specific colors.

  1. 532nm — works on red, orange, yellow, violet and brown.
  2. 785nm — PicoWay is the only machine that has this wavelength, it targets blue and green inks.
  3. 1064nm — works on black ink





What you need to know about the PicoWay Resolve Laser

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. There are many factors that go into the amount of treatments you may need:

  • Skin type
  • Age of tattoo
  • Ink colours
  • Ink saturation
  • Location on body
  • Scarring




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. Drinking lots of water, exercising regularly, staying out of the sun, using a 50+ sunscreen, limiting caffeine and alcohol intake, refraining from smoking, is everything we encourage so you get the best results. We will go over all the post care during your consultation.




What should I avoid before starting treatment?


The sun, spray tan & self-tanners, for at least three weeks before treatment. If you don’t, you are at risk of hyperpigmentation (darkening of the skin) or hypopigmentation (loss of colour). Cover the tattoo or wear a factor 50+ sunscreen.Refrain from using aspirin products for seven days prior and after your treatments. Also, to be avoided two days prior are herbal supplements, penicillin and fish oils as they may cause swelling.




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?


The PicoWay has a very fast pulse duration which operates with picosecond technology, picosecond meaning one trillionth of a second. The industry standard used to be the Q-Switched laser that operates in nanosecond technology, nanosecond meaning one billionth of a second. The PicoWay has more than double the amount of peak power than other Pico competitors on the market. Peak power meaning the power that causes the photoacoustic effect that breaks up the ink into smaller particles. This makes it a game changer, the smaller the pieces the faster it will move through the body to be eliminated. With the short pulses it also means less heat is going into the body which makes it safer and more comfortable. It has three wavelengths that each target specific colors.

  1. 532nm — works on red, orange, yellow, violet and brown.
  2. 785nm — PicoWay is the only machine that has this wavelength, it targets blue and green inks.
  3. 1064nm — works on black ink





Botox/Dysport and Fillers... get all the intel on injectibles here!

Who administers the injectable treatments?


All of our injectables are administered by Sanja, a fully qualified Nurse Injector.




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.





 

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