Tattoo removal is a procedure that aims to eliminate or significantly reduce the appearance of a tattoo. It involves various techniques, the most common being laser therapy, which breaks down the tattoo ink into smaller particles. These particles are then naturally eliminated by the body’s immune system. The process generally requires multiple sessions and the effectiveness can vary based on factors such as the size, location, colours, and age of the tattoo.
During your initial consultation, your dermatologist will conduct a detailed evaluation of your tattoo and discuss the treatment process in detail with you.
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PicoWay® by Candela USA is a modern system used for tattoo removal. It utilises a unique picosecond (trillionths of a second) laser technology that delivers ultra-short pulses of energy to the skin. This energy shatters the tattoo ink into minuscule particles without causing significant harm to the surrounding tissue. The body then naturally eliminates these particles, leading to a fading of the tattoo over subsequent treatments. PicoWay®’s technology can treat a wide range of tattoo colours and types on different skin types.
You can use your Integrated Shield Plans to pay for certain procedures. Speak to us to learn more, and you’ll be surprised at how affordable private healthcare can be.
We are dedicated to your skin health and well-being. Our results-oriented approach is suitable for a wide range of hair, skin and nail conditions. Consult our MOH-accredited dermatologist for a personalised treatment plan.
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Dr. Lee Hwee Chyen is an accredited Adult & Paediatric dermatologist managing a wide range of skin, hair and nail conditions. The clinic provides services for medical, surgical, cosmetic, women’s and paediatric dermatology.
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The sensation of laser tattoo removal is often compared to the snap of a thin rubber band against the skin. Anaesthesia or numbing cream can be used to manage discomfort during the procedure.
Some common side effects include redness, swelling, tenderness, or temporary darkening or lightening of the skin. Serious side effects are rare when the procedure is performed by an experienced practitioner.
The number of sessions required for tattoo removal can vary widely based on the size, colour, location, and age of the tattoo. It usually takes multiple sessions for optimal results.
While many tattoos can be significantly faded with laser treatment, some stubborn ink colours and skin types may not respond as well. It’s best to consult with a professional to understand realistic expectations.