Laser Tattoo Removal

Unwanted ink is a thing of the past, embrace a fresh canvas today.

Rewrite your story and bid farewell to unwanted tattoos with Laser Tattoo Removal. Advanced technology offers a precise, safe and effective method to remove tattoos of various sizes, colours, and complexities.
Unlocking a fresh canvas is easy as the laser technology targets and breaks down the tattoo ink. This allows your skin to gradually fade and regain its natural beauty. Whether you are looking for a full removal for a fresh start or a partial removal ready for a cover up, we can discuss this with you.

Discover the unparalleled effectiveness of our Laser Tattoo Removal machine in erasing unwanted tattoos. The advanced technology has been meticulously designed to tackle tattoos of all colours, ensuring a comprehensive removal process. Say goodbye to the limitations of traditional tattoo removal methods and embrace a solution that delivers outstanding results.

With the Laser Tattoo Removal Machine, we can confidently address tattoos on all skin types. Cutting-edge technology leverages the power of high-spec ND YAG Q-Switch laser to selectively target and break down tattoo pigments while minimizing the risk of damage to surrounding skin. Experience a precise and efficient removal process, leaving behind a rejuvenated and fresh canvas.

As a leader in the industry, AW3’s Laser Tattoo Removal Machine is trusted and recognized by professionals worldwide. Their commitment to quality and innovation has earned them a reputation for excellence, making our device the go-to choice for aesthetic practitioners seeking the best tattoo removal results.

The science behind it

ND YAG stands for Neodymium-doped Yttrium Aluminium Garnet which is a crystal that is used for as a medium for laser treatments. In Q-Switched mode, ND YAG Produces two wavelengths: one in the infrared range of 1064nm and a second beam of 532nm wavelength. Q switching refers to the technique of making the laser product a high intensity beam in very short pulses. 

The skin is made up of 3 layers. 1. Epidermis: the top layer that sheds. 2. Dermis: the lower layer. 3. Hypodermal: collagen and sub dermal fat. These 3 layers make up about 7mm in depth, although areas such as the hands will be much thinner.

A tattoo is located in the dermis which is about 2-3mm within the skin. It remains in the dermis permanently because the body’s immune response to remove the tattoo (known as macrophages, which removes bacteria in the skin) finds that the tattoo particles are too large for the macrophages to remove. The body’s second immune response of wound healing means collagen builds in the area and surrounds the tattoo locking it in place.

When the ND YAG Q switch comes in contact with a tattoo, the laser light is absorbed by the tattoo ink, creating a photo-acoustic shockwave that releases the heat from the tattoo and shatters it into minute particles. This response that shatters the particles is known as a photo-mechanical effect.

The shattered particles are carried away by the macrophages and leave the body through the lymphatic system. This then leaves the body through the kidneys and into the urine.

Q Switch lasers provide high energy in very short pulses, known as a photo-acoustic shock when absorbed by tattoo ink. Because this energy is enormous and works within nanoseconds, it has the ability to shatter the particles, meaning the photo-mechanical reaction occurs by removing ink from the body. 

Who can get laser tattoo removal?

AW3 Laser tattoo removal treatments are effective on most ink colours and are safe for all skin types. Skin type is determined using the Fitzpatrick scale. Darker skin types may require extra care and we will customize treatment to suit your needs.

What tattoos can be treated?

Professional tattoos: These are placed 2-3mm into the dermis and are usually comprised of colours and dense ink. These tattoos can be harder to remove.

Amateur tattoos: These usually consist of blue and black inks and often are not as deep so the ink may not be as dense. These are easier to remove than professional tattoos.

Semi-permanent makeup: Not as deep as the above two but the pigment can contain Iron that does not respond well to the laser treatment. These types of tattoos can also be in hazardous areas that are no advisable to treat, such as eyeliner. We strongly advise not treating the eyelids.

How many treatments do I need?

Clients will see a reduction after the first treatment. However, full tattoo removal can potentially take 3-12 sessions with six-week intervals, depending on the ink colour and how deep it is in the skin. More sessions may be necessary for more clients.

Many variables affect the number of treatments that each tattoo need such as age of tattoo, depth of ink, ink colours/type, client health, location on the body, density of the ink, pre-existing scarring as well as other factors.

How long does a treatment take?

Treatment duration depends on the size of the tattoo; a small tattoo might take 5 minutes; large or multiple tattoos could take an hour or more.

Does it hurt?

Pain depends on the type of tattoo, the amount of treatment required and individual pain threshold. Some clients describe it as no more than uncomfortable, while others describe it as an elastic band flicked against the skin. Advice on pain relief is available during your consultation.

What are common side effects?

As the ND YAG Q switch hits a tattoo, a loud cracking noise is heard when the tattoo ink absorbs the photo shock wave. This is normal and lessens as the tattoo fades over the course of treatments.

White gas bubbles may rise on the skin immediately. This is a good sign that heat has been released from the shattered ink particles. This usually disappears within 20 minutes of treatment.

Pin-point bleeding may occur and this is due to the tiny blood vessels within the skin erupting. This should stop within 20 minutes of treatment. 

There may be skin redness and temporary swelling due to the heat and intensity of the treatment.

All of these side affects are considered normal and should clear up within 20 minutes to a few hours of treatment. 

Do I need to take special precautions before and after treatment?

The AW3 ND YAG Q-switch technology can treat all skin types as long as you are in good health and do not have hypo/hyper- pigmentation, tanned or Keloid scarring in your family or personal history.

A patch test will be conducted prior to treatment to access skin reaction. This is a legal requirement. After patch testing, it is advised to wait 20 minutes before leaving to ensure any pin-point bleeding (if any) has stopped.

For more information, visit our pre and post treatment guidelines.