Laser Tattoo Removal in Penrith
The Cosmedic Room in Western Sydney offers affordable treatment with the world's state of the art medical lasers - the PicoSure Laser Workstation and Sculpsure Laser.
The PicoSure Laser is the first picosecond laser and introduced in mid 2013. The PicoSure represents a major advance in medical lasers.
When used for tattoo removal PicoSure is far more effective than Q-Switched lasers. It does not rely on heat to break down tattoo pigment so there is much less discomfort than Q-Switched lasers and none of the risk of scarring which can occur with Q-switched lasers
The PicoSure achieves tattoo removal in far fewer sessions and more completely than Q-Switched lasers.
- Fast & Effective Laser Tattoo Removal
- Latest PicoSure technology
- Local Service - Servicing Penrith, Emu Plains, Blue Mountains, Western suburbs of Sydney and Parramatta
- All work is carried out by Dr Peter K Horvath
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Picosure Laser technology
The unparalleled breakthrough in laser technology which is the Picosure Laser Workstation delivers ultra-short pulse bursts of energy to the skin measured in trillionths of a second. Picosecond pulse width is 100X shorter than nanosecond (Q-switched) laser technology, enabling unmatched photomechanical impact for better clearance of tattoos with fewer treatments, less fluence (laser energy) and without injury to the surrounding skin. Even dark, stubborn blue and green inks, as well as previously-treated recalcitrant tattoos can be removed.
Ultra-short pulse duration makes the difference
The Picosure Laser Workstation delivers laser pulses measured in picosecond pulse widths which is 100X shorter than nanosecond (Q-switched) technology. Only ultra-short pulse durations trigger a photomechanical effect which breaks up tattoo pigment. With this short pulse width, half the fluence (laser energy) is required to breakup tattoo pigment compared to Q-switched nanosecond lasers. With the Picosure Laser Workstation your skin is spared the heat damaging effect of Q-switched lasers.
FAQs on Tattoo Removal at the Cosmedic Room
If you are happy and satisfied with your tattoo then we are not for you. At The Cosmedic Room we are not attempting to convince anyone to get their tattoo removed. We provide a service to those who wish to get a tattoo removed either because they want a different one or simply to be rid of one. If you wish to alter a tattoo then we will work with your tattoo artist's specific instructions to effect this. If you have "colour bleed" from your tattoo into the surrounding skin and wish to have this treated then at The Cosmedic Room we can help to lighten the "bleed".
At The Cosmedic Room all treatments, whether tattoo removal, facial rejuvenation, cosmetic injections of filler and anti-wrinkle medication, are done by Dr Peter K Horvath, a registered medical practitioner with over 30 years experience. A medical practitioner is able to completely assess you, your health, your medical history and see a whole picture of you and not just a tattoo. . Tattoo removal is a medical procedure that should be approached in a professional manner. In New South Wales there is no regulation on lasers used to remove tattoos. There is no regulation on who operates the laser or what methods are used to remove a tattoo. Carefully consider who does your treatment! At The Cosmedic Room it will be a doctor. Follow the link below to a news article regarding Choice Magazine's caution : http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-10-08/tattoo-removal-warnings-choice-says-more-regulation-needed/5010216
The Picosure™ Laser manufacture by Cynosure is the first major advance in medical lasers in 20 years. Until the advent of the Picosure, lasers for tattoo removal were Q-switched lasers with their laser pulses lasting nanoseconds. The major advance of the Picosure is the much shorter laser pulse width lasting picoseconds (trillionths of a second). The picosecond pulses of laser light energy from the Picosure™ remove tattoos with less treatments, more effectively and with less discomfort than the previous lasers using Q-switched technology.
The Picosure™ delivers ultra short burst of laser light energy at a wavelength which is absorbed by tattoo pigment. The molecules of tattoo ink are shattered and disrupted by a photomechanical effect and are carried away by the body's immune system. This shattering by the Picosure™ laser produces far smaller particles than the older laser technology. In turn, this results in far quicker clearing of the tattoo. This means less treatments!
In August 2015, Cynosure, the manufacturer of the Picosure released an addition to the Picosure Workstation. The Picosure standard laser light wavelength is 755nm (near infra-red spectrum). In August 2015 The Cosmedic Room added the newly released 532nm laser wavelength to the Picosure. This makes the removal of the colours red, yellow and orange even more effective (and quick!). (For the technically inclined this is a solid state pumped solid state laser.)
People with darker skin types have to be treated more conservatively than light coloured skin types. Those with darker skin will require more treatments to remove their tattoo. Tattoos on the head and neck and trunk require less sessions than on hands, arms and legs. Black tattoos are the quickest to remove and require less sessions. Lighter colours require more work. The tattoo density of your tattoo influences how much work will be needed to remove it. The more the density of ink, the more work to remove it. The tattoo artist may have layered one colour on top of another or you may have a newer tattoo layered over an older one. These factors may also result in more work being required. Large tattoos will require more work. A tattoo completely encircling a limb must be treated in stages so that the treatment during one session does not completely encircle the limb.
This depends on a number of things and it is difficult to tell without seeing you, your skin type and your tattoo. There has to be 6 weeks between treatments. The number of treatments depends on a number of factors including skin type, colours used in the tattoo, location of the tattoo, depth and intensity of inking etc. If you have a darker skin type (higher Fitzpatrick Skin Type score) the intensity of the laser must be set lower as your own melanin (skin pigment) will also absorb the laser light. Also, some pigments (for example iron oxide) are more resistant to removal. It is usually not possible to tell what tattoo pigments have been used. Some weeks after your first treatment there will be noticeable fading of the tattoo. Some colours will clear quicker than others. It is recommended that treatments with the PicoSure™ laser be no more frequent than 6 weeks apart. (see heading below for explanation for this).
With the Picosure laser™, tattoos are removed more quickly than with other lasers. You will require less treatments. Typically, you pay by the session when getting a tattoo removal with Q-switched lasers. Depending on tattoo colours, you may require up to 20 treatments. Even though treatments with the Picosure™ laser may be more expensive per treatment, the fact that you will require less treatments means that the total cost will be similar to other technologies. Additionally, at The Cosmedic Room we provide a written quote for the total cost of removing your tattoo. This means that you will know the maximum which you will pay. Typically, we divide the total cost over an initial number of treatments. Once that the agreed amount has been paid then you pay no more and keep having treatments until you are satisfied with the degree of removal.
At The Cosmedic Room we do not provide an over the internet quote on the cost of removing your tattoo. We do provide a free consultation. A face to face consultation with a medical practitioner at The Cosmedic Room will enable a proper assessment of not just your tattoo but also of you, your health and your skin type. Factors influencing the cost are the size, ink density, colours, Fitzpatrick skin type and complexity of your tattoo. Book a free consultation
When you got your tattoo it was not a discomfort-free experience. Using the Picosure laser is similar in discomfort level to getting your tattoo but the sensation is different. Most describe the sensation to be like a rubber band flicking against the skin or like static electricity hitting the skin.
At The Cosmedic Room we use extremely cold air from a Zimmer Cryo 6 blower to cool and numb the area to be treated. This means that the discomfort of tattoo removal is markedly diminished.
Those who have had tattoo removal sessions with Q-switched lasers (previous tattoo removal technology) say that treatment at The Cosmedic Room with the Picosure laser is a very pleasant experience by comparison.
It is difficult to tell without seeing you, your skin type and your tattoo. There has to be 6 weeks between treatments. The number of treatments depends on a number of factors including skin type, colours used in the tattoo, location of the tattoo etc.
After your first treatment there will be some noticeable fading especially of finer lines. There will be more fading in the interval between treatments. By the third treatment there will be very noticeable fading and removal of some areas of the tattoo. Some colours will clear quicker than others. More densely inked areas and some inks will move more quickly.
Initially, you will be asked to complete some forms regarding your medical history, skin typing and consent forms. This will take about 15 minutes. You will then have a consultation with a doctor. Tattoo removal procedures will be explained and advice given. Pricing options will be discussed. Side effects and likely outcomes will be addressed. The actual time taken for the tattoo treatment varies by the size of tattoo. Simple tattoos comprising of lines take only minutes per treatment. Large complex tattoos take up to 30 minutes or even longer. After your treatment we will continue to cool the area with very cold air for a few minutes.
More important than price is safety, quality, professional standards and medical competence. Ask who will perform your procedure. Do they know what they are doing? What is their experience? Are they aware of laser safety? Some websites even omit to provide the names and qualifications of the providers!
After your treatment we provide a printed sheet with very comprehensive advice on how to care for your skin after laser treatment. Additionally, there is list of what to expect straight after your tattoo removal treatment and in the weeks afterwards. We provide an after hours number for you to call at any time if you have any concerns or queries.
What makes the Cosmedic Room different?
Medical Doctors at The Cosmedic Room
THE COSMEDIC ROOM DIFFERENCEWhen you come to The Cosmedic Room you can be assured of one thing and that is that you will be seen by a registered medical doctor. Dr Peter K Horvath will be the person who will consult with you and performs the treatment you are having. When you call a practice to make an appointment, whether for anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, laser treatments or tattoo removal.
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PicoSure Laser for tattoo removal, facial rejuvenation and scarring reduction
When used for tattoo removal PicoSure is far more effective than Q-Switched lasers. It does not rely on heat and burning to break down tattoo pigment so there is much less discomfort than Q-Switched lasers. As your skin is not being burnt there is no scarring.
The unparalleled breakthrough in laser technology which is the Picosure Laser Workstation delivers ultra-short pulse bursts of energy to the skin measured in trillionths of a second. Picosecond pulse width is 100X shorter than nanosecond (Q-switched) laser technology, enabling unmatched photomechanical impact for better clearance of tattoos with fewer treatments
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