How Does Laser Tattoo Removal Work?

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It just… zaps it away, right?

Well, not exactly. There’s a bit more to it than that.

Understanding how laser tattoo removal works is really important when it comes to choosing a clinic or technician to carry out your treatment. After all, your skin is your biggest organ, so you want to find someone who is going to treat it with respect, understand the trauma involved and has the right laser equipment to get the job done as quickly and effectively as possible.

So, how does laser tattoo removal work? 

It’s all about physics.

On a laser tattoo removal machine, a laser beam produces one or more specific wavelengths of light that is delivered in short, sharp bursts. Tattoos are removed by the burst of light passing through the skin’s surface at a specific wavelength, and absorbing the ink.

This rapid absorption of light causes the tattoo ink to disperse into tiny particles which are then removed by the body’s natural filtering and immune systems. You’re essentially flushing the tattoo out through your bodily functions (we won’t go into any more detail on that one… but before you ask it, no, neither your pee or sweat is going to show any signs of the colour pigmentation after you’ve had laser).

By this merit, the effectiveness of your immune and lymphatic system will play a part in how quickly your body can help get rid of your tattoo after a laser session (as well as the colour and placement of the tattoo).

When you get a tattoo, the different colours that are used will sit at different levels beneath the skin’s surface, which is why it makes sense that you would need a laser that can fire off laser beams at different wavelengths to get the job done.

For example, black is the deepest colour and surprisingly the easiest to remove, using a 1064 wavelength beam. 532 is the length required for red and orange, which are the most shallow colours underneath the skin. Somewhere in between those two lengths sit all of your blues, greens and yellows.

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Led Light Therapy


Dermalux™ LED Phototherapy is a non-invasive hand and facial treatment that uses narrow band, non-thermal LED light energy to trigger your body’s natural cell processes to accelerate rejuvenation and repair of the skin. It’s recommended for skin rejuvenation, sun damage, acne, rosacea, eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, sensitive and inflammatory conditions, wound healing and scarring as well as anyone looking to restore skin’s radiance.

LED Light Therapy is great in every single facial to calm any areas of irritation and it’s also brilliant at brightening the skin.

When used consistently, over time, LED lights are thought to penetrate your skin at different depths and cause various reactions in your skin, such as fighting acne-causing bacteria, plumping skin and reducing wrinkles.

A course of treatments offers corrective and long-lasting results, although you’ll be able to see a difference after the first session. Light therapy is also particularly calming, so you’ll leave feeling refreshed.

LED Light Therapy uses colour wavelengths of visible light which have specific skin benefits. As a result of ageing, skin disorders or trauma, healthy skin cells are compromised and unable to renew themselves normally.

The skin uses the light as a source of energy to fuel the repair and rejuvenation of damaged cells, or, in the case of treating acne, kill bacteria. The energy stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, boosts circulation and accelerates tissue repair. During the treatment, you’ll simply lie underneath a light screen while the device does all the work.

We use LED in the majority of our facial. We start with the cleaning of the skin which includes a Lactic brightening peel and extractions if needed. We then go onto the advanced side of the facial and finish with a full session of LED.

If someone is coming only for LED we clean the skin, then apply LED and SPF to finish.

Different types of LED light

Blue Light:

This is a powerful antibacterial properties for the treatment of acne without irritation, reduces oil production, prevents future breakout and offers a UV-free alternative for the treatment of eczema and psoriasis.

Red Light:

This increases natural hydration levels, reduced redness and inflammation, shrinks the appearance of pores, regulates oil production, improves circulation, accelerates skin repair as is a medically-approved treatment for rosacea.

Near Infra-Red Light:

This is the most deeply absorbed wavelength, it increases cell permeability and absorption, smooths lines and wrinkles, improves elasticity, reduces pain and inflammation, accelerates wound healing and heals cystic acne.

Why investing in a silk pillowcase is a must!

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Waking up with perfect skin and hair sounds like a myth reserved for the realm of rom-coms. In real life, we get up to weird grooves etched across our faces and hair that's suspiciously less shiny than it was the night before. Happily, more and more beauty and textile brands are coming out with pillowcases specifically designed to target certain beauty concerns, like wrinkling skin and frizzy hair. Some of these styles are classic and elegant, but others are staggeringly high-tech. Night is the best time to repair skin, so it makes sense that so many innovations are happening right now in this field. Since we spend up to one third of each day asleep, why not make the most of these hours?

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