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Tattoos have become increasingly popular in Asia in recent years. It is estimated that approximately 10%-20%  of the Singapore population get some sort of tattoos at some point of their lives. As such, we are seeing a surge in requests for removal of tattoos. As many as 50% of them want to have their tattoos removed due to various reasons. However, the thought of going through the tattoo removal process may be frightening for most people.

 

 

There is good news for those who have unwanted tattoos on their bodies. You can now get your tattoos removed without going through painful surgery or dermabrasion. Tattoos can now be lightened or removed with Laser Tattoo Removal treatment.*

 

How does it work?

Tattoos can be treated with a specific type of advanced laser called Q-switch Nd:Yag Laser. The energy from the Laser can penetrate through the outer layer of the skin and effectively destroy the tattoo ink permanently. Your body then naturally removes the broken pigments over the next few weeks. This is when you start seeing the lightening of your tattoos. *

 

How effective is it?

This varies from person to person, depending on the types, colour, density, depth and age of the tattoo inks. Generally, black and blue tattoos respond very well to Laser treatment. Laser treatment can potentially achieve greater than 95% fading of the tattoo if used correctly, and if you adhere to the treatment protocol.

 

Is it painful?

Laser tattoo removal can be uncomfortable or painful for some. Numbing cream is usually applied 20-30 minutes before the treatment. Ice packs are also applied just prior to the treatment to minimise discomfort. If there is a huge tattoo to be lighted or removed*, treatment can be divided into sections.

 

How many sessions do I need?

Every tattoo is unique. The number of treatment session depends on a number of factors: location, depth, colour, density of the tattoo inks, and your skin type. It typically takes about 2-10 treatment sessions, 4-6 weeks apart, to see optimal results. The best way to gauge how many sessions may be needed is to see how the tattoo responds to the first treatment.

 

Will the tattoos disappear completely after Laser treatment?

Laser treatment may lighten tattoos significantly, and remove some tattoos completely.* It is important to see a doctor for a proper consultation to lay out a professional treatment regime.

 

Any side effects?

Laser tattoo removal can sometimes lead to hyperpigmentation (post inflammatory hyperpigmentation) or hypopigmentation of the treated area (too much lightening).

There is a small risk of skin infection a few days after laser treatment. You will be given an antiseptic cream to apply over the treated area to reduce the risk of infection. Occasionally, you may need oral antibiotics.

Temporary redness, crusting, blistering and mild bleeding may occur right after laser treatment which will disappear.

There is also a risk of scarring, especially if many treatment sessions are required.

Therefore, it is important to consult a doctor and understand the potential risks before initiating any laser tattoo treatment.*

 

How soon can I get back to work and daily activities?

Result may vary for individual. Most people can get back to work and their usual activities on the same day after treatment. You will be given antiseptic/healing cream to speed up the healing process and reduce risks of infection.

 

You may be wishing you had not made such a long lasting mark on your body. It is OK to change your mind. Whatever the reasons may be, we are here to support you in your journey to the fresh start that you desire.  

If you wish to find out more, please do not hesitate to call us at +65 6235 0338

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Alternatively, email us at doctor@drtanandpartners.com

We will get back to you.

 


 

*Note:  The outcomes and results of this medical procedure may vary from person to person. Outcomes and results may not be guaranteed.

 

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*Note:  The outcomes and results of this medical procedure may vary from person to person. Outcomes and results may not be guaranteed.

Comments

Hi, I would like to check on the price of removing tattoos. I have a small dot on my forehead and a little Chinese wording on my finger. How much would it cost?
Dr Sii Sik Liong's picture

First consultation is $45. Removal of 2 small tattoos is $160 per treatment session. If you are keen to come in, please drop us a message http://skinaesthetics.sg/contact

Hi how much cost for removal tattoo on my chest,not big about 2inc
Dr Sii Sik Liong's picture

Cost for such tattoo size is $150 per treatment session. It is best to come in and let us take a look at your tattoo to discuss further. http://skinaesthetics.sg/contact

Hi how much would the cost if I would like to remove my tattoo in my forearm it's just 11cm x 3cm
Dr Sii Sik Liong's picture

Tattoo of such size would be $200 per treatment session. http://skinaesthetics.sg/contact

Hi i have a tattoo abt 21cm×20cm.. slightly faded as i have lasered once before 2yrs back at nsc. Colour of tattoo is the norm black. May i know what is the estimated price for removal and how fast can appt be? And also may i know what machine is used?
Dr Sii Sik Liong's picture

Laser removal of tattoo of such size is $500 per treatment session. First consultation is $45. We use the gold standard Q switch Nd-yag laser for tattoo removal. Appointment can be arranged within 1 week. If you wish to book an appointment, please call 66942348 or send us a message here http://skinaesthetics.sg/contact

Hi how much will it cost for removing tattoo with size 3.5cmX1.5cm?
Dr Sii Sik Liong's picture

That would be approximately $150 per treatment session. First consultation is $45. Best to come in to let us assess your tattoo first. You can call 66942348 to book an appointment, or contact us here http://skinaesthetics.sg/contact

Hi I like to enquire the price of tattoo removal. My tattoo is on top of my right arm, measures 8cm by 8cm. The ink is very deep as it was done in Thailand using the traditional bamboo needle. Pic here: http://share.pho.to/AQE46 I had done 1 picoway laser session in ho chi minh in july this yr, but effect is minimal. This tattoo was done in Thailand in Jan this yr.
Dr Sii Sik Liong's picture

Thank you for the link to the picture. This sort of tattoo will need at least 5-10 sessions to lighten. It most likely cannot be removed completely. We use Q switched Nd-Yag Laser for Tattoos. If you wish to come in, you can call 66942348 to book an appointment, or contact us here : http://skinaesthetics.sg/contact

Tattoo removal consultation needed
Dr Sii Sik Liong's picture

I believe we have arranged an appointment with you. Thank you.

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