Your Questions Answered by Medilase Tattoo Removals R20 Brisbane

What is the Price of a tattoo removal session at Medilase Tattoo Removals?

Medilase Laser Tattoo Removal wants to make this happen for you. We are never over-priced, or boastful, we simply work with you towards your end goal.

One treatment session may start anywhere from $49.00 at the Medilase Tattoo Removal clinic in Brisbane Queensland. Other factors which determine the pricing is the complexity of the design and how big your tattoo is.

No matter what you read, no one can really advise you about how many sessions you will need, although an average is 7-10. In some cases there may be more sessions required depending on the refraction ability of the embedded ink particles, and the colours, however in some instances, the greyscale will be possibly “gone” after just 1 or 2 treatments.

The research findings from Medilase Tattoo Removals in Brisbane appear to be: the pigments within black tattoos are more easily… SHOW MORE removed than colored tattoos (with blue/green being the most stubborn, and resistant, due to the amount of titanium oxide within the particles or perhaps the mineral used to create the ink).

 

Why do the sessions need to be 4-6 weeks apart?

Once your laser session is completed, the skin and the cells within have undergone a change from their normal state.
The ink fragmentation disperses microscopic shattering’s into the dermal layer and blood system and into the epidermal layer.

The tissues and treated area require to heal therefore another laser treatment should ideally be commenced following cellular renewal.

Cellular Renewal is a shedding phenomenon known as desquamation. This is also defined as the last stage of the function of an epidermal cell. This may take up to 28 days or slightly more in older skins.

Did you know? Your epidermal cells are renewed and replaced thousands of time during your lifetime.

Did you know about your stem cells which are in your skin? They can divide indeterminately.

New Tattoo Care Guide

Congratulations!

You Got a NEW TATTOO!

MEDILASE says –  KEEP THAT NEW TATTOO IN GOOD SHAPE

Is this you?  “I just got a new tattoo – over where I had my former one lasered”

Medilase Laser Tattoo removal – New tattoo Tips:

  

 

These are just simple “small hints” – 

  • Don’t sleep on your tattoo just as when Medilase Laser removed the former one for you
  • Don’t have pressure on the area.
  • Don’t wear clothing that will cause friction blisters, and move the healing layers – this is the most common injury both in Laser tattoo removal, and especially with new ink.
  • Don’t submerge it in water of any kind. New tattoos and laser tattoo removal need new epithelial tissue to heal the disturbed skin cells. Soggy skin loves to move towards an infection and scarring…
  • No soaking in spas, and no swimming for a bit.
  • Fresh air loves new ink, and healing skin with post care in Laser tattoo removal period.
  • Don’t irritate it with “unknown” topical, or some “ooga booga” dressing.

This is constantly an issue with Laser tattoo removal, and often frightening with a new tattoo.  Products that are anti-skin healing are not always disclosed on packaging.

  • Do what your tattooist has advised you to do.
  • Don’t expose it to sunlight.
  • Don’t overwork the area. Give the gym a wee break, or alter your program until your tattoo heals.
  • Treat your new ink as “sacred”. Do not pick, scratch, itch, or touch it at all.
  • Your tattooist has years of experience. Listen to their advice.
  • If you are on a program of Laser Tattoo Removal, with Medilase, knocking out your former ink, for a great new work, bring us your new ink design, and we will work together to eradicate as much ink as possible in the shortest amount of time.
  • Medilase Laser Tattoo Removal specializes in “fade back” technology for a new work or a Re Work of the tattoo. Take a look at our gallery to see some of our work.

 

 

Some everyday and common causes of unwanted infection:

 

  • Contamination from clothing
  • Bacteria or harsh chemicals
  • Weakened immune system
  • Presence of other illnesses or diseases

 

 

Let’s try to take a break and think about things that matter

Let’s try to take a break and think about things that matter!


7th August 2016 – Friendship Day
Friendship Day the first Sunday in August.
(Spanish: Día del Amigo, Portuguese: Dia do Amigo) is a day for celebrating the gift of friendship. Celebrated initially in Paraguay, the first World Friendship Day – International Friendship Day was proposed in 1958.
Thought to have been possibly labeled by the greeting card industry, the day is a time to honor friends and be mindful of the gift of friendship.
The exchange of Friendship Day gifts like flowers, cards and wrist bands is a popular tradition of this occasion.
Friendship Day celebrations occur on different dates in different countries.

A friendship bracelet is a bracelet given by one person (friend) to another as a symbol of friendship.

 


12 August 2016 – International Youth Day
International Youth Day is observed annually on 12 August. It is meant to be a reminder and wakeup call as well as an opportunity for all people, including governments, and state organizations to bring attention to youth issues worldwide. During IYD, concerts, workshops, cultural events, and meetings involving national and local government officials and youth organizations take place around the world.
IYD was designated by the United Nations in 1999

2015 International Youth Day: Youth Civic Engagement http://www.un.org/en/events/youthday/

Mexican Youth Build Sculpture for Disarmament: UN Photo/Evan Schneider
On 17 December 1999, in its resolution 54/120, the United Nations General Assembly endorsed the recommendation made by the World Conference of Ministers Responsible for Youth (Lisbon, 8-12 August 1998) that 12 August be declared International Youth Day.
The theme of International Youth Day, 12 August 2015, is “Youth Civic Engagement.” The engagement and participation of youth is essential to achieve sustainable human development. Yet often the opportunities for youth to engage politically, economically and socially are low or non-existent.
There has been recent increasing attention and policy and programming focus on youth civic engagement by governments, UN entities, regional and multilateral organizations, CSOs, youth and researchers. As part of its celebrations for International Youth Day, the Inter-Agency Network on Youth Development, led by the co-chairs, DESA and UNDP, is running an online campaign in the lead up to International Youth Day 12 August 2015.

 


September 21 -The International Day of Peace, World Peace Day
The International Day of Peace, sometimes unofficially known as World Peace Day, is observed annually on 21 September.
A day to contemplate the dedication to world peace, and specifically the absence of war and violence, such as might be occasioned by a temporary ceasefire in a combat zone for humanitarian aid access. The day was first celebrated in 1982, and is kept by many nations, political groups, military groups, and peoples. In 2013, for the first time, the Day was dedicated by the Secretary-General of the United Nations to peace education, the key preventive means to reduce war sustainably.
On this day, the United Nations Peace Bell is rung at UN Headquarters (in New York City). The bell is cast from coins donated by children from all continents except Africa, and was a gift from the United Nations Association of Japan, as “a reminder of the human cost of war”; the inscription on its side reads, “Long live absolute world peace”.[2]
Excerpt:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Day_of_Peace

Ask Medilase – How many treatments do I need?

They said 10 visits?  How come?

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Fantasic sheen on inks, fantastic vibrance of color,

magnificent application ability

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Titanium Oxide looks like this.

The Facts on the success of Laser Tattoo Removal according to Medilase Laser Tattoo Removal:

A tattoo is an art piece.  The tattoos and tattoo artists today rate amongst some of the most exquisite that we have ever seen.

Your skin is the canvas and art gallery; it should be remembered that tattoos are not placed within the skin so that they can be easily wiped out!

So let’s look at some facts!

  • Everyone has their own reason for wanting to move ink away.
  • Don’t allow the business to judge you!
  • Ensure the “person” treating you has had years of experience in removals!
  • Did you know that at Medilase, we have over 2.5 million removals under our belt, with new patented procedures such PPE and R2-2?

TATTOO REMOVAL PROMOTIONS CAN SUCK YOU RIGHT IN!  Be Careful.

  • It’s not about how “big, fat and expensive” the Laser is.
  • It’s about the clinician handling the laser handpiece, and about their knowledge of human physiology, the principles of healing, and ink vs skin and microparticle releases into the system.
  • It’s about the fact that they “care about you”.

INK FACTS:

The first and most ancient pigments came from using ground up minerals and carbon black. Today’s pigments include those original mineral pigments, (how fantastic), whilst other inks come from modern industrial organic pigments, plastic-based pigments and a few vegetable-based pigments (don’t be fooled by this, guys, a fully 100% vegetable dye pigment would not stay in your skin, so there are other elements in there).

We have treated thousands of tattoos and “Back-To-Skin” is more than possible with exacting separation between adjoining tattoos, and bringing with it BIG SMILES. Remember not all inks are the same.

There is no QUICK FIX for a tattoo which is meant to “stay on the skin canvas for a lifetime”.

There are excellent clinicians and safe, successful treatments, a mutual understanding that PATIENCE is required, and at Medilase Tattoo Removal, these are the leading priorities for us.

Your removal will be very successful or more challenging due to a number of facts.

These are: the ink quality, ingredient’s and colour of inks used, the ability of your immune system to clear away pigment after it has been treated and begin the FADE!  the depth of the ink, and amount of ink. Other factors do add to this outcome.

If you have multi-coloured professional tattoos, they respond more slowly to laser treatments, and quite a few multi-coloured tattoos will need 10 or more treatment sessions for fading, or re-working. REMEMBER!  They weren’t placed into your skin, so that they could be taken away!
Our friendly inks are in the hues of Dark (blue/black) inks and red inks usually fade well generally. As do oranges and purples.

Our happier dark inks usually respond quicker because they love the laser energy and absorb laser energy better.

Brighter colours such as green, turquoise are tougher, but they do eventually move.

Ingredients that make a tattoo look truly amazing!  These are substances such as iron oxide or titanium dioxide – and these also make it tougher more resistant, and therefore requiring more treatments.

Remember that if you want to change your mind about your fluorescent “Day Glow” pigments ink, that they are not laser friendly.

Some tattoos are now made with dark tar-based ink or “laser resistant ink” and these tattoos (which fortunately are quite rare) – They are meant-to-stay!  5000-year lifetime and more.

Need help and advice, with a great price – Give Medilase a call or send us an email, let us team together to get you where you want with you ink, whether its un-ink, or fade-back, separating, or re-lining your tattoo with a PPE pass, to make it “pop” again.  info@medilase.com.au

Specialized Content for Tropical Climate – Clinicians

Specialized Content for Tropical Climate –  Clinicians

Tropical Climates and infections.

Infection? What is it?

The presence of pathogenic organisms in wounds is classified into four levels:
1.    Contamination – organisms do not cause any host reaction;
2.    Colonisation – organisms multiply or initiate a host reaction;
3.    Critical colonisation – organisms multiply, causing delayed wound healing and usually increased pain but no overt host reaction;
4.    Wound infection – deposition and multiplication of organisms in tissue with an associated host reaction

 

Causes

1.    Direct contact – transfer from equipment or the hands of other persons.
You will always wear gloves, mask, and goggles when treating, and change out gloves where blood is present. Before dressing your clients you will change out gloves totally.  You will always glad wrap or use a dressing kit pre prepared per individual clients.

2.    Airborne dispersal – micro-organisms deposited from the air.
Every single client will leave with a dressing and a cover over the treated area from you premises.  You will list this on the patient’s clinical chart.  What you dressed with, ointment or other, and what you covered with, gauze or other.

3.    Self-contamination – migration from the patient’s skin or gastrointestinal tract.
Read out the post care form before you start.  Give the form to the client.
When sterilizing the patient’s skin before you commence, ensure to sterilize a 4 cm area on the skin surrounding the tattoo to endeavor to minimize contaminations.

4.    Soaking and prolonged immersion in water, swimming, spas, saunas, long periods intense exercise, high activity, where perspiration and sweat are excessive, and thus the disturbed skin on the removal site becomes compromised.
Your post care form will advise against all of the above whilst undergoing treatments.

5.    Further injury to the treatment site, friction from clothing, bumping during sleep, or shoes, ladies bra and tank tops, jeans, etc, general aggravation to the site in the early days of the removal, where blisters are present and no hardened scab has yet presented.

6.    A compromised blood infection already present, or compromised immune system perhaps unknown or perhaps already known, yet not disclosed, when the client presents to you for their removal procedure.

7.    Use of an “unknown topical agent or other” during post care, which is not on your postcare list. The client usually will not tell you.  You must adhere to your Post care advice and protocols.  By Law, you are disallowed to give a diagnosis. Only a Medical Practitioner may give a diagnosis and prescribe according to his diagnosis.

HOW TO BEST ASSIST YOUR BLISTERS TO HEAL after a laser tattoo removal procedure

HOW TO BEST ASSIST YOUR BLISTERS TO HEAL after a laser tattoo removal procedure:

Medilase Laser Tattoo Removals, has thousands of removal procedures “under its belt”, and every procedure on every person is unique and matters to us a great deal.

Sometimes blisters can emerge in the early stages of treatments.

When the blisters emerge, we really want you to be mindful and to take special care measures.

The body’s healing system is a very good one, and your blisters will heal and settle on their own as your immune system gets to work.

However you must take the time and care to prevent infection, to assist in minimizing scarring and to assist your cells to accelerate the healing process.

Medilase Suggestions to assist healing of blisters:

  1. Be mindful and don’t purposefully pop them or allow them to get injured.
  2. Allow fresh air to assist healing the unbroken blisters by leaving them uncovered by bandages.
  3. If the blister does break open, leave the flap of skin in place over the underlying layers of skin, and cover them with a loose bandage. Loose is the magical word! Air to move within the area.  Never use a waterproof covering.
  4. Gently pat dry with a new clean piece of gauze after your showering, spray the area with a sterile saline eye wash solution, and allow the fresh air to dry. Once dry, you may wish to dust some “Medipulv” antiseptic powder over it.
  5. Cover the injured area. Our suggestion is do not allow the gauze pad of the bandage to  sit flat on the blister; rather, make an umbrella type shape so the gauze sits above the area by  gently pressing the surgical tape on either side of the blister covering and allow the gauze pad to “sit above” by just a few millimeters over the skin.
  6. There are 2 reasons for doing this: Is to prevent unwanted organisms from the environment from contaminating the area, and 2. Is to allow the skin to breathe, for the air flow.
  7. It’s looking un-natural, very sore, ooze, and not feeling or looking like a normal heal for you? Straight to a diagnostic MD, This is a recipe for scarring, and unwanted contraindications.  Don’t hesitate!  Straight to you GP who has the knowledge and can legally prescribe what is required to assist you.
  8. Hope this article is helpful. Wish you all every success with you goals.  Medilase

 

 

International Day of Forests

The International Day of Forests, the 21st day of March, was established by resolution of the United Nations General Assembly on November 28, 2012. Each year, various events celebrate and raise awareness of the importance of all types of forests, and trees outside forests, for the benefit of current and future generations. Countries are encouraged to undertake efforts to organize local, national, and international activities involving forests and trees, such as tree planting campaigns, on International Day of Forests. The Secretariat of the United Nations Forum on Forests, in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization, facilitates the implementation of such events in collaboration with governments, the Collaborative Partnership on Forests, and international, regional and sub-regional organizations. International Day of Forests was observed for the first time on March 21, 2013.

 

The Facts on Stubborn Ink Removals

MEDILASE LASER TATTOO REMOVAL

THE FACTS ON STUBBORN INK REMOVALS:

 

You need to understand what Laser Tattoo Removal does:

What is this thing called Selective Photo-thermolysis

Selective photo-thermolysis is the selective targeting of an area within the dermal tissue, using a colour specific wavelength to absorb light into that target area which will be sufficient to damage the trapped molecules of ink or the target (shattering them into micro particles) while allowing the surrounding area to remain relatively untouched.

The Thermal relaxation time (TRT) is the amount of time it takes a substance (e.g. dermal tissue), after heating, to return to its normal temperature.

I hate my blue, green tattoo!


The rock minerals in these pics are heavy metals which contain the pigments that are used in blue and green tattoos!  Back to earth?  Lets read on and get informed!

How many treatments do I need to remove my blue or green tattoo?

If I could have a dollar for every time this question is asked, OMG, I could share it around and we could all go on a cruise and buy a villa in the Mediterranean.

The resistance to removal in Blue and Green inks is that they contain a product called Titanium dioxide…..

The facts are that every brand of tattoo ink has its own ingredient list, and its own specialist colours, which again require stabilizing and colour brightening agents.

The facts are that tattoos last for over 5000 years.  Read up on the “Ice Man” mummy…..

Go here and have a look see, have a great read.

We are now seeing up to 30-40% of titanium dioxide in inks, which means TATTOOS ARE MEANT TO STAY!!!!

We will find molecular ingredients of lead, chromium, nickel, iron oxides, ash, carbon black, and other ingredients.

Certain companies make great claims to removing the Blues/Greens, this works well, in fact if you are a snow-man, with the whitest skin in history, but most of us have some brown on us, even if its light brown – Ruby lasers work on “snow-men”, the rest of us, may lose our natural skin pigment along with the ink, or scar wonderfully with the “Ruby”….not our favorite machine.

Fact:  Medilase uses the Gold Standard in Tattoo Removal, and we find that passes across the blues and greens may be more than the blacks, as many as perhaps 5 more treatments or so, but the good news is that they do move, eventually.  Alternating NDYag Q Switch Laser Treatments with Skin Needling is also most effective.  Remember a tattoo that is meant to stay on your skin for 5000 Years, may be able to be treated and removed in 12 treatments of 10 minutes each = 120 minutes of lasering!  Do the sums!  Good luck with your endeavours everyone.  Talk again soon .  Medilase Laser Tattoo Removal Courses and Training

International Day of Happiness – 20th March!

The International Day of Happiness is celebrated throughout the world on the 20th of March. It was established by the United Nations General Assembly on 28 June 2012.
Assembly Resolution A/RES/66/281 states in pertinent part:
• The purpose of the Day of Happiness Project [28] is to unite happy people of all nationalities and religions under the umbrella of the non-religious moral code outlined in The Way to Happiness booklet which includes 21 precepts like TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF, LOVE AND HELP CHILDREN, SET A GOOD EXAMPLE, DO NOT HARM A PERSON OF GOOD WILL, SAFEGUARD AND IMPROVE YOUR ENVIRONMENT, TRY TO TREAT OTHERS AS YOU WOULD WANT THEM TO TREAT YOU and many others that will help you live a happy life. The Day of Happiness Project was founded to support the United Nations International Day of Happiness, which occurs March 20 of every year starting in 2013.

The General Assembly, Conscious that the pursuit of happiness is a fundamental human goal,Recognizing also the need for a more inclusive, equitable and balanced approach to economic growth that promotes sustainable development, poverty eradication, happiness and the well-being of all peoples, Decides to proclaim 20 March the International Day of Happiness, Invites all Member States, organizations of the United Nations system and other international and regional organizations, as well as civil society, including non-governmental organizations and individuals, to observe the International Day of Happiness in an appropriate manner, including through education and public awareness-raising activities
— United Nations General Assembly, Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 28 June 2012

World Cancer Day Coming Up!!!

World Cancer Day is marked on February 4 to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment. World Cancer Day was founded by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) to support the goals of the World Cancer Declaration, written in 2008. The primary goal of the World Cancer Day is to significantly reduce illness and death caused by cancer by 2020.

For more information, visit http://www.worldcancerday.org