Pico tattoo removal

Can’t shift that tattoo?

There are a few reasons why tattoos don’t easily disappear and we thought you might like a list like that.

Choose the right technology

We know that every second beauty salon has an IPL device – like everything else, the quality varies. But we have noted that, since the surge in demand for tattoo removal, many of those salons are promoting their IPL device for tattoo removal.

Using IPL for tattoo removal is like trying to crack an egg with a machine gun.

IPL is great for lots of indications; they are fantastic for hair removal and superficial pigmentation. Sadly tattoo removal is not one of the concerns where IPL is a star solution. The results are sub-optimal [it wasn’t really designed for that purpose] and expensive [because for any result at all the number of treatments is huge when compared to a device designed for this exact purpose].

One very experienced Melbourne practitioner, Hillary Quinn of Melbourne Tattoo Removal, was quoted by Choice magazine as saying “It [IPL] shoots a block of light of about two by six centimetres rather than the five to eight millimetre pinpricks of Q-switched lasers. It’s like trying to crack an egg with a machine gun.”

So when you have found a certified practitioner who used a proven technology, what else could be standing in the way of seeing that unwanted ink disappear?

The conditions make tattoos harder to clear

The Q-switched laser removal process will be impeded if:

  • you smoke
  • you have tattoo colours other than black and red
  • you have a tattoo larger than 30 square centimetres
  • you have a tattoo that’s more than three years old.*

 

*source: Journal of the American Medical Association

By |May 5th, 2015|Spectrum Blog|0 Comments

half of women under 35 ?

Surprising poll on tattoo lovers indicates that more young women than we actually though are donning their fave tattoo image, and 64% of those under 35’s are big fans.14% of over 45s have a tattoo

Nearly half of women under age 35 have gotten ink, almost double their male counterparts (47 percent vs. 25 percent).

It’s the reverse among those 65 and over: three times as many senior men as women have a tattoo (14 percent vs. 4 percent).

It’s a trend and that’s great.

For clinic owners and practitioners who need to service this growing demand, you know who to call….

for more 

 

By |March 31st, 2015|Spectrum Blog|0 Comments

Do we think tattoos are attractive? Actually, no.

A majority says they don’t like tattoos, yet more Americans are getting them — and getting more of them.

The latest Fox News poll finds 20 percent of voters, or one in five, has at least one tattoo. That’s up from 13 percent in 2007.

attractive much

Read the entire article and check the data here

By a 58-32 percent margin, voters say “no” when asked the simple question: Do you like tattoos? Yet 55 percent of those under age 35 say “yes.” That rises to 64 percent for women under 35.

The increase in body ink is not because people think tattoos are attractive: 6 in 10 think they make a person less attractive. That’s more than seven times as many as say more attractive (eight percent). About a quarter says tattoos make no difference.

By |March 31st, 2015|Spectrum Blog|0 Comments

Surge in tattoo removal fuelled by regret

Survey in our Spectrum office says that we know that regret is a high ranking cause for users to seek tattoo removal, but we are all about evidence, so here it is…three in ten say tattoos make them feel sexy

You can definitely say that the surge in laser tattoo removal has been fuelled by regret, and the new technology that has been released makes it that much easier to have your tattoos removed. A Harris Poll which was taken two years ago, found that 21 percent of Americans have at least one tattoo, a figure which is up from 16 percent in 2003, and of those people, it’s roughly 14 percent of them who now regret their decision.

Strangely, when we reviewed the survey results closely, we found that 30% of the respondents also said their tattoo made them feel sexier.

 

Review the survey results HERE

By |March 31st, 2015|Spectrum Blog|0 Comments

Tattoo Trends

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It’s all about colour

The trend for highly coloured and extensive tattoo art is exciting all of us. A beautifully designed and created tattoo really makes a statement.

When it comes time to change or remove that tattoo, there are a few things you should know:

  • a Q switched laser system for tattoo removal is the gold standard
  • Black and Grey are the easiest ink colours to remove; and ND:Yag (1064nm) generally works best for these
  • Green is a new trend and the most difficult to remove, followed by light blue. The recommended treatment is with and ND:Yag or Alexandrite laser at a wavelength of 1064nm and 755nm.

Sunscreen will help maintain the colour in your new tattoo, so remember to slip, slop, slap.

By |February 18th, 2015|Spectrum Blog|0 Comments

Australian Tattoo and Body Art expo

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The seventh Sydney expo is coming soon and we would love to see you there. With tattoo removal experiencing a huge increate in demand – for complete removal, fading and ‘do-overs’ we are busy bees at these events.

When:13-15th March 2015

Where: Royal Hall of Industries, Moore Park, Sydney

Opening Times:

Friday 13th –  Noon – 10PM

Saturday 14th –  Noon – 10PM

Sunday 15th – 11AM – 7PM

BOOK TICKETS HERE

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By |February 14th, 2015|Exhibitions|0 Comments