FEELING PRICKLY? We have been very busy here at Vanish INK and can now offer clients IPL hair removal at very reasonable pricing. IPL provides safe permanent hair reduction through the use of Intense Pulsated Light. There are also applications for assisting with acne, pigmentation and freshening skin texture and tone. No need to wait - get hair free for summer by starting NOW!
Vanish Ink is now providing Micro Needling services to clients, this is a great alternative to surgical interventions and works using a sterile pen like device to vertically penetrate the skin. Unlike dermal rolling there are no flick injuries and results can been seen soon after your first treatment. This is carried out following a numbing cream being applied and the needles penetrate the dermis and epidermis to create micro wounds and pinpoint bleeding at specific depths. The procedure stimulates the natural healing process of the body. This is a great treatment for Facial Rejuvenation, Acne Scarring, Scarring and Stretch Marks. Check out this segment on GMA. And call 1300 616 510 to book in for a free consultation and skin analysis to see if this is the right treatment for you.
The difference with a treatment through Vanish INK and other laser tattoo removal centres is not just the outcome but the journey. Vanish INK is with you throughout the entire laser tattoo removal journey, and having had laser tattoo removal herself Helen knows firsthand how it feels, and what the outcomes should look and feel like. You can have your treatment from the Bundaberg Clinic or see us in Hervey Bay at Talisman Tattoo, or in Gladstone at Modscene. The choice is yours but the experience will always be the same – a full explanation of the treatment, excellence in customer service and follow up service and a focus on you the client and the outcomes you are looking for.
The R20 method of tattoo removal isn’t for everyone, it works best for clients with small to medium tattoos which are black only.
Although many tattoos may be faded or have only thin lines and you may think that they will come out easily, but the truth is removing tattoos is a real program of patience. R20 is a treatment plan which involves 4 treatments in one session and is available to eligible clients. The pros are if you work away and can’t get to your laser therapist easily then this treatment may mean the difference between getting that tattoo off in 6-8 months and getting it off in 12-18 months. It speeds up the process by completing 4 individual passes of the tattoo with the laser in one visit with breaks between each pass. Another pro is that you don’t have to have your next appointment for 2-3 months. Results vary, since the ink composition and the depth of the ink is unknown. But overall if you are after a quicker method of tattoo removal than this may just be for you.
Cons are it makes it more expensive for the treatment session as you pay for all 4 treatments at the same visit, you may experience some discomfort following the treatment which may be more evident than when having an individual treatment. You may also limit your treatment effectiveness if you are not in great health for the treatment and for the few weeks period straight after your R20 session.
If you are interested in getting tattoo removal turbo boosted contact us through our website or Facebook page or call 1300 616 510.
At Vanish INK we understand that the pressure of finances can come into decisions to remove your ink and generally you will require multiple treatments to get rid of that old tattoo.
At your first appointment we will take the time to talk you through the procedure and ensure that all of your questions are answered and we also work on a treatment plan for each client building from one treatment to the next to ensure the best outcome.
Now, along with that planning we are offering an easy Direct Debit system so that you can have your ink removed from just $25 per week.
This allows clients the flexibility to be able to continue their treatments without being concerned about having the funds available for each appointment. And with Tax time just around the corner you can pay a lump sum amount toward your treatment plan and lower your weekly debit.
It’s all about having a plan and following through. Tattoos take time to move and so we want to help to make it as easy as possible for our clients to reach their desired result. Planning to have ink removed is a choice that you make and we will help you to achieve the change you are after using the best Class 4 Medical Grade Laser equipment available for the specific purpose of removing unwanted ink pigment from your skin.
If you are interested in using the new direct debit system, get in touch to make an appointment 1300 616 510 or fill out an information request.
They say quality is remembered long after the price has been forgotten. Have you ever pushed a shopping trolley with a wonky wheel? Having the right tools for the job is more important than you think. You would imagine with quality control and being made by similar companies that all trolleys would be the same. But the frustration is that is simply not true, the welder might have been having an off day or maybe the guy making the wheels was new?
Anyhow it’s like that with Laser machines too, they are not all made equally, operators using Class 3B machines will tell you that there is no difference between their machines and Class 4. I’m here to say that that is simply not true. Class 4 laser equipment has to meet stringent Governmental guidelines to meet quality expectations and this is to protect the general public. Class 4 equipment is Medical Grade and has been calibrated and tested to meet Australian Standards. These laser machines also are considered quite dangerous and as such require acquisition licences, possession licences and disposal licences through Radiation Health Queensland.
Really just like a weapon, you must comply with all of the safety requirements that the Government dictates, such as training and safety courses – now I’m not one who likes to live in a nanny state, but I personally would not like for people to be harmed through the use of dodgy equipment.
Make sure you check with your laser clinician to ensure that they are using the right equipment and that they have the correct qualifications to operate that equipment. Part 2 explores the differences in the effect of the machines and the physical risks the wrong equipment pose.
At Vanish INK Australia there is no judgement on any client as we have also been there, had a tattoo (or 2) that we got when we were younger and are now embarrassed about having. Maybe embarrassed is not the right word – pissed off at seeing every day is closer to the truth. It may even be in a spot which no one else ever sees, but when you get in and out of the shower you catch a glimpse of it in the mirror and think “SHIT! I hate that!”. It isn’t just names, it can be anything from a tattoo which has bled and now looks blurry through to something to commemorate a life which really wasn’t completed as artistically as you would have liked.
If this sounds like you, we can help, no criticising, or having opinions on why, how or what your tattoo even is. Tattoo ink doesn’t have to be forever and if it’s affecting how you see yourself then take the first step and do something about it. With most appointments no longer than half an hour and most tattoos requiring only 3 to 7 treatments, you could be tattoo free before summer this year.
Pricing for tattoo removal starts at $50 and goes up to $350 per session and is all dependant on the size of the tattoo. $350 is a half sleeve size with colour, and $50 is for a tattoo up to approximately a business card size.
Here at Vanish INK our aim is to provide exceptional service with a particular slant on ensuring that you feel comfortable, accepted and assured of a safe quality service. Call 1300 616 510, or book through the Contact page.
Are you afraid of laser? Many clients who come to Vanish INK are afraid of how it might feel to have laser treatments. They think the worst - its going to really really hurt! Their friends might make it even worse again by saying things like "I would never get that done it would hurt too much". The good news is that it is NEVER as bad as what you think it is going to be.
Most clients are surprised by how quick and easy a treatment can be. And for those few who find it a more painful (because let's face it everyone has different pain thresholds) we have numbing creams here that can be used. The thing with numbing creams is however, that they change the body's vascular response to the laser treatment and sometimes the treatment may not be as successful as being treated without the cream.
There are other options such as icing the area to be lasered prior to having a treatment and along with the Cryojet Super Cooling(provided throughout the treatment) most people are comfortable enough to sit through their treatments. If you are really wanting to get rid of that tattoo you can come in for a FREE consult and a test patch can be carried out taking all of the mystery out of how it feels. One a scale of one to ten the majority of people say it is between a 0 and a 4 in terms of the sting.
So what are you waiting for? Call Vanish INK on 1300 616 510 and get your treatment started today.
At Vanish INK we are very aware of the various forms tattoo removal methods available. Ranging from minimally invasive to rather extensive, potential clients have a multitude of options to choose from for tattoo removal. From our experience carrying out laser tattoo removal procedure, we personally feel it is the absolute best method out on the market today. Here are a few of the top reasons why a client should choose laser tattoo removal over all the other methods:
1- Shorter recovery: A shorter recovery time has been noted with laser tattoo removal as opposed to other forms of removal which can take weeks for the skin to recover. The clients skin, size of the tattoo, ink used in the tattoo design and placement of the tattoo all play a role in how many laser tattoo removal procedures will be needed to remove the tattoo. The more treatments a client requires, the more time the patient will spend letting the skin heal. With other forms of removal, this can cost clients a lot of time spent waiting for the skin to heal. Laser tattoo removal treatments do less damage to the skin therefore making recovery go much faster and much easier. Clients experience little to no downtime following a laser tattoo removal procedure.
2- Can be cost effective: Depending on the number of treatments needed and the tattoo removal studio performing the procedure, tattoo removal can get expensive. Since the procedure is so results driven, it makes sense that clients will undergo multiple treatments just to get the desired results. What’s good about laser tattoo removal is that it has gotten quite effective and with the advancements in technology, it has only getting better. This gives clients the ability to undergo less treatments, which means they spend less money over time.
3- Less harsh on the skin: Since laser technology is continually improving, lasers have gotten better in detecting ink pigments deep in the skin and breaking them up without harming surrounding skin. As the laser beam grazes over the skin it targets the tattoo ink particles only, leaving the surrounding skin untouched. As opposed to other methods like dermabrasion, lactic acid treatments, cryosurgery and excision, laser tattoo removal does little to no damage to the skin.
4- Lower risks and side effects: Of all the removal methods available out on the market today, laser tattoo removal has a lower risk for side effects than other removal methods. Unlike other forms of removal, laser tattoo removal utilises a laser that is minimally invasive versus other removal methods like surgical removal for example, where the tattoo and skin is surgically removed. The more invasive the procedure, the greater the possibility for infection and scarring.
5- Results: Lets face it, when it comes to tattoo removal the most important part is the results that the clients gets. Clients seeking removal are looking for stellar results and this is why we feel laser removal is the best, it simply gives results. The success rate associated with laser tattoo removal is much higher than other results, which in part is probably why it has become the most popular method for removal. Most of the ink found in tattoos can be broken down with specific laser beams. Targeted beams make it easier to remove the multiple colors found in a tattoo.
If you find yourself debating with which removal type will be best for you, contact us to help you figure out which is best for you and your tattoo. Feel free to leave us a comment below or contact us.
Getting a tattoo to remember a loved one or celebrate a special occasion may seem like a great idea at the time, but an average of 20% of people end up regretting their decision to get 'inked'. Stretch marks from pregnancy or weight change, the natural aging process, and changes in personal preference leave people dissatisfied with their tattoos but while they were once considered to be permanent, now lasers are being used to successfully remove all types of tattoos.
In the late 1970s, lasers were introduced as a means of removing tattoos; however, the CO2 laser that was available then caused scarring as it removed the outer layers of skin quite aggressively. It was also remarkably painful as anaesthetic could not be used with these types of lasers. The earliest recorded test case took place in Oregon in 1979 when 28 individuals were operated on with rather varying degrees of success. It was not until the late 1980s that the Q-switched laser was introduced on a commercial scale and this was the start of laser tattoo removal as we know it today.
The Q-switched laser operates by sending short pulses of intense light through the top layers of skin to target the tattoo pigment. The specific wavelengths of light then react with the ink and break it down to smaller pieces which the body can then absorb and remove with the aid of a healthy immune system. In the early 1990s, the Q-switched lasers were each calibrated to target a different range of the colour spectrum as different colours of ink needed to be targeted with different wavelengths of light. It was not until 2006 that newer models were introduced that worked on multiple wavelengths to target multiple pigments. Black and blue are still considered the easiest colours to treat.
The procedure involves going for an initial consultation to see if you are a suitable candidate for laser tattoo removal. We will take into consideration the colour, age, size, type, and location of the tattoo as well as your skin colour and condition. From this we will be able to inform you of how many sessions you will probably require in order to fully remove the tattoo. Remember that this is not a definitive answer and it is sometimes possible to need additional sessions if the tattoo has reacted abnormally to the laser, as has been known to happen with coloured tattoos containing pink or flesh tones. Your sessions will be spaced at least four to six weeks apart to allow sufficient fading of the tattoo.
Upon entry to the clinic for your first session, the area of the tattoo will be cleaned and a topical anaesthetic applied (if pain threshholds are low). It should be noted that if using a numbing cream, one or two additional sessions may be required since the cream reacts with the tattoo pigmentation making it more difficult for the body to absorb it. The pain will also depend on the size and location of the tattoo, and whether the tattoo has been layered on top of another one as a 'cover up' tattoo. It has varyingly been described as being anything from only a sharp pinch to hot oil burning the skin. We have a Cryojet machine here to supercool the area whilst the treatment is being carried out. The time that the session will last also depends on the size of the tattoo, ranging from a few minutes to a half hour.
After your session is complete, it is essential that the after-care instructions are followed correctly. It is normal for there to be some pinpoint bleeding when colours are lasered, that leads to a crust forming over the tattooed area, blacks generally have no bleeding or blistering. Cleaning the area with mild soap and water, applying Bepanthen cream, and changing the bandage regularly will decrease the chance of infection and the recovery time. Your follow-up laser removal session should be scheduled 4-8 weeks later to allow time for maximum fading of the tattoo. The success of the procedure strongly depends on the clinet's immune system because a weak immune system will not be capable of expelling the broken down tattoo pigmentation.
Laser tattoo removal may seem like a simple procedure but there are many side effects that a client may suffer from. Due to the advances in laser technology, textual changes such as scarring rarely occur, but people with darker skin tones have been known to suffer from hyperpigmentation (dark spots) or hypopigmentation (white spots). This is a result of the skin around the tattoo absorbing the light from the laser. Fortunately these are mostly temporary, fading after 6-12 months. Another rare but possible side effect is the tattoo darkening, rather than lightening, in response to the laser. This is likely to happen if the original tattoo contained light colours or was a form of permanent makeup. These often turn black and are then treated as such during the next session.
Removing tattoos by laser is considered to be the safest way of removing a 'permanent' tattoo; however, it is costly, time consuming, and not without risks. Clients can ave allergic reactions to some ink being fragmented, rather than being allergic to the laser light itself, the allergic reactions to the tattoo ink as its composition changes.
The removal of tattoos is growing in popularity among people who regret the decision, are unhappy with the finished tattoo, or find it detrimental to their career. Previous methods of skin grafting to cover up tattoos, or dermabrasion to remove the layers of skin including those that contain the tattoo pigmentation were painful and unreliable. Now the use of lasers to remove unwanted ink has become the standard method. While the best candidates are fair-skinned people with dark tattoos, advances in laser technology is making it possible for even slight contrasts in colour to be detected so treatments may be effective on people with darker skin and coloured tattoos. The only other consideration should be to ensure that you are being treated by a qualified professional Laser Safety Officer using only Class 4 Laser Equipment.