Holiday tattoo – what do I do?

Holiday tattoos

What do you do with THAT holiday tattoo. Holiday tattoos are just that – a holiday tattoo, tattoo regret, PicoSure laser tattoo removal , Derry, Northern Ireland tattoo done while in the holiday spirit –  in a moment of joy, freedom, happiness, madness… You will remember why you had it done😊

Some tattoos can be kept, while others…. Well… Sometimes reality kicks in the day after or when you arrive home and you realise that your tattoo, was not such a great idea and you regret what you had done.

We know you are panicking…..

Here is what you should do with your questionnable holiday tattoo..

  1. Stop… Yes we really mean stop. But don’t panic (more) because panic will make the tattoo thing a whole lot worse.
  2. Think…. Is it really that bad that you have to have it removed or could you get a cover up?
  3. Wait….. at least 6 weeks before doing anything more to your skin                     ….Use this time (6 weeks) to think some more and either contact a reputable tattoo artist if you are going for a cover up or a reputable clinic to remove your tattoo. Or maybe, just maybe your tattoo will be growing on you.

Why do you have to wait?

We know about the panic that sets in when you realise your holiday tattoo is not so cool. Reality kicks in big time, especially if it’s a tattoo that you are embarrassed about or the location on your body was not the best place where you could have had a tattoo.

What will your parents say? What will your mates say? Even though your skin looks healed on the top, a natural skin cycle is approximately 6 weeks and your skin is working pretty hard underneath, to restore itself. Have anything done too soon and you could end up with permanent scars.

What we would like you to know, is that we have heard and seen it all before. So there is no need to be embarrassed. We will give you advice on how and when to go ahead with treatment, if it is suitable.

So if you are one of those people wanting to have your tattoo removed, then contact us to arrange your free consultation and we will discuss all your options.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Laser Tattoo Removal and Scarring

Scarring……

Laser tattoo removal and scarring are two things that do not UberSkin PicoSure tattoo removal, acne scar treatment, anti-wrinkle treatment, Derry, Northern Ireland
necessarily have to go together.Will laser tattoo removal scar my skin? A frequent question asked and very relevant at that.

Many of our patients, seeking laser tattoo removal do have visible scars under their tattoo. Equally we have patients who do not have any scars and want to be reassured of our laser tattoo removal process. They are rightly concerned that we may be causing more scarring when we remove their tattoo.

 

Laser tattoo removal and scarring – does laser tattoo removal cause scarring?

Laser tattoo removal in itself, should not cause scarring, when the correct laser technology is used by qualified practitioners. We are fortunately able to assure you that our PicoSure laser does not cause scarring nor does it make scarring worse.

Equally we see many patients, who have been treated within medical facilities, with earlier generation q-switched lasers, who have no scars due to the clinic’s specialised laser technology and practitioner expertise.

Laser tattoo removal and scarring Why do patients have scars?

We are talking about visible scarring and not slight textural changes to the skin which can be associated with either having the tattoo done or removed. These are the most common causes of the scarring we see in our patients seeking treatment:

  1. Scarring associated with tattoo removal – laser, salabrasion, surgery
  2. Scarring associated with the time tattoo was done – very rare
  3. Scarring due to an injury

How to minimise the chance of scarring

What you can do:

  1. Seek out a registered and reputable laser clinic – laser clinics source their lasers from specialised medical laser companies
  2. Contact the clinic and ask questions about your treatment
  3. Follow the home care instructions your laser practitioner provides to protect your skin

What we do:

  1. We invested in PicoSure – one of the most advanced lasers currently available, which uses a PressureWave to break down your ink
  2. We do a patch test to determine the most appropriate setting for your treatment
  3. Our experienced clinicians are qualified and registered to provide laser tattoo removal
  4. We work in conjunction with other registered laser clinics, should you require a referral

If you have questions about laser tattoo removal or scarring associated with the procedure, give us a call on 07437377244 and we will do our best to help you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Laser Tattoo Removal Clinician at UberSkin – Dr Eldred Julius

Laser Tattoo Removal Clinician Dr Eldred Julius Picosure laser tattoo removal, derry, northern ireland, ireland

We are delighted to welcome Dr Julius to our team at UberSkin as a laser clinician.

Dr Eldred Julius is a very experienced dentist, who has a special interest in implants, TMJ disorders and diagnosis and treatment of facial pain. Here at UberSkin he will bring his clinical skills as a fully trained and qualified laser practitioner to our patients.

 

Laser Tattoo Removal Training

His Picosure laser training, was done under the watchful eye of the clinical director of Cynosure, Kelly Harding. His clinical background as a dentist, will be of great value to our patients at UberSkin, as we take our patient’s full medical history into account before undertaking their laser tattoo removal treatment.

UberSkin PicoSure tattoo removal, acne scar treatment, anti-wrinkle treatment, Derry, Northern IrelandDr Julius feels strongly that laser tattoo removal should be provided in a safe and trusting environment. The PicoSure laser is one of most advanced lasers currently available in the world. The safety aspects of PicoSure, is what attracted him to be trained on this specific device.

He is well aware that tattoos are not just ink, but has meaningful reasons behind it and meaningful reasons why patients have them removed.

Dr Julius is delighted to be joining the UberSkin team and will start seeing patients in the near future.

More about Dr Julius…..

He was born in South Africa.

He qualified as a dentist at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa in 1999.

He plays golf in his spare time.

He barbeques come rain, shine or even snow!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tattoo Removal – Jason

UberSkin PicoSure safe Laser Tattoo Removal, Derry Northern IrelandJason recently asked me to remove a tattoo from his right arm.

You now have the opportunity to see in depth what the process entails… Keep an eye on the date to see when his story is updated.

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Patch Test – What is it and why do we do it?

Why do I need a patch test?

Patch test for PicosureThis question surfaces a lot.

First – What is a patch test?

A patch test is done, prior to your treatment, by using 2-3 different settings and testing small areas of skin.

The reasons people give, to avoid having a patch test, range from “I’ve had patch a test and PicoSure before” to “you must be trying to see if your treatments work”.

Lets start with the latter….. The PicoSure, like any other laser has a specific range of treatments that it can perform. When patients enquire about the treatments we offer, we advise them whether we can help them or not – before booking any appointments. We only do a  patch test for the treatments we offer.

When you are seen for the first time, we will do a consultation which includes a complete medical history.

Patch test for PicoSure treatment

By doing a full medical history we can determine whether:
– You are suitable for the treatment
– Your treatment has to be delayed
– You actually need to be referred

Now for the former…. You’ve had a patch test and PicoSure before…..

Yes many people don’t understand, but here’s

Why we do your patch test.
1. Best practice
UberSkin is a registered clinic and our treatments are carried out under strict medical protocol, which includes having a patch test prior to your first treatment.
2. Best setting
This simply means, we need to choose the correct settings on the PicoSure which will give you the best results for your treatment. In order to find out what this setting is, we do a patch test.
3. Best result
We then wait to see how these spot tests develop and respond over a period of time. This can be anything from 24 hours to several days depending on your skin type.

Doing a patch test, is a simple way of understanding whether a setting is right or too high or too low. If the setting is too low, then your treatment will not be effective. If it is too high, then you could have an adverse reaction.

Ultimately your safety is paramount. We want you to feel confident having the treatment. So doing a patch test is the simplest way of finding out the best setting to achieve the best results with your chosen treatment.

Acne Scarring – The emotional aspect

Acne scarring leaves emotional scars, as I recently discovered.

For years acne scarring has been a word I’d Acne scarring with PicoSurebeen familiar with, because lo and behold…. I did exactly what my mother told me NOT to do. Don’t pick your face! As a teenager you always know best, don’t you.

But I got a whole new understanding of acne scarring, when I started treating patients as part of my clinical training for the PicoSure laser.

The first question my potential patient asked was: How soon can I put my make up on?

This threw me for a second, since I thought the first question would be – ‘Is the treatment painful?’ Then it hit me: what I was calling acne scarring was NOTHING compared to the people who really had acne scarring, because I hardly wear any make up.

My conversations with these wonderful people were very emotional as I realised that make up was the first thing they thought about when they woke up in the morning. The first thing they thought about when going out. Literally the mask they got into before facing the world.

‘It’s not what I look like, but how I feel’ – really struck a chord.

Women, who I saw had beautiful skin, removed layers and layers of make up before I could treat them. They were still beautiful – I’m a firm believer that nothing on the outside can detract from someone’s beauty on the inside.

The stories associated with acne scarring are varied, but it has one common theme. It takes away a certain amount of confidence and the added confidence is literally ‘put on’ by a brush & palette of powder.

Acne scarring has whole new meaning to me. I have seen some wonderful results from the treatments I have carried out. Some people only need a few appointments, where others definitely need more.

I have to be honest, I have been forced to take on a different perspective – a perspective much deeper than any superficial ‘concerns’ I could have about my own skin.

If you would like to speak to me, send me a text at +44 (0) 74 3737 7244 and I will call you back or drop me an e-mail at hello@uberskin.co.uk and I will see how I can help you.

 

 

 

 

 

The Picosure laser is the newest and most effective in removing tattoos

The Picosure laser workstation is revolutionising the tattoo removal industry!

Picosure laser, UberSkin Derry, safe laser treatment for tattoo removal, acne scars, skin revitalisation and anti-wrinkle treatment, Northern Ireland

So you have a tattoo, which you now regret. What now? You are not so sure what to do or where to go. You know about laser tattoo removal, but the thought scares you. Or you had laser tattoo removal and you don’t think it’s working so well.

How do you know who to trust or which laser is the real deal? All lasers are NOT created equal. You might have heard of the Picosure laser, but what is it? All you know is, you are looking for a safe and fast way to remove your tattoo. Look no further than UberSkin. We offer you the Picosure laser.

Laser tattoo removal is by far the most effective way of getting rid of your tattoo, compared to creams, lotions and potions.Why? Because it breaks up your tattoo ink into bite size pieces, so your body can remove it through your lymphatic system.

But what is bite size? It makes sense that the smaller the particle size of your ink, the easier your body will be able to get rid of it.

Thats where the Picosure laser comes in. Older nano second lasers break up your ink into chunks. The Picosure laser blasts your tattoo ink into fine particles like grains of sand.  It’s so much easier for your body’s lymphatic system to remove a small particle of ink compared to pushing a huge chunk of ink through your system.

The Picosure laser workstation can remove your tattoos safely and efficiently without injuring the surrounding tissue.

If you are wondering about this type of treatment or would like to have a chat, contact us and we will be happy to help.

 

 

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