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When Tattoo Removal Goes Very Wrong

Posted by Andrew on Sep 7, 2017 12:50:00 PM

When Tattoo Removal Goes Very WrongEarlier this year we highlighted the growing trend of people seeking cheap tattoo removal alternatives including acid injections and IPL.

Yesterday, Channel 9 reported on an Adelaide woman who was awarded one million dollars after suffering chemical burns from using a "tattoo removal" paste in an attempt to remove her tattoo.

Maria Corso had to undergo five separate surgeries after suffering substantial burns after using Rejuvi Tattoo Removal Paste from a Californian company.

You can read the story on the Channel 9 website.

In April, we discussed the problems we were seeing in our clinic, where people come to us for help after their attempts to remove tattoos using acid injections and IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) devices. You can read the article here - Tattoo Removal Consumer Scarring Warning


Andrew Chim, CEO of Detail Tattoo Removal in Sydney said:

“Scarring is a real problem in the tattoo removal process, how you treat a tattoo in the first instance determines how effective the overall removal is. If you don’t treat your tattoo in the most effective way from the start, sometimes there is not much we can do after the skin has scarred. Laser tattoo removal is the most effective way to remove a tattoo. We invested in the PicoWay because it is the most effective laser tattoo removal device on the market, removing tattoos faster and with less pain than any other device”.


Laser Tattoo Removal - The Safe Option

Laser tattoo removal is undoubtedly the safest option for your tattoo removal.

At Detail Tattoo Removal, we use the PicoWay laser for the best laser tattoo removal outcome. It is FDA cleared for treating all tattoo colours, it precisely targets the tattoo ink with photoacoustic effect as opposed to photothermal (heat) from other devices. This superior technology shatters ink into miniscule particles, making it easier and faster for your body to clear.


Why Choose The PicoWay Laser?

The PicoWay is the latest generation Picosecond laser tattoo removal device. It allows Detail Tattoo Removal to treat all tattoo colours in the shortest time possible, with the shortest recovery time between treatments.

5 Key Advantages of PicoWay Tattoo Removal System:

  • Shortest picosecond pulses – 40%-50% shorter pulses than other Picosecond laser systems, meaning highly effective treatments with more photoacoustic effect and minimal tissue damage.
  • Highest peak power – energy shatters the ink into minuscule fragments achieving average tattoo removal in 4 to 6 months.
  • Dual wavelengths - 2 highly effective wavelengths (1064 nm & 532 nm) in one picosecond system to treat all tattoo colours and skin types
  • Able to treat fresh tattoos after the skin heals
  • Less pain than a Q-Switch ND:YAG Nanosecond laser


PicoWay Before & Afters


Before and After


Before and After


Next Steps

The best way to have your tattoo assessed is by a qualified clinician. At Detail Tattoo Removal we offer a free tattoo removal consultation where we can give you personalised information for you and your tattoo. From this, you will know how many treatments are needed, a written quote with cost and specific information you will need to follow before, during and after your treatment.

If you have never been to Detail Tattoo Removal, you can either give us a call on 02 9231 5999 (Detail for Men) or 02 9251 9966 (Detail Woman) or click on one of the buttons below to ask a question or book a free consultation online now.

If you already have an appointment booked at Detail for Men or Detail Woman, you can easily add a free tattoo removal consultation to your booking.


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