If you are someone that suffers from eczema or psoriasis, you know how painful and annoying it can get, but, laser tattoo removal should not be.
Skin conditions, no matter how small or big the problem may be, affect millions of people every year. This includes eczema and psoriasis.
In fact, it is estimated that 17% of Canadians will suffer from eczema in their lifetime, and a whopping 1 million Canadians suffer from psoriasis (psoriasis affects 125 million people worldwide as a point of reference).
Many times, we have clients that come into our clinic with various skin conditions, including these, and it is important to know some information about laser tattoo removal and these specific skin issues.
But first, what type of laser do we use at Unthink Inc?
At Unthink Inc, we use the revolutionary technology of PicoWay from Syneron Candela. Unlike traditional laser tattoo removal lasers like Qswitch, PicoWay removes your unwanted ink in fewer treatments with less discomfort. This, in turn, provides better results with minimized risk.
The PicoWay laser delivers energy to the targeted area in very short, fast pulses, about 300-500 picoseconds at a time. To put that in perspective, one picosecond is one-trillionth of a second. These pulses shatter the targeted ink into pieces so tiny, the body can then eliminate them through its natural processes. With both fractional and non-fractional capabilities, the PicoWay laser now has three wavelengths for optimal results: 532nm, 785nm and 1064nm. In the past, lasers were only able to deliver pulses measured in nanoseconds or one billionth of a second but because of PicoWay’s advanced picosecond technology and varied wavelengths, our clients get better results, faster and with less downtime.
Can you get laser tattoo removal if you suffer from eczema or psoriasis?
The answer is YES!
Psoriasis is a common skin condition that speeds up the life cycle of skin cells. It causes skin cells to build up rapidly on the surface of the skin, and the extra skin cells form plaques and red patches that itch and are sometimes painful. Psoriasis is a chronic disease that comes and goes with unpredictable intensity.
Eczema, on the other hand, is a subtype of psoriasis. There are many types, causes, and triggers for both of these skin disorders. Stress, sunburn, obesity and certain medications are a few of the known causes of this scratchy, irritating and sometimes embarrassing skin condition.
Since the condition sometimes comes and goes, or has better days than others, we can work together as a team to treat your tattoo when your skin is not having a reaction.
A common misconception of laser tattoo removal is that the laser does not actually remove the ink and does not use any heat. The laser works by breaking up the ink into tiny particles, which makes it easier for your lymphatic system to remove the ink from your body naturally. We recommend to all of our clients that each tattoo removal session is spaced 6-8 weeks apart, as this gives the skin time to heal and remove the ink.
The PicoWay laser should not impact your skin in any negative way when you suffer from either of these skin conditions, especially because it does not use any heat and allows your body to naturally flush out the ink in time. If you are considering tattoo removal and have been diagnosed with psoriasis or eczema, you can rest assured that you are in good hands at Unthink Inc.
If you do have psoriasis, eczema, or any skin condition that you are concerned about, we recommend contacting us to set-up a consultation. This will allow us to discuss the tattoo removal process together, and assess the skin to design the treatment series.
Contact us today to book your free consultation.