What is tattoo removal and how does it work?

Until the evolution of laser tattoo removal, getting rid of tattoos was incredibly painful and largely ineffective.  Laser tattoo removal works by using powerful light energy to break down the size of the particles in the pigment in tattoos and offers us a far more effective and less brutal solution to unwanted tattoos.

Our tattoo removal is done with a Q-switched ND/YAG Laser, which is part of the Lumenis M22 multi-platform solution – the gold standard in treatments, trusted and used by physicians all over the world.  The Q-Switched laser uses a process called the “photoacoustic effect” – the laser energy is absorbed by the tattoo pigment and as a result, an extremely high temperature is generated. Since this temperature is not sustainable, it collapses and produces an acoustic wave which forms around the pigments. The result of this wave shatters the particles of ink into smaller fragments which is naturally removed by the body. The remaining ink particles are removed by the same “shattering” effect until they all disappear.

The biggest benefit of using the Q-Switched laser is that it helps to avoid scarring and lasting tissue damage, causing tattoos to gradually disappear over time.

Tattoos usually lie in your dermis, which is under your epidermis. The laser is able to fragment (break up) the colour so that it passes through the hypodermis, causing white blood cells to attack and eliminate it naturally. The degree of fading and the amount of treatments needed are dependent on your body chemistry.

During treatment the skin will “frost” as the tattoo is treated. Treatment times are relatively fast, depending on the size of the tattoo. The laser only targets the pigment in the tattoo, leaving your surrounding skin unharmed however, as with all laser treatments, it is important for you to have a through consultation with us before we undertake treatment. 

Our Treatments

Feel Incredible

The opportunity to restore and refresh various areas of the face and body by using the most advanced, gold-standard medical-grade systems is now possible for clients with Figura.

Figura makes use of Lumenis' incredible technologies. Lumenis are pioneers and global leaders in energy-based aesthetics applications. The Lumenis M22 Stellar allows for treatment of over 30 skin conditions, while the Lumenis LightSheer Quattro allows for permanent hair removal that's more comfortable than ever before. Lastly, the facial of the year - the BYONIK® treatment, powers up individual skin cells so that skin looks better than ever before.

The Focus Dual® Laser

The Focus Dual® Laser
The Focus Dual® Laser

Skin Treatments & Rejuvenation

Skin Treatments & Rejuvenation
The amazing power of the Stellar M22 is used for treating over 30 different skin conditions including….
Vascular Lesions – A non-invasive treatment for facial veins, broken capillaries, rosacea and redness.
Photofractional™ – A sequential treatment of IPL and ResurFX™ for both skin texture and tone.
Acne – A treatment that reduces bacteria, along with the pigmentation and redness associated with acne.
Textural treatments – Fractional rejuvenation to improve skin texture, scars and stretch marks.
Pigmentation and tattoos – A non-invasive treatment to reduce unwanted pigmentation and tattoos.
Carbon Laser Treatment – Also known as ‘Carbon Peel’ ‘Black Doll Facial’ and ‘Hollywood Peel’ – incredibly effective in improving the overall appearance of the skin.

LIFT - FIRM - TIGHTEN.... Give your skin back its snap..!

LIFT - FIRM - TIGHTEN.... Give your skin back its snap..!
Focus Dual offers a unique combination of the latest clinically proven technologies for face and body treatments. Radio Frequency (RF) Microneedling and High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) come together to give maximum results to reduce the signs of ageing. Figura are delighted to be one of the first in the country to be able to offer these gold standard technologies to our valued clients, enabling us to treat the skin at EVERY layer to lift, firm and tighten…… Give your skin back it’s snap..!

Permanent Hair Reduction

Permanent Hair Reduction
The LightSheer Quattro from Lumenis is the very latest laser hair removal device allowing Figura to stay committed to its promise of being welcoming and inclusive to all skin types. The Quattro ensures that tanned and darker toned skins can be treated better than ever before.

In addition, the High Speed Vacuum Assistant Technology ensures safe treatments with minimum pain and a speedy treatment time while the ChillTip Integrated Contact cooling technology ensures patient comfort by continuously cooling, particularly on more sensitive areas!

BYONIK PTL

BYONIK PTL
The BYONIK® treatment is the perfect treatment for those of any age that want to experience cell regeneration and see results from the very first treatment.

The incredible, unique treatment system combines Pulse Triggered Laser Technology with Light Induced Transmembrane Convection and BYONIK® Hyaluronic Gel. The result is a pain free, no down time treatment that is the world’s only system to repair skin at a cellular level and lock in hydration at the same time.