Supplying Q-Switched Nd:YAG Lasers to Tattoo Studios, Beauty Salons, Spas, Clinics & Hair Salons across the UK

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Yes we supply 2 pairs of Noir Lasershields safety glasses which are wavelength specific for the Q-Switched Nd:YAG wavelengths of 1064nm and 532nm.

We also supply Noir Ishields which are complete black-out goggles for client use when treating near or on the facial areas.

Our glasses are imported from the USA

Yes, the Noir Lasershields we supply Conform to EN 207:2010-04
Essential Requirements according to AnnexII of Directive 89/686/EEC (Edition: 1989:12)

We now only supply one Core Of Knowledge Course as they have been upgraded and assessment now registered with a collage network to prove that a user has passed the course and then they print and issue the Level 4 Core of Knowledge certificate.

Due to this the cost has increased and the only way we could keep our sale price the same was to only include one in the package as often there is only one person being trained.

Additional courses are £90 per person.

We use Intermed Clinical Ltd to undertake our training who have over 30 years experience in the laser education industry.

Their online Core Of Knowledge is accredited by a long established educational awarding body.

Their Machine/Operational training is accredited by the “Aesthetic Laser Technicians Association” (ALTA). This organisation has scrutinised the course content and also examined the scientific qualifications and experience their trainers.

No, they work out very expensive for what they are, and we have found a wheeled draw unit in a national furniture store for an unbeatable £50 that works perfectly with our CompactPlus Laser

Yes training is included in the purchase price.

  • Online Level 4 Certified Core Of Knowledge Course (x1)
  • Machine/Operational training (for up to 4 people)

Questions regarding laser tattoo removal treatments and how it works

Not all colours can be removed by laser.

The Q-Switched Nd:YAG lasers have 2 wavelengths to treat different colours:

1064nm - Targets Black & Dark Inks

532nm - Targets Red and Orange

For more information on what colours different types of lasers can treat follow this link

No, using the Fitzpatrick Skin Typing system you can only safely treat up to Skin Type 4 without risking taking out the natural pigment of the skin.

The treatment can take between 5 and 30 minutes, longer sessions could cause too much trauma to the skin so are not recommended, this means that larger tattoos need to be treated in several separate sittings.

Depending on the tattoo and the result required (removal or cover up) up to 12 or more sessions may be required. Do not be surprised, however, if the removal of your tattoo takes more sessions than that. Each person and each tattoo is unique so the number of treatment sessions you will need can vary.

These sessions will be between 6 - 8 weeks apart. Sometimes longer may be needed depending on your body's capabilities to dispel the ink and skin healing properties.
The removal of a tattoo is a long process and clients are advised to be patient.

Lasers will cause some discomfort and it is usual to experience a small amount of pain in the area afterwards (like you do after having a tattoo)The laser pulses have been likened to having your skin 'pinged' with an elastic band. this is usually tolerated by most people without any anaesthetic.

However, some areas can prove more sensitive than others, especially around the ankles or the shoulder blade. Fortunately, the discomfort does decrease as treatment progresses and the tattooing fades. In our experience most patients will tolerate the discomfort of treatment well.

This particular laser produces a very high power in quick pulses. The light energy produced tends to pass through normally pigmented skin and specifically targets the pigment on the tattoo ink deep in the dermis layer. As the ink absorbs this light energy, the ink breaks down into smaller particles which is then evacuated from the body through normal immune response. As the ink particles are removed, the tattoo begins to fade.

Tattoo removal lasers are very safe for use when used by a trained laser operator with proper safety equipment (goggles to protect the eyes).
The radiation emitted by a tattoo removal laser is non-ionizing and carries no risk of cancer or other abnormal cell growth.

Straight after treatment the area will feel hot and skin will form small white 'blisters', these are water vapour spots created by the intense heat under the skin, and might be flat or slightly raised. This is due to the release of microscopic steam bubbles in your skin. This change usually lasts no more than a few minutes before it disappears, this is perfectly normal and a good sign that the treatment is working.
The white spots start to fade quickly and the remaining ink will start to show through.

Not normally, It is very unusual to develop any scarring but possible, especially with poor aftercare (there is a reported 5% chance of scarring following tattoo removal treatments). The laser operated at our studio is specially designed for Tattoo Removals and Reduction. The light pulses it emits are only in contact with the skin for literally billionths of a second, there is not enough time for a significant build up of heat in the skin.

Possibly, modern lasers can give fantastic results but there are no guarantees. Sometimes the total elimination of the tattoo is not possible despite the use of the most advanced tattoo removal equipment. The success of the treatments depends on more than just the type of tattoo ink used and  there are too many factors that can effect treatment results such as:

  • Age of tattoo
  • Application method
  • Type of ink used
  • Depth of ink
  • Depth of colour
  • Location of tattoo
  • Your healing ability
  • Skin type

No, Certain medical conditions and medications would make exposure to the laser treatment dangerous for some clients.
Our training will cover the important part of absolute and relative contraindications that may prevent some clients from having laser treatments.

Most side effects of laser procedures are temporary, generally few and to be expected.
Normally symptoms will subside within a week and may include:

Localised Swelling and Redness, Blistering, Infection, Scabbing, Hypopigmentation, Hyperpigmentation, Sunburn, Lack of complete pigment removal, Slight pin-prick bleeding or weeping, Allergic Reaction 

All this will be covered in your Machine/Operational training and written information provided with your laser package.

Questions regarding our machine and accessories

Our CompactPlus Q-Switched Nd:YAG laser is manufactured in China.

Yes, Our CompactPlus is tested and certified to BS EN 60601

 

Please contact us so we can discuss your requirements and make sure everything is right for you and your business, then we can send you an invoice.

We will need the following details;

  • Name
  • Business Name
  • Address
  • Telephone Number
  • Email address
  • VAT Number (if applicable)

We will then issue you an invoice and will require a minimum 50% deposit to order your machine from our factory

Once your invoice has been sent we can accept the following methods of payment:

  • Bank Transfer (payment details on the invoice)
  • Credit/Debit cards over the phone
  • Cheque

We do not have an online card facility for machine orders

Our machines are built to order and take from 2 to 4 weeks to arrive, they are then checked and tested before sending out.

The training company are usually booked in advance and we generally expect a 4 week wait for the next availability, so your machine should arrive in good time for your Machine/Operational training date.

Our CompactPlus laser is £3,500 + VAT including training, safety glasses, safety signage, and a comprehensive set of supporting documentation