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The Spectrum partnership

When you purchase a Spectrum Tattoo removal machine, you don’t just become a customer, you become a partner. You will feature in our national advertising campaigns and promotions, you will also be included on our websites where potential customers will find your details when they are looking for the nearest Spectrum Tattoo removal Clinic. Training can be carried out within your salon, or at one of Spectrums clinics.

If you are not ready to commit to purchasing a machine, why not let us come to you. We can take over your beauty room for just 1 day every 4-6 weeks and we will give you 25% of all monies taken on the day. We will send a fully qualified laser technician, who can assess your client’s requirements and will carry out a full consultation and free patch test.

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The Spectrum partnership

When you purchase a Spectrum Tattoo removal machine, you don’t just become a customer, you become a partner. You will feature in our national advertising campaigns and promotions, you will also be included on our websites where potential customers will find your details when they are looking for the nearest Spectrum Tattoo removal Clinic. Training can be carried out within your salon, or at one of Spectrums clinics.

What is a Spectrum QS Nd:YAG Laser

QS stands for Quick-Switch and means the laser can be switched from 1064nm to 532nm by a simple lens change. The 1064nm wavelength is ideal for black, blue and purple while the 532nm lens is used for lighter colours like red, pink and orange. The QS is a true tattoo removal laser.

The QS Nd:YAG is the perfect machine for removing tattoo’s effectively and without any scarring or discolouration of the skin. The laser emits a  pulse of light that is preferentially absorbed into certain colours of ink. The light enters the skin at a speed that is too fast to heat the tissues (billionths of a second), instead, it produces a ‘shock wave’ effect and breaks up the ink particles into smaller pieces, the body then recognises these particles as something that shouldn’t be there and attacks them.

The particles are then removed naturally via the body’s own elimination system.

Why choose Spectrum?

Many salon owners over the past few years have purchased sub standard tattoo removal machines via the internet, mainly direct from China as they appear cheap and they usually are, in more ways than one. They then find that the laser is of low or poor quality and is not powerful enough to treat their clients effectively and efficiently, also there is no training available. Without these it is impossible to obtain public liability and treatment risk insurance to allow you to carry out tattoo removal and operating without insurance is illegal.

It is important that when you are considering purchasing a tattoo removal machine that your supplier is able to provide you with the correct training courses and assessments required to become a laser operative.

The Spectrum tattoo removal system is manufactured to a very high specification, using only the highest quality materials and components available, ensuring reliability. By using advanced laser technology and a superior cooling system our hand piece is capable of 1,000,000 shots before it needs replacing. This is more than double the amount that other machines are capable of.

The Spectrum complies to ALL European safety and electrical standards.

Why does the ink stay in the skin when you have a tattoo?

When you have a tattoo the particles of ink are too large for the body to  destroy, so instead it encapsulates the particles of ink with a network of collagen fibers as the skin heals, and there the tattoo remains.

Does it hurt?

Your client will feel some discomfort, a popular description is that it is like being pinged with an elastic band. Prior to treatment Emla cream can be applied to numb the area being treated, this minimises any discomfort and it is advised to use a cold compress afterwards.

Can the tattoo be removed in one treatment?

No, the laser can only shatter a certain amount of ink in one treatment, so several treatments are needed at 4 to 6 week intervals to work through the layers. You will notice the tattoo fades more and more with each treatment you have. A professional multi-coloured tattoo could take between 10-20 treatments, although a single colour professional tattoo could be removed in as little as 4 – 6 sessions, amateur tattoos will take significantly less time. There are several factors that influence the number of treatments required, these can be down to how easily you heal, how deep the ink is in the skin and the types of ink that were used. Generally speaking, the longer you have had the tattoo and the darker it is, the easier it is to remove.

How much can I charge?

We recommend your charge a minimum of £50 per treatment, as a guideline this would be based on a square inch of ink. However you can increase the session price once you have assessed the tattoo, based on the size.

How long will the treatment take?

Treatment can take between 5 minutes to 30 minutes depending on the size of the tattoo. Large tattoos may need to be treated in 2 separate appointments.

Will the tattoo disappear completely?

In most cases it will, but we cannot guarantee that the tattoo will be removed completely, this is due to the same factors that affect the number of treatments required, such as the depth of ink in the skin, type of ink, healing ability etc. Certain areas may contain deeper ‘pockets’ of ink that are very difficult to remove.

Why is it difficult to treat some colours more than others?

The different wavelengths of light emitted from the laser are absorbed in varying degrees by different ink particles. Certain ink pigments react well to the wavelengths of light the laser machine produces whilst others not so much. Producing a single laser that can deal with all colour pigments completely would be simply impossible. The reasons  for this are that some wavelengths of light cannot penetrate deep enough into the skin whilst others can penetrate too far and damage the skin. Some coloured inks contain heavy metal particles that can react with the laser. These heavy metals carbonise and turn the pigment black making the altered ink very difficult to remove.