Laser Tattoo Removal
The Q-switched Nd:YAG is the most frequently used laser for tattoo removal. During treatment, pulses of light from the laser are directed onto the tattoo, breaking up the tattoo pigment. Over the next several weeks, the body’s macrophages remove the treated pigmented areas. With the Q-switched Nd:YAG laser available, you can effectively treat dark tattoo inks, specifically black (which accounts for more than half of all tattoos), blue, and green. Patients should expect to come back for several treatments to achieve expected results.
Technology in Use
Tattoo ink and natural pigmentation like melanin absorb short pulse duration/high peak energy Q-switched pulses so quickly that they create a photo-acoustic effect within the pigment clusters. This effect breaks down the ink into much smaller particles that can be more easily removed by the body’s natural filtering system.
Key Advantages for Physicians
- Easy to administer, simple to switch between wavelengths
- Customizable with a wide assortment of spot sizes, along with Quick Snap disposable tips that protect against cross-contamination
- Also able to treat dermal pigmented lesions such as nevus of Ota
Key Advantages for Patients
- Safe way to remove unwanted tattoos
- Effective treatment for dark tattoo inks (black, blue, and green)