Sal abrasion and dermabrasion – the ‘sanding’ of the pigmented skin causes trauma, bleeding and significant scarring. Invasive incision, the actual cutting out of tattoos, leaves scars and is suitable only for small areas. For larger tattoos, skin grafting is necessary and leaves scars at the site.
Q-switch Nd:YAG lasers offer significant advantages over both previous methods for tattoo removal and is presently the treatment of choice for tattoo removal.
Tattoos are no longer forever
Decorative tattooing in humans can be traced back thousands of years. So can the desire to remove them.
Today, while nearly 10% of adults in the United States have a tattoo, more than half will regret having them and would like to have them eliminated. What looks good at 18 may seem undesirable 20 years later. Viewed by teenagers as self-expression and identity, tattoos may create barriers to employment and social acceptance at a more mature age.
In addition, as their colours fade and skin looses it youthful elasticity, tattoos may become defacements rather then decorations. a-switched lasers provide a safe and effective way of removing tattoos, eliminating tattoos while leaving natural looking skin.
How does it work?
The Q-switched Nd:YAG laser delivers light quickly, at very high energy. These pulses are absorbed by the tattoo, breaking it into pigment particles small enough for removal by the body.
What kind of tattoos can be treated?
a-switched laser systems can remove all types of tattoos with little or no scarring. Professional tattoos, amateur tattoos and traumatic tattoos resulting from accidents, can all be successfully treated.
Can the Q-switched laser remove all colour tattoos?
The a-switched Nd:YAG is the work horse of tattoo removal, especially suited to the removal of dark blue and black inks. The frequency doubled a -switched Nd:YAG laser
Is it safe?
a -switch laser technology offers high efficiency at very low risk. It enables effective tattoo removal with little chance of side effects.
Treatment – what to expect?
While discomfort is an individual matter, most people tolerate a-switched tattoo treatment well, and describe the sensation as a rubber band snap to the skin.
The majority of clients require no anaesthesia, though topical anaesthetic is an option for sensitive areas. In determining the number of treatments necessary, the consultant will consider such factors such as tattoo location, and client’s age and skin type.
Contact us and then schedule an appointment to discuss the removal of your tattoo. We look forward to hearing from you!