Laser tattoo removal
Laser tattoo removal (Q-Switched Nd:YAG laser)
What is Q-Switched Nd:YAG?
• 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 tattoos, more than half regret them, and would like to have them removed.
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 colors fade and skin loses its youthful elasticity, tattoos may become damage to the skin rather than decorations.
• Q-Switched laser now provide a safe and effective way of removing tattoos. Removing tattoos, this laser treatment leaves natural-looking skin.
How does the Q-Switched laser work?
• The Q-Switched Nd:YAG laser delivers light quickly in billionths of seconds and a very high energy. These pulses are absorbed by the tattoo, breaking it into pigment particles small enough for removal by the body.
Is it safe?
• Q-Switched laser technology offers high efficiency at very low risk. It enables successful tattoo removal with little chance of side effects. What kind of tattoos can be treated?
• Q-Switched laser system can now remove all types of tattoos with little or no scarring. Professional and amateur tattoos, as well as traumatic tattoos, resulting from accidents, are treated successfully. The Q-Switched laser can also remove cosmetic tattoos, such as eye or lip liner.
Can the Q-Switched laser remove all color tattoos?
• The Q-Switched Nd:YAG laser is work horse of tattoo removal. The Q-Switched Nd:YAG laser is especially suited to the removal of dark blue and black inks. The frequently doubled Q-Switched Nd:YAG laser is used to remove red and orange tattoos. What to expect during treatment
• While pain tolerance is an individual matter, most people tolerate Q-Switched tattoo treatment well, and describe the sensation as rubber band snap to skin. The majority of the patients require no anesthesia, though topical painkiller is an option for sensitive areas.
• In determining the number of treatments necessary, the physicians will consider such factors as tattoo locations, and patient’s age and skin type. The Q-Switched Laser advantage
• Tattoo removal methods have existed just as long as the process itself. However, the scarring and pain associated with these procedure is often more offensive than the tattoo itself. Salabrasion and dermabrasion— the “sanding” of the pigmented skin causes trauma, bleeding and significant scarring. The actual cutting out of tattoos leaves scars and are suitable for small areas. For larger tattoos, skin grafting, which leaves scars at sites of both graft and tattoo, is necessary.
• Q-Switched Nd:YAG laser offer significant advantages over earlier methods for tattoo removal, and are presently the treatment of choice for tattoo removal.