Tattoos are no longer forever since we have a Q-Switched Nd YAG Laser !!!
How does the Q-Switched laser work?
Q-Switched Nd YAG lasers offer significant advantages over previous methods for tattoo removal, and are presently the treatment choice for tattoo removal. Q-Switched creates a photo acoustic shock wave to shatter the ink particles, uses a sapphire to hold back the laser energy which builds up an enormous power before being released in very short burst. This makes the pulse duration nano seconds or even pico-seconds. Reducing the pulse energy will increase the strength at the same energy. Q-switched system will release a loud cracking sound when the photo acoustic shock wave is absorbed by the tattoo ink. The shock waves have a photo-mechanical effect, causing the ink particles to fracture in mini explosions. As the tattoo ink fragments, particles
are rejected from
the fibers surrounding
Is it safe?
Q-switched laser technology offers high efficiency at very low risk. It enables effective tattoo removal with really little chance of side effects.
Treatment - What to expect?
While pain tolerance is an individual matter, most people tolerate Q-switched tattoo treatment well, and describe the sensation as a rubber band snap to the skin. Most patients require no anesthetic, although topical anesthetic an option.
What kinds of tattoo pigments are difficult to treat?
Black tattoos are the easiest to remove and most black tattoos can be faded down or completely removed with the correct number of sessions. For pastel colors, light blues and yellows I can sometimes try to treat with the wavelengths that I have and some tattoos are responsive due to how the ink has been made up but results are never guaranteed.
How many sessions will it take to remove a tattoo with Lasers?
At Elipsa I use the latest laser technology so that you can be assured that you are getting the fastest removal possible. In determining the number of treatments necessary I will consider factor such as tattoo location, skin type and effectiveness of the immune system. A healthy patient will get the best results. Adequate hydration, eight hours of sleep at night, maintaining healthy diet and non-smoking may improve results.