Laser Tattoo Removal
Getting a tattoo is a choice, and sometimes your lifestyle may no longer reflect the way you used to be.
As people age, their thoughts and feelings evolve, and sometimes the placement of a tattoo can prevent some people from achieving their goals. The nature of tattoos makes the decision to get one in the first place a serious one. Some people no longer like the tattoo that they got 10 years ago.
The Absorption Of The Energy Is What Causes The Tattoo To Disappear Over Time
How Can Tattoos Be Removed?
Fortunately, we no longer have to live with regrets thanks to the introduction of laser technology. Laser tattoo removal has become almost as common as actually getting a tattoo. Tattoos are also applied cosmetically for some people. Laser tattoo removal works by blasting laser energy targeted to the tattoo ink, which causes the ink particles to virtually break up and then be metabolized by the body.
Tattoo ink is administered with a needle into the deep layer of the skin, causing the ink to be trapped underneath the epidermis. Tattoo lasers direct laser energy right into the ink. The energy is then absorbed by the colours in the tattoo ink. The high pulse energy causes the ink particles to shatter into smaller pieces. The smaller fragments are then metabolized by white blood cells during the body’s natural filtration and elimination process.
To successfully remove a tattoo, the laser light must be absorbed by the tattoo ink. The absorption of the energy is what causes the tattoo to disappear over time.
It should be mentioned that not all tattoos absorb laser energy in the same way. Red tattoos, for example, cannot be treated in the same wavelength as black tattoos because the red tattoo ink absorbs all the laser energy instead of the pigment breaking down. Different wavelengths are required for the treatment of coloured tattoos.
The Delivery Of The Right Wavelength Of Energy Light Is Crucial In The Elimination Of Coloured Tattoos
Tattoo Removal Process
Most of the tattoo colours can be removed with the Q-Switched Nd:YAG Laser technology. The YAG laser emits a range of 532 nm and 1064 nm. These 2 wavelengths can treat the following colours:
- Bright colours
- Red, orange, and yellow 1064-nm
- Dark colours
- Black, blue, and green
Q-Switched lasers are efficient in removing ink particles from the tattoo due to their powerful ability to deliver sufficient nanoseconds (billionth of a second) energy pulses that cause the breakdown of the pigmentation in the skin. Insufficient laser energy can cause undesirable side effects like scarring. Q-Switched lasers are one of the best multifunctional lasers in the aesthetics market because they are also effective in treating other cosmetic conditions like skin pigmentation, enlarged pores, and the removal of fine lines and wrinkles.
The tattoo removal process does not harm the surrounding tissues and cells. This is primarily because of the targeted nanoseconds of light directed into the pigments in the skin. The pigmentation selectively absorbs the laser energy, which dissolves the ink markings into ink particles.
It takes a few weeks to see results after a laser tattoo removal treatment. People with large or colourful tattoos will require a series of treatments that shatter the ink gradually over time until the tattoo eventually disappears.
If you have a tattoo that you would like to remove, please contact our office for your complimentary consultation.
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