Does laser tattoo removal work and is it dangerous?

The short answer – yes! A special laser called the Q-Switched laser offers remarkable results to lighten or significantly remove most tattoo inks. Laser tattoo removal treatment is safe and effective and does not affect the surrounding skin. It is a non-invasive solution for surgical tattoo removal.

Quite often people regret getting a tattoo and even find it embarrassing as their life changes. As the old saying goes “The indiscretions of youth are the regrets of adulthood” – anonymous. Laser tattoo removal treatment uses pulses of light from the laser that are directed at the tattoo, breaking up the pigment in the tattoo. Over the next few weeks, the body’s macrophages remove the treated pigmented areas. The Q-Switched laser can effectively treat dark tattoo inks, especially black (which accounts for more than half of all tattoos) and blue. You should expect to receive several treatments to achieve the expected results.

Key benefits for patients

  • The safest way to remove unwanted tattoos
  • Effective treatment for dark tattoo inks (black and blue)
  • Dramatic results after several treatments

Q-switched lasers now offer a safe and effective way to remove tattoos. Tattoos are not forever anymore! Decorative tattooing can be traced back thousands of years to many indigenous peoples on different continents. And so can the desire to eliminate them. Tattoos have become extremely popular in the last decade, especially for young adults. Unfortunately, within five years, more than half regret getting their tattoo and would like to have it removed. What looks good at 18 may look undesirable at 28 when your child asks you “Who’s Margo or James?”.Seen by many teenagers as an act of self-expression, identity and sometimes rebellion, tattoos can create barriers to employment and social acceptance at an older age. Hey, I’m not saying it’s right, but it is! Furthermore, as their colors fade and the skin loses its youthful elasticity, tattoos can become deformities rather than decorations. That cute little rose became a bunch of dead roses.

How does the Q-Switched laser work?

The Q-Switched laser delivers light rapidly – in nano-seconds at very high energy. These impulses are absorbed by the tattoo, breaking it up into pigment particles small enough to be removed by the body’s natural immune and lymphatic systems.

Is laser tattoo removal safe?

Q-Switch laser technology offers high efficiency at very low risk. It allows for effective tattoo removal with very little chance of side effects.

What kind of tattoos can be removed?

Q-Switch laser systems can now remove all types of tattoo with little or no scarring. Professional and amateur tattoos, as well as traumatic tattoos resulting from accidents, are successfully treated.

Can the Q-Switched Laser remove all color tattoos?

Q-Switched is the workhorse of tattoo removal. The Q-Switched laser is particularly suitable for removing dark blue and black inks. The frequency doubled Q-Switched laser is used to remove red, green and orange tattoos.

What is laser tattoo removal treatment like?

The discomfort threshold is different for each person, however most people tolerate the Q-Switched tattoo removal treatment very well. They describe the sensation as a light rubber band closing on the skin. Most patients do not require anesthesia, although local anesthesia is an option for particularly sensitive areas. In determining the number of treatments required, the consultant will consider factors such as the location of the tattoo, the patient’s age and the patient’s skin type.

Tattoo removal methods have been around almost as long as the tattooing process itself. However, the scarring and pain associated with these procedures are often more offensive than the tattoo itself. The previous two methods are called salabrasion and dermabrasion – “sanding” of pigmented skin. This causes trauma, bleeding and significant scarring. Invasive incision, actual surgical tattoo removal leaves scars and is only suitable for small areas. For larger tattoos, skin grafting, which leaves scars on both the tattoo and graft sites. Q-Switched lasers offer significant advantages over previous tattoo removal methods and are currently the treatment of choice for tattoo removal.

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