Laser Tattoo Removal

Q-Switch Nd:YAG Laser Tattoo Removal

Tattoo removal is a non-invasive method to permanently reduce or remove ink tattoos on the face and body. It is an advanced treatment designed to completely eliminate tattoos, without leaving scars or unpigmented areas of skin behind.

Short pulses of intense, concentrated laser light are applied to the ink tattoo causing the ink pigments to fragment into tiny separate particles. The particles are then absorbed and removed by the body’s natural filtering systems. The laser is designed to target only the tattooed pigments, without affecting the surrounding pigments and layers of skin.

Different laser lights are used for different ink colours. Black ink is easiest to remove, because black absorbs the full spectrum of light, whilst green, blue, red, and other colours require more targeted laser pulses.

Local anesthetic is applied prior to treatment to eliminate the pain. The laser is applied to the skin in a precise and controlled manner. A cooling preparation is applied to the skin to reduce swelling and discomfort during laser.

Following a laser tattoo removal treatment, redness and skin tenderness may occur. Occasionally there will be pinpoint bleeding associated with the treatment. However, these tend to diminish within 2-3 days.

The number of sessions needed for laser tattoo removal treatment is primarily determined by the color of the tattoo. In most cases, laser tattoo removal takes between six and twelve treatments.