What is a Laser?
A laser is a machine that emits a high intensity, narrow beam of light usually on one colour (wavelength).
What does a Laser do?
There are many types of lasers. Different lasers have different features, which make each one suitable for its specific purpose. The Q-Switched ND: Yag is the best wavelength for removing reds and blacks, the Q-Switched Ruby laser is the best for greens blues and also blacks.
What Laser does Company Name use?
Here at Company Name we have both the Q-Switched Nd:YAG laser and the Q-Switched Ruby laser, this means that we can successfully remove all tattoo colours of tattoos with the exception of yellow, which at the moment is the hardest of colors to completely remove.
How does the Laser work?
Tattoos consist of ink particles that have been ingested by cells in the lower part of the skin. The laser beam is directed to the ink particles in the skin. The absorption of the laser beam causes the ink particles to shatter and release the ink. The ink is dispersed into smaller fragments and is removed by the body's natural defense mechanisms.
Is the Laser dangerous?
The laser penetrates skin to a maximum depth of about 1-2 millimeters, so it cannot affect deeper tissues or internal organs with the exception of the eye, which can be readily injured. Special eye shields or goggles need to be used when the laser is in operation.
Does Laser work the same for everyone?
The color of the skin is also important. Darkly pigmented, suntanned or artificially tanned skin is less suitable for laser therapy, as the laser light cannot pass through the layer of pigment to reach the cells containing the tattoo ink.
What kind of tattoos can be removed with our lasers?
Both amateur and professional tattoos can be removed with our lasers. The difference is that professional tattoos require more treatments as they have a higher concentration of ink, which is deeper into the skin.
What does Laser treatment involve?
The laser traces over the tattoo causing the sensation of hot pricks or being flicked by a rubber band. This discomfort is minimal and usually well tolerated. The treated area is cooled before, during and after with cold air. Immediately post treatment the tattoo may appear red and swollen or there may be a whitening of the area.