When people subsequently want their tattoos removed, most doctors and health professionals today consider laser surgery one of the best methods. The team at Dr Rob Goldman’s practice use only the highest quality lasers to achieve the best results.
The Q-switched Nd:YAG is the most frequently used laser for tattoo removal. During treatment, pulses of light from the laser are directed onto the tattoo, breaking up the pigment. Over the next several weeks the body’s immune system sheds the laser-treated skin and removes the targeted pigmented areas. With the Q-switched Nd:YAG laser available on the HarmonyXL laser system, you can effectively treat dark inks, specifically black (which accounts for more than half of all body art), blue and green ink. Different wavelengths are used to treat the red, orange, yellow, and other coloured inks.
Older tattoos are easier to remove as the body has already absorbed some of the ink pigment over time. New body art will require more sessions to completely remove the tattoo. Patients should expect to return for several treatments to achieve expected results. Aftercare of the area is the key to avoiding infections and scarring and to achieve the best results.
Key advantages of laser tattoo removal
Use of the Q-Switched Nd:YAG handpiece on Harmony Family systems for tattoo removal allows for two discrete wavelengths to treat a broad range of tattoo colours, including:
- Dark colours like black, blue and green with 1064-nm wavelength
- Brighter colours like red, orange and yellow with 532-nm wavelength
- Ability to treat other pigmented skin conditions and blemishes