Laser tattoo removal is an increasingly common procedure designed to completely remove or significantly reduce the visibility of an unwanted tattoo. The final effect of tattoo removal depends on many factors that apply to the tattoo itself as well as the properties of the laser used. Most lasers enable to remove darker pigments, however, it may be problematic to remove red, pink, purple or yellow dyes. Neodymium-yag lasers used in tattoo removal emit a beam of light at a wavelength of 1064 nm. Dark pigments absorb the laser light. Only the Alma Harmony XL pro Q Switch additionally emits a beam of 532 nm, which allows extending the treatment also to bright pigments.
A very important element determining the effectiveness of the tattoo removal treatment is the experience of a specialist performing the procedure. Optimal matching of the pulse power also affects the safety of the procedure. Too much laser power can lead to skin burns and permanent scars, while not efficient power causes low effectiveness of the treatment, prolonged duration of the therapy and increase the cost of series of treatments. It is also important that the person performing the laser tattoo removal procedure should not give in to the pressure of time and shorten the time between each treatment. An extremely important element is to conduct an accurate health interview with the patient, which minimizes the risk of serious complications.
Tattoo removal – where to do it?
When deciding to remove the tattoo, attention should be paid to the reputation of the aesthetic medicine department in which the procedure will be performed. Qualified staff and type of laser used influence the final effect of the treatment. Q Switch Harmony Laser stands out from other QSwitch lasers with higher energy and shorter pulse duration, which allows optimal increase of the efficiency of treatments while maintaining safety.
There is a lot of doubt about the painfulness of the procedure and the post-operative procedure. It cannot be concealed that the laser tattoo removal causes pain – using an anaesthetic cream can reduce it. Immediately after the treatment, the area exposed to the laser becomes white, and then shows redness and swelling. During this period, the skin should be kept clean, no cosmetics should be applied and it is recommended to wash the skin with soap and water. The wound should be protected with sterile gauze. When you get a scab, you still need to take care of the hygiene of the tattoo; skin oiling is necessary as well. It is recommended to avoid sunbathing and sauna.
Below treatments for: Tattoo removal
All treatments are preceded by a medical or cosmetological consultation in order to select the appropriate treatment.
Laser removal of tattoo and permanent make-up is the safest and most effective method of getting rid of unwanted body souvenirs. The laser’s task is to break the tattoo dye into micro particles, which are then discharged by the body. There are several types of laser technology that remove tattoos, while currently the most popular in the world is the Q-switch technology. Not every laser that uses Q-switch technology has the right power or heads for dark or light tattoo colours. In short, one Q-switch is not equal to another Q-switch. Alma Harmony XL PRO Q-switch is a revolutionary platform that will deal with the most difficult to remove tattoos in the hands of an experienced and properly trained specialist, with a wide range of colours.