Laser Tattoo Removal
Getting a tattoo can be a big decision. Depending on the size and complexity, it can take months—sometimes even years—for just one tattoo to be completed. And it’s not something you can change overnight, if at all. Once it’s there, it’s there forever. Or is it?
Aside from those tattoos you plan for and have applied over an extended period of time, there may also be times when you got a silly tattoo on a whim. Or maybe had a significant other’s name tattooed on your body, but they’re not so significant anymore. Or maybe you just no longer like what you had done. The good news is, you no longer have to live with these mistakes and regrets. Laser tattoo removal is a cosmetic procedure that uses laser technology to remove unwanted tattoos.
How Does Laser Tattoo Removal Work?
At Artes Radiance, we use the state-of-the-art Q-Switched Nd:YAG laser to perform laser tattoo removal. the type we use for laser hair removal because it’s so gentle, and because it can remove a wide variety of tattoo colors, while leaving the surrounding skin unharmed.
The laser works by emitting intense light at the wavelength of 1064nm, in short bursts, which is what Q-Switched refers to. These pulses of laser light pass through the top layers of the skin to reach the tattoo’s ink, which absorbs the light. This breaks the ink up into tiny particles. Your body can then eliminate the dispersed ink naturally, much in the same way it eliminates toxins and excess fluids.
Q-Switched Nd:YAG laser can target a veritable rainbow of colors, though it works best on darker colors such as black and blue. Lighter colors such as green and yellow can also be targeted effectively, but may require more sessions to fully eliminate.