Whether you want to remove a tattoo you regret getting or are removing existing tattoos to make room for new ink, laser tattoo removal is a safe, effective way to get rid of body art permanently. Not all tattoo removal is equal; Dr. Verduzco is one of the best in Mexico.
Laser removal is the safest removal method – other methods like acid injection, tattoo removal creams, and IPL laser are either ineffective or unsafe. If you want to remove your tattoos safely and permanently, laser removal is the best option.
The Q-switched Nd:YAG by Spectra 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, 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 colored 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.
How Does Laser Tattoo Removal Work?
Tattoo ink and natural pigmentation like melanin absorb short pulse duration/high peak energy Q-switched pulses so quickly that they create a light energy effect within the pigment clusters.
This effect breaks down the ink into much smaller particles that can be more easily removed by the body’s natural filtering system. The greater the contrast between the ink colour and skin tone, the greater the results are.
After the laser treatment sessions, the body will take several weeks to naturally remove the targeted pigmented areas of the tattoo. You should see dramatic fading of your tattoo between treatment sessions, with the ultimate goal being total tattoo removal in 10 sessions or fewer.