ARE Q SWITCHED LASERS SAFE & EFFECTIVE TO TREAT BODY TATTOOS?
The Q-Switched Laser has become one of the choice of treatment for across all colors of tattoo removal, more commonly black and red coloured Tattoo.. By creating a very short high energy pulse, the tattoo ink is thermo-acoustically broken up into minute particles that the body can readily absorb. As the laser attacks the tattoo, a light grey “frosting” appears on the tattoo, a signal that the appropriate energy was applied and the removal process will begin.
The Spectra with its high power output and variety of dye hand pieces from Lutronic has become a gold standard for removing tattoos.
HOW DOES SPECTRA XT LASER WORK?
Removal of tattoos depends on the principle of selective photothermolysis; when the proper wavelength is applied the ink absorbs the energy preferentially, causing it to break down. The body’s natural healing processes remove broken down pigment over time. Surrounding tissue is largely unaffected, but not entirely spared, so tattoo removal is typically uncomfortable for patients. Numerous sessions are required to maximize results.
What are the potential side effects:
Blisters, Burn wound, Keloid Scar, and Depressed Scar.