The unique combination of the Nd:YAG laser’s short wavelength and swift, high intensity pulses means it is effective for the removal of tattoos since it optimises the breaking up of skin pigmentation and the tattoo ink. The laser works to preserve the skin around the tattoo which helps to minimise any scars. Light energy will be focused squarely on the tattoo, breaking up the ink on the skin which will allow your body’s natural cleansing process to remove it.
Treatments are usually repeated over several weeks, and is recommended for the best results. There usually up to a 90-95% reduction of the tattoo’s appearance on average, while almost every single colour can be removed except selected shades of green and yellow. Smaller tattoos usually require less pulses than larger ones, but in both cases you will usually notice an improvement in the tattoo after treatment, with its appearance gradually fading after each session.
HOW LASER TATTOO REMOVAL WORKS?
Collagen is needed by your skin to generate new skin cells, and the Nd:YAG laser does just that by increasing production of this substance. The technology targets scars and wrinkles to be treated at the root, deep in your skin. Making use of laser energy, it can penetrate deeply without causing damage to the upper skin later, while the lower layers start to produce increased amounts of collagen and essential proteins for healthy and youthful-looking skin. The treatment is quick and painless, and it is quite popular as there is the additional bonus of little or no downtime at all.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
As all tattoos are unique, removal must be customised for each patient. As mentioned above, shades of green and yellow are much more difficult to remove, and must be considered carefully before opting for treatment. Black is the easiest colour to remove due to the ink absorbing all laser wavelengths.
Depending on your tattoo’s colours and size, the number of sessions needed will vary and you should consult with our doctors prior to treatment. This is to help you make an informed and calculated decision about tattoo removal.
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