Tattoo removal


Modern technology that is gentle on the skin.

Modern laser technology is used in so many areas that it’s hard to imagine medicine without it. With the rapid development of various laser systems, tattoo removal can now be carried out in a way that is particularly gentle and effective for the skin.   The Nd:YAG laser in particular has established itself as the standard “tool” for pigment removal. It is a solid-state laser and one of the most widely-used laser types.   Our Q-Switched ND:YAG Laser (Neodymium-Yttrium-Aluminium-Garnet-Laser) with doubled frequency is one of the most modern, high-performance nanosecond lasers on the market for the removal of tattoos and pigment spots. Tattoos have been successfully removed with these devices for decades.   The Q-Switched ND:YAG laser generates light in very short, extremely intense bursts to achieve the optimal destruction of inks. The use of this specific combination of wavelength and fast pulsating light results in minimal skin damage while maximising pigment and ink removal. Optimal results can be achieved with nanosecond lasers, especially with red and black tattoos. Realistic empirical data shows that  with Nd:YAG lasers, usually 8 to 12 laser treatments are required to successfully remove a tattoo. Our years of experience have also shown that the Q-switched ND:YAG laser is pushed to its limits by green and blue colours. What does Nd:YAG laser actually mean? Nd:YAG is an abbreviation for: Neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet. Nd: Neodymium. Among other things, the rare earth metal neodymium optimises laser luminosity. YAG: Yttrium aluminium garnet is an artificially produced crystalline compound. Laser: Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. In other words, a light amplification is caused by a forced emission of radiation (stimulated or induced emission). Q-switched.   Treatment with the Nd:YAG laser is considered to be particularly gentle on the skin. This is chiefly due to the fact that the lasers are Q-switched. Q-switched technology, as it is known, ensures that the highly compressed and very high-energy laser light only affects the skin for a period of one billionth of a second.   The shorter the exposure time, the gentler the treatment is for the skin. Meanwhile, there are also lasers that work in the pico-second range. These new kinds of laser should be even gentler on the skin. However, studies have shown that treatment with a pico laser is not necessarily more effective. Ask your therapist on our premises.

What wavelength does the Nd:YAG laser work at? In order to achieve an optimal treatment result during tattoo and permanent make-up removal, it is important to align the wavelength with the target structure. The absorption behaviour of each tattoo colour is different. For example, red pigments react best to a wavelength of 532 nm. Dark pigments react best to the 1064 nm wavelength and green pigments to the 755 nm wavelength.   There are also Nd:YAG lasers that work with four different wavelengths. In addition to the standard wavelengths, 1064 nm and 532 nm, Fotona’s QX Max, for example, also works with the additional wavelengths of 650 nm and 585 nm. As a result, almost all tattoo colours can be treated effectively. There is also the TattooStar Effect Combo from Asclepion. This laser is made in Germany and has a Nd:YAG laser and an integrated ruby laser, and is particularly good at removing green inks.

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