Tattoo Removal with Q-Switch Technical Laser
The Q-Switch ND: YAG laser emits a light whose energy is absorbed by the pigment without damaging the epidermis. This light energy is converted into heat, a fact that occurs in a very short time, in fractions of a second. This rapid increase in temperature causes a fragmentation of the ink molecules that, when digested by cells called macrophages, disperse them, making the tattoo disappear.
The tattoo removal procedure varies depending on the size of the tattoo, each session can last from 15 to 30 minutes. The number of sessions can vary, depending on the color and the amount of ink, between 3 and 8, spaced in 30 days. The treatment is usually not painful, and local anesthesia is not required, if it is not very extensive tattoos. An EMLA-type anesthetic cream is usually enough.
Immediately after exposure to laser light, the skin acquires a whitish and inflamed hue, turning a reddish or purple tone within minutes, which disappears after 30-60 minutes. After 6 to 7 days, scabs occasionally appear that will gradually fall off, until 10 to 12 days, at which point a lightening of the density of the tattoo begins to be observed.
The removal of a tattoo requires as much skill from the specialist as that of the artist who created it, the good judgment of the expert professional and the support of a technology, will indicate the approximate result that will be obtained, reaching a removal of up to 100 %.