Tattoos are no longer forever
Decorative tattooing in humans can be traced back thousands of years. So can the desire to remove them. Today, while nearly 10% of adults in the United States have tattoos, more than half regret them, and would like to have them eliminated. What looks good at 19 may seem undesirable 20 years later. Viewed by teenagers as self-expression and identity, tattoos may create barrier to employment and social acceptance at a more mature age. In addition, as their colors fade and skin losses its youthful elasticity, tattoos may become defacements rather than decorations.
Q-switched lasers now provide a safe and effective way of removing tattoos. Eliminating tattoos, this laser treatment leaves natural-looking skin.
How does the Q-Switched laser work?
The Q-Switched Nd: YAG laser delivers light quickly – in billionths of a second – and at very high energy. These pulses are absorbed by the tattoos, breaking it into pigments particles small enough for removal by the body.
Is it safe?
Q-switched laser technology offers high efficiency at very low risk. It enables effective tattoo removal with little chance of side effects.
What kind of tattoos can be treated?
Q-Switched laser systems can now remove all types of tattoos with little or no scarring. Professional and amateur tattoos, as well as traumatic tattoos, resulting from accident, are treated successfully. The Q-Switched laser can also remove cosmetic tattoos such as eye or lip liner.
Can the Q-Switched laser remove all color tattoos?
The Q-Switched Nd:YAG laser is the work horse of tattoo removal. The Q-Switched Nd:YAG laser is especially suited to the removal of dark blue and black inks. The frequency doubled Q-Switched Nd:YAG laser is used to remove red and orange tattoos.
Treatment – what to expect?
While pain tolerance is an individual matter, most people tolerate Q-Switched tattoo treatment well, and describe the sensation as a rubber band snap to the skin. The majority of patients require no anesthesia, though topical anesthetics are an option for the sensitive areas.
In determining the number of treatments necessary, we will consider such factors such as tattoo location, and patient’s age and the skin type.
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Spider Vein Removal
In some women, spider veins (those small clusters of red, blue or purple veins that appear on the thighs, calves and ankles) become noticeable at a young age. For others, these veins may not become obvious until much later. A number of factors may contribute to the development of spider veins in the legs including.
With our Laser, we can remove most spider veins in as little as 1-3 sessions.