Do you have a tattoo that you regret and no longer like? Medical laser treatment can help you zap it away with minimal pain and downtime. There are a variety of techniques that can be used to apply a tattoo, but removing them is never easy. Here at Bandak we use the state-of-the-art Spectra Q-switched Nd: YAG laser by LUTRONIC, for tattoo removal.
When it comes to fading unwanted tattoos, Q-switched lasers are among the safest and most effective alternatives. There is much less discomfort using Q-switched technology, when compared to other tattoo removal techniques such as excision, and cryosurgery.
The Spectra Q-switched Nd: YAG laser is a dual-pulsed device that has 4 different wavelengths. It comes equipped with multiple specialty handpieces that make it possible to treat a range of tattoo colors. The Spectra Q-switched delivers optimal energy to tattoo pigments. It is versatile, reliable, and very easy to use.
The Spectra Q-switched emits short, intense pulses of energy that target the tattoo ink. The ink absorbs the energy, causing the pigment to break down into very small particles that are absorbed by the body. The surrounding skin is mostly left unaffected, but patients will feel some discomfort during treatment. There is generally no downtime after Q-switched laser tattoo treatment.
How many treatments will you need?
It typically takes a series of about 5 to 15 sessions to achieve the best results. However, some colors such as white, green, and yellow are harder to remove, and therefore require more treatment sessions. Professional tattoos also take longer to fade than amateur ones. The location of the tattoo and skin type also impact treatment time.
Call us today at (304)-925-4665 and set up a consultation with Dr. Bandak, to find out more about laser tattoo removal options.