With recent advances, laser technology has become the most effective solution for removing unwanted tattoos. Now, we can remove all tattoo colors: black and dark tones, blues and sky blues, reds and tans, and greens. The toughest color? Green!
Our QX Max laser treats the tattoo with very short, powerful pulses of light that penetrate deep into the skin without injuring the top layers. The laser disrupts the target ink, shattering it into microscopic particles that are then absorbed and eliminated through the body's natural processes in as little as 5 treatments.
Most of our clients say that laser tattoo removal feels about the same as getting the tattoo, but it’s much quicker. We use both a prescription-strength numbing cream and ice to minimize discomfort. A small tattoo takes about 15-30 seconds and a large tattoo may take 5-10 minutes. After each treatment, the tattoo will probably scab or even blister for a couple of weeks. It will then fade as the body removes the remainders of the tattoo pigment.
The QX MAX’s Nd:YAG laser provides the ideal platform for initiating wavelength conversions to create a true multi-wavelength pigment removal solution. The QX MAX offers four treatment wavelengths in a single system:
-1064 nm Nd:YAG to treat and remove dark pigments
- 532 nm KTP for lighter pigments, vascular lesions and red, tan, purple and orange tattoo inks,
- 650 nm dye for green tattoo inks,
-585 nm dye for sky blue inks and vascular lesions.
It is hard to say how many treatments you’ll need for complete removal, but 5 is the minimum number, while some large multicolor tattoos may require 15. Variables such as size, depth, color, and location are all factors. Treatments are spaced three weeks apart and consultations are complimentary.