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Tattoo Removal 

Erase that tattoo!

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.

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.


Tattoo Removal before and after


Want to know more about our QX Max Tattoo Removal Laser?

QX MAX is the Highest Performance Single-Pulse Q-Switched Laser.

Fotona's QX MAX system is the most advanced Q-switched laser on the market today. It has the power to remove all common pigmented lesions and a broad spectrum of tattoo colors. The QX MAX is built for maximum performance with patented, state-of-the-art innovations to make treatments safer and more effective.

The QX MAX’s high-energy, single-pulse technology is vastly more efficient at removing pigments than multi-pulse lasers that generate equivalently high energies. With 5 ns pulses of up to 1.6 J energy, the QX MAX’s single-pulse Q-switched technology generates larger spot sizes that remain effective with deeper lying pigments.

Single pulses are not affected by the optical shielding phenomenon arising from pigment destruction, therefore, more and deeper lying pigments can be targeted and removed, and treatment efficacy and efficiency in a single session are thus maximized. The use of larger spot sizes also requires less fluence to be effective, reducing the risk of unwanted side effects such as tissue splatter, bleeding and textural changes.

The QX MAX offers four wavelengths for a complete pigment range.

Laser wavelength must be carefully considered when removing pigments, especially with multi-colored tattoos and vascular lesions. The laser wavelength is what determines which pigment color or chromophore will be predominantly targeted by the laser to selectively remove it. To ensure safe and effective treatments, you’ll need an optimized selection of wavelengths to target a wide range of pigments.

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.

This optimal selection of wavelengths provides the ability to treat a plethora of pigmented and vascular lesions, as well as the most complex, multi-colored tattoos.



116 W. Mitchell,
Petoskey, MI 49770
Ph. 231.347.7395

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Traverse City
3529 W Front St.
Traverse City, MI 49684
Ph. 231.935.0414

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