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Tattoo Removal With The Help Of Q Switch ND Yag Laser!

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Dr. Malay Mehta 90% (93 ratings)
MBBS, MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Mumbai  •  9 years experience
Tattoo Removal With The Help Of Q Switch ND Yag Laser!

Most people get tattoos engraved into their skin only to regret it later. However, removing a permanent tattoo is far more complicated than getting it done. Removal of permanent tattoos may result in severe skin damages if proper techniques are not used.

Decoding the Science of Laser Removal

For more than a decade, the clinically safe and approved method for tattoo removal has been Q switched lasers. These lasers are specially equipped to produce short pulses of light energy, which shatter the tattoo ink and cause it to fade.

How Does Laser Removal work?

• The procedure begins with applying laser directly on the tattooed area of the skin.
• The light energy is absorbed selectively by the ink particles only. The area of skin surrounding that is not affected.
• Due to the heat, the ink particles shatter into minute fragments causing the tattoo to fade.
• Multiple such laser treatments are essential to make the skin completely free of the ink.

What makes Q Switch ND Yag Laser Different?

State-of-the-art features of Q Switch ND Yag Lasers have revolutionized the removal of permanent tattoos especially as far as multicolour designs are concerned. The benefits of using it are-

• Works excellently on coloured pigments specifically red and orange
• Treats cosmetic tattoos like eyeliner, eyebrow and lip liner
• Additionally reduces brown age spots and brown birthmarks

What are the Expected Results?

Q Switch ND Yag lasers need a couple of sessions to completely remove traces of ink from the skin. However, for big tattoos entirely done by filing colours, sufficient amount of time is required which may even extend up to 1-2 years depending on the size of the tattoo.

Safety and Side Effects:

Major complications are extremely rare. Minor irritation may persist for a week on the affected area of the skin.

Post Treatment Precautions:

For speedy recovery, excessive exposure to sun should be avoided at all cost. Covered up clothing helps with the healing process. Patients are advised to decrease strenuous exercise and reduce alcohol intake during this period. Use of soothing moisturizer and sunscreens are highly recommended.

It is imperative to keep in mind that trained professionals should perform this procedure only.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult a specialist & get answers to your questions!
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