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Tattoo Removal with the Q-Switched Laser

January 13th, 2021

All tattoos seem like a good idea in the moment, but one day you may suddenly realize that you don’t love your tattoos anymore. There’s a variety of treatment options available for tattoo removal, and the Q-switched laser procedure has shown to be the most effective and safe, leaving clients satisfied.

Tattoo Removal with the Q-Switched Laser

What is the Q-switched Laser and How Does It Work?

The Q-switched laser method is the gold standard for tattoo removal. It’s the only clinically proven procedure that successfully removes tattoos with minimal or no scarring. This laser works by applying it to the tattooed area of the skin and creating extremely short pulses of light energy that heat up and shatter into small ink particles overtime. In the time of your treatments, your immune system removes the shattered ink particles, causing the tattoo to fade and eventually leaving your skin free of ink.

Benefits of the Q-switched Laser Method

Typically, tattoos are difficult to shatter and remove and are often prolonged and expensive with results that are usually unpredictable, leaving patients unsatisfied. However, the Q-switched lasers are able to produce sufficient energy to remove dark and bright tattoos, without the unpleasant side effects. The energy is also used to remove dead skin cells and dirt, leaving your skin feeling brand new.

Side Effects

Although Q-switched lasers are effective for all skin types, patients with lighter skin may find it more difficult to achieve complete pigment removal. Occasionally, skin whitening may occur, but normal skin tone should return within 6 – 12 months, following your previous treatment session. Depending on the ink used in tattooing, some patients may only receive partial clearing, even after serval sessions.

What to Expect During the Treatment

Treatments last between 10 – 30 minutes, depending on the size of the tattoo. Clients may experience a slight sting and many treatments don’t require anesthetics. Though, some patients feel more comfortable by numbing the area using a topical anesthetic.

How Many Treatments will I Need?

The amount of treatments depends on the size, location, depth and colour of the tattoo. However, all treatments should be performed 4-8 weeks apart from each other to allow the body to remove the maximum amount of pigment possible after each treatment. You may continue to see the lighting of your tattoo after each treatment. In the end, if this treatment works for you, it will provide you with a dramatic improvement in appearance!

Book a Consultation

Contact Dr. Boulos if you have a tattoo that needs to be removed and find out why this could potentially be the best treatment option for you!

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