with Q-switched Nd:Yag Laser
In recent times, many physicians consider laser surgery one of the best methods
of tattoo removal . Today, the Q-switched Nd:Yag, Q-switched Alexandrite and the
Q-switched Ruby are among the most frequently used lasers today for the removal
of unwanted tattoos. The laser we are using for tattoo removal at the IAAN CLINIC is the Q-switched Nd:Yag Laser.
They are all employed in a similar manner. If necessary, a
cream to numb the skin can be applied prior to the treatment. Pulses of light
from the laser are directed onto the tattoo breaking up the tattoo pigment. Over
the next several weeks the body's scavenger cells remove the treated pigmented
areas. More then one treatment is usually necessary to remove all of the tattoo.