We use the Sybaritic TA-2 Skin Clear which is a Q-Switched Nd:YAG laser. The Q-Switch laser is proven to be the most effective way of removing a tattoo. Non Q-Switched lasers and Intense Pulsed Light theraphy (IPL) are also used but are not as effective at tattoo removal. Plus there is the risk of them damaging the skin around the tattoo. Not all lasers remove all the pigments in a tattoo and some work better on certain colors then others.
How does tattoo removal work?
When you get a tattoo, the pigment is driven into the skin and deposited within the skin's dermal layer. Through a process called selective photothermolyis the TA-2 Skin-Clear selectively targets and fragments most tattoo pigments, while leaving surrounding tissues unharmed and intact. The Body then eliminates the resulting smaller tattoo ink particles.
How long do I have to wait between treatments?
4-6 weeks is best, to give your body a chance to heal and dispose of the ink.
What is the downtime?
There is no downtime, you can return to work the same day!
How many treatments does it take to remove a tattoo?
Typically between 4-10 treatments are needed. It depends if you just want the tattoo lightened to place another tattoo over it, or have it completely removed. It also depends if it is a professional or homemade tattoo, what color(s) the tattoo is, how big the tattoo is, what type of ink was used and how fast your body heals and disposes of the ink.