1. What determines the success of tattoo removal?
Complete removal of a tattoo is based on several things. The size, location, application, age, and color of inks used in the tattoo all factor in, as well as the health of the patient and thus their body’s ability to heal.
2. Who is a candidate for laser tattoo removal?
Individuals with fair skin and superficially placed tattoos on the arms, chest, buttocks or legs are the best candidates. Tattoos on dark skinned individuals, or tattoos on the ankles or fingers, areas where there is less body fat, are the most difficult to treat. A thorough discussion with a tattoo removal specialist can better determine the potential success rate of laser tattoo removal for any given tattoo and skin type.
3. Can nd yag laser remove all colors?
The Q-switched nd yag Laser Skin Care Machine offers dual wavelengths 1064 nm and 532 nm and incorporates a KTP crystal frequency doubling dual wavelength feature to allow the technician to easily change from a 1064 nm to a 532 nm single-wavelength laser beam. The 1064 nm is designed for the removal of dark colors, i.e. black, dark-blue, and purple, while the 532 nm wavelength is designed for mid-ranged colors, such as red, orange, and brown. The frequency doubling dual wavelength feature offers multiple indications, which provides for optimal results on removing a wide range of pigments.
4. What is partial removal?
An example of partial removal would be removing a name without disturbing the integrity of the surrounding tattoo.
5. When can I tattoo over the old tattoo?
Once the treated area has healed and the desired lightening results have been achieved, your tattoo artist can apply the new tattoo. Generally, this process takes an average of three or four treatments about four to six weeks apart. We are always pleased to work closely with your tattoo artist to create the best treatment plan to suit your specific situation.
6. How long does nd yag laser tattoo removal take to heal?
Much like a tattoo, the treated area of skin takes seven to ten days to heal.
7. How much time is there between sessions of nd yag laser machine?
For optimal results, it is best to allow four to six weeks between your treatment sessions. This will ensure you receive the most ink reduction for your money, time, and effort.
8. Does laser tattoo removal hurt and what can I expect?
The range of sensational descriptions has been as broad as the tattoos themselves. Some have suggested the pain to be minimal, while other individuals have described the pain to be similar to getting a tattoo, but many times faster. At Pinnacle Laser Tattoo Removal, your comfort is of high importance to us. We are happy to discuss the pain management options available to you during a no-cost/no-obligation consultation.
10. Are there any side effects of nd yag laser tattoo remover?
Side effects of laser procedures are generally few but may include hyper pigmentation or an abundance of color in the skin at the treatment site and hypo pigmentation, where the treated area lacks normal skin color. Other possible side effects include infection of the site, lack of complete pigment removal, and a chance of permanent scarring.
11. What results can I expect?
The first week after your laser treatment is about healing. The following six weeks, your skin cells and other immune cells will slowly remove the tiny ink particles, which have been broken up by the laser treatment. Within this time you will notice your tattoo begin to fade. The precise results and appearance of your tattoo vary from patient to patient. After each treatment session you will see the tattoo become lighter.