The most popular service offered by Billybob removalists these days is tattoo removal. In the past ten years, tattoo removal treatments have surged by more than 440%, according to a recent Marketwatch research. Dr Jennifer Mundt, Medical Director, Delete – Tattoo Removal and Laser Salon, notes that patients often adore their tattoo for five years before deciding they want it removed after seven to 10 years. Regardless of the motivations underlying the need to have a tattoo removed, clients looking for these services should always be informed about the procedure. The same cannot be said for all lasers, laser professionals, or results. Newer technology is being offered, which is not surprising given the rise in demand for tattoo removal. But are statements that one technology is better than another meaningful? How does “better technology” apply to you? Getting through the hoopla around rapid removal and the newest technology can be difficult. In our experience, patients fear getting tattoos removed because of the discomfort, cost, and danger involved. We believe it is important to spend some time comprehending how specific aspects may affect the security and efficacy of tattoo removal. In our upcoming essay, we’ll contrast the most recent technological developments in tattoo eradication.
What elements have an impact on tattoo removal?
A variety of variables influences the effectiveness of laser tattoo removal. The device is the first and most obvious. Your doctor must use the appropriate technology. Using a laser not intended for tattoo removal can cause more harm than benefit. Other invasive removal methods, such as salabrasion, dermabrasion, and ablative CO2 laser removal, which destroyed layers of skin and left a noticeable scar where a tattoo had been, have been superseded by Q-switched laser technology. Numerous studies have consistently shown that creams that advertise tattoo removal are useless. The safest, most efficient method of tattoo removal uses Q-switched laser technology.
The following variables relate to the actual laser procedures and settings. Your doctor must choose an appropriate wavelength (decided by the colour of the ink), spot size (defined by the depth of the treatment), and pulse rate (speed) to focus the destruction of the ink pigment while limiting thermal harm to the surrounding skin. The improper laser settings can harm your skin, leave you with open wounds that leak and bleed, or, even worse, permanently scar you. Untrained professionals who don’t understand the nuances of laser technology, tattoo removal techniques, and the subtleties of the human body can make an undesirable tattoo look horrifying. Images of tattoo removal scars are widely available online. For this reason, we advise that only licenced medical professionals and registered nurses with extensive training and practical expertise in laser tattoo removal administer your treatments.
Several wavelengths are used to target various ink colours and shield various skin tones. The four q-switched laser wavelengths now used are the 694 nm Ruby, the 755 nm Alexandrite, and the 1064 nm Nd: Yag that, when passed through a KTP crystal, changes to a 532 nm wavelength. Dye laser hand parts can change the 532 nm wavelength into the 585 nm and 650 nm wavelengths. The colour of tattoo ink varies widely, and pigment does not always behave predictably. For instance, treating black inks with several wavelengths is necessary since they frequently have blue shadings. The Delete Tattoo Removal and Laser Salon doctors support the laser-pumped laser delivery technology found in the Candela AlexELETE, a q-switched Alexandrite/Nd: Yag laser that safely treats almost all tattoo colours on all skin tones. Our medical professionals feel red and black are the easiest colours to remove with the AlexELETE laser. Red is a notoriously difficult ink colour to erase, but Dr Mundt and her team have done so in as little as two treatments using a 532nm wavelength. Blue, green, purple, brown, orange, pink, and yellow tattoo ink hues have also been eliminated by the AlexELETE’s combination of 532nm, 755nm, and 1064nm wavelengths. This is distinct from the majority of other shorter-wavelength tattoo removal lasers.
The depth of the tattoo removal procedure increases with the size of the location. The spot size is decreased to decrease the depth and enhance the fluence, or power of the wavelength. Because scarring occurs around your ink and increases the number of laser tattoo removal treatments required, Dr Mundt advises treating the deepest layers of ink first and avoiding superficial treatments with excessive power. Your prior tattoo will appear as a stubborn shadow due to trapped deeper ink. When beginning the outline of a tattoo, tattoo artists use a deeper needle to enable a thicker edge to fill ink into. The greater the spot size, the deeper the ink must penetrate the skin. An efficient laser for inks of all depths is the AlexELETE (deep, medium and superficial inks). Due to its various spot sizes, it can affect both very deep tattoo borders and lighter, superficial tattoos.
The length of time it takes for the body to eliminate the ink after the laser has broken it up is sometimes the most irritating component for tattoo removal patients. The size of the particles created when the ink is split up by the laser depends on the pulse width. In general, the ink particles are smaller the faster the pulse. The picosecond technique is the most recent tattoo removal method that has received FDA approval. Unlike Q-switched models, which produce pulses by the nano (billionths of a second) pulses, this technology fires a pulse in the pico (trillionths of a second). Smaller ink particles have been demonstrated to be simpler for the body to eliminate, thanks to the faster pulse. The revolutionary nature of picosecond technology may be seen here.