How tattoo removal works?
Tattoo Removal Process
The process begins with a complimentary consultation where we assess the size of your tattoo, skin tone and the color and depth of the ink. We’ll then determine the number of treatments needed and the cost per treatment.
The laser used for the tattoo removal produces short pulses of intense light that pass through the top layers of skin and are absorbed by the tattoo pigment below. The laser blasts the ink and causes the tattoo pigment to break apart into small particles. After the treatment is when your body really goes to work. Scavenger cells attack the ink particles and absorb them so they are removed by the body’s own immune system.
During the procedure, a cooling air jet is utilized that blows cold air directly on your skin to provide maximum comfort throughout the short procedure. Each session is usually less than a minute and often less than 30 seconds.
The process is not immediate. Typical treatment schedules are anywhere from 5 – 12 treatments with 6 weeks between each appointment. Every procedure fragments the ink a little bit more by penetrating deeper into the skin. We allow time between procedures so your body can naturally remove the pigment.
BEFORE FIRST TREATMENT
Before first treatment
Different ink colors are affected differently by the laser, so certain areas will fade quicker than others. But you should see significant affect after your first treatment.
AFTER FIRST TREATMENT
After first treatment
Darker inks like black will begin fading first. Followed by the brighter blues and reds, which will also begin lightening noticeably.
TYPE OF LASER MACHINE USED
Type of laser
Now keep in mind, the laser is a powerful instrument. We use Astanza laser machines. Thats why its important to have a trained medical staff of doctors to administer and oversea the entire process.
The Doctors at Erase the Ink MD will be with you during every session to inspect the area and ensure everything is perfect.
2.Why Laser Tattoo Removal
Maybe you got inked when you were young and rebellious but now you don’t like the image it portrays.
Maybe you’re up for a big job and think the dragon on your neck is gonna be a deal breaker.
Maybe your wife Jill isn’t so thrilled to see Julie? emblazoned on your calf.
Or maybe you just don’t like the tattoo you chose and want to clear the area and start again.
Removing tattoos for any reason is now safe, simple and effective at Erase the Ink MD. Your procedure will be performed under the care and supervision of our experienced medical staff and with the latest in laser technology.
Schedule a free consultation and we’ll assess your tattoo, give you a free estimate and time frame for removal. Your tattoo can be gone in as little as 5 treatments.
FAQ for Q-switched yag laser tattoo removal machine:
Q:Is the Laser harmless if I see it direct?
A. We have equipt the care-protective glasses for the users.
Q:What is the lamp life?
A. This machine has a counter shows you the total number .Averagely,Lamp life is 300,000 shots,the lamp
can emit for more than 1,000,000 shots ,but after 300,000 shots ,you will find the intensity of light will
become weaker, removal tattoo need more times.
Q:This machine can do vascular therapy?
A. We are not suggest you use this machine to treatment vascular,as the blood containing hemoglobin,and
in the treatment process the hemoglobin absorpt the 532nm wavelength of light,if it is not spread in
time, it will form purpura.
Q: If we need to replace the water after finished the treatment every time?
A. It is no need to replace every time,unless the machine is overheated,but we need to operate it in a
short time ,we can choose to replace the half of hot water in the machine to cold water .The water inside of the machine is not consumed,
it plays the role of cycle cooling. Users to replace the water every 30 days to 45 days interval .
Q:Treatment head cleaning
A. Clean the two treatment head softly using cotton bud in case the filter glasses is contaminated by dust or ashes.
Q:It remove all color tattoo?
The laser is with 1064nm & 532nm treatment heads. The 1064nm remove black, brown, cyan color pigment
and the 532nm removes red, bule, coffee, yellow and other color pigment.
Q:How many times needed to remove all tattoo?
It depends. Some tattoo is thin and easy to remove, some are not. It depends on the tattoo and its color.
Usually it takes about 4-6 times
Q:How to maintain machine?
Change water each 15 days. If it is busy season, change water more frequently.Make laser have a rest after each treatment for about 10-15 minutes. Remember: A small rest is friendly to your laser.Stop doing treatment if the treatment gun becomes hot after a long time working.
Distill or pure water only dirt from water should stem the water pipe and make water cooling not working good.
Clean the handle piece after treatment (to keep good function & good result) Please turn it off when treatment is finish. It is a machine
but it needs rest. Be careful! It is your laser, please do not drop it down, it would get hurt .