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Tattoo Removal using Q-Switched Lasers

SunShine Skin clinic is the best and leading laser tattoo removal clinic in Delhi that excels in delivering remarkable and incredible results at unmatched perfection standards and highly economical prices. We are emerged as the best and most sought name in laser tattoo removal in Delhi through access to ultra-modern equipment and most advanced procedures. Led by a globally renowned dermatologist, we are a team of highly skilled and dedicated professionals possessing tremendous expertise and experience in performing laser tattoo removal procedures at highest precision to deliver remarkable results for our clients.

We have emerged as the most trusted and best laser tattoo removal clinic in Delhi through the delivery of remarkable results through highly safe and effective procedures.

Why is Tattoo Removal so Difficult?

The tattoo pigment gets injected into the deeper skin layers and becomes sealed away by a tough network of collagen fibers. It becomes potentially challenging to remove the tattoo pigment without affecting the surrounding tissues. Other alternatives to laser treatment involve surgical excision and skin grafting or destroying the pigment through salts, acids or organic solutions. All these procedures are painful and cause scarring, thereby making laser tattoo removal a highly popular option for doing away tattoos.

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What is Laser Tattoo Removal?

Laser Tattoo removal represents a non-invasive and clinically proven procedure for removing tattoos without causing scarring. Laser tattoo removal using Q-switched lasers works on the principle of selective photothermolysis that involves passing the laser beam harmlessly through the skin while targeting only the ink particles of the tattoo. Laser treatment causes the tattoo ink/pigment particles to heat up and break down into smaller particles that are gradually taken away by the body resulting in lightening and diminishing of tattoo over time. The catch is that a single laser is ineffective in removing all tattoo colors and different laser wavelengths are effective in removing a different range of the color spectrum. A complete laser tattoo removal requires repeat visits/treatment sessions usually spaced 6 to 8 weeks apart.

Q-Switch Based Laser Tattoo Removal

At SunShine skin care clinic, we excel in delivering Q-switch based laser tattoo removal while guaranteeing impressive and remarkable results and a good safety profile to our clients.

Q-switched lasers represent the gold standard for tattoo removal that works by impaction and dissolution of the tattoo pigments. Q-switched lasers produce nanosecond pulses of high energy and peak power that serve effective for tattoo pigment removal without producing undesirable side effects such as scarring.

The most widely used and high-intensity Q-switched lasers for tattoo removal include the following:

  • Q-switched Ruby laser: They emit light at a wavelength of 394 nm and possess a pulse duration of 28-40 ns. The use of Q-switched ruby lasers is recommended for the removal of blue-black, dark blue and black ink pigments. These lasers yield mixed results for removal of medium blue and green pigments while delivering poor outcomes for orange, red and pale blue pigments.

 Q-switched Nd-YAG lasers: The large spot size, concentrated energy densities, greater beam diameters and high repetition rates of this laser type facilitate rapid, effective treatment of closely clustered and deep tattoo pigments. This 1064 nm variant is recommended for use in dark-skinned patients and is indicated for the removal of black and dark blue tattoo pigments. The 532 nm variant of this laser serves effective for the removal of yellow, orange and red tattoo pigments.

 Q-switched Alexandrite Laser: This laser type serves effective for the removal of green, black and blue pigments.

The choice of laser type for tattoo removal depends on numerous factors such as the desired depth of penetration, the size of the target particle, the presumed absorption spectrum of the target, etc.

Variables Influencing Effective Removal of Tattoo Pigment

There are numerous factors that impact tattoo removal using QS lasers such as the presence of tattoo ink other than black and red, a tattoo with a high color density, a tattoo located on the feet or the legs, a tattoo older than 3 years, a tattoo spread over a large area and the development of a darkening phenomenon all lead to reduced clinical response rates.