How does it work?
Under the microscope Tattoo ink is looks like great boulders stuck in the middle layer of the skin. The secret of successful tattoo removal is having a laser that is powerful enough to hit the boulders sharply and suddenly – like a sledgehammer – shattering it into rock sized fragments.
The Harmony Q-switched Nd:YAG laser delivers that hammer blow in a matter of millionths of a second breaking the boulders up without releasing much heat – so you are less likely to suffer scarring burns. With each successive treatment the boulders are reduced to rocks then stone chippings and eventually to sand which is ultimately carried away in your tissue fluids.
And the tattoo is gone!
What to expect?
Tattoo removal is more pain free than having a tattoo in the first place (depending on how drunk or stoned you may have been at the time!).
We can use numbing cream but it hydrates and swells the surface skin making laser less effective. Immediately after the treatment skin looks “frosted” which is an indicator of effectiveness. The skin may or may not scab for several days.
Aftercare is very important and you MUST NOT EXPOSE the treated area to the sun.
Cheap ink is easier to remove than finer professional grade tattoo ink. Some colours are more resistant than others such as red and yellows.