Laser Tattoo Removal
How does the Ruby Laser Remove Tattoos?
The Q-switched ruby laser emits short pulses of intense red light which passes harmlessly through normal skin where it is selectively absorbed by the tattoo ink. The laser energy breaks the tattoo ink into minute particles that are easily removed by your body's immune system. Any large particles of ink that are not completely fragmented may require additional treatments, but the tattoo gradually fades. Normal skin is not harmed by the treatment. Only the ink is removed, and your skin is left intact.
Is the Procedure Safe?
The Q-switched ruby laser is FDA-cleared for laser tattoo removal and has been used successfully for thousands of treatment worldwide. Although there may be some temporary lightening of the surrounding skin, this treatment does not affect normal surrounding skin structures because only the tattoo ink absorbs the lasr light. due to the excellent results and lack of side effects, members of the American Academy of Dermatology have chosen the ruby lazer as the treatment of choice for tattoo removal.
Does it hurt?
To begin the fading process, lazer light is traced over the tattoo. The laser does not burn or cut your skin in any way. Each laser pulse may feel like a rubber band snapping against your skin and covers an area approximately the size of a pencil eraser. If your tattoo is very large, you may choose to have a topical anesthetic ordered for you, but this is usually not necessary.
What happens after Treatment?
Immediately after laser exposure, the treated area turns white and swells slightly. This whiteness usally fades within 20-60 minutes. Over the next several days a scab or thin crust may form. The area usually returns to normal in seven to ten days.
How much will it Cost?
The cost to remove a tattoo depends on the number of lazor treatments you need, which in turn depends on the size, location, depth, and color of your tattoo. Before your treatment begins, you should schedule a consultation to assess all the factors of your cosmetic laser procedure.