One of the advances in tattoo treatment is to remove or lighten tattoos using a laser, e.g. Q-switch Nd-YAG laser. This Q-switch Nd-YAG laser delivers pulses of energy that are selectively absorbed by the tattoo pigment. The powerful laser beam breaks the tattoo pigment ink into tiny fragments, which are then cleared away by your body’s natural cleansing mechanism. Several sessions of treatment are required and the risk of scarring the skin is minimal. The treatment is painful and local anesthesia is usually given.
In general, the blue, black and red tattoos are easy to remove and the Helios III laser that our clinic operates, with its fractional capability, meets the needs for such tattoo removal. However, tattoos with green ink are more challenging and our clinic currently does not have the capability to remove green tattoos.