This patient had laser tattoo removal for tattoo removal on her lower abdomen. She underwent four treatments of laser tattoo removal using the Nd-YAG laser. Complete tattoo ink removal required four Nd-YAG laser treatments at FineTouch Dermatology with Dr. Umar.
LASER TATTOO REMOVAL WITH ND-YAG LASER
The most common form of tattoo removal is with lasers, such as the Nd-YAG laser. “LASER” is an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. Lasers produce pulses of light energy that pass through layers of the skin. How deep they penetrate is dependent upon their nanometer strength. The energy is absorbed by the tattoo, which break the tattoo ink into smaller particles. Eventually the ink is removed from the immune system.
Laser tattoo removal with Nd-YAG is generally the safest, more effective method of tattoo removal. Tattoo ink removal using Nd-YAG has very few side effects that are usually temporary. However, those with tattoos over moles and/or birthmarks should take extra precaution before the process and consult with a dermatologist first.
Tattoo removal using the Nd-YAG laser using a process known as selective photothermolysis. The laser targets tattoo ink but does not damage surrounding skin. Tattoo removal is accomplished when the tattoo ink absorbs the laser energy and is absorbed into the body. It is eventually expelled from the body by the immune system.
BLACK TATTOO REMOVAL ACCOMPLISHED WITH FOUR TREATMENTS
The patient underwent four laser tattoo removal treatments for her black ink tattoo using the Nd-YAG laser. Though ink on the dermis layer, such as a tattoo, is difficult to remove based on a variety of factors, one of the biggest complications of laser tattoo removal is ink color.
Though black ink is the darkest in color, it’s absorbs all laser wavelengths for tattoo removal. On the other hand, green requires distinct laser strength. The Nd: YAG 1,064-nanometer laser removes multicolor tattoos. Models such as the Spectra VRM 111 have four modes of light: 1,064, 650, 585 and 532 to better address Los Angeles tattoo removal.