Nd Yag Laser Tattoo Removal
Regardless of the type of laser equipment used, the same basic process occurs during laser tattoo removal, so it’s worth having a basic understanding of the process before diving into Q switched lasers.
A tattoo removal laser sends out an extremely fast laser beam of light energy into the skin. This penetrates deeper than the top layer and can reach the dermal layer of the skin, where the tattoo ink particles are housed.
Each zap from the laser beam breaks the ink particle down into multiple smaller pieces.
The feeling of the laser beam hitting each spot has been compared to an elastic band snapping against your skin – quick and then over. Thankfully, however, most laser treatment sessions only last a few minutes, depending on the tattoo’s size.
A tattoo remains permanent because the tattoo ink particles are too large for the body to excrete. Laser tattoo removal treatments are used over time to break all the tattoo ink particles down into small enough fragments so that they can naturally be released from the body.