Tattooing has grown significantly in popularity over that last 10 years. And when
that many people want them on, there are a growing number that want them off.
Tattoos are created by injecting coloured pigment into small deep holes made in the skin. Regardless of who injects the pigment - a tattoo artist or an untrained person the marks or designs are relatively permanent. For various reasons, people turn to physicians to have tattoos removed.
In recent times, most physicians now consider laser surgery one of the best methods of tattoo removal. And the Q-switched Nd:YAG is the most frequently used laser today for the removal of unwanted tattoos. Pulses of light from the laser are directed onto the tattoo breaking up the tattoo pigment. Over the next several weeks the body's macrophages remove the treated pigmented areas. More then one treatment is usually necessary to remove all of the tattoo.
The 1064-nm light emitted by the Q-switched Nd:YAG laser achieves the best results on dark tattoo inks, namely black (which accounts for more than half of all tattoos), blue and green.
Why Harmony™ is a good choice
The Q-switch Nd:YAG upgrade for the Harmony™ system is ideal for physicians who want to offer this important treatment option to their patients, but not have to buy a stand-alone system just for this modality.
Harmony™ Treatment: Q-Switched Nd:YAG Module After 1 Tx. 700 mJ/pulse at 5 Hz.
Photos Courtesy: Amber Brown, M.D. Cosmetic Care Medical Clinic, Canada