TATOO REMOVAL BY LASER

WHICH DEVICES ARE USED IN TATOO REMOVAL BY LASER

Q-Swithched (Q-switched) lasers used in tattoo cleansing treatments divide the tattoo paint into small pieces to allow easy ingestion by the cells.

Fractional lasers can be an alternative to tattoo removal in darker skin. By stimulating skin renewal, they can make the cells get their tattoo paint quicker.

WHICH DEVICES ARE USED ACCORDING TO TATTOO COLOR IN TATOO REMOVAL BY LASER

Q-Switched is used for dark blue, navy blue and black tattoos on light and dark skin

Nd: YAG 1064 nm can be used.

For red color tattoo removal the best is Q-Switched 532 nm Nd YAG laser. However, in darker skin, this laser is very sensitive to color, so stain may remain.

For green color tattoo removal the best is Q-Switched ruby ​​694 nm. However, in dark skin similar to  the red, stain may remain.

HOW IS THE MECHANISM OF IMPACT OF LASERS USED IN TATOO REMOVAL?

Tattoo removal lasers divide the dye under the skin into small pieces. Thus, the cells swallow the paint and the these dyes are removed by lymph circulation

HOW TO UNDERSTAND THERAPEUTICAL ACTIVITY IN DARK COLORED SKINS IN TATTOO REMOVAL BY LASER?

During tattoo removal, the tattoo temporarily becomes white. This may mean that the laser is effective.

WHY SOME TATTOOS CAN NOT BE REMOVED DESPITE OF MANY TREATMENT SESSIONS?

Because tattoo makers use different brands and materials, even if the tattoos are the same color, the results of laser tattoo removal can be different. Some tattoo dyes cannot be completely broken down by the laser. The end result may be failure to wipe the tattoo. For this reason, each tattoo removal process is person-specific and treatment responses may vary.

WHICH TATTOO DYES ARE MOST DIFFICULT TO REMOVE BY LASER?

Purple, green, and yellow tattoos are the most difficult to treat. Ideal tattoo removal patients are light-skinned, sunburned or the ones having dark blue, dark blue or black and at least one year old tattoos. Old tattoos will respond better to treatment.

HOW MANY SESSIONS ARE NECESSARY FOR TATTOO REMOVAL BY LASER?

Amateur tattoos may require 4-6, professional tattoos may require 6-10 sometimes more sessions. Tattoos made lately and tattoos made with deep settled dyes requires more sessions.

WHICH IS THE MOST APPROPRIATE LASER IN DARK SKINNED PEOPLE?

The most suitable laser for dark-skinned people in tattoo removal is Q-Switched Nd: YAG (1064nm).

This laser can go deep and it is less likely to cause damage to the skin in the form of color change.

HOW SHOULD THE CARE APPLIED AFTER TATTOO REMOVAL BY LASER?

An antibiotic cream or a cream for repairing the skin can be used after the tattoo removal.

WHAT KIND OF CHANGES OCCUR ON SKIN AFTER TATTOO REMOVAL BY LASER?

Depending on the laser dose used after the procedure, transient (5-15 days) bleeding, scaling, water accumulation may occur.

MAY SKIN CHANGES OCCUR AFTER REMOVAL OF TATOOS BY LASER?

Amateur tattoos are very easy to remove by laser. However, sessions in professional tattoos take longer. Sometimes the tattoo can remain as shadow despite the very long sessions. It is imperative to make test shots in white and skin color tattoos. These color tattoos can turn into black because of the iron or titanium oxide particles inside the Q-switched laser are oxidized.

DO STAINS REMAIN AFTER TATTO REMOVAL BY LASER?

This probability is less than 5% especially in the chest, upper arm and ankle, which are areas prone to stain.

WHAT ARE OTHER TREATMENTS IN TATTO REMOVAL BY LASER?

Surgery, dermabrasion, chemical peeling, or carbon dioxide laser can be used for tattoo removal. However, these methods have a high likelihood of leaving scars, brown or white spots. The best treatments for tattoo removal are Q-Switched lasers that specifically catch and break tattoo dye without harming the skin