How Laser Tattoo Removal Works
Detroit LaserTattoo Removal offers the safest and most effective solution to fade or erase your unwanted tattoo. It fits easily into your busy schedule since it is a simple outpatient procedure.
Our laser tattoo removal clinic can remove even the most complex, multi-colored tattoos with a wide range of colors, all over the body. Our best-made laser system uses separate wavelengths of light to remove darker (black, purple, brown), brighter (red, yellow, orange), and stubborn blue-green tattoo pigments.
The Astanza Trinity laser system delivers the highest energy in nanosecond pulses. This enables a large powerful spot size for deeper penetration resulting in increased efficacy and safety during your laser tattoo removal treatment.
Our laser handpiece delivers a homogeneous beam profile providing even distribution of light energy across the treated area, minimizing epidermal (skin) damage.
The laser directly targets the tattoo pigment with bursts of high-intensity light, sparing the surrounding tissue. When the ink particles of the tattoo absorb the light from the laser, they break into tiny fragments. These fragments are then absorbed through the body’s natural immune (cleansing) mechanism, fading and removing the tattoo.
Advanced Laser Tattoo Removal Technology
Tattoo Removal with High Single Pulse Power
Q-switched lasers ideal in tattoo ink pigment treatments: Widespread medical opinion based on extended clinical research says pigment is ideally removed using Q-switched lasers. Their nanosecond pulses generate powers in the Megawatt range producing a powerful yet contained photo-mechanical effect in which pigment particles shatter and destroy the cells they are contained in; allowing your immune system to effectively remove the pigment.
Laser Beam Profile Consideration
In addition to high single pulse energy, the homogeneity of the laser beam profile is important in laser systems. A homogeneous beam profile provides safety during treatment as it enables even distribution of energy across the treated area. A homogeneous beam profile minimizes epidermal damage and decreases bleeding, tissue splatter, and transient textural changes in the skin.
A nonhomogeneous beam, characteristic of older and outdated lasers has a beam which is concentrated in the middle and misses, or applies too little energy in the peripheral region of the beam. This is known as the Gaussian Effect.
Wavelengths for Laser Tattoo Removal
Laser wavelength must be considered when removing pigments from the skin, especially with complex multi-colored tattoos. The wavelength determines which pigment color or chromophore the treating laser energy will be predominantly absorbed in for selective removal. To ensure safe and effective treatments 3 wavelengths are necessary to treat a wide range of tattoo ink pigments.
This selection of wavelengths provides the ability to remove even the most complex, multi-colored tattoos while minimizing damage to the surrounding skin.
Maximizing Patient Comfort and Minimizing Side Effects
Laser tattoo removal is the safest and easiest way to remove an unwanted tattoo.
We precisely target the ink in your tattoo with minimal side effects. The laser energy gently passes through the outermost layer of skin (epidermis) until it reaches your tattoo’s pigment and leaves the lower layers untouched. The skin is very rarely broken, although some swelling and sensitive in the skin is common.
For comfort, we use the Zimmer Cryo 6 cold air machine which is the gold standard for skin cooling.
Unlike other cooling methods, such as contact cooling, cryogen spray, or ice packs, the Zimmer Cryo 6 cools the epidermis before, during, and after treatment. By directing this cold air to the skin for a few minutes, the skin is thoroughly cooled for treatment – reducing discomfot as well as the risk of thermal injury.