Laser Tattoo Removal2018-09-17T18:06:49+00:00

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In order to get a Laser tattoo removal in Albany cosmetic and Laser center, our powerful, highly advanced nanosecond Q-switched Nd:YAG laser machine is a state-of-the-art treatment for pigmentation and tattoo removal. The very short pulse width in this dual-lengths laser, along with the photoacoustic properties of the laser beam, will give excellent results for all kinds of pigmentations. These include ephelides (freckles), sola lentigines (sun spots) and mottled pigmentation. The same principle applies to the ink particles in tattoos, whether the ink is red, green or blue.


Posted by Albany Cosmetic & Laser Centre on Sunday, April 16, 2017



Why is laser tattoo removal ahead other methods of removing tattoo?
As years progress, numerous methods of tattoo removal, such as dermabrasion, salabrasion, surgical excision, and freeze-burning the tattooed skin with liquid nitrogen have been explored. The approach of lasers brought new options for tattoo removal. The underlying argon and CO2 lasers have been supplanted by the Q-switched (QS) lasers, which have, as of late, turn into the mainstay for tattoo removal and laser tattoo removal because of their capacity to effectively expel tattoo pigments with negligible side effects.

Why is Q-switched laser tattoo removal the most sought after?
Q-switched Laser tattoo removal has been demonstrated as a viable and patient-friendly methodology with essentially no side effects. Most tattoo procedures take just a few minutes; however, several treatments are commonly necessary to totally remove a tattoo via laser tattoo removal.

What is laser tattoo removal based upon?
The laser tattoo removal is based on a process of pigment disintegration caused by strong acoustic waves created amid the connection between extremely short Nanosecond Q-switched laser pulses (of a few nanoseconds duration) and the tattoo pigment particles which makes it easy for colored tattoo particles to be easily removed by the body’s own immune system.

How long should the interval between sessions for laser tattoo removal?
Three-week-long intervals between sessions for laser tattoo removal are required to enable the pigment residue to be cleared by the body. The underlying pigment separation is just a single stage in its successful removal. Several mechanisms are assumed possible. The smaller fragments might be phagocytosed and subsequently dispensed with by the lymphatic system.

Does the color of the tattoo affect the efficacy of the laser treatment?
The efficacy of the laser treatment depends on the energy of the disruptive acoustic wave created during the interaction between the laser and tattoo color. Laser light energy is absorbed in the tattoo pigment by means of selective photothermolysis, and the majority of the Nanosecond Q-switched laser pulse is then changed over into acoustic energy. The laser wavelength has to be adjusted to match the tattoo color so that the absorption of the laser light into the tattoo pigment can be maximized.

In addition to variations in color, tattoos may end up resistant to specific wavelengths of light in a way similar to bacteria getting to be resistant to antibiotics. Thus, various wavelengths of light might be required to remove even the simplest of colors to treat, such as black, with insignificant or no scarring. Shorter wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation disperse more than longer wavelengths. This even applies to electromagnetic radiation such as x-rays. This is the reason why a more noteworthy dosage of radiation might be required to evacuate a skin cancer while treating with a smaller field of radiation than when using a bigger one. This is also the reason that the sky is blue. At the point when seen from outer space, the sky does not seem blue but rather is clear. The blue color is because of the scattering of the shorter visible wavelengths of light in the blue region by the atmosphere toward our eye. This is the main reason a setting sun appears deep red. Therefore, while treating black tattoos, the longest wavelength possible should be used while treating patients with dull skin types, such as Fitzpatrick skin types V and VI. When using longer wavelengths, the melanin pigment in the surface of the skin will absorb less of the laser energy limiting epidermal damage, whereas the black tattoo should absorb these wavelengths almost similarly.

How does the duration and energy of the laser affect tattoo removal?
Aside from the laser’s wavelength, the duration and energy of the laser pulse are the most imperative parameters. They characterize the peak pressure of the laser-induced acoustic wave in the tattoo pigment.
Which laser pulses are required for the conversion of laser light to acoustic wave?
To shield the surrounding tissue from the heat and to accomplish viable conversion of the absorbed laser light into the acoustic wave, extremely short laser pulses are required.

Which of the Q-switched lasers generate the most powerful acoustic wave in tattoo removal?
Considering today’s commercial laser technology, Q-switched lasers in the nanosecond remain the most powerful in producing acoustic waves. Any shielding of the tattoo color by plasma formation in the air or extensive scattering in the skin may dramatically reduce the absorption in the pigment and its general conversion into the acoustic energy. Quickly after each Nanosecond Q-switched treatment, an articulated whitening occurs as a result of pressure induced micro damage and increased dermal intercellular fluid flow. It is a typical skin response with a shielding impact that results in irrelevant efficacy for additional consecutive pulses. With short nanosecond pulse durations, Q-switched lasers have upset the treatment of tattoos. Nevertheless, the mechanisms for clinically observed tattoo clearance are still not really understood. Two mechanisms have been proposed: a thermal impact where tattoo particles are heated to sufficiently high temperatures to cause chemical changes inside the particles and the surrounding cells; and a mechanical discontinuity of the particles because of extremely fast changes in the particles’ temperature. Theoretically, the two mechanisms should be more successful towards shorter pulse durations. It is for this motive that sub-nanosecond, (e.g., 0.75 – 0.9 nanoseconds) tattoo-removal lasers, have as of late pulled in considerable interest.

Are there side effects?
Although, with bigger energies of acoustic waves, side effects start to seem all the more most of the time. Occasional side effects such as dyspigmentation, allergic reactions, ink darkening, and epidermal debris can be experienced.

What is the effect of measuring the acoustic wave?
As indicated by today’s understandings, cavitation bubbles, which are conformed to the pigment particles because of their increased temperature and plasma formation, can damage the surrounding tissue, as demonstrated with histologic and electron microscopic analyses of biopsies. Measurements of acoustic waves obviously show the existence of a laser fluence threshold at which uncontrolled skin perforation as a side impact occurs. It represents the point of confinement for connected laser pulse parameters.

Does the shortening of laser pulses have any significant impact on tattoo removal efficacy?
At the point when tattooed skin is treated with a laser pulse fluence over a specific treatment threshold, plasma formation takes place and gas bubbles conform to the tattoo pigment. This transformation is observed clinically as a whitening or blanching of the treated skin, signifying that the tattoo pigment responded with the treatment light. Unlikely that a shortening of the pulse duration by another factor of 2.5 (to acquire sub-nanosecond pulses) would result in any further significant change.
It is also vital to note that tattoo-removing lasers must be absorbed by the tattoo granules to impact removal. Because today’s tattoo pigments come in a myriad of colors, numerous wavelengths of light might be required to expel a single tattoo.
Is it possible for an expert to make mistake(s) in the course of removing tattoo?
One of the more typical mistakes made by laser surgeons new to the field of laser tattoo removal is to continue increasing the laser fluence by shrinking the spot size in tattoos that have turned out to be stubborn to a given laser. This deposits a greater amount of the laser energy superficially, and as a higher fluence is being used, results in a significantly more prominent incidence of damage to the epidermis and superficial dermis, and thus all the more scarring.

What are the requirements for choosing the right laser?
The removal of tattoos was altered with the invention of lasers, and the change of that technology has prompted better and more predictable results. Nevertheless, more research with respect to the safety of tattoo pigments is still required. At present, Laser therapy is the gold standard for tattoo removal. With laser tattoo removal, tattoo pigment particles can be selectively damaged without hurting the surrounding tissue by means of selective photothermolysis. This requires the right decision of laser parameters, including wavelength, radiant exposure, and pulse duration of the connected laser. Q-switch Nd:YAG lasers are extremely viable in the treatment of tattoos; for powerful and safe clearance, the laser system must have the capacity to convey nanosecond pulses with high pulse energy and a uniform beam profile.


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