How Does a Laser Remove Tattoo Ink?
Q-switched lasers lighten tattoos by delivering laser light into the skin in very short bursts of energy, creating an effect that fragments the ink and allows the body’s natural process of phagocytosis to get rid of the dispersed ink particles. Since laser light is monochromatic, different wavelengths are required to treat different tattoo colors.
The multiple wavelengths of the Alex Trivantage can “see” all the colors in the tattoo and target each one. Not all tattoos can be removed at 100% as tattoo ink comes from many sources with a variety of organic and inorganic pigment ingredients. The number of sessions required is dependent upon the size and color range of the tattoo.
Since 50% of people later regret having tattoos, it is best to avoid getting tattoos without thought to how you will be impacted later in life. Tattooing can be dangerous if performed without scrupulous detail to safety and hygiene and the process of depositing the pigment used is always painful.
Sun Spots and Pigmented Birthmarks
Dark spots and pigmented birthmarks on the chest, hands, face, neck or other body areas are quickly removed with the Alex laser. Working on the same premise as tattoo ink fragmentation, the laser energy shatters the pigment molecules into tiny particles so the body’s clean up system can remove them.