Laser Tattoo Removal
Fotona’s precisely controlled Nd:YAG laser 1064 nm wavelength is the ideal tool tattoos removal. The Nd:YAG is the optimal modality for conversion into 532 nm, 585 nm and 650 nm wavelengths, allowing effective removal of all types of multi-collored and complex tattoos. Also, because of its selective nature, the Nd:YAG is hardly absorbed in melanin. Therefore, this wavelength can be safely used on all skin types.
Fotona’s Q-switched Nd:YAG laser, the QX MAX, combines 4 wavelengths in an advanced, high-powered solution:
- 1064 nm Nd:YAG for dark pigments,
- 532 nm KTP for red, tan, purple and orange inks,
- 650 nm for green inks,
- 585 nm for sky blue inks.
It thus provides the ideal combination for treating color tattoos.
Laser Removal of Pigmented Lesions
Laser removal of pigmented lesions works by destroying the pigment in the skin without the need for excision. This process in completed in 3 simple steps:
Step 1: LIGHT ABSORPTION
The laser produces short nanosecond pulses of intense light that pass harmlessly through the top layers of the skin to be selectively absorbed by the melanin pigment in the lesion.
Step 2: PIGMENT BREAK-UP
The laser light is transformed into photoacoustic waves which mechanically break up the melanin pigment into smaller particles.
Step 3: PIGMENT REMOVAL
These particles are then removed by the body’s own immune system, as the skin’s macro-phages clear the excess pigment from the area.