5 Quick Facts About Tattoo Removal
- Last updated: 11 months ago
Are you feeling overwhelmed with all the information out there about tattoo removal? Here are 5 quick facts to help you better understand the procedure:
1. Lasered tattoo ink has not been proven to be toxic.
to Doctor Jason Emer, there
are no studies that confirm that lasering tattoo ink can lead to cancer or
cause any harm. [Read more]
2. Choosing the right doctor is just as important as the laser you choose.
more to tattoo removal than just the laser, choosing the right doctor is just
as important. "After consultation the doctor should be able to tell you
whether or not the type and color of your tattoo can be removed with the lasers
in the doctors office." — David S. Orentreich, MD
3. Wavelength matters.
For effective tattoo removal a laser with the correct wavelengths is required. The whole concept is based on light absorption, therefore certain tattoo pigments absorb wavelengths of light better than others.
4. The spot size of the laser determines how quickly the treatment is performed.
Basically, the spot size determines how much area is covered per zap of the laser, bigger isn't always better — according to Doctor Sam Naficy if the spot size is too large it can result in a loss of power.
5. Fluence refers to the amount of energy delivered per area.
Dr. Sam Naficy explains that "The higher the fluence the more power is delivered to the tattoo pigment"
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