Many times patients regret their tattoos and they are interested in learning more about laser tattoo removal at City Clinic.
City Clinic provides laser tattoo removal with one of the most advanced Q-switched technologies called QX MAX. This powerful laser can remove common ink colors and pigmented lesions using FRAC3 rejuvenation.
There are many advantages to using the QX MAX laser for tattoo removal. This system offers five laser sources and uses the highest single-pulse energy available for effective treatment.
Fotona’s QX MAX system is the most advanced Q-switched laser on the market today. It has the power to remove all common pigmented lesions and a broad spectrum of tattoo colors, and additionally offers the ability to provide FRAC3® aesthetic treatments. The QX MAX is built for maximum performance with patented, state-of-the-art innovations to make treatments safer and more effective.
The QX MAX’s Nd:YAG laser provides the ideal platform for initiating wavelength conversions to create a true multi-wavelength pigment removal solution. The QX MAX offers four treatment wavelengths in a single system:
- 1064 nm Nd:YAG to treat and remove dark pigments,
- 532 nm KTP for lighter pigments, vascular lesions and red, tan, purple and orange tattoo inks,
- 650 nm dye for green tattoo inks,
- 585 nm dye for sky blue inks and vascular lesions
Here are some common recommendations before the first laser tattoo removal treatment:
- Reduce or avoid the use of self-tanning products, tanning beds, and sun exposure for approximately two weeks prior to the visit.
- Utilizing SPF30 broad-spectrum sunscreen is recommended.
- Remove jewelry from treatment area.
- Apply topical numbing cream approximately one hour before the appointment onto the treatment area for comfort.
- Patients may need to undergo several sessions for effective removal of the tattoo. Patients cannot expect optimum results after just one treatment, as the laser must break up the ink over time.
After treatment, patients are encouraged to follow the instructions given by their dermatologist for aftercare. The area may become white, swollen, and result in small pinpoint bleeding. Crusting and blistering may also occur, but all of this should heal within a week. The area treated should receive the same care and attention as a mild burn, and nothing should be applied to the wound for the first day. After this point, patients can use laser balm on the area to help it heal, which may take two weeks. Patients should avoid breaking the blisters, shaving, sun exposure, hot tubs, and pools until the area has fully healed.
We will gladly take the time to offer you a professional, extensive and realistic consultation. The first consultation at The City Clinic is always free and noncommittal. Contact us now.