Tattoos are created by injecting colored pigment deep into the skin. The designs are relatively permanent, so when people want their tattoos removed, physicians turn to laser tattoo removal as one of the best methods.
Approximately half of all tattoos are comprised of black or dark blue ink. These tattoos can be handled with the Q-switched Nd:YAG laser on the Harmony XL PRO laser, available at Lumiere Med Spa. Red, yellow and orange pigments can be treated with the 532 nm KTP attachment present at our Spa.
Topical numbing medication is usually required, since heat is usually generated when the laser ablated the pigment deep within the skin.