Permanent tattoo removal is achieved using the Spectra™ Laser. This treatment directs concentrated laser energy to carefully break down the inks of a tattoo into tiny fragments without damaging the surrounding skin, allowing the body to naturally dispose of the tiny ink particles. Although not immediate and often requiring repeated treatments, the process is meant to be permanent and usually yields results with less chance of scarring.
It works on most tattoos – professional, amateur, cosmetic, traumatic or coloured. Certain tattoo pigments such as yellows, greens and fluorescent inks are more challenging to treat than the darker blacks and blues, because they have absorption spectrums that fall outside or on the edge of the emission spectrum available in the respective tattoo removal laser.
To achieve successful laser tattoo removal, the selective photothermolysis (SPTL) process for the selective destruction of tattoo pigments depends on four factors:
A local anaesthetic cream is applied before the procedure commences. Post laser creams are applied to the treated tattoo to reduce the risk of scaring and to enhance healing.