Not all ideas are keepers. But when that idea becomes a tattoo, that regret can lead you to searching for effective tattoo removal. 

When it comes to laser removal, however, not all lasers are created equal. As tattoos become more and more common, it makes sense that the tools used to remove them have become more advanced through the years. Over the last 10 years, the go-to laser of choice has been quality-switched or “Q-Switched” lasers. 

In this article, we will give you a brief look at the many advantages of using the Q-Switched Nd: YAG laser for precise tattoo removal. 

Advantage #1: They Are Non-Ablative 

When an ablative laser is used on the skin, the laser removes thin layers of skin tissue as it works. While they can be effective in tattoo removal, scar removal, or other skin treatments, they generally require some downtime to heal so your skin can rejuvenate. 

With a non-ablative laser like the Q-Switched, skin tissue is not removed. That means you can resume your normal activities right after since your skin will be a lot less sensitive from the treatment. Additionally, you won’t have to stay indoors and away from the sun after treatment. 

Advantage #2: Quick Treatment and Zero Downtime

Typical laser treatments usually require numbing injections followed by anywhere up to 2 hours to complete the work that needs to be done. However, a treatment using the Q-Switched laser means no waiting for your skin to numb and a low average of 20 minutes for the full treatment. 

After a typical laser treatment, you’ll also need downtime to heal. That means time away from work or the things you love to do as your skin settles down. However, the Q-Switched laser doesn’t cause the same pain and irritation as traditional lasers which means you’re back to your daily routine as soon as you walk out the door. 

Advantage #3: It’s Safe for Delicate Areas

Tattoos come in all shapes and sizes, but they also get applied in all kinds of places. Some of these places, like the face, neck, ear, lips, or groin, are so delicate that getting the tattoo was painful, and getting it removed will also be. 

However, the Q-Switch laser is much more gentle than regular lasers and safe for all areas. Since it keeps the top layer of skin intact, having a tattoo removed from a not-so-fun place to get tattooed won’t be a horrible experience. 

Advantage #4: Effective on Even the Most Stubborn Inks

Not all tattoo inks are equal when it comes to how easily they can be removed. Some inks are downright stubborn. Black is an easy color for the laser to target, but when you get into reds, blues, or greens, the laser has to work a little harder to get the job done. However, the short bursts of energy created by the Q-Switched laser pack a punch and can get through even the most stubborn colors for the immaculate results clients are looking for. 

Advantage #5: It’s Multifaceted

The Q-Switched laser doesn’t just leave tattoo removal clients satisfied. This laser is powerful enough to be used successfully with all kinds of skin treatments including:

  • Pigmented lesions like age spots and sun damage
  • Spider veins
  • Skin rejuvenation

Trust Ink-B-Gone for All Your Laser Treatment Needs

At Ink-B-Gone, we stay on the cutting edge of technology to ensure our clients get the results they want with minimum disruption to their daily routines. Whether you want those stubborn tattoos removed or you’re looking to rejuvenate your skin and look younger, our experts are knowledgeable about all the ways the Q-Switched Nd: YAG laser can give you exactly what you’re looking for!

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