Tattoo Removal

Laser Tattoo Removal Chicago

Our lasers can help remove your tattoo

Lighten and remove tattoos of all size and color with the top of the line Q-Switched Nd: Yag/KTP Laser.

The Alma Harmony Q-Switch YAG 1064 Laser removes tattoo ink with the energy of light. Just as natural sunlight is made up of sun wavelengths of many colors, a laser is a device which is designed to produce one or more specific wavelengths of light. These wavelengths are absorbed, reflected or simply passed through objects. Tattoo ink is removed by using a specific wavelength which passes through the skin but is absorbed by the ink. The rapid absorption of the light energy causes the ink to destruct where it is safely and naturally passed through the body’s filtering system.

Tattoos take multiple treatments to remove the entire tattoo. The number of sessions depends on the amount and type of ink used, the colors involved, skin type of the client, location of the tattoo, and how deeply it was injected. In general, professional tattoos require 6+ treatments, while amateur tattoos require 3-4 treatments, all spaced approximately 4-8 weeks apart. Some tattoos may take additional treatments. Also, some colors are more difficult to remove than others. The Alma Q-Switch laser is particularly advanced in the removal of blue, green, black, and red inks. Tattoos containing colored inks usually mean more treatments will be needed.

Because some inks are harder to remove than others, a complete removal of the tattoo cannot be guaranteed. However, greater than 95% fading of the tattoo may be accomplished. It is important to know, over 100 tattoo inks are used worldwide today, none of which are regulated by the FDA. Not knowing which tattoo ink, how deep or how much was used makes it impossible for the physician to predict the degree of removal on any given tattoo.