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Tattoo Removal

Laser treatment for Tattoo Removal

Regret getting that tattoo? Fortunately there is a way to safely and effectively eliminate tattoos with laser therapy. Years ago, most tattoos consisted of a single color, either blue or black. However, today’s tattoos are typically made of multiple colors all of which absorb light differently, so to effectively treat a colorful tattoo, multiple laser wavelengths are needed.

Our Alma Harmony XL Pro has the option of different wavelengths to treat a spectrum of colors. The high power Q-Switched Nd:YAG 1064nm laser is ideal for treating darker ink colors (black, blue and green), while the 532nm wavelength is effective for brighter ink colors (red, orange and yellow).

Efficacy of Nd: YAG Laser Wavelengths

How it works

Alma’s Q-Switch technology delivers powerful high-intensity light beam pulses in nanoseconds that break up ink particles into smaller pieces without causing thermal damage. These particles are absorbed and flushed out by the body causing the tattoo to fade. This process takes about 6 weeks. Since tattoo ink is generally distributed in multiple layers of the skin, multiple treatment sessions are needed. On average 4-8 sessions are needed and treatments are done 6 weeks apart.

Getting started with Tattoo removal treatments in Boise

To learn more about laser tattoo removal using the Harmony XL Pro ClearLift, or other skin care options please contact our office to schedule your complimentary skin care consultation with one of our Certified Estheticians. Years of board certified plastic surgery experience, top-level training, and life-enriching results are just a short drive away with Boise’s own Kramer Plastic Surgery.

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