At Think Again Laser Clinic we are results driven, which is why we have chosen to use a Quanta Systems laser for our treatments. This world’s best high performing and superior laser manufactured by Quanta System from Milan, Italy and has been developed to treat and remove all tattoo colours using just one device and represents the real benchmark for the Q-switch laser market.
Delivering powerful, extremely short laser pulses of nanosecond speed guarantees the procedure to directly target the ink particles in a short and safe procedure. The squared Opti-Beam handpieces ensure the laser energy is perfectly distributed over the spot area and delivering the energy consistently preventing any excessive overlap pulses. Other laser machines may use a round spot that will cause “hot points” that can produce bleeding, skin texture changes and hypo-pigmentation. Our laser also has a flat top beam profile which penetrates the skin evenly. Other lasers are likely to have a spiked beam profile which will cause a higher risk of burning, blistering and hyperpigmentation.
Tattoos are balls of ink that are injected into the superficial layer of the skin. These balls of ink are then stored amongst immune cells in the second layer of the skin (the dermis) where they get stuck and are too large to be carried away.
Extremely short nanosecond bursts of light energy penetrate the skin through the tattoo ink pigment leaving surrounding skin untouched. The laser passes beneath the first layer of the skin into the dermis (the second layer) where the ink molecules absorb the laser energy and are shattered into smaller pieces that are then absorbed into the blood stream. The body will then begin the process of harmlessly removing the ink through the lymphatic system which will take a minimum of 6 weeks for the process to be successful.
Each treatment will continue to target the tattoo ink pigment, each time shattering into smaller microscopic pieces eventually dissipating and allowing no visible particles. Just like the sun is attracted to a black t-shirt yet reflects a white one, the surrounding skin with no tattoo pigment will simply reflect the laser and remain unaffected.
During treatment the tattoo will appear to have a white surface layer which is the first initial sign that the process is working. This is caused by the breaking down of tattoo pigment and the reaction to the laser, this colouring will subside within a couple of hours.
Immediately after treatment the surrounding skin is likely to show a red discoloration and mild swelling. The feeling can be compared to mild sunburn where swelling and redness may last for one week. We will continue to cool the area at minus 40℃ using our optimised skin cooling machine.