Often, when people are looking into laser tattoo removal, they focus on everything but the effect it will have on the skin overtop of the tattoo. Thanks to new innovations in laser technology, and better training for laser technicians, laser tattoo removal is less harmful to the skin than ever before. While the laser can still cause some discomfort, it???s long term effects to pigment and color have become much less harmful than before.
When the Q-Switched laser is applied to the skin, its specific wavelengths target the ink deep within the dermis layer of the skin. Once it makes contact with the tattoo ink, it???s shattered, and absorbed by the surrounding layer of skin later. After multiple treatments, the tattoo has been faded to nothing.
However, there???s concerns about skin tone and texture after multiple treatments. Each application of laser tattoo can have side effects to the epidermis layer of the skin, including slight bumps and changes to skin color.
With the use of advanced Revlite technology, which is the laser we use at New Canvas, we can minimize these concerns greatly. Our laser technicians are also experts in the industry, and can catch early signs of harmful side effects well before they occur. Revlite is also better at fading more colors than other lasers, such as Picosure. This is because of its wider range of wavelengths, which means it requires less applications to remove similar tattoos.
Another big difference is in the skill of the laser technicians. Laser tattoo removal is still a new industry, and new clinics are constantly popping up. However, how can you know which one to trust before you go in? The government does not require a laser tattoo removal clinic to verify their staff???s training, so the only way to know for sure is to do your own homework. Some things to look for include:
- How long has the clinic been open for?
- How much experience does the staff have?
- What type of laser does the clinic use?
All these factors can contribute to a successful, or nightmarish, tattoo removal. Under the close supervision of a skilled laser technician, and with the right equipment, post-treatment skin issues are very rare.