Pigmentation and Tattoo Removal

ND YAG 532 nm and 1064 nm

LATEST TECHNOLOGY

Very effective in removing stains and tattoos

The laser Q-Switched Nd:Yag is a modern laser designed to remove superficial and deep pigmented injuries: Ota nevus, Ito Nevus, Zigomatosis, Queratoides, coffee spots, melasma, lentigines, moles, freckles and also can be applied for tattoo removal.

The Q- Q-Switched Nd:Yag laser uses high technology to deliver a great flow of energy in a very short time (nanoseconds) and in a ratio of High Repetition Frequency (hertz).

The size of the area covered by the laser light on the epidermis is known as laser spot. Sometimes, this can be selected mechanically or manually.

As greater the Spot is greater energy delivers on the area and the faster the treatment turns. On the bigger spots, the laser reaches deeper and on the smaller, the energy is more concentrated.

Applications

1

Tattoo removal: Black, red, brown, blue, etc.

2

Pigmented skin lesions: Solar lentigos, light brown blemish, nevus of Ota, nevus of Ito, melasma, etc.

3

Facial laser: Rejuvenation of the skin and straightening of fine wrinkles and expression lines.

Indications

Pigmented lesions and tattoos

These indications vary according to the wavelength:

Wavelength 532 nm. (green light): Removal of brighter, lighter tattoos (reds, oranges, lilacs, yellows…) and epidermal pigmented lesions (solar lentigines, ephhelias, café-au-lait spots).
Wavelength 1064 nm. (infrared light): Removal of dark tattoos (black, brown, dark blue…) and skin pigmented lesions (Ota and Ito nevus, Becker nevus…) and seborrheic keratoses.

Further information

Facial wrinkles: crow’s feet, peribuccal wrinkles… (resurfacing). A thickening of the dermis and an increase in dermal fibroblasts occurs.
Acne scars: The laser light is applied around the scar and in the center to fill in the depression.
Facial Rejuvenation: By applying activated carbon powder to the skin first.
Onychomycosis: The Q-switched laser creates a series of microcavitations and acoustic shock waves necessary to break the hard outer layer of the fungus spore, thus creating a clean target for the long pulse ND:YAG laser to subsequently destroy the microorganism through a thermal effec

 

 

Contraindications

  • Previous tanning.
  • Photosensitising medication (isotretinoin, tetracyclines…).
  • Taking blood thinners.
  • Pregnancy and breastfeeding.
  • Epilepsy.
  • Skin diseases with Köebner phenomenon (lichen, psoriasis…)
  • Active skin infections. Shingles.
  • Skin wounds.
  • Tendency to keloids.

Necessary sessions

In tattoos, 6-12 sessions are necessary, 6-8 weeks apart, and in pigmented lesions, 1-2 sessions, 4-6 weeks apart.

Results

Tattoos: Clinical improvement is evident in 90% of cases. The best results are obtained in low phototypes, black or dark blue tattoos, amateur tattoos and in proximal locations.

Pigmented lesions: Excellent results in lentigines and café-au-lait spots. Good results on pigmented nevus.

Photographic analysis

7 sessions

2 sessions