We are proud to open our Laser tattoo removal center in partnership with Dr. Charles K. Lee (Lplasticsurgery.com)
Opening December 2015 here at our studio, 65 Langton Street, San Francisco, California, 94103
Dr. Charles K Lee, one of San Francisco's premiere Plastic Surgeons, will be working with a team of nurses, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants--all top tier health care professionals-- whom he has personally trained to use the Lutronic Spectra Laser (1064 nm Q-Swtiched Nd:YAG), the most efficient and powerful laser for tattoo removal. Dr. Lee brings over a decade of laser experience and aesthetic surgery expertise to offer this cutting edge technology at this new location to provide added convenience and artistic synergy with the tattoo artists at Seventh Son Tattoo.
TREATMENT OPTIONS for Tattoo Removal and lightening
Before the advent of the medical laser, common techniques included cryosurgery, dermabrasion or excision. As people (and their tattoos age), tattoos fade and become even harder to treat. As lasers became widely available for a range of dermatological conditions, many different lasers were tried to remove tattoos. Tattoos vary widely in terms of the type and color of ink, age and and depth; a laser that is able to treat a wide range of colors, intensity, and depths was needed. It was found that lasers that produce a very short pulse through Q-Switched technology are most effective.
The Q-Switched Laser has become the gold standard treatment for across all colors of tattoo removal. By creating a very short high energy pulse, the tattoo ink is thermo-acoustically broken up into minute particles that the body can readily absorb. As the laser attacks the tattoo, a light grey "frosting" appears on the tattoo, a signal that the appropriate energy was applied and the removal process will begin.
Not all devices are created equal and successful outcome depends on a variety of factors.
The Lutronic Spectra Laser with its high power output has become a gold standard for removing tattoos.
HOW DOES LUTRONIC'S Q-SWITCHED LASER WORK?
Removal of tattoos depends on the principle of selective photothermolysis; when the proper wavelength is applied the ink absorbs the energy preferentially, causing it to break down. The body's natural healing processes remove broken down pigment over time. Surrounding tissue is largely unaffected, but not entirely spared, so tattoo removal is typically uncomfortable for patients. Numerous sessions are required to maximize results.
The Q-switched laser is the most commonly used device for tattoo removal. Modulation of treatment parameters allows users to customize treatment based on the condition and skin type of the individual patient, to maximize results as well as manage patient comfort and the potential for side effects. The 1064nm wavelength Nd:YAG is recognized as the safest choice for the treatment of lighter and darker skin types.
Advantages of the Spectra Laser at Laser Light Specialists
- Consistent pulse width and high peak power
- Effective clearance on all tattoo pigment colors (black, red, dark and light blue, green, and more)
- Fast – short 5-10 ns pulse widths combined with large spot size options ensure quick treatments to increase efficiency of clearing the tattoo
- Use of the most powerful "numbing" creams to decrease pain during the Laser treatment
- Synergy and convenience with highly trained health professionals and experienced tattoo artists to create the best aesthetic outcomes in both removals and coverups.