Your Guide to Rapid Tattoo Removal

History of Laser Tattoo Removal

There was a time when tattoo removal was no less interesting than a hoodoo curse. Some of the things that would supposedly remove tattoo ink included garlic, lime, wine and even (wait for it) Pigeon excrement! The truth though, is that nothing really worked for removing pigment from deep skin layers, apart from surgery or laser treatment, and surgeries require a lot of healing time and can cause permanent scarring.

Before laser was used for tattoo removal, the process was done through salabrasion, excision, cryosurgery and dermabrasion. Larger tattoos would require skin grafts. Some of those methods are still being used even today. Later, continuous-wave lasers started doing the job somewhat satisfactorily. But since 1990s, when Q-switched lasers became available commercially, physicians have been using these to remove tattoo pigment.

Q-switching is a technique through which a pulsed output beam is produced from a laser. The method is also known as giant pulse formation. The great thing about this laser is that the light pulses produced as a result of q-switching are of extremely high power, energy sufficient to deal with various color wavelengths in tattoo ink. Q-switching also gives longer pulse durations for the procedure to work effectively.

With the help of Q-switched lasers it is now possible to remove tattoos in a non-invasive way. The R20 tattoo removal, conducted with Q-switched lasers use light energy that reacts with ink and fragments it, making it easier for the skin to absorb it. It is a lot like the natural fading process from constant sun exposure. Studies have shown R20 method to provide faster and better results than traditional laser removal, causing more ink break up than usual.

Statistics say that about forty seven percent of people who get tattoos consider tattoo removal at some point. Many job cultures will never accept people with tattoos to be part of their environment because it does not fit their image. Statistics also show that most people who get tattoos are in their adolescence or early twenties, and that after ten years, they might feel differently about a tattoo. But with R20 Tattoo Removal you no longer have to live with regret.