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Q.) What is patch testing and why do I have to have it done?

A.) Before we treat you, we like to test a small area in case there are any side effects. Even though the side effects are generally minimal, we think the safest way to treat you is to test the settings before we begin. In the event that there is a side effect from the test patch, we will change the settings on the machine and retest you. These cautionary measures are especially important on darker skin types. By doing a test patch first, we are doing everything we can to ensure you get the best value and treatment for your money.

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Tattoo Removal

Tattoo Removal West Palm Beach Wellington Royal Palm Beach Lake Worth

How do you remove a Tattoo in West Palm Beach from your skin with a laser without leaving a scar? If you live in the West Palm Beach area, where is the best place to go for Tattoo Removal?

Tattoo removal lasers (also called Q-Switched lasers) work by producing extremely short pulses of intense light that pass harmlessly through the top layers of the skin to be selectively absorbed by the tattoo pigment. This laser energy causes the tattoo pigment to shatter into smaller particles that are then removed by the body's immune system. Researchers have determined which wavelengths of light to use and how to deliver the laser's output to best remove tattoo ink. (If you're wondering if the laser might also remove normal skin pigment, don't worry. The laser selectively targets the pigment of the tattoo and rarely damages the surrounding skin.)

Why are tattoos so difficult to remove even with lasers in West Palm Beach?

When you get a tattoo, the artist has a wide variety of inks to choose from. The color of the ink, the number of particles of ink and the size of the ink particles determines how hard it will be to remove the tattoo. Some colors don't absorb laser light very well. The less light the ink absorbs, the harder it will be to shatter the ink particles into "bite size" bits that the immune system can remove. Even more important is the size of the ink particles. Very large particles will require more treatments to cause the particles to crumble into smaller particles that can be removed.

Why does tattoo removal in West Palm Beach require a special laser? Are all the lasers for tattoo removal in West Palm Beach the same?

Most lasers and Intense Pulsed Ligtht machines deliver pulses of light that last between 0.005 seconds and 0.200 seconds. At those settings, the pulses of light are cabable of heating the target (hair, ages spots, spide veins, etc) hot enough to make them disappear. Tattoo ink cannot be heated hot enough to make the ink disappear. Even if you could get the ink hot enough, it would burn the skin long before the tattoo would be affected. Instead, we have to hit the tattoo ink particles with light so hard that they rattle, but so fast that they don't get a chance to get hot. This requires pulses of light that are much shorter than 0.005 seconds. Our Q Switched YAG Laser produces pulses of light that last 2.5 billionths of a second (2.5 nanoseconds or 0.0000000025 seconds)!

If you are interested in Tattoo Removal in West Palm Beach, give us a call at 561-795-7546 (SKIN).

 

Tattoo Removal West Palm Beach

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Tattoo Removal Wellington West Palm Beach
After
Tattoo Removal Wellington West Palm Beach

 

Diagnosis - Tattoo before Removal
Elapsed time - Tattoo Removal after 10 treatments
Analysis - Nearly total tattoo removal after laser treatment


Tattoo Removal Targets

  • Old tattoos
  • Faded tattoos
  • Tattoo errors

Tattoo Removal Benefits

  • Replace old faded tattoos!
  • Less visible tattoos!
  • Remove part of a tattoo, keep the part you like!
  • You can have Tattoo Removal!
  • Close to West Palm Beach

 

 

FAQ's...

Q.) What is patch testing and why do I have to have it done?

A.) Before we treat you, we like to test a small area in case there are any side effects. Even though the side effects are generally minimal, we think the safest way to treat you is to test the settings before we begin. In the event that there is a side effect from the test patch, we will change the settings on the machine and retest you. These cautionary measures are especially important on darker skin types. By doing a test patch first, we are doing everything we can to ensure you get the best value and treatment for your money.

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