Dr. Stewart makes use of the advanced UltraLight-Q system for tattoo removal. This system uses light-based wavelengths that are specifically attracted to tattoo ink. The laser creates a collimated energy beam of light. The light passes through the outer skin layers targeting only the embedded ink. Energy from the laser is rapidly absorbed by the ink, causing the pigment to fracture into microscopic particles. The body’s immune system cleans the particles from the skin, causing the tattoo to fade and eventually disappear. The UltraLight-Q has a nanosecond pulse width, making it possible to safely achieve predictable and reliable results.
The patient may need several treatments to remove the tattoo completely. The number of treatments required in a particular case depends on various factors such as the age of the tattoo, the depth and type of the ink in the skin, and whether the tattoo was created by a professional or an amateur. A professional tattoo may take six to ten treatments to remove, and an amateur tattoo may take four to six treatments. The treatment sessions will be spaced six to eight weeks apart, allowing the body’s immune system to naturally remove the pigment fragments.