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Before and After Photos

Here are some before and after photos of different tattoos. It is easier to remove ink by laser on lighter skinned individuals; the results shown are for such fair-skinned people.

In general the Q-switched Nd-YAG laser (532nm and 1064nm) is used to remove blue and black tattoos. The Q-switched Nd-YAG laser with the 532nm wavelength is used for red, orange, and occasionally yellow ink. It is not effective with skin-toned, yellow, and pink tattoos. The alexandrite lasers (755nm) is used to removal of blue and green tattoos that are difficult to completely remove with 1064nm and 532nm wavelengths from Nd:YAG lasers.

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A light black tattoo on patient's arm.

After laser, the tattoo is virtually gone.

 


A tattoo design with stars and a red swirl background in the before picture

Still visible are a few of the red ink parts where a lot of ink was used. This is after multiple laser sessions, and healing. Red, green, light blue, yellow and white inks are the most difficult to remove.

 


Here is a good illustration of the differential effectiveness of a laser on different color inks.
The green ink proves the most difficult to remove.

 

 


 
  
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