How do I remove my unwanted tattoo?
In order to remove a tattoo without a scar, a Q-Switched laser must be used. The term Q-Switched indicates that the laser is pulsed so quickly (billionths of a second) that it is able to dissolve the ink without destroying the live tissue in the process. Similar to running your hand over a candle very quickly, there's not enough time to burn the skin. There are only three types of Q-Switched lasers used for tattoo removal: Q-Switched Ruby (red light), Q-Switched Yag (infrared & green light) and Q-Switched Alexandrite (purple/red light). The reason for the three types of lasers is because they respond differently to different colors of ink.