Tattoo Removal using The Q-Switched Nd:YAG laser
Decorative tattooing in humans can be traced back thousands of years. Today, while nearly 20% of adults in the UK have tattoos, more than half regret them, and would like to have them eliminated. What looks good at 18 may seem undesirable 20 years later. Viewed by teenagers as self-expression and identity, tattoos may create barriers to employment and social acceptance at a more mature age. In addition, as their colours fade and skin loses its youthful elasticity, tattoos may become defacements rather than decorations. Q-Switched lasers now provide a safe and effective way of removing tattoos.