Dr Teja Kulkarni
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Tatoo Removal
Q-Switched lasers provide a safe and effective way of removing tattoos.
1. How does the Q-switched laser work ?
The Q-Switched Nd: YAG laser delivers light quickly - in billionths of a second - and at very high energy. These pulses are absorbed by the tattoo, breaking it into pigment particles small enough to be removed by the body’s own scavenger cells. Dr Teja kulkarni
2. Is it safe ?  
Q-switched laser technology offers high efficiency at very low risk. It enables effective tattoo removal with little chance of side effects.
How many sessions are required for a good response ?  
The number of treatments necessary and the extent to which the tattoo will respond depend on many factors, like the colour of the tattoo (dark blue and black inks respond better), whether the tattoo was done by a professional tattoo artist or an amateur, the area to be treated, etc.  Many times, 5 to 10 sessions are required.
4. What is the gap between sessions ?  
The gap between 2 sessions is usually 5 to 6 weeks.
Is it painful ?  
While pain tolerance is an individual matter, most people tolerate Q-Switched tattoo treatments well and describe the sensation as a rubber band snap on the skin. Most patients so not require anesthesia, though topical anesthetic (an anaesthetic cream applied for about 45 minutes before the procedure) is an option for sensitive areas.
Is it expensive ?
No. Tattoo removal by laser is now very much affordable.
7. What is the advantage of Q-switched laser for tattoo removal ?
Tattoo removal methods have existed since as long as the process (of tattooing) itself. However, the scarring and pain associated with those procedures was often more offensive than the tattoo. Salabrasion and dermabration often cause trauma, bleeding and significant scarring. Invasive procedures like the actual cutting out of tattoos leaves scars and is suitable only for small areas. For larger tattoos, skin grafting is a choice (after removal of the tattoo) but this may also leave scars. So Q-Switched Nd:YAG laser is presently the treatment of choice for tattoo removal.
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