Laser tattoo removal: StarWalker MaQX
Indications for the treatment
Today, tattoos are a popular and modern trend. For some it is fashionable jewelry, for some it is a reminder of something important, and for some it is a mistake of youth. Often permanent makeup becomes a bad experience, which is all the more desirable to erase in the literal sense of the word.
In modern medicine, an example of quality research on removing unwanted skin pigmentation with non-ablative methods is the effect of neodymium laser. However, professional laser tattoo removal requires different wavelengths that are selectively absorbed by each dye color.
The patented FracTAT™ tattoo removal procedure by Fotona further increases the effectiveness of the treatment in a single session.
Fotona’s innovative FracTAT® procedure can be performed with the ASP-powered StarWalker laser system. First, micro-holes are drilled into the skin using a special ablative laser handpiece and MaQX10 laser pulses. The micro-holes act as pressure relief channels through which the gases generated during treatment can escape without creating excessive pressure. This allows the laser to reach deeper pigments and promotes faster removal of colored pigments from the skin.
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Features of the procedure
What is the procedure?
Laser removal of a tattoo or unwanted pigments on the skin is performed in several stages.
Stage 1: the specialist looks at the place where the procedure will be done, assesses the working area and defines the skin phototype.
Stage 2: laser treatment. If necessary, the hair from the treated area is removed before the procedure. Clients are given protective goggles to protect their eyes from the bright laser flash.
The photoacoustic wave causes mechanical trauma in the epidermis and dermis. Only pigment-containing cells and pigment granules in the intercellular space are destroyed to the smallest particles. The destruction of the particles is accompanied by the formation of plasma and a gas collagen shield over the upper layer of pigment, which leads to an instant brightening of the pattern.
But since the surrounding tissues are not damaged, skin recovery occurs without scarring. Since the amount of impregnated pigment is quite large and the laser radiation can only affect the upper layer of pigment, several procedures are necessary to completely remove the pattern.
The 3 final stage: application of therapeutic creams and further recommendations by your specialist.