5 Tools Everyone In The Tattoo Removal Industry Should Be Using

More and more people today are reconsidering the decisions they made in the past. This has led to a boom in the tattoo removal industry as people from all walks of life are looking for safe ways to remove tattoos without scarring their skin.

However, there are a few things that every tattoo removal practice needs to have in its toolbox to ensure they are providing the best service to their clients and are operating efficiently.

1. Q-Switched Laser

Today, one of the few safe methods that work in removing tattoos without scarring the skin is done with a Q-switched Laser. Q-Switched Lasers work by emitting energy pulses that destroy the ink used in tattoos without harming human skin. When these high energy pulses hit the ink, the particles that make up the ink break down and disappear.

There are two main types of Q-switched Lasers: Active and passive. Everyone in the tattoo removal industry should be giving preference to active Q-switched lasers. By passing energy waves through modulators, active Q-switched lasers are able to emit quicker and stronger pulse repetition rates than their passive counterparts.

2. Multi-Wavelength Capability

Whichever laser option you go with, you need to ensure that you are able to treat tattoos in a wide range of wavelengths. The reason for this is that different colored inks require different wavelengths to be effectively removed.

When removing dark inks such as blacks and blues, wavelengths above 1000nm are needed to effectively break down the ink. When treating brighter colors such as reds, yellows, and pinks, wavelengths just above 500nm are required. If your current machine is not giving you a wide enough range, you may need to consider upgrading or purchasing an additional machine.

3. YAG Laser

A type of Q-Switching Laser, the YAG Laser is one of the best tools to use when removing tattoos. Most lasers on the market work by emitting high heat energy pulses, or what are known as Photothermal pulses. YAG Lasers, however, use Photoacoustic pulses. Photoacoustic pulses are not only safer, but have been known to reduce tattoo removal session times to under ten minutes.

4. Fractional Laser

Although not traditionally used for tattoo removal, a fractional laser may be a great little tool to keep in your practice. Fractional lasers work by only targeting tiny fractions of skin at a time and are widely used in the treatment of scars, sun damage, and anti-aging.

A fractional laser can be used to treat scars that your clients have received from poor tattoo removal jobs done at other practices. You may also use a fractional laser to upsell your clients with further treatments such as removing skin pigment discrepancies, wrinkle removal, and treating scars left over from injuries.

5. PICO Second Q-Switch Laser Machine

Only made available on the market in the last few months, PICO Q-Switch Machines are already being heralded as a revolution in the tattoo removal industry. Promising to even surpass the popular YAG Lasers, PICO machines have the amazing ability to remove tattoos in less than half the number of sessions required with regular Q-Switch Lasers.

Where machines such as YAG Lasers emit pulses in the nanoseconds, PICO Q-Switch lasers operate in picoseconds. That is trillions of pulses per second, meaning you will be able to remove your clients tattoos faster than anyone else.

The more advanced and wide-ranging tools your tattoo removal practice has, the more services you can offer your clients and the more efficiently you can conduct safe tattoo removal. So make sure you have one or all of these tools working for you, so you can get to the top of the tattoo removal industry.