Although laser therapy is arguably the greatest method for tattoo removal, the technology used has a significant impact; Q switches laser tattoo removal is regarded as the best in this category.

Tattoo removal can be a protracted, laborious procedure, but the finest tools can drastically speed up the process and make the journey more bearable and enjoyable.

Three separate wavelengths are applied during laser therapy using Q-switched laser technology. These wavelengths can properly target all tattoo colours. The Tattoo Removal Institute stands out because we are the only company with a machine containing all three wavelengths in a single unit.

So, if you’re interested in finding out more about how we remove tattoos with Q-switched lasers, read on.


Before delving into Q-switched lasers, it’s important to note that laser tattoo removal uses the same fundamental method regardless of the type of laser equipment employed.

A tattoo removal laser penetrates the skin with an incredibly quick laser beam of light energy. The tattoo ink particles are contained in the dermal layer of the skin, which is penetrated deeper than the top layer of skin.

The laser beam’s zaps disintegrate the ink particle into several smaller fragments.

Some people have compared the sensation of the laser beam striking each location to an elastic band cracking against their skin. Fortunately, depending on the size of the tattoo, most laser therapy sessions only take a few minutes.

Because the tattoo ink particles are too big for the body to expel, a tattoo remains permanent. Over time, laser tattoo removal procedures are utilised to fragment the tattoo ink particles into tiny enough pieces for the body to naturally expel them.


In a Q switching laser treatment, the letter “Q” stands for “quality.”

High-power laser beams are pulsed by a Q-switched laser with such accuracy that there is no thermal interaction with tissues. This indicates that it causes only minor internal damage to the surrounding tissues and ignores the pigments in the tattoo ink. A faster and simpler healing process is an extra benefit of this.

These Q-switched laser pulses target various tattoo colours by having various wavelengths. Warmer hues like red, yellow, pink, orange, and brown are stored closer to the skin’s surface and require a shorter wavelength since they are housed there more shallowly.

On the other hand, darker colours require longer wavelengths since they are absorbed deeper into the skin.

YAG Laser in Nd
These Q-switched lasers support two wavelengths, supporting two types of tattoo pigment colour. Warmer colours like red, yellow, pink, orange, brown, and even white are represented by the shorter of the two at a wavelength of 532 nanometers (nm).

Darker tattoos with blue, purple, and black pigment require a longer wavelength during laser treatment; Nd supports this wavelength: YAG Q switched lasers.

Diamond Laser
With a 694 nm wavelength, the Q-switched ruby laser can be used to remove odd tattoo colours like lime green and turquoise. On durable ink colours, it works especially well.

Laser Alexandrite
The most difficult colour to remove after treating a tattoo with the Nd: YAG Q switched laser is frequently dark green. Even those obstinate greens left behind can be completely removed with this 755 nm wavelength.


Using PicoSecond lasers is another popular laser tattooing technique.

Q switched lasers are the best tattoo removal technology, while PicoSecond lasers also remove tattoos effectively.

Only one wavelength, 755 nm, is supported by picosecond lasers. This wavelength is effective for green, some shades of black and blue tattoo pigment, and some shades of red, just like the Q switched Alexandrite laser.

Light blue and light green, however, are almost impossible.

To convert the wavelengths of the PicoSecond laser light into different lengths suitable for the various colours of tattoo ink, dye modules are employed.

This means that even if they can reach the wavelengths required for various tattoo colours, changing the wavelengths using dye results in a considerable loss of power.

Removing tattoos with a Q-switched laser, on the other hand, may readily support all wavelengths from a single machine without sacrificing power.


Tattoo removal using Q-switched lasers isn’t a quick remedy like tattoo removal with any other laser. Instead, it calls for sufficient aftercare and tolerance in between sessions.

Particularly with the Alexandrite Q switched laser, there may be hypopigmentation around the treatment site after the procedure. This implies that the skin may momentarily change colour.

Blisters are a common side effect of Q-switched laser tattoo removal. Although blistering is a positive sign of the healing process, it can also be painful, itchy, and unappealing. Furthermore, improper blister care might result in severe scarring.

You might find that removing a tattoo with a Q-switched laser hurts depending on how much pain you can take. This is particularly true if your tattoo is large.

At the Tattoo Removal Institute, we use numbing cream and our cutting-edge Koolio Optimal Air Cooling System, which blows cool air on the treatment site throughout your laser tattoo removal sessions, to help minimise any pain.

Although laser tattoo removal is the most effective method for removing undesirable tattoos, not all laser removal tools are created equal.

Going to a facility that uses PicoSecond laser technology to remove tattoos is fine if you have a straightforward, single-coloured tattoo.

On the other hand, the advanced technology found in Q-switched lasers might work better on detailed, huge, and multicoloured tattoos.

Your best option is to schedule a consultation when a specialist will evaluate your tattoo and review the various laser systems offered. They will also be able to advise on how many treatment sessions are necessary.

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