FracTAT (Patented) Faster Tattoo Removal
When lasers are used to remove tattoos, the laser pulse strikes the tattoo pigment, creating gas and steam that is trapped within the skin. This causes optical shielding, commonly known as a "frosting" effect, that prevents subsequent laser pulses from effectively reaching the deeper-lying pigments. Additionally, gas bubbles that form around the pigment particles can damage the surrounding tissue and cause scarring. The patented method avoids this effect by laser drilling fractional micro-holes in the skin that act as pressure relief ducts, through which the gases can escape without building up excessive pressure. The clinical benefits of using FracTat include enhanced generation of photoacoustic shockwaves; reduced frosting and pressure on the surrounding tissue; multiple nano- or picosecond laser treatments can be done during a single session; and there is also direct pigment removal via ablation and improved healing of fractioned skin.
Prior to treatment with Fotona QX MAX your tattoo will be treated with an fractional laser.
Your tattoo will then be treated with Fotona QX MAX using the optimum wavelength for the particular coloured pigment.
The QX MAX’s Nd:YAG laser provides the ideal platform for initiating wavelength conversions to create a true multi-wavelength pigment removal solution. The QX MAX offers four treatment wavelengths in a single system:
- 1064 nm Nd:YAG to treat and remove dark pigments,
- 532 nm KTP for lighter pigments, red, tan, purple and orange tattoo inks,
- 650 nm dye for green tattoo inks,
- 585 nm dye for sky blue inks and vascular lesions.
Once your tattoo has been treated once. The laser consultant will wait between 5-10 minutes before treating your tattoo for the second time.
After the second treatment cycle has been completed, the laser consultant will wait between 5-10 minutes before completing the third and final treatment in the laser session.