Laser tattoo removal has become a popular treatment for those seeking to remove unwanted tattoos. The entire process is fairly quick and easy, but multiple treatments are needed to effectively remove the tattoo. What most people don’t realize is that the color of the tattoo also plays a factor in laser tattoo removal, too.
There are a few different cosmetic lasers that can treat tattoos, some include: Q-switched Ruby, Q-switched Alexandrite, and the Q-switched Nd: YAG. Each laser is used to treat different colors and different skin. For instance, the Q-switched Nd: YAG is used on clients with darker skin or tattoos with intense color.
Below are a list of colors and how easy or difficult it is for cosmetic lasers to treat them:
• Black: Black is actually the easiest color for the laser to pull and typically doesn’t take very many treatments to remove the pigment of tattoo from the skin.
• Blue: Blue is a bit harder to remove than black, but by not very much. Lasers are still effective at removing this pigment.
• Yellow/red/green/brown: These colors are probably the most difficult to remove, so they may take more treatments that black or blue.
• Neons/fluorescents: These colors are very hard to remove as well. We recommend scheduling a consultation with a laser tech to receive their opinion on the amount of treatments or if it can be removed at all.
Tattoo removal training has become popular among those looking to add laser experience to their expertise. Tattoo removal treatments don’t take very long to perform, between 5-15 minutes (depending on the area). If you treat between 15-25 clients a day, you could be bringing in bank!
One place to receive tattoo removal training is National Laser Institute. They offer both hands-on training with state-of-the-art cosmetic laser equipment as well as classroom lecture learning. They’ve earned an A+ rating at the BBB and have received a number of excellent student reviews!