Everyone says it – laser tattoo removal is going to be a huge business. When you and your colleagues talk about cosmetic procedures that are going to be in demand, tattoo removal can’t help but come up. That being said, there aren’t all that many medical clinics or laser spas offering laser tattoo removal. Compared with the number providing laser hair removal, perhaps 1/10 as many offer laser tattoo removal.
Why is this?
At Astanza Laser, we’ve seen a stunning evolution of cosmetic laser technology over the past decade. Although Q-switched, Nd:YAG lasers have been around since at least the late 1970s, it is only in the last few years that systems with sufficient fluence, ease of use, and attractive price points have been available to laser practitioners. Previous Q-switched laser systems for tattoo removal suffered from insufficient energy to remove dark and colorful tattoos. For example, many cutting edge systems would only have 500 or 600 mJ of energy for the 1064nm wavelength used for dark tattoos, and 200-300 mJ of energy for the 532nm wavelength used for light tattoos. Insufficient power means poor clinical results, and patients that don’t return for follow-up treatments.
The powerful Q-switched Nd:YAG lasers manufactured by Astanza solve this problem, and make adding tattoo removal to your practice in 2010 an attractive proposition. For practices that want to remove tattoos with a reliable and powerful system, our Duality laser offers 1000 mJ (a full 1 Joule) of energy in 1064nm and 500 mJ of 532nm.
There’s no reason to wait any longer to add laser tattoo removal to your practice. The technology exists to remove difficult tattoos, and Astanza offers the systems and the support to make practitioners and patients successful in their tattoo removal goals.