Laser tattoo removal as a whole has come a long way since its onset in the late 1980's, when pulsed lasers made laser medical procedures a reality. Since then more and more research has been done to determine just what frequency and wavelength is required to remove tattoos. With different lasers at varying wavelengths and frequencies, great accuracy can be achieved in removing a wide variety of colors.
With so much research out there you would think that every Fort Worth facility would be using the right laser for the job. Unfortunately that is not the case. With so many lasers on the market, each designed for a specific procedure, it is tough for the consumer to know which one is right for their Fort Worth laser procedure.
Vanish uses the Astanza Trinity Nd:YAG and Ruby Q-switched laser which is used for complete tattoo removal as well as removal of a wide variety of skin discolorations, such as age spots, sun damage, freckles, and many more. This laser targets pigment and nothing more. It pulses more intensely with more heat and at 1/1 trillionth of a second pulses. By comparison, a hair removal laser has a longer pulse length (1/1000 of a second) and less heat/intensity. A hair removal laser will heat the tissue for a much longer period of time as it's goal is to kill the hair follicles. A tattoo removal laser needs to heat the ink just enough for the pigment to shatter. If a hair removal laser was used for tattoo removal, scarring would be extremely common. Alternately, If a tattoo removal laser was used for hair removal, the results would be non-existent. With a little research, Fort Worth residents can be confident that the right laser for their procedure is available.
When choosing a laser facility in Fort Worth, make sure you know the laser they are using is designed for your specific procedure. The last thing you want is to have the wrong laser used for your procedure. This could result in unsightly scarring or a lack of results altogether.
Do they offer free consultations? An FAQ page on a website is a great start, but it is no substitute for sitting down with a certified laser specialist and asking questions yourself. Each person and each procedure is unique. At Vanish, we believe you need to have the opportunity for the laser specialist to get to know you and your unique situation. The specialist needs to have time to inspect your specific tattoo or skin discoloration, and at least a minor health history needs to be taken. Though not many, there are some contraindications to laser treatment.
While not as important as the proper laser and confident, friendly staff, another factor to consider when choosing a Fort Worth laser facility is the atmosphere of the facility itself. You want to make sure the waiting room is clean and comfortable. If you are not comfortable when you walk in the door, you will not be comfortable during your procedure. When you walk in the door at Vanish, you will be greeted by a friendly smile and a calming atmosphere.
And last but certainly not least, remember the afforementioned certified laser specialist? Although not required by law, you should look for a facility with at least one certified laser specialist on staff. You want to know that the person performing your procedure is knowledgeable and confident in their abilities and with working with the laser.
Whether you are just contemplating a laser procedure or are ready to get started, make sure you do some research. Ask questions, and be confident in the laser facility you choose. Vanish Laser Tattoo Removal and Skin Asthetics is here to serve all of your Fort Worth laser treatment needs.