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Alma Harmony Q-Switched Nd:YAG

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Applications Technologies Specifications Before & After Pictures Frequently Asked Questions

Applications:

The Q-Switched Nd:YAG hand piece on the Harmony uses two discrete wavelengths to treat a broad range of tattoo colors, including:

  • Dark colors like black, blue and green with 1064-nm wavelength
  • Brighter colors like red, orange and yellow with 532-nm wavelength

Tattoo removal typically requires six to eight or more treatments, spaced approximately four to eight weeks apart.

 

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Technologies:

Tattoo ink and natural pigmentation like melanin absorb short pulse duration/high peak energy Q-switched pulses so quickly that they create a photo-acoustic effect within the pigment clusters. This effect breaks down the ink into much smaller particles that can be more easily removed by the body’s natural filtering system. The treatments are:

  • Easy to administer – simple to switch between wavelengths
  • Customizable with a wide assortment of spot sizes, along with Quick Snap disposable tips that protect against cross contamination
  • Also able to treat dermal pigmented lesions such as nevus of Ota

 

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Specifications:

Wavelength 532 & 1064
Electrical Requirements 110 -120 VAC, 20A, 50/60 Hz 220 -240 VAC, 10A, 50/60 Hz
Dimensions 15.7″ x 21.7″ x 48.5″
Weight 133 lbs.
Pulse Width/Timers 20 nsec
Pulse Repetition 1, 2, 4 Hz
Spot Size 3 & 5 mm
Energy Density 400 – 1200 mJ/P

 

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Before & After Pictures:

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Does Laser Tattoo Removal hurt?

A: Laser tattoo removal may cause discomfort which has been likened to the feeling of a rubber band snap. The pain is usually more tolerable than the pain associated with tattoo application, however. After each treatment, the skin may feel sunburned and sensitive. Many tattoo removal clinics offer a topical anesthetic or injections of local anesthetic if the patient is uncomfortable.

Q: How long do Laser Tattoo Removal treatments usually take? How many treatments are necessary?

A: These figures depend on a number of factors such as the size and age of the tattoo, the colors used, what type of laser must be used, skin type, health of the patient, among other factors. Most treatments may take anywhere from a few minutes to 2 hours. Results are not immediate; after the treatment, the tattoo fades over a series of weeks to months. Four to eight week intervals between treatments are common. Most tattoos require between 6 and 8 treatments. Some tattoos may require more treatments. A tattoo removal specialist will decide on how may treatments are necessary. Most tattoos are significantly reduced after the first treatment.

Q: What are the success rates of Laser Tattoo Removal?

A: Laser tattoo removal has an excellent success rate. Since each tattoo is unique, no clinic can guarantee 100% success. Success depends on many factors including the colors in the tattoo, the age of the tattoo, and whether it was done by a professional artist. Patients with lighter skin types usually experience better results. A tattoo removal specialist will be able to provide an idea of what results may be realistic.

Q: What risks are associated with Laser Tattoo Removal?

A: Laser tattoo removal is relatively safe for most patients. Most tattoos are removed with little or no scarring. The risk of infection is extremely low when post-treatment instructions are followed. There is a slight risk of hyperpigmentation (the skin in the affected area becoming darker than usual) or hypopigmentation (the skin in the affected area becoming lighter than usual).

Q: How much does Laser Tattoo Removal cost?

A: The cost of laser tattoo removal varies, depending on the size, color(s), and complexity of the tattoo. Prices generally start at around $100-150 per square inch per treatment.

Q: How long is the average recovery time?

A: Post-treatment, most patients may return to their daily activities immediately. Following care instructions closely is important and certain activities may be limited due to the nature of the treatment (such as avoiding sun exposure and refraining from intense physical activity that involves the treated area) to ensure proper healing.

 

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