Lasers take electrical energy from your wall outlet and uses it to make a beam of light. The beam created will depend on what type of crystal you are working with. Some lasers use ND:Yag (neodymium-doped yttrium aluminium garnet), some use a ruby crystal, an alexandrite crystal, or some other crystal or gas such as argon.
The laser machine focuses a beam of energy into a single stream (called collimated light). The color of the laser beam will depend upon what the source is: Ruby is red, Alexandrite is green, CO2 is invisible to the naked eye. The more energy being delivered to the laser tube, the more powerful the beam that is generated. This power is called fluence.
How much energy is needed?
During laser tattoo removal treatment, the fluence will gradually be increased to continue to chip away at your tattoo ink until it is gone. Less energy is needed at the start due to the abundance of ink present in the tattoo. Same goes for faded tattoo and those that have been previously treated. In general, more energy will be required to get a response. During your initial treatment visit at Remove A Tattoo, individualized treatment settings are used to assure appropriate energy levels for treating your ink. Live in the greater Milwaukee area and looking to have laser tattoo removal treatment? Give Remove A Tattoo in Glendale, WI a call today at 414-617-2849.