, Volume 29, Issue 4, pp 1445-1447
Date: 02 Mar 2014

A novel, simple and efficacious technique for tattoo removal resulting in less pain using the Q-switched Nd:YAG laser

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Abstract

A new yet simple technique has been tested on patients seeking tattoo removal by Q-switched Nd:YAG laser based on an observational study. The technique involves application of a glass microscope slide on the treatment area with a firm pressure to compress the skin which results in evacuating the blood from the capillary plexus. Results from a survey of 31 patients revealed that most felt less pain and reported less epidermal damage post-treatment. This new technique is easy to apply and inexpensive, using standard, conventional Q-switched lasers.