Using IPL for tattoo removal should be avoided at all costs. Not only does it not work, but it can cause burns, blisters and scarring. Continue reading to learn more about IPL, why q-switched tattoo is the best, and read doctor testimonials.

What is IPL?

IPL Stands for “Intense Pulse Lighting” and it’s not a laser. The entire device could be so small it can be held in a hand. The light IPL emits is similar to fast camera flashes.  These pulses of light produce a wide range of  wavelengths at one time. IPL is great for skin treatments, but not for tattoo removal.

IPL is used for…

  • Hair Removal
  • Freckles
  • Age Spots
  • Sun Spots
  • Birthmarks
  • Rosacea
  • Hyperpigmentation

Why IPL for tattoo removal doesn’t work

IPL for tattoo removal doesn’t work because the the tattoo will absorb some of the light by the tattoo, but your skin is absorbing light wavelengths that causes burns, blisters, and scarring is common. The IPL doesn’t focus on one wavelength (like q-switched tattoo removal) therefor your skin will damage from other wavelengths.

There may be some slight fading of a tattoo. However, the risks usually do not outweigh the benefits (if any) of IPL for tattoo removal.

Expert IPL Tattoo Removal Opinions

 

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Why laser tattoo removal is the best option for you

Because lasers get’s the job done. Granted there are other effective ways of tattoo removal, but using a q-switched or PicoSure laser  will produce the results likely to meet your satisfaction.

Lasers produce one wavelength at a time and laser technicians will adjust the wavelength to target the specific color in your tattoo with low collateral damage. The laser wavelength is designed to target the tattoo ink.

Tattoo removal lasers have a low risk of producing scars or burns on your skin when going through treatments.
Tattoo Removal IPL

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Written by: Eric Zabinski
Photo credit: Daniel Y. Go
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