Q: Do you remember the primary colors and what makes them so special?
A: You can combine them to make all the other colors. There are a couple different primary color models, like the RGB one used in television to create pixels and the CMYK model used in printers. Those are different than mixing oil paints, watercolors and other artistic media like tattoo ink which use Red, Yellow & Blue as the primary colors.
So what does this have to do with PicoSure laser tattoo removal? Well, some of your ink may have started out as a couple primary colors mixed together. So what? So that means they’ll fade unevenly depending upon the wavelength used. For example, many green inks are actually made by mixing blue and yellow inks together. Depending on the ratio of blue to yellow, many different types of green can be produced. Additionally, if the green winds up too dark, white ink can be added to lighten it. Now you’ve got a green tattoo that’s really three colors mixed together, and when the laser begins to remove it, one of the three will be weaker than the others and come out first. If we look at the example below, we see a green ink made from blue and yellow in which the blue is fading out well with a 755nm Alexandrite PicoSure wavelength. The process reveals the mixed-in yellow component that’s left behind in the process which can then be removed with the PicoSure 532nm handpiece for red and yellow. You’ll have to make sure your provider has both handpieces and understands precisely what they’re doing; otherwise you’ll be one of those folks walking around with an unsightly tattoo remnant of residual ink. Fortunately I’ve got both handpieces and I know how to use them most effectively. Combine that with the PressureWave and your tattoo is coming off.
So if you have green, blue, yellow, red or any other color ink under the sun and you want it completely and thoroughly removed with PicoSure – the world’s finest tattoo removal laser, I can be reached by phone @ 512-479-9997 or just stop by my NEW location in Austin, TX: Austin Medspa on W. 6th St.