Q-Switched Nd:YAG

Use the Q-Switched Nd:YAG handpiece on Harmony Family systems for tattoo removal. It 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

Q-Switched Nd:YAG Handpiece - How It Works

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.

Tattoo removal typically requires six to eight or more treatments, spaced approximately four to eight weeks apart. Using the Q-Switched Nd:YAG handpiece means those 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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