Q26. Is IPL tattoo removal similar to laser removal?

A26. Yes but where this differs is in the wavelength used by the laser. IPL uses differing wavelengths whereas Q-switched lasers use one wavelength.

More heat is absorbed than with Q-switched lasers which can increase the risk of skin damage.

It is less painful than treatment with Q-switched lasers although IPL appears to not have the same narrow focus that Q-switched lasers have.

FAQS Index:

FAQS - Intro

  1. I am embarrassed by my tattoo and want to get rid of it: how can I do that?
  2. Why are tattoos difficult to remove?
  3. What is the difference between an amateur tattoo and a professional tattoo?
  4. Can I have my tattoo removed on the NHS?
  5. What is laser tattoo removal?
  6. What is a Q-switched laser?
  7. Can a tattoo be removed in a single treatment session?
  8. How much does laser tattoo removal cost?
  9. Can laser tatoo removal treat every type of tattoo?
  10. Does laser tatoo removal hurt?
  11. Will laser tatoo removal leave a scar?
  12. Is laser tatoo removal safe?
  13. How long does laser tatoo removal take?
  14. Why is there more than one type of laser?
  15. How does tattoo removal cream work?
  16. What is Rejuvi?
  17. What is Wrecking Balm ?
  1. What is the surgical procedure for removing a tattoo?
  2. Will there be much scarring after tattoo removal surgery?
  3. How much does tattoo removal surgery cost?
  4. What is dermabrasion tattoo removal?
  5. What is the procedure?
  6. What can I expect after dermabrasion tattoo removal?
  7. How much does dermabrasion tattoo removal cost?
  8. What is IPL tattoo removal?
  9. Is IPL tattoo removal similar to laser removal?
  10. How much does IPL tattoo removal cost?
  11. What is a tattoo cover-up?
  12. Can I disguise a black tattoo?
  13. What is tattoo erase?
  14. Is tattoo erase painful?
  15. Will tattoo erase leave a scar?
  16. What aftercare routine should I follow after tattoo erase?
  17. Is there an alternative to tattoo erase?

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