The tattoo removal laser that is used by Fade to Blank is the Quanta Q-Plus C. Manufactured in Europe, this medical-grade laser is the only true 3 wavelength Q-switched laser in the world. The Quanta Q-Plus C sets a new standard in multi-coloured tattoo removal. It actually has two Q-switched lasers in one machine, an Nd:YAG, and a ruby. These two lasers generate 3 wavelengths:
The Nd:YAG laser operating at 1064nm – a near invisible (infrared) light – targets blacks, black-blues and dark greens.
The Nd:YAG also operates at 532nm – a green light – and targets reds and oranges.
The ruby laser operates at 694nm – a red light – targets the tough lime greens and sky blues.
The laser machines at most other clinics do not feature the ruby laser and therefore they are not able to remove the light blues and greens. However, sometimes they simulate the ruby’s wavelength using impregnated dye handpieces that filter the light. However, these handpiece systems are much weaker in power, because a larger percentage (sometimes upwards of 70%) of the laser energy is blocked by the filter. As a result, handpiece systems are largely ineffective, especially in later treatment stages when powerful pulses are most needed.
The Quanta Q-Plus C delivers the tattoo removal laser energy in a square spot size. This means that the energy is distributed evenly over the target area without ‘hot spots’, greatly reducing any complications such as burning or scarring.