Q-switched ruby laser treatment of tattoos and benign pigmented skin lesions: a critical review.

@article{Raulin1998QswitchedRL,
  title={Q-switched ruby laser treatment of tattoos and benign pigmented skin lesions: a critical review.},
  author={Christian Raulin and Matthias P. Schoenermark and Baerbel Greve and Saskia Werner},
  journal={Annals of plastic surgery},
  year={1998},
  volume={41 5},
  pages={555-65}
}
The Q-switched ruby laser (694 nm, 25-40 nsec) is an effective and safe therapeutic device for the treatment of tattoos and well-defined, benign, pigmented epidermal and dermal lesions. Because of its selective mode of action, dermal pigments of natural and artificial origin are destroyed photothermically and removed without scar. This method is exceptionally suited for the elimination of lay and professional tattoos, traumatic tattoos, and permanent makeup. Other frequent indications include… CONTINUE READING