A quick search on sites such as EBAY for laser systems will result I hundreds of Q-Switched lasers for under $2000 many under $800 from Asian areas. These systems are not FDA approved, what does this mean to your safety? It means this laser has not been tested to prove that the power released in uniform and in the desired range. These systems can have major firing power fluxes so shot 1 may be on target but shot 10 may be over or under. This is UNSAFE for the patient and physician. They can lead to scars burns an other side affects. Beware of it if you physician adds a laser to the office that is not FBA approved.
Archive for July, 2015
When removing a tattoo with the proper laser the risk of scaring is under 5%. Recently I have had patients
present to the office with severs burns and one scar that has limited the motion in his arm!
In every instance they were at a place that was not physician run, one had no physician the other a phantom physician seen once in a rare while.
This is dangerous and a risk to your overall mental and physical health. Always look for the doctor before you start and make sure they know about tattoo removal. Just because you are an MD does not mean you are a laser expert.