The Nd:YAG Q-Switched Laser removes tattoo ink with photoacoustic energy and is the gold standard of lasers for tattoo removal, with a strong history of efficacy worldwide. The laser is a device which is designed to produce a specific wavelength of light. Specific wavelengths of light that are passed over the tattoo, into the skin and absorbed by the ink itself, giving the desired lightening effect. Q-Switched simply refers to the laser’s ability for rapid absorption of light energy by the ink causing it to break into tiny particles, which are then removed by the body’s normal filtering systems. Because the laser delivers the energy in a very precise beam the tattoo can be removed without damaging the surrounding skin.