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Choosing a Tattoo Removal Machine on eBay

Laser tattoo removal has been around for several years and works by targeting specific pigment to break down the ink. There is more than one type of tattoo removal machine available to perform this procedure. Here is an overview of the types of tattoo removal machines available on eBay that you can purchase new or used at a price that fits your budget.

The Intense Pulsed Light machine

The Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) laser tattoo removal machine is a laser tattoo removal tool that works at the speed of a millisecond. The IPL employs photothermolysis, which means it can create a lot of heat. Many varieties of the IPL machine are available for purchase on eBay.

The Picosecond laser machine

The Picosecond laser is a tattoo removal machine that is also for sale on eBay. It is a laser tattoo machine that works in picoseconds. A picosecond is faster than a nanosecond. And a nanosecond is faster than a millisecond.

These are high-powered machines that could tend to be more expensive than other tattoo removal guns.

The Q-switch machine

In the 1990s, the Q-switch was the first laser machine available for tattoo removal. The Q-switch releases bursts of energy in very short pulses and with high power. It is one of the most common tattoo laser removal machines in use.

Variations of the Q-switch include:

  • Nd:YAG/Pico 1064 - Most suitable for darker skin
  • Nd:YAG/Pico 532 - Most effective tool for age spots and red or orange tattoos
  • Q-switched Ruby - Works well on greens and blues
  • Q-switched/Pico Alexandrite lasers - Works on green tattoos, but not on reds or oranges
The Quanta Discovery Pico Plus machine

Considered the gold standard of tattoo removal, the Quanta Discovery Pico Plus is the first laser to be produced that creates a homogenous beam. This means that energy output is evenly distributed.

The Quanta Discovery delivers such a fine laser beam that the Vatican chose this tool for art restoration. You can look for a Quanta Discovery Pico Plus tattoo removal machine for sale on eBay.

How do dye attachments work with tattoo removal machines?

Dye attachments to the Q-switch and Pico lasers assist in producing wavelengths of 650 to 585 nanometers. Those machines are supposed to effectively remove all tattoo colors. But, the change in wavelength of the machine reduces power output significantly. See the manufacturer site for details.

A tattoo that has red, green, or blue ink will be virtually unaffected by the machine because of the lack of power. Less energy is delivered with each pulse, and the pigment will not disperse as it should.

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