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Tattoo Removal

Tattoo Removal is a safe and effective procedure to fully or partially remove skin tattoos that are no longer desired.* Using advanced laser therapy, this procedure is both precise and efficient.* Exceptional Dermatology Care is pleased to offer our patients tattoo removal with the PiQo4 and Alex TriVantage® Lasers.

 

Laser tattoo removal works by producing short pulses of intense light that pass harmlessly through the top layers of the skin and then are selectively absorbed by the tattoo pigment.* This laser energy causes the tattoo pigment to fragment into smaller particles which are then removed by the body’s own immune system; selectively targeting the pigment of the tattoo without damaging surrounding skin.* However, patients with darker skin types may need pre-treatment with bleaching cream.* Direct sun exposure should be avoided before and after the laser treatment. This laser can also be used for the removal of brown spots and pigmented birthmarks.*

 

*Disclaimer, results may vary from person to person.

Before & After Tattoo Removal
Before & After Laser Tattoo Removal

What is the PiQo4 Tattoo Removal Laser?

 

Using a combination of picosecond and nanosecond laser energy delivery, the PiQo4 is today’s most advanced laser tattoo removal treatment.* By using four different wavelengths, PiQo4 is able to provide up to 10 times greater energy then traditional tattoo removal lasers.* This means treatment sessions are faster and fewer treatments may be required. Clinical studies show that PiQo4 is able to treat darker, multi-colored, and complex tattoos more efficiently, with more significant removal in much less time.

 

How does PiQo4 remove tattoos?

 

Traditional nanosecond lasers used for tattoo removal rely predominately on pure heating of the tattoo pigment. The added ultra-short pulse of energy of PiQo4 goes beyond the photothermal action of a traditional laser by also creating an intense photomechanical effect that shatters the target ink into tiny particles that are easily eliminated by the body, while leaving the surrounding tissue unheated.*

 

Other laser tattoo removal devices may require up to 20 to 30 treatments. PiQo4 treatments can often clear tattoos in about 8 to 12 treatments spaced at least 6 – 8 weeks apart.* Additionally, while other tattoo removal lasers are limited to only lighter complexions, PiQo4 can be used on all skin types.*

 

What results can I expect?

 

Most tattoos require multiple sessions to effectively remove, where each session takes between 15 to 30 minutes with minimal discomfort.

 

*Disclaimer, results may vary from person to person.