Q-Switched YAG/KTP Laser Tattoo Removal
For multiple reasons, body art may become undesirable. A Q-switched laser is the most frequently used laser for tattoo removal. The laser “shatters” the pigment into particles small enough for the ink to be removed by the body’s natural filtering system. Our Q-switched 1064nm/532nm laser can effectively remove an array of tattoo ink colors with minimal risk. (Multiple treatments may be required and there are some colors resistant to laser tattoo removal). We also offer Describe Transparent PFD Patches that decrease discomfort and allow for multiple treatments in one session.
The Laser Tattoo Removal Procedure
An hour before the laser tattoo removal procedure begins, it is recommended that acetaminophen be taken to help minimize discomfort. Numbing cream, ice or chilled air may be applied. Just before the procedure begins, the patient is given a shield to protect his or her eyes from the laser. The skin is tested to determine the response to the laser and to determine the most effective approach. The intense nanosecond pulses are sent from the Q-switched laser to the skin. If the PFD patch is used, multiple treatments may be administered.
How Long Does a Tattoo Removal Session Last?
Each laser tattoo removal session lasts only a few minutes and, at the end of each session, topical antibiotic and a bandage are then applied and patients are encouraged to ice the area for 30 minutes. There is no real downtime and the clients can resume normal activities although the area must be kept clean and free from irritation for a few days.
Call us: 281-398-5001 for a free consultation or for more information on any treatments and procedures we offer.