Laser Tattoo Removal in San Antonio
Everyone deserves to look and feel their best. For some people, this involves removing a tattoo that they no longer want. At Dr. Robert Young’s plastic surgery and med spa practice, our team is expertly trained and experienced in utilizing the PiQo4 laser, one of the most effective laser systems for tattoo removal. Thanks to the PiQo4 laser and the expertise of our team, your tattoo removal treatment will be quick, safe and comfortable.
Faster and Fewer Treatments With the PiQo4 Laser
The PiQo4 laser from Lumenis is safe and effective for the treatment of a wide range of pigment colors and skin types, without damaging the surrounding skin. Thanks to its advanced features, the PiQo4 laser involves shorter and fewer sessions than other laser systems. The PiQo4 laser offers:
- The largest spot size on the market (almost four times bigger than the closest competitor, according to Lumenis) for more tolerable and shorter treatment sessions.
- Up to 10 times more energy for deeper penetration and more effective treatment of dark and deep ink particles.
- Four different wavelengths to treat the broadest range of pigment colors, ranging from light orange to black.
Your tattoo removal treatment with the PiQo4 laser will be tailored to your unique tattoo and skin type. If you are interested in laser tattoo removal, please schedule a consultation with our team so we can discuss your needs and design a proper treatment plan for you.
Your laser tattoo removal session will be performed by a certified and trained member of our professional team. You will wear a protective eye shield to protect your eyes from the laser light. We will also apply a topical anesthetic cream or local anesthetic injection to the target area so you feel no pain during treatment. The laser handpiece will be placed over the tattoo so it can emit bursts of intense laser light and break up the pigment of the tattoo. The tattoo will fade over time until it is hardly visible. The number of sessions needed will depend on the size and color of your tattoo. Smaller and lighter-colored tattoos will require fewer sessions.
Once your session is finished, we will apply ice over the treatment area and apply an antibiotic cream. Before you leave, a bandage will be placed over the treatment area.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is laser tattoo removal painful?
Treatment is not painful. Prior to treatment, numbing medication is applied so you can remain comfortable and feel no pain during your treatment session.
How many treatment sessions will I need?
The number of treatment sessions needed will depend on a variety of factors, including the age, size and color of your tattoo. Most patients need four to 10 sessions, spaced four to eight weeks apart.
Are there any side effects?
Following treatment, you may experience mild swelling and a sunburn-like sensation. These side effects are minor and should subside quickly.
Is there any downtime?
There is no downtime after laser tattoo removal. However, you will need to protect the treatment area from sun exposure for some time after your session. We will provide you with a detailed list of instructions to follow, including how long to avoid sun exposure.
Contact Us Today
To learn more about laser tattoo removal with the PiQo4 laser, please schedule an in-office consultation with our team. Contact Dr. Young’s medspa by calling (210) 496-BODY (2639) today.