What Is 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. The Q-switched 1064nm/532nm laser at About Face & Body Medical Spa in Katy, TX can effectively remove an array of tattoo ink colors with minimal risk. The technology works to penetrate the dermis and shatter the ink of the tattoo without affecting the surrounding skin. For some patients, 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 passes in the same session.
How does Laser Tattoo Removal work?
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, which can speed up the final results that might otherwise take months to achieve.
"I had the best experience at About Face & Body! Everyone was extremely kind, but Michelle was WONDERFUL and knowledgeable and made me feel so comfortable. I am extremely pleased with my results and they definitely have a loyal client in me now!"- M.B / Office Visit / Oct 31, 2021
"Very professional and thorough"- C.A / Office Visit / Nov 05, 2021
"My definite “go to” place for all my beautifying needs. I always feel very comfortable here. The staff is amazing as well and I’m loving my skin again!"- J.D. / Google / Oct 22, 2021
"Michelle was fantastic!"- L.M / Office Visit / Oct 18, 2021
"I have had IPL treatments in the past. This is my BBL treatment and I am very thrilled with Haley and the procedure itself. There is much less pain and redness of skin. She was very professional and thorough paying attention to problem areas during the treatment. I can't wait to see the results of this treatment and I'm looking forward to my next BBL treatment. View transaction"- M.K / Office Visit / Aug 30, 2021
How Long Does a Tattoo Removal Session Last?
Each laser tattoo removal session at our Katy, TX facility lasts only a few minutes, and at the end of each session, topical antibiotics and a bandage are then applied and patients are encouraged to ice the area for 30 minutes. In the majority of cases, multiple treatment sessions may be needed to offer you optimal results. During a comprehensive consultation, our team will talk with you about your recommended treatment plan to determine how many sessions may be necessary. There is no real downtime associated with Q-switched laser tattoo removal, and clients can resume normal activities although the area must be kept clean and free from irritation for a few days.