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. Our Q-switched 1064nm/532nm laser 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. At About Face & Body Medical Spa in Katy, TX, we also offer Describe Transparent PFD Patches that decrease discomfort and allow for multiple treatments in one 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.
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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 the clients can resume normal activities although the area must be kept clean and free from irritation for a few days.