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.
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"I’ve been coming to see Michelle for about 2 years now. I wouldn’t trust anyone else with my beauty needs. She is very knowledgeable and takes the time to explain everything. Plus the whole staff is very accommodating and professional."- D.L / Office Visit / Oct 04, 2022
Laser tattoo removal FAQs
How long does a tattoo removal session last?
Each laser tattoo removal appointment at our Katy, TX facility lasts only a few minutes. However, you will need to schedule several sessions to remove your tattoo completely. We recommend scheduling a tattoo assessment so we can determine how many sessions you need. The number of sessions required varies depending on the size and color of your tattoo.
Does laser tattoo removal hurt?
The tattoo removal process is not painful, but you may feel a tingling or warmth sensation in the area being treated. About Face & Body Medical Spa recommends icing the area at home for 30 minutes to reduce any discomfort. There is no real downtime associated with Q-switched laser tattoo removal, and patients can resume normal activities immediately after their appointment.
How much does laser tattoo removal cost?
The cost of laser tattoo removal is based on the size and color of the tattoo and how many sessions are required to remove the unwanted ink. Our administrative team offers many payment options to make your laser procedure both accessible and affordable. Our goal is to help you achieve the beautiful and tattoo-free skin you desire.