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Tattoo Removal

Your skin should be memorable for its flawless tone – not for pigmentation spots or unwanted ink. Wilson MD Aesthetics brings the power of PiQo4 laser treatment to patients in the Scottsdale, AZ area.

Tattoos are considered permanent because ink particles are too big to be eliminated by the body's natural healing processes. Laser treatment shatters pigments into finer particles that are harmlessly flushed by the immune system. All colors absorb and reflect specific spectra of light, so the PiQo4's variable wavelengths are indispensable inefficient laser tattoo removal. Energy is delivered so fast that pigments are destroyed before heat is generated.

Not all people who seek laser tattoo removal want complete removal. Some are interested in lightening an existing tattoo so their artist can do a cover up. The cover up process is easier when underlying ink is less prominent. In this case, a patient may need fewer sessions to achieve their desired outcome.

Treatment

What Happens During The Laser Tattoo Removal Procedure?

During laser tattoo removal, nanosecond pulses deliver quick bursts of energy to break up larger ink particles in deep skin layers. Then, a second pass with picosecond pulses attacks smaller, shallow particles. Laser tattoo removal and skin pigmentation treatment require a series of treatments, spaced several weeks apart. However, with the PiQo4, you can count on shorter and fewer sessions. This laser has the highest energy output on the market. In addition, it offers a variety of spot sizes, up to 15.5 mm, allowing precise penetration depth and better disbursement into embedded ink particles. With this modality, our doctors can safely treat the widest range of tattoo colors, on most skin types.

Treatment

What Are The Advantages Of PiQo4 Laser Tattoo Removal Treatment?

FDA-approved

Four wavelengths to treat most ink colors

40 percent less treatments than with conventional lasers

Improved comfort

Reduced downtime

Treatment

How Does The PiQo4 Laser Treatment Work?

Tattoos are considered permanent because ink particles are too big to be eliminated by the body’s natural healing processes. Laser treatment shatters pigments into finer particles that are harmlessly flushed by the immune system. All colors absorb and reflect specific spectra of light, so the PiQo4’s variable wavelengths are indispensable inefficient laser tattoo removal. Energy is delivered so fast that pigments are destroyed before heat is generated.

Treatment

Several factors contribute to the number of sessions a person may need. These include the size, type, and location of the tattoo as well as the type of pigment that was used to create the tattoo. Each person is unique in this area, but all treatments are scheduled 6 to 8 weeks apart. This is necessary to give the skin sufficient time to heal properly and eliminate all affected ink particles. Patients may begin to see their tattoo lightening after their first treatment. Complete removal is often achieved in 6 to 8 sessions. In instances where “ghosting” occurs and a shadow of pigment remains, a patient may have fractional laser resurfacing to improve cosmetic appearance further. 

Not all people who seek laser tattoo removal want complete removal. Some are interested in lightening an existing tattoo so their artist can do a cover up. The cover up process is easier when underlying ink is less prominent. In this case, a patient may need fewer sessions to achieve their desired outcome.