About Laser Tattoo Removal
The laser energy penetrates the skin to shatter the ink into smaller particles, which can be eliminated by the skin. Removing a tattoo is a process that may require multiple appointments, depending on the size and shape of your tattoo. After each session, your skin needs time to heal from the laser exposure. As a result, removing large and colorful tattoos would typically take several months up to over a year.
Here at Colorado Skin & Vein, we’re proud to be one of the few to provide the most advanced Lumenis® PiQo4 laser technology for our patients, which removes tattoos four times quicker than the next most advanced laser technology.
Unlike other laser technologies, Lumenis® PiQo4 offers fast results thanks to its larger spot size and quicker pulse duration. The PiQo4 causes less damage to the skin; hence you can benefit from quick healing periods and move on to the next appointment rapidly. Plus, the control over the spot size, energy, and pulse allows extra precision for most sensitive areas and troublesome tattoos.
How Many Laser Tattoo Removal Treatments Will You Need?
How many laser tattoo removal appointments you need depends on your tattoo – size, depth of ink penetration, age, ink density.
But Lumenis® PiQo4 is the most advanced laser on the market. Ink pigment particles are broken using picosecond pulses, a more successful approach to reducing scarring and skin discomfort while improving ink removal abilities. The PiQo4 laser tattoo removal process at Colorado Skin & Vein tackles pain anxiety, too, as the treatment can be customized to keep discomfort to a minimum. For many patients who are worried about pain, a lengthy removal procedure means they will have to endure the pain for longer. This is something we work to avoid as much as possible. With Lumenis® PiQo4 technology, small tattoos can be successfully removed in only a couple of treatments.