Posted January 21, 2019 in Blog
For many of our patients, tattoos are a beautiful art piece, an important form of self-expression, a memory worth keeping, or even a tribute to a loved one. Unfortunately, as time passes, some tattoos go from being a great addition to an unwanted blemish. For our patients with undesired tattoos, their tattoos often start to feel like a flaw that will never go away, no matter how hard they work to look the way they desire.
Fortunately, at Plastic Surgery Center Atlanta, we believe in offering results that last. Dr. Brothers, our board-certified plastic surgeon, is on the cutting-edge of cosmetic surgery, trained in the latest and greatest technologies. One of Dr. Brothers’ specialties is the PiQo4™ laser, which can offer amazing results for the men and women of Atlanta, Sandy Springs, Buckhead, Snellville, Milton, and Johns Creek.
How Does Tattoo Removal Work?
Tattoo removal requires eliminating ink from the skin. To accomplish this task, the PiQo4™ laser targets individual pigments with pulses of laser energy, which penetrate the skin and disrupt ink particles. As these particles fade, the body’s immune system targets the leftover particles. Over time, the combination of the cutting-edge technology and body’s natural processes remove ink from the skin.
How Long Does Tattoo Removal Take?
Fortunately, the PiQo4™ is the most advanced laser tattoo removal treatment on the market. Providing 10 times greater energy, the PiQo4™ offers our patients treatments that take less time and are more effective, meaning you will need fewer treatments. These treatment sessions typically take between 30-60 minutes, depending on the size, color, and shape of your tattoo. After each treatment, your skin will be sensitive and will need to be protected by sunscreen and kept clean.
For many of our patients, results are noticeably lighter after each session and full results are attained within six appointments. Depending on your tattoo, you may need fewer or more sessions to achieve your desired results. This treatment does not leave scarring, although the skin may be a slightly different color than the surrounding area. With minimal side effects, tattoo removal is a great way to remove a bothersome blemish.
Dr. Brothers will sit with you personally to determine the best course of action and provide more details of your individualized treatment plan. During this consultation, you will get a better idea of exactly how many treatments you may need to remove your tattoo.
Is Tattoo Removal Right for Me?
If you have been looking for a way to remove your tattoo and know that surgery is not the best option for you, the PiQo4™ laser system may be the solution you have been waiting for. At Plastic Surgery Center of Atlanta, we are proud to offer the most advanced technologies available. Although you will likely need to consider multiple treatments to achieve your desired results, you will receive permanent, high-quality results without the pain of surgery.
Contact Us Today
Do you have a tattoo you no longer want? Don’t wait, contact Plastic Surgery Center of Atlanta today to schedule your consultation.