What To Know Before Tattoo Removal

What To Know Before Tattoo Removal

A tattoo is a popular form of self-expression, using your skin as a canvas you make any statement or convey any thought or feeling, or you may just really like the picture. When you got it you probably thought it'd be forever, but it doesn't have to be. If you are considering tattoo removal then you don't have to look too far, your local Mckinney, TX, dermatologist offers the very popular PiQo4 laser treatment. Learn more about the procedure and its many benefits by contacting the Dermatology Center of McKinney with Dr. James Ralston.

Understanding the Technology

There are a few options for tattoo removal but the most common is by using laser technology, and of these laser treatments PiQo4 offers even more benefits.

Pulses of energy are used to target directly and to heat up the ink in the skin and dissolve it, this is true of all laser treatments.

PiQo4 has its name derived from the 4 different wavelengths that it is capable of, as well as its use of nanosecond and picosecond pulse lengths.

Benefits of PiQo4 Laser Treatment

So what does it all mean? In short, its large array of wave and pulse lengths allow for the successful treatment of a variety of ink colors, as well as skin color, and tattoos of varied sizes.

Besides possessing a wide range of applications, PiQo4 laser treatment also allows for fewer treatments than others.

Tattoo Removal in Mckinney, TX

It's important to discuss expectations with your doctor prior to treatment so you get a clear understanding of what results are possible with laser treatment. There is a minor chance of burns or scarring on the area just like with any other laser treatment. To avoid complications you may be advised to avoid exposure to the sun or direct heat and to not pick at or scratch scabs or blisters, which are a normal part of the healing process.

If you are considering tattoo removal treatment and are wondering about your options you can schedule a consultation with your Mckinney, TX, dermatologist Dr. Ralston of the Dermatology Center of McKinney by dialing (972) 548-0333.

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