Is Tattoo Removal Safe?
By Dermatology Center of McKinney
July 12, 2022
Category: Skin Treatments
Tags: Tattoo Removal  

Is Tattoo Removal Safe?

Tattoos are a popular method of self-expression that allows you to incorporate your skin as a canvas in a lasting way. In the recent past, the only way to remove a tattoo was to cover it up or to have a tattoo artist transform it into something different. But with improvements in the technology of tattoo removal your Mckinney, TX, dermatologist can safely perform the treatment often with great success. There is a lot to know about how tattoo removal works and some of these more common topics will be covered below, but to learn much more you can reach out to Dermatology Center of McKinney, with Dr. James Ralston.

Laser Treatment

Laser treatments in your dermatologist's office are nothing new, they are used to treat a number of skin imperfections, and conditions, and are effective with treatments such as hair removal or with treating pigmentation issues.

Similarly, lasers are also an effective and safe way to remove unwanted tattoos. The way the treatment works is by sending a pulse of energy that targets the ink directly, heats it, and dissolves it.

Not all tattoos may remove completely, but you should still notice a significant reduction in their appearance. Less complex tattoos, older ones, may be removed faster and in fewer sessions. It's a good idea to consult with your doctor and they can let you know what kind of results you can expect for your specific tattoo.

Tattoo Removal in Mckinney, TX

Your local office uses a special type of laser treatment known as PiQo4, which is named after its capabilities regarding the types of wavelengths and pulse length it uses to break down tattoos. The benefit of PiQo4 over other older laser treatments is that it is safer for all skin types and typically requires fewer treatments, which can help with recovery.

If you are interested in tattoo removal you can schedule a consultation with your Mckinney, TX, dermatologist, Dr. Ralston of Dermatology Center of McKinney, by dialing (972) 548-0333.