Removing a tattoo was once impossible, but advanced laser technology allows you to clear your skin with a short series of brief removal sessions. With locations in Tucson and Yuma, Arizona, Peach Skin & Laser provides tattoo removal services using the PiQo4 laser. To find out how quickly you can remove your least favorite tattoo, call Peach Skin & Laser, or book an appointment online today.
You probably got your tattoo with the understanding that it would remain on your skin permanently. With tattoo removal at Peach Skin & Laser, that doesn’t have to be the case. If you no longer like a tattoo design or if it just didn’t turn out the way you expected, tattoo removal is a laser procedure to lighten the ink in your skin until it disappears.
Peach Skin & Laser offers laser tattoo removal using PiQo4, a high-energy laser that uses heat to break apart the pigment in your tattoo. The pigment shatters into tinier particles that your body can absorb easily. The laser works on any color of tattoo ink.
The time and number of sessions it takes to remove a tattoo varies. During your consultation at Peach Skin & Laser, your provider looks at your tattoo and assesses its features. Typically, it takes 2-10 sessions with six to eight weeks of healing time between each of them to remove a tattoo.
The number of sessions you need depends on the number of colors in the tattoo, the size of the tattoo, and its location. Tattoos closer to your heart generally take less time to remove because you have better circulation in the area.
Tattoo removal intimidates some people because it isn’t necessarily a comfortable process. However, knowing what to expect gives you more confidence going into your appointment, and the sensations aren’t as painful as you might expect.
During a session, you’ll hear popping sounds as the PiQo4 laser fires rapidly. The laser heats your skin, and you might feel like you have a sunburn by the time your session is through. Following your provider’s instructions for appointment preparation and aftercare makes the process as comfortable as possible.
You’ll experience a few mild side effects as you recover after each tattoo removal session. In the first few hours, you’ll notice:
It’s possible to experience scarring or discoloration over the area of the tattoo once the removal is complete, but these lasting effects don’t happen to everyone. Your provider discusses your risk, based on your skin type, with you during your initial consultation.
Laser tattoo removal allows you to restore your skin to its original, pre-ink state. To book a consultation, call either Peach Skin & Laser location, or use the online scheduling tool today.