Tattoo Removal

Remove or significantly lighten unwanted tattoos.  The Q-switch Yag or Ultralight-Q is a noninvasive treatment that can safely remove your tattoo with virtually no scarring.  The laser uses an intense beam of light to break up the ink particles to remove or significantly lighten your tattoo.  For the most effective results, multiple treatments are usually required, 4-6 weeks apart.  The number of treatments needed varies per patient, depending on their particular tattoo and location, size, and ink depth will be considered.

During the treatment, an immediate whitening of the skin will occur, accompanied by minor discomfort. A cool air machine or local anesthetic is used during the treatment to keep the patient comfortable.  Occasionally, the epidermis is disrupted, causing minor bleeding, mild crusting, scaling or blistering. This is normal and may last up to 10 days. Optimally, the treated areas will heal without any pigment changes, however there is always the risk of or hypopigmentation (lightening) of the skin when the tattoo is removed. Some degree of residual pigmentation usually occurs.  Following the treatment it will be necessary to wear a dressing for 5-7 days. Avoid sun exposure prior to the procedure and during the healing process.  Once the area has healed, you may return to all normal activities following the treatment.