PIQO4™ Tattoo Removal - We have ALL you need.
UNDO THE UNWANTED, FOREVER
With this incredible technology the PiQo4™ can erase multiple colors at varying depths in the same session with a single laser. This means easier, safer pigment removal sessions, and fewer total sessions needed by each patient.
This allows for better color clearance and faster results.
PIQO4™ for Tattoo Removal
Tattoos are commonplace now, with almost 45 million Americans with tattoos. That would be 1 in 5 Americans that have tattoos. But many regret having a tattoo later in life.
Never before have so many good choices for tattoo removal been available. Traditional lasers have had some success with tattoo removal but patients often require 20 to 30 treatments, which could be uncomfortable. A newer technology was recently introduced called the Picolaser which has made removing tattoos much easier than ever. A Picolaser allows for tattoo removal to be a faster more efficient process than many q-switched lasers which use nanosecond technology.
How does Pico4 tattoo removal work?
When you get a tattoo, the needle places ink particles into your second layer of skin. Your immune system's white blood cells are tiny compared to the larger ink particles and are unable to break them down and remove them from your body.
Pico4 Laser targets these large ink molecules and shatter them into tiny particles that are small enough for your immune system to flush away. Depending on variables such as ink color and skin tone, we may use different lasers or wavelengths to achieve maximum destruction to ink pigments, in the fewest number of treatments possible, while limiting trauma or permanent damage to the surrounding skin tissue.
After a laser session, we wait a minimum of 6 weeks before next treatment. That gives your skin time to heal completely and gives your immune system plenty of time to flush out the shattered ink particles. Once everything is healed, we repeat the process until your tattoo is completely gone (or light enough for a desired cover-up).
What to expect?
Location matters: The closer the tattoo is to the heart the better circulation, therefore better results.
More colorful tattoos and greater surface area usually require more treatments.
Amateur tattoos are typically not as deep as professional ones, and are easier to remove.
Immediately after treatment, you will see a whitish “frosting” over the tattoo. The skin will often swell in the area of the tattoo, accompanied by mild redness. The frosting, swelling and redness will resolve in a matter of hours. The tattoo may crust or blister as the body repairs itself. This will resolve naturally. The tattoo will fade gradually in the following weeks as your body clears the ink.
How many treatments do I need?
Traditional laser tattoo removal devices may require up to 20 to 30 treatments. PiQo4 treatments can often clear tattoos in about 8 to 12 treatments spaced at least 6-8 weeks apart. Additionally, while other tattoo removal lasers are limited to only lighter complexions, PiQo4 can be used on all skin types.
Does it hurt?
Anyone who tells you that tattoo removal is "pain free" is lying to you. Yes, tattoo removal can be painful, but you can definitely get through it. First of all, Pico4 laser has the largest spot size in the market, makes it 10 times faster than the traditional Q-Switch laser. Most tattoos can be lasered in less than 30 second to 5 minutes. Still, we want to make those 30 second to 5 minutes as easy and comfortable for you as possible. We provide numbing cream and combine with the Zimmer cool air system to make the experience as pleasant as possible.
How to prepare for the tattoo removal treatment?
No sun exposure, tanning beds and sunless tanning cream for 2 weeks before treatment. Sun exposure decreases the effectiveness of the laser treatment and can increase the chance of post treatment complications.
Wear loose-fitting clothing over the area to be treated
Avoid taking aspirin and ibuprofen: They may cause you to bruise after your treatment
topical creams that can cause or increase photosensitivity (i.e. Benzoyl Peroxide, Hydroxy Acid, Retinol, Salicylic Acid) should be avoided 7 days prior to treatment.
Make sure the area to be treated is clean and free of lotions, perfumes, and cosmetics
What's the post-treatment care?
Clean the treated area twice a day with water and mild soap, and then pat the area dry.
Discomfort may be relieved by using cool gel packs or acetaminophen.
If crusting/scabbing occurs, do not rub or pick on the area. Apply Hydrocortisone 1% to the treated area twice a day after treatment until redness resolved (5-7 days). Keep the area moist (apply Aquaphor ointment twice a day) and let the crusting/scabbing resolve on its own.
If blistering occurs, apply Anti-biotic ointment twice a day for 7 days, and cover the skin with bandage/gauze.
Physical exercise (aerobics, sport activities) should be discontinued for 1 to 2 days. Rough physical activities (playing football) should be discontinued for 10 days post treatment.
Avoid swimming, soaking or using hot tubs/whirlpools until the skin heals.
Avoid sun exposure to the treated area 2 weeks before treatment and 1-month post treatment. If sun exposure is unavoidable, apply sunblock 30-50 (physical blocker with zinc and titanium oxide) every 2 hours and it is recommended to make this a part of your skin care routine.
Contact physician if there is any indication of infection (tenderness, pain etc.)
The Important Benefits of PiQo4™
PICO + NaNo
The combination of both Nano and Picosecond laser pulses yields far better results than using solely either one of the technologies.
The PiQo4 energy allows the removal of tattoos with 40% less treatments compared to other laser systems*. Furthermore, it provides up to 10 times greater energy for both 1064nm & 532nm.
Up to 15mm spot for deep pigment shattering, significantly reduce the chance of side effects and patient discomfort. Provide a faster, safer and more comfortable treatment.
1064nm, 532nm, 650nm and 585nm
Effective shattering of 9 of the most popular ink colors