Tattoo Removal Specialist

Nikunj Patel, M.D., FACC -  - Cosmetic Surgeon

Neosculpt laser Vein & Cosmetic Surgery Center

Nikunj Patel, M.D., FACC

Phlebologist & Cardiologist. located in Abilene, TX

Do you have a tattoo that you wish you could erase? Dr. Nikunj Patel, FACC, and the team at NeoSculpt Laser Vein & Cosmetic Surgery Center offer laser tattoo removal that can make that wish a reality. Advancements in laser technology have made it far easier to remove unwanted ink with far better results than were available just a few years ago. If you’re ready to get back a blank slate, contact this Abilene, Texas, med spa today to learn how the Quanta Q-Plus C laser can help. Call or book your appointment online.

Tattoo Removal Q & A

How do lasers remove tattoos?

Lasers can safely remove your tattoo without damaging the surrounding skin. The technology that makes this possible is Quanta’s Q-Plus C laser platform. This system uses a combination of three laser wavelengths: Ruby 694, Nd:YAG 1064, and Nd:YAG 532.

Those wavelengths create energy that only colored ink or pigments absorb. The laser’s energy heats the targeted ink to a temperature that destroys the colored particles, essentially pulverizing the tattoo. Then your body absorbs and eliminates the pieces.

Do I need multiple treatments to remove a tattoo?

Just like your tattoo is a unique creation, the treatment needed to remove that ink is also unique. The Quanta Q-Plus C laser system is powerful, and that power can harm your skin if your treatment plan is too aggressive.

Tattoos consist of multiple layers of ink that your skin absorbs. When you decide to remove your tattoo, it has to be treated one layer at a time, which takes a few treatments. The number and type of colors affect treatment time because some colors are more difficult to remove than others.

The age of your tattoo also makes a difference. Over time, ink is absorbed into your body, which means that older tattoos may need fewer treatments.

Using a conservative approach that allows the laser to break up ink particles over several treatments is the best way to both remove your unwanted tattoo and preserve the health of your deeper skin cells.  

What should I expect during and after laser tattoo removal?

The team at NeoSculpt work with you before the procedure, answering your questions and ensuring you know what to expect during the tattoo removal procedure. They also let you know how long your sessions will last, as the treatment process differs for each person and depends on the overall size of your tattoo.

Laser tattoo removal is mostly well-tolerated, although each person’s sensitivity is different. Your practitioner at NeoSculpt Laser Vein & Cosmetic Surgery Center can provide numbing or cooling creams to ensure you’re comfortable throughout treatment.

Your skin may be red or slightly swollen for several days, but you don’t need to plan downtime. You can return for your next session in about 6-8 weeks after the treated area heals and your body has enough time to flush out all the ink particles.

When you’re ready to begin laser tattoo removal, schedule an appointment at NeoSculpt Laser Vein & Cosmetic Surgery Center online or over the phone.