Why is PiQo4 superior to other laser tattoo removal systems?
PiQo4 is the most powerful tattoo removal system on the market, boasting the following features:
– Large spot size to cover a larger tattooed area for faster treatment
– 4 different wavelengths to treat the broadest range of tattoo colors
– Deep skin penetration to tackle even deep ink
– Highly accurate calibration for optimal results
– Delivers results in half the number of treatments as older devices
Even very old or dark tattoos, which are notoriously difficult to remove, can be tackled with PiQo4. Plus, the treatment is safe and effective for all skin types, including very light and very dark skin tones.
How does PiQo4 remove tattoos?
The PiQo4 tattoo removal laser uses a combination of nano and pico energy to create an intense photomechanical effect that shatters the target ink into tiny particles that are easily eliminated by the body, while leaving the surrounding tissue unheated.
How many treatments are needed?
There are many different factors, including age of the tattoo, location, size, and type of ink/colors used, that determine the total number of treatments required for complete removal. We use the Kirby-Desi scale to give a rough estimate to the number of treatments needed. Keep in mind that every person and tattoo is unique, and some might require more while others require less.
How long do I have to wait between treatments?
While each person is unique in terms of recovery time, PiQo4 treatments must be spaced out about 6-8 weeks apart. This time between treatment sessions is necessary to help the body properly heal and remove ink particles.
Will my tattoo be completely removed?
In most cases we can completely remove the tattoo. However, there is a chance that a tiny amount of pigment that maybe left in the skin (commonly called “ghosting”). Micro-needling and Fraxel treatments can be used to improve the appearance of the skin.
Are results noticeable after each treatment?
Most will notice a degree of lightening after their first treatment. Photography is the best way to follow progress. However, it is not uncommon for tattoos to appear darker immediately after the treatment and begin to fade 14-21 days later.
Is it possible to lighten my tattoo (for a cover-up)?
If you are considering covering an old tattoo with a new tattoo your artist may suggest undergoing laser tattoo removal to lighten/fade the old tattoo. Often, this makes the process of doing a cover up easier and provides a better end result. In this case fewer treatment sessions will be necessary to lighten the tattoo.
Can I have only part of my tattoo removed?
Yes, depending on the tattoo it may be possible to isolate and remove a specific portion rather than the full tattoo.
Is scarring possible?
Unlike traditional nanosecond lasers, the PiQo4 laser focuses its energy on the pigment and not surrounding skin. Thus, the potential for scarring is minimized but heavier and darker tattoos are at increased risk. However, depending on the skin tone there may be a possibility of hypopigmentation or hyperpigmentation. This issue will be covered during your initial consultation.