Tattoos don’t have to be permanent, thanks to advancements in dermatologic laser systems. By going through just a few treatments with the Quanta® Q-Switched™ laser system, the team at Naaman Clinic can help restore your natural skin tone. Because this revolutionary laser targets ink pigments of all shades, no color is too dark or too bright for the Q-Switched technology. Get started on your tattoo removal process by booking your consultation with Evans Bailey, MD, Ph.D., who specializes in laser surgery. You can schedule by calling either of the Birmingham or Montgomery, Alabama, offices or by booking an appointment online.
Tattoo Removal Q & A
How does laser tattoo removal work?
Laser tattoo removal involves targeting ink by sending precise beams of energy into the pigment deep down in your skin.
The Quanta Q-Switched laser is known for being able to precisely break up ink, which gets cleared out by your body’s immune system. It’s the same laser system and process used to even out birthmarks, brown spots, and freckles.
Each color of your tattoo requires a different laser wavelength. So while it’s not impossible to remove colored tattoos, it can take a little extra time. What’s particularly beneficial about using the Quanta Q-Switched laser is that it delivers precise bursts of energy to remove your tattoo, without damaging surrounding skin tissue.
Dr. Bailey helps speed up your tattoo removal process by applying a unique Merz patch called Describe® PFD. This small silicone patch is infused with a specialized liquid that allows the laser system to perform more laser passes during a single visit. This way, your tattoo goes away even quicker, and you need fewer visits, as compared to other similar treatments.
Is laser tattoo removal painful?
Contrary to popular belief, it’s not painful at all. In fact, Dr. Bailey’s patients are always surprised about how comfortable laser tattoo removal feels.
Dr. Bailey has extensive training in dermatological laser treatments. Because of his background and precision with the Quanta Q-Switched laser, you can feel confident that your laser tattoo removal is going to be as quick and pain-free as possible.
Will I need more than one laser tattoo removal treatment?
Likely yes. It’s important to schedule a consultation to have Dr. Bailey evaluate your tattoo and your desired outcome.
For instance, if you only want part of a tattoo removed, such as a name, you’re probably just going to need a few treatments. But if you have a larger tattoo that includes multiple colors, you could need as many as five or more sessions.
Depending on how your skin heals, Dr. Bailey may suggest combining treatments with the CO2 fractional laser. This helps new collagen develop and aids in regenerating fresh new skin cells.
Schedule your tattoo removal evaluation with Dr. Bailey at Naaman Clinic by calling the office or using the online booking feature.
* Individual results may vary.