Our Q-Switched Yag/KTP Laser offers safe and effective tattoo removal, as well as skin revitalization and pigmentation treatments.
The laser energy pulse, which is in billionths of a second, releases the pigment into the skin so it can be naturally reabsorbed and disposed of by the body.
Q-Switched Laser for Tattoo Removal
Tattoos come in all colors, shapes and sizes. Some can be more challenging to remove than others because of the light the ink can absorb. Our Q-Switched Laser switches between Yag and KTP lasers which allows a more targeted treatment and break up of ink colors.
The Q-Switched Laser targets and destroys black and colorful inks alike. The number of treatments depends on the tattoo being addressed. Fine line black ink tattoos are the easiest to remove, while the colorful ink may require more treatments to be fully removed. Regardless of the tattoo, the Q-Switched Laser can remove most tattoos effectively.Laser Tattoo Removal
Photo Rejuvenation Procedure
The Q-switched laser is appropriate if you have a few isolated colored spots, large or small, that you would like to remove. We stress that this treatment is best for removing only a few spots.
If you have many diffused spots we recommend a photo rejuvenation procedure such as with intense pulsed light (IPL) (link to spectrum laser/IPL system). The Q-switched laser is also effective against sun spots on the chest, arms or legs. The Q-switched laser is not appropriate for pregnant women or patients who have taken Accutane for the past six months. Persons with a history of cold sores or herpes simplex virus should not have this procedure until they are treated for these conditions.
The Q-switched laser is used to remove unwanted brown spots, sun freckles, or tattoos from your skin.
The laser energy pulse, which is in billionths of a second, releases the pigment into the skin so it can be naturally reabsorbed and disposed of by the body. The laser energy feels like many tiny hot dots on your skin. The discomfort is greatly reduced (but not eliminated) by a stream of cold air directed at the spots during treatment. Tattoo removal without anesthetic is very painful, so we always attempt to anesthetize the area before performing tattoo removal.
Professional tattoos usually require 6 – 10 treatments, while amateur tattoos generally require 3 – 6 treatments, all spaced approximately 6 – 8 weeks apart. Traumatic tattoos (pencil lead, asphalt and dirt embedded in the skin can leave a permanent “tattoo”) usually respond with 1 – 4 treatments. Occasionally, even more than ten treatments may be needed. Some tattoos fade only partially after several treatments and may leave a ghost image of your tattoo.
A single treatment usually removes greater than 75-100% of an individual brown spot. A second or, on rare occasions, a third treatment, may be needed to completely neutralize the color.
When receiving laser tattoo removal treatment, there will occassionally be pinpoint bleeding. Swelling, redness, crusting, and tenderness are common side effects of laser tattoo removal.
When receiving skin pigmentation treatment, a red or brown spot may appear when the treated sun freckle is gone and the crust heals. Although this new spot is temporary and usually goes away on its own, it can be treated if it persists. Infections and/ scars are rare. Proper skin care and sun avoidance are important. Prior to treatment potential risks and side effects will be discussed with you by your cosmetic coordinator and medical provider.
You feel a burning sensation on the treated area for several minutes or up to a few hours. An ointment, icepack and dressing will be applied to the area. Be aware that you will have crusts on the treated area for a few days to 2 weeks (if on the legs, it may even be 3-4 weeks).
We recommend that you treat these with plain vaseline or petroleum jelly and keep them covered with bandages until they are healed, as this speeds the healing. A shower can be taken the next day, although the treated area should not be scrubbed. Sun exposure should be avoided. If the area being treated is the face, make sure to tell the provider if you have a history of cold sores on herpes simplex because laser energy may activate the virus.
Lucali Aesthetic Medicine
During your consultation, we will design a treatment plan specifically tailored to address your needs.
The amount of necessary treatments will vary depending on the size, age, and color of the tattoo or spot. Dr. Lulic and his esteemed team of aesthetic specialists are Murrieta’s premier destination for tattoo removal and photorejuvenation with the Q-Switched Laser. Schedule your consultation today!
"I decided to try out this new facility for my cosmetic needs. I had my filler done here. Doctor Lulic was extremely knowledgeable and explained everything thoroughly. His bedside manner is excellent, and he is very patient and comforting! He even followed up with me to see how I was doing. I will definitely be going back and will be referring my family and friends. " Lisa V.
"After researching the Ultherapy procedure, I decided to see Dr. Lulic and have an evaluation of my face and neck done. Dr. Lulic was able to answer my infinite amount of questions to the fullest. I felt very comfortable that I scheduled to have the procedure done. As soon as I walked in, his staff was friendly and accommodating. He was attentive and had such a positive demeanor throughout my visit. I am extremely satisfied with the results of the Ultherapy!" Melissa S.
"I normally don’t write reviews, however my experience at Lucali was beyond excellent. Dr. Lulic and his staff are fantastic. The office is beautiful, and from the moment you arrive through aftercare, you know you're being well taken care of. The doctor reached out to me daily to see how I was healing. The service I have had is Laser Erbium Skin Resurfacing on my face. I’ve dealt with years of melasma and have wanted to address it for quite a long time. I’ve completed 2 of 3 procedures and am absolutely thrilled with the results. My skin looks better than ever. I highly recommend Lucali Aesthetics." Stephanie B.
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