Tattoo Removal

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Flawless Med Spa

Medical Spa located in Albuquerque, NM

If you wish you’d never gotten a tattoo, Flawless Med Spa in Albuquerque, New Mexico, offers a way to erase the past and start anew with laser tattoo removal. Flawless Med Spa is the first New Mexico spa to have the Cynosure PicoSure®, the next-generation ink removal system that removes tattoos 50% faster than other lasers. Use the online scheduler or call the office to book your laser tattoo removal appointment with Flawless Med Spa today.

Tattoo Removal Q & A

What is laser tattoo removal?

Flawless can remove all colors of tattoo ink. Our lasers use multiple wavelengths of light to remove darker inks (blacks, purples, browns), brighter inks (reds, yellows, oranges), and even stubborn blue-green tattoo pigments. The laser needs only a fraction of a second to break down the pigment, allowing a typical treatment to be completed in 5-10 minutes. Tattoo removal lasers do not penetrate the deeper layers of skin, which means that scarring is rare and healing is fast.

A typical professional tattoo takes around 6-12 treatments to remove completely. The number of treatments depends on the age, color, quality of ink, and technique used to create the tattoo (professional vs. homemade). Flawless has successfully removed hundreds of tattoos and we are the first Medical Spa to bring the Pico Laser to New Mexico. The Pico Laser is the most powerful tattoo removal laser on the market and is able to remove tattoos 50% faster than the Q-Switch laser.

How does laser tattoo removal work?

At Flawless Medical Spa, our Pico and Q-Switch lasers allow us to treat every skin type ranging from very light to very dark skin with minimal discomfort. The science behind laser tattoo removal is the laser – it has the ability to break the ink under the skin into microparticles. This process signals the body to remove these microparticles and process them out of your body.

The difference between the two technologies is how small the particles are shattered after a treatment. The Pico uses pressure waves and basically pulverizes the ink into ultra-small fine microparticles of sand. The Q-Switch uses photo-thermal energy to break up the particles into pebbles – it can not shatter them as small as the Pico Laser. Both technologies work, however, with the Q-Switch laser, your body has to work harder and longer to remove the ink, thus resulting in more treatments.

How do I prepare for laser tattoo removal?

In preparation for your tattoo removal treatment, it is important that you discontinue topical

prescription medications seven days before treatment (like Retin-A, Differin, Trilumen). If you have a new tattoo, we recommend that you wait 4-6 months so that the area is fully healed before we start to remove it.

It is important that you stop all tanning (spray and or sun) of the area and keep the area being treated out of the sun. If you have hair in the area, we request that you shave prior to your treatment.

What should I expect during laser tattoo removal?

Prior to every treatment, we will ask you to tell us about any new and existing medications you are taking. Please tell us about vitamins, supplements, hormones, etc. because some can make you sensitive to light. On the day of your appointment, the nurse will clean the area, cool it with a special device, give you protective eyewear and deliver the treatment.

The treatment is fast. Smaller tattoos take about 15 minutes and larger ones will take 30-40 minutes. You will feel cooling air on the skin and a beep prior to each laser pulse. The nurse will go over the tattoo with the laser and might use multiple lasers to treat different colors or ink. Frosting and blistering are normal.

It is important that you inform the nurse if you need to take a break. It is common to rest before moving onto different areas. After the treatment, the nurse will spend some time cooling the skin and then apply aloe gel and cover it with a bandage.

Flawless offers topical numbing. It can be applied 30 minutes prior to your treatment. There is an extra charge of $40 at each appointment for this service.

What is post care like for laser tattoo removal?

It is important that you keep the area dry and apply aloe to keep it moist. Do not immerse the tattoo in water until it has fully healed. Once it has healed, please keep it out of the sun. If you have any questions, please call the Spa. You can request another copy of post care instructions at any time.



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