Incomplete Tattoo Removal With Q-switched Lasers

Question: How many patients have undergone POS Q-switched laser tattoo removal treatments?  Answer: Millions.  Do you know what the success rate is for these Q-switched laser treatments?  Well without quoting an exact number, let’s just say it’s poor.  Why?   Because POS Q-switched lasers utilize very old and limited nanosecond technology which often leaves scars and residual ink in the form of unsightly tattoo remnants.  I see these folks almost every week asking me if I can fix their tattoo; get out the residual ink and improve the appearance of the scars.  My answer is always “Yes I can.”  The PicoSure laser is great at removing residual ink and it’s also FDA cleared for scar rejuvenation, which is fancy way of saying improves the appearance of scars.

So back to the original question; if millions have tried Q-switched lasers with a poor success rate, how many folks out there have been left with an ugly looking tattoo remnant?  Answer: probably hundreds of thousands, if not millions.  Take a look at the example below.  One treatment with PicoSure is all it took to fix this remnant.  Although this is a clinical trial photo, I have numerous examples in my own practice I could show you that turned out just as well or better.  At some point, if Q-switched lasers continue to operate unsuccessfully, there may be just as many people with tattoo remnants as there are with tattoos.  Fortunately, the word about the effectiveness of PicoSure has gotten out and discriminating patients are seeking them out for their safety and efficacy.  If you have a tattoo remnant or just a plain old tattoo you would like removed with PicoSure, I can be reached  by phone @ 512-479-9997  or just stop by my NEW location in Austin, TX:  Austin Medspa on W. 6th St.


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