Tattoo Removal Specialist

Refine Medical Aesthetics

Medical Aesthetics located in Pittsburgh, PA

Tattoos can be stunning works of art and poignant reminders of special people and places, but sometimes they can also remind you of events you’d rather forget. Peter M. Grondziowski, MD, FACE, of Refine Medical Aesthetics in Pittsburgh, is a highly qualified physician who leads a specialist team to provide state-of-the-art tattoo removal using PicoSure® laser technology. If you’d like to remove your unwanted tattoo for good, call Refine Medical Aesthetics today, or book an appointment online.

Tattoo Removal Q & A

What is tattoo removal?

Tattoos are more popular now than ever before, but sometimes a tattoo that seemed like a great idea at the time turns into an embarrassment or unwanted reminder as the years go by.

Tattoo removal technology is now far superior to previous methods, so you don’t have to be stuck with a tattoo you no longer want. The highly skilled team at Refine Medical Aesthetics uses the state-of-the-art PicoSure laser technology to effectively and safely remove tattoos, so you don’t need to feel embarrassed about any ink that’s causing you regret rather than pleasure.

How does laser tattoo removal work?

Laser energy works by breaking up the ink in your tattoo into tiny pieces that your body then absorbs naturally and flushes from your system. The laser targets the ink in the tattoo with pulses of energy that shatter the ink molecules and break down the tattoo.

Laser tattoo removal has been available for a while in the form of Q-switched nanosecond lasers, but PicoSure uses an ultra-short pulse duration that produces better results in fewer treatment sessions.

PicoSure is suitable for any color or type of skin, and with its precise delivery, the laser won’t harm your skin or subdermal tissues. PicoSure also uses different wavelengths of light energy to target the full range of colors found in tattoos. Even stubborn blues and greens respond to the power of PicoSure treatment.

What happens during a tattoo removal session?

The feeling of tattoo removal isn’t unlike having it done in the first place, but it takes a far shorter length of time. If you’re concerned about any discomfort, you can have a cooling anesthetic applied to your skin.

Each session takes around 10 minutes unless you have a particularly large tattoo to remove, and most tattoos require between four and six sessions to achieve the best results. You may feel a sensation similar to sunburn after your session, and some people find their skin whitens temporarily. These effects soon wear off, though.

If you have a tattoo and wish you didn’t, call Refine Medical Aesthetics today to arrange a consultation, or book an appointment online.