Tattoo Removal Specialist

The Art of Medicine Direct, PLLC

Direct Primary Care located in Charlotte, NC

Have a tattoo that was originally something you used to show off, but is now an embarrassment? Fortunately, The Art of Medicine Direct, PLLC, in Charlotte, North Carolina, offers powerful tattoo removal with the PiQo4 tm laser. The PiQo4 tm laser, an advance in laser tattoo removal technology, is faster, more effective and can remove more ink colors. The doctors offer free consultations for all laser procedures. At the consultation we can evaluate you your skin and your tattoo. Laser tattoo removal has multiple variables that affect safety and cost, our free consult enables us to come up with the best possible treatment plan for you.

Tattoo Removal Q & A

The Art of Medicine Direct, PLLC

How does the laser remove tattoo ink?

The PiQo4 laser works by targeting the ink below the skin while leaving the skin undamaged.

Unlike other tattoo removal lasers, which can only focus on either small particles or large ones, but not both, the PiQo4 laser breaks down ink particles of all sizes, using four different wavelengths.

The PiQo4 laser simultaneously shatters large and small ink particles, resulting into countless microparticles that are too small to see with the naked eye. These microparticles exit your body through natural lymphatic function throughout the weeks following the procedure. You can help speed up the removal process by drinking plenty of water every day.

While other methods are unable to remove very bright colors, the PiQo4 laser can destroy even the most difficult colors like turquoise and yellow.

How long does it take to see results?

Initially, your tattoo will develop a white "frosting" after the PiQo4 laser treatment, which goes away after a couple of days. Then your tattoo will gradually fade over the course of the following 4-8 weeks.

After each treatment session, you'll see an increased amount of fading. The number of sessions depends on how satisfied you’re with the results.

How many laser tattoo removal treatments will I need?

It depends on several factors specific to you, including:

  • The size of the tattoo
  • The type of tattoo ink
  • The location of the tattoo
  • Whether you have a tan

The doctors at The Art of Medicine Direct will discuss treatment goals with you to help you determine how many sessions you’ll need. Most people only need a few sessions; each session is about eight weeks apart.

How do I care for my skin after laser tattoo removal?

The doctors at The Art of Medicine Direct, PLLC, will give you directions on how to care for your skin after each treatment. You'll need to take a number of steps, including:

  • Using ointment on the skin
  • Wearing a bandage over the tattoo
  • Avoiding sun exposure
  • Not rubbing or agitating the skin

As long as you follow your doctor's specific instructions, you can expect fast and easy healing following your laser tattoo removal sessions.

Tired of seeing that same ugly tattoo and want it gone as soon as possible? The Art of Medicine Direct, PLLC, is here for you. Make an appointment online or phone the office today for a consultation.