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Tattoo Removal

Tattoo Removal Specialist

Tattoos are a great way to express yourself and stand apart from the crowd. All too often, however, the appeal of a tattoo fades over time, just like the ink. If you live in the greater Las Vegas area and are thinking about tattoo removal, contact the team at Rapid Laser Med Spa one of the only facilities to use the new Lumenis PiQo4. Online scheduling is available, and there is a range of convenient appointment times to select.

The Lumenis PiQ04 Laser

If you’re no longer happy with your tattoo, it’s possible to have it removed. Results vary, so it’s important to choose an aesthetician who’s trained and experienced in tattoo removal techniques.

At Rapid Laser Med Spa, Lumenis® PiQo4 laser accompanies tattoo removal. This powerful tool treats an area of skin that’s more than four times larger than other laser systems, making it possible to complete tattoo removal more quickly.

The PiQo4 laser uses four different wavelengths, which means it can target all colors of ink. That allows your aesthetician to remove any tattoo, no matter the color. In addition to tattoo removal, the PiQo4 laser is also great for improving the appearance of hyperpigmentation.  

Because this is one of our most popular services and because Tattoo size and detail varies so much, please fill out the form below and we’ll contact you with specific questions about your tattoo. Based on these questions, we’ll be able to estimate a price and number of sessions needed. You will receive an email confirming your signup. Please add info@rapidmedspa.com to your contact list so that this email passes through any spam filters. Thank you!

Tattoo Removal Q & A

Why are tattoos “permanent?”

When you get a tattoo, a tiny needle punctures your skin very rapidly, delivering minute deposits of ink into your dermis. The dermis is the second layer of your skin just under your epidermis.

Modern tattoo machines are high-speed and can puncture your skin as many as 3,000 times in just one minute. Each puncture damages your skin, triggering your body to respond by sending white blood cells to the site. Those white blood cells gather any foreign particles and flush them into your bloodstream, eventually reaching your liver and then exiting your body.

In the case of tattoo ink, many of the particles are too large for your white blood cells to handle. They remain in your dermal layer and are visible through your epidermis.

What causes tattoos to fade?

Over time, tattoo ink can become blurred if the original tattoo was placed too deeply in your skin. Or if you gain or lose a significant amount of weight, your tattoos can become distorted or faded.

Tattoos can also fade due to improper aftercare. It’s important to keep a new tattoo site clean and covered with antibacterial ointment and to avoid picking at scabbed or flaking skin during the healing process.

Excessive sun exposure can also fade tattoo ink over time, as can exposure to strong chemical cleaning products, gasoline, or other harsh chemicals.