Tattoo Removal Specialist

McGuiness Dermatology

Dermatologists and Aesthetic Specialists located in Anna, Flower Mound, Plano, Prosper, Murphy & Richardson, TX

Does that tattoo you thought was a great idea 20 years ago cause you to cover it up with clothing now? The team at McGuiness Dermatology & Aesthetics offers both enlighten® and PicoSure® laser tattoo-removal systems at their state-of-the-art offices located in Plano, Flower Mound, Prosper, Richardson, Anna, and Murphy, Texas. For the most advanced technology in tattoo removal, call or book an appointment online today.

Tattoo Removal Q & A

What is laser tattoo removal?

Laser treatment is the safest way to remove tattoo ink from your skin. Whether it’s due to a new career or aesthetic preferences, many men and women who get tattoos end up wanting them removed.

The team at McGuiness Dermatology & Aesthetics offers the most advanced technologies in tattoo removal, including the PicoSure and enlighten lasers. Both these systems deliver ultra-short bursts of specialized light energy.

The rapid pulses of laser energy cause a change in pressure that causes the tattoo ink to break apart into tiny particles. Then, your body's lymphatic system absorbs and eliminates the particles naturally.

Why do you offer two different lasers for tattoo removal?

Until about 2012, your only options for laser tattoo removal were devices that relied on technology that was 20 years old.

The PicoSure laser revolutionized the field of tattoo removal in 2012, delivering much shorter, picosecond bursts of light energy. Though PicoSure was much faster than the older lasers, it has remained challenged by certain ink colors.

Then, the enlighten laser came along, offering two laser wavelengths, each delivered at either picosecond or nanosecond speeds. This range of laser wavelength and delivery speed in a single device is remarkable. Yet, enlighten also faces challenges with certain ink colors.

The team at McGuiness Dermatology & Aesthetics covers all your bases by offering both of these systems for laser tattoo removal. The combination of these systems allows them to successfully treat nearly all tattoo ink colors.

What should I expect from laser tattoo removal?

First, your provider at McGuiness Dermatology & Aesthetics evaluates your tattoo and discusses your ideal outcome. Then, they develop an individualized treatment plan that best suits your particular needs.

Tattoo removal typically requires multiple treatments spaced six to eight weeks apart. An averagely sized tattoo may take only 10 minutes of treatment per session, but larger or more complex tattoos can take more time.

Many patients describe laser tattoo removal as feeling similar to getting an actual tattoo. It shouldn’t be painful, but you may experience some discomfort.

To schedule your laser tattoo removal consultation, call McGuiness Dermatology & Aesthetics or book an appointment online today.