North Houston Laser Tattoo Removal offers complete removal, lightening, or partial removal of tattoos. You may have a tattoo that had several parts and you want areas removed that may be exposed on your arms or neck.
We encourage patients to consider lightening existing tattoos before applying a professional cover-up. At North Houston Laser Tattoo Removal we will remove the entire tattoo or part of it and help with lightening your tattoo as needed.
Cynthia M.Ned walked me through the whole process and explained how the tattoo removal process works. My only regret is not getting it done sooner!Simon T.These people are very professional and make you feel completely welcome. To provide you with the most up to date, laser tattoo removal equipment and techniques available. Over the years, many different methods have been used for tattoo removal, each with differing levels of success. These methods need to be approached with extreme caution as they primarily prey on those who are desperate to remove their tattoo and the thought of scars may be secondary. But remember that damage to the area is very likely to be permanent and often worse than the tattoo itself. Laser specialists now use the highly successful Q-Switched lasers to remove tattoos with extremely low risk of scarring. The Nd:YAG laser is designed to emit the wavelengths of light that most closely match the colors of ink most common to tattoos. When the light from the laser hits the skin, while passing through the skin, it will be absorbed by the ink only and break the ink up. We use the very latest lasers with cutting edge technology and are committed to Tattoo Removal fast and scar free. We have treated and removed many tattoo's and are able to show before and after pictures and testimonials. We are a dedicated clinic not a tattoo shop, we are highly experienced, fully trained and fully insured.
The great majority of tattoos, whether professional or amateur, respond to our laser treatments.
This depends on your tattoo - it’s size, colour and the depth of penetration of the ink amongst other factors. Once you have a tattoo removed, it is important to follow up with proper aftercare to prevent further complications and complete healing.
For the first 24 to 48 hours after the laser removal, you can use a cool compress directly on the area for any inflammation or discomfort.
You should use at least SPF 25 on the area during any sun exposure for up to 3 months after removal. Because everyone is different, it is important to pay attention to any skin changes you may notice. Note: Reduction in black outline and black shading on dark skinned individual, after only 1 tattoo removal session at Nirvana.


Note: This patient had almost fully removed her home made unwanted tattoos after just one session!  She did complete the job by performing a second session. Note:  After two tattoo removal sessions the fish black, purple, blue, and turquoise are all much improved. Note: This young woman regretted her tattoo of earlier life, but removing it now as a mature person was exciting and positive for her. Note:  After 4 sessions of tattoo removal, this woman has had good reduction, and she has some temporary hyper and hypo pigmentation. An example of partial tattoo removal is removing a name inside of a tattoo banner, skillfully removing the name without disturbing the surrounding tattoo. Existing tattoos are often visible underneath a cover-up. Lightening your existing tattoo creates the opportunity for a perfect cover-up from your artist. Dermabrasion, salabrasion, skin graft, and Argon or CO2 laser, which left behind scars in place of the tattoo. More recently Fade Creams, Acid Peels, and Tattooing a variety of chemicals and pastes into the area to draw out the ink have appeared.
Some Pigments, especially green, orange and yellow are more difficult than other colours to eradicate, but even they usually respond following a prolonged course of treatment.
The laser breaks down the pigments in the tattoo into tiny parts, these are then removed by the bodies immune system.
Many Afro-Caribbean people can get keloid scarring so we are very careful by always conducting a patch test first. That way even though there will be more sessions the client will not have to pay for the extra. The laser used to remove a tattoo may cause a superficial burn wound, as well as bruising or swelling. After the laser removal and until the area is completely healed, be sure to clean the site with soap and water and gently pat dry. Redness, burning, bruising, whiteness, scabs, blisters, crusts and swelling are normal for 1 to 2 weeks. His tattoo start point was already faded, but certainly after one session he removed more than 80% of the residual color.
He will need more, at which time he will have a fractionated laser peel on site to hurry recovery to smooth, normally pigmented skin.
Within 5 sessions of tattoo removal, there was nearly zero reminder of this personal past history. At this point, after several sessions, removing one then another of the stars, she was 90+% done. The patient had some grief over the recovery periods after treatment, but the combination of Q-switched Ruby and Fractionated Erb Yag were very effective in removing ink and healing of skin. We welcome input from your tattoo artist to best determine the level of lightness required for the best look of your body art. When the wavelengths emitted come in contact with the skin, they pass through the skin but are absorbed by tattoo pigment.
A light application of antibiotic ointment, like either Neosporin, Triple Antibiotic or Savalon, can be applied to the area up to three times daily, but be sure you cover it with a sterile dressing.


If the site is seeping or excessively inflamed or a rash or small pimples develop, seek medical attention immediately. The residual color is due to red ink which characteristically moves much more slowly from the skin using a Q-switched Ruby laser. She was back one more time to finish it off and do the Fractionated Erb Yag laser ablation to induce skin turnover and homogenize the skin color and texture.
The proper matching of the type of laser as well as the parameters and technique to a particular person’s tattoo and the individual colors within their tattoo is critical to obtaining optimal results while minimizing the risk of side effects.
There is some hyperpigmentation around the tattoo site which will resolve within just a few months. She had some small amount of scar tissue on the medial cheek from a tattoo removal session done by another technology prior to her series done at Nirvana.
This is typically also the most cost effective way to remove your tattoo.There are many variables in tattoos. The sessions at Nirvana generally facilitate the return to normal skin by using a second laser to hurry the recovery to normal. Many of these are created using India ink which is usually one of the easiest types of tattoos to remove.
Having a selection of different tattoo removal lasers and light energy devices typically allows the best removal options and also commonly it allows removal in the shortest period of time.
Some medspas offer only one laser or have a limited menu of devices and also may have limited experience with tattoo removal. This becomes especially important when dealing with cover-up tattoos where partial lightening with laser is desired before the tattoo is reworked with additional tattooing and this is becoming more popular and more creative in recent years.Despite advances in technology, there remain some types and colors of tattoos that cannot be fully removed.
Also skin of color patients may encounter some unique problems in trying to remove certain colors as the lasers may damage the natural background skin color in certain situations.One of the newer technologies is the PicoSure™ laser.
This laser is the first picosecond laser, which means that individual laser pulses are faster than for traditional QS Nd:YAG lasers.
The PicoSure™ laser is being used to successfully treat stubborn tattoo pigments such as greens, blues, and purples, and is also typically effective for tattoos that were previously treated but not completely removed. These range from things such as gunpowder tattoos to various pigments from auto accidents or industrial issues. There are also situations with gang related tattoos and we have a special program for these as well which you may inquire about.Many treatment options exist for tattoo removal but lasers have emerged as the dominant method for many reasons not only for efficacy but also due to risks of scarring, keloids and permanent pigment damage from some of the older methods. So seeking expert advice before beginning your tattoo removal treatment is always a good idea. The new Picosure laser may require as few as half as many visits to achieve similar results as the QS Nd:YAG lasers, but this also varies and we will discuss your tattoo with you during your consultation.



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