San Diego Tattoo Removal

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Initial consultation for Laser tattoo removal treatment.


Scores of people in the San Diego and Chula Vista areas seek out Dr. Nowak for Laser Tattoo Removal. Many factors may influence the decision to remove a tattoo: changes in personal preference, style, the end of a relationship, or simply an unappealing change in the appearance of the tattoo with time and age. At Nowak Aesthetics our caring and professional staff can assist you with cutting-edge laser tattoo treatments with our brand new Lumenis PiQo4 Laser, options for financing your procedure, and all the information and support you need during your aesthetic surgery process.

Introducing PiQo4™ - The only system to combine 4-wavelengths of picosecond and nanosecond (Qswitch) laser power.

The most common tattoo colors are black and red.  For many colors (yellow, purple, etc.), the removal process is very difficult.   It is not only the removal of the ink, but whether a “reverse image” shadow (de-pigmented area) is left behind.   High-power, multi-color systems have the increased efficiency that is required to selectively remove the ink colors without damaging the bodies natural pigments. Even the difficult colors are removed. Furthermore, the inks are removed without “whitening” the skin.

The PiQo4 laser works by sending different wavelengths safely into the skin to target the tattoo at its core. The tattoo ink is broken into particles and eventually eliminated through the body's natural processes. The PiQo4 has high efficacy with greatly reduced intensity on the skin. This reduces the chance of blistering, discoloration, and scars that are seen with other devices. This treatment can penetrate deeper to reach deep embedded pigments and disperse ink particles better than any other device.

PiQo4's advanced technology features include:

  • Ideal Wavelengths for All the Most Popular Ink Colors
  • Deepest Skin Penetration
  • Variable Pulse Duration Capabilities
  • Largest Spot Size
  • Broadest Fluence for Best Results
  • Most Accurate Calibration

Q-Switched lasers are the ideal tools for effectively removing complex and multi-colored tattoos. Multi-wavelength, Q-Switched laser systems with frequency-doubled KTP are uniquely able to produce very short pulses of intense light that pass harmlessly through the top layers of skin to be selectively absorbed by treatment-specific pigments.

Highest Energy for Maximum Effectiveness

Fotona's StarWalker® generates high-energy nanosecond pulses that are efficient at removing many types of tattoos. By using larger spot sizes at very high energy, deeper-lying pigmented structures can be reached and removed, and laser treatment efficacy and efficiency in a single session are significantly enhanced.

Different Wavelengths for Multicolored Tattoos

Fotona's StarWalker® laser – allows treatments for virtually all commonly used pigment colors. Extremely short energy pulses cause tattoo pigments to break into smaller particles, which are then removed by the body's own immune system. Most tattoo procedures take only a few minutes, but several treatments are typically needed to completely remove a tattoo. Three-week intervals between sessions are required to allow pigment residue to be cleared by the body

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  • This new top of the line technology is able target a larger area compared to other lasers creating faster timing.


The amount of treatments depend on a number of things;
One, the type of ink used is very important. If amateur or cheap ink was used it will require less treatments than professional and high quality ink.
The location and size is also a factor.
Most importantly, the color of the tattoo. Blacks, Reds, and Yellows respond better than Light Blues and Light Greens.


The treatment feels like little rubber band snaps, but most patients are comfortable with ice and Zimmer air cooler. However we do offer topical numbing cream if needed.


This amazing patch contains a liquid that prevents swelling allowing additional laser passes to break up the ink.
The additional laser passes reduces the number of treatments needed.
Allows higher laser fluency for targeting more stubborn ink.
Leads to a more comfortable treatment and speeds the healing process.

Treatment Type Laser Tattoo Removal
Treatment Problem or Condition Tattoos
Size N/A

Naturally our bodies cannot breakdown ink molecules because they are so large. This technology breaks them up turning them into smaller pebbles then to sand. Then the body is able to breakdown the ink by the body’s own immune system. It can also deliver more energy causing ink particles to break up faster.


Your skin may have a slightly sunburned feeling for a few days after surgery. It’s important to keep the area clean with the use of antibiotic cream and a dressing. A bath or shower is ok the day after the procedure, but no scrubbing should be permitted on the delicate treatment area. Your tattoo will continue to fade as the skin heals, with redness or scabbing disappearing after a few weeks.

More questions about Laser Tattoo Removal with our Lumenis PiQo4 Laser and the Merz Describe Path? Contact our office today for more information or to set up a consultation.

Call for a Tattoo Removal Consultation at our Chula Vista office today: (619) 651-9651"

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Initial consultation for Laser tattoo removal treatment.

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