That’s why we are pleased to offer our clients a clean slate with our state-of-the-art laser technology for effective and safe laser tattoo removal in Houston.
Use the form to contact us for questions, schedule a consultation, or send a message to the Virtue Tattoo team. You can also give us a call or visit us at the shop during business hours to learn more about our Houston shop’s tattoo removal services.
Laser tattoo removal is a revolutionary solution that accelerates the natural fading process of tattoos. By utilizing advanced laser technology, we can break down large ink particles into smaller, more manageable pieces. This fragmentation allows your immune system to effectively remove the unwanted tattoo.
The Astanza Trinity laser that we use at Virtue Tattoo produces three wavelengths of light energy (1064 nm, 532 nm, and 694nm) to target and treat ALL tattoo colors, including black, brown, red, orange, green, yellow, violet, and resistant bright blues and greens. Combined, these wavelengths deliver full-spectrum removal while safely treating all skin types on the Fitzpatrick scale, even darker skin tones IV through VI.
At Virtue Tattoo + Piercing, we employ the state-of-the-art Astanza Trinity laser system. This cutting-edge technology releases high-speed pulses of light energy onto the targeted tattoo during each laser session. The light energy safely penetrates the skin, specifically targeting the ink particles trapped in the dermis layer. Importantly, this process does not damage the surrounding skin tissue.
Tattoo removal lasers vary in the level of effectiveness. At Virtue Tattoo, we use the Astanza Trinity, the most powerful laser tattoo removal technology on the market. This industry-leading system combines the power of a Q-switched Nd: YAG laser and Q-switched ruby laser and is trusted by leading physicians, tattoo removal artists, medical spas, estheticians, and laser practitioners worldwide for its reliability, effectivity, and safety.
The Trinity combines an ultra-short pulse duration of 6,000 picoseconds with high pulse energy to produce intense peak power for optimal ink shattering, faster fading, and better results. Furthermore, Trinity’s homogenous square spot beam reduces treatment overlap and minimizes the risk of unwanted thermal injury. The Trinity is specifically designed to shatter tattoo ink particles without harming any surrounding skin tissue, making this the safest method for removing unwanted ink. This state-of-the-art laser delivers not only superior results but also provides safe treatments you can trust!
As the ink particles absorb the light energy, they heat up and shatter into tiny nanoparticles. This transformation is the key to successful tattoo removal. Once shattered, these fragmented ink particles can be safely eliminated by the body’s phagocytes through the lymphatic system.
Laser tattoo removal involves a series of treatments. Each session builds upon the previous one to achieve optimal results. Our experienced professionals carefully repeat the laser procedure over several sessions. This gradual approach ensures that your tattoo is either completely removed or adequately faded for a potential cover-up.
Sun exposure, tanning beds, and sunless tanning products must be avoided for two weeks before your appointment.
Fading is generally slower for tattoos on the arms, hands, legs, and feet as they are farther away from the heart. Tattoos in areas with higher blood circulation (like the chest or neck) tend to fade faster.
The number of laser treatments required varies depending on factors such as your unique physiology and the characteristics of the tattoo. Our team at Virtue Tattoo + Piercing will work closely with you to create a customized treatment plan that addresses your specific goals and expectations.
Tattoo removal is priced similarly to the process of getting tattoos, and requires multiple sessions. The larger the tattoo, the more sessions it may take to achieve the best result. In the consultation phase, we will advise how many sessions it might take depending on your unique skin and tattoo. We offer discounts for multiple sessions if you pre-pay. Give us a call or email us to learn more!
For the best outcomes and your safety, laser treatments are spaced 6 to 8 weeks apart. This interval provides ample time for your skin to heal properly and allows your immune system to flush out the shattered ink particles effectively.
While complete tattoo removal typically necessitates 8 to 12 treatments, fading a tattoo for a cover-up may require fewer sessions. It’s important to note that multiple treatments are crucial to address the various layers of ink present in tattoos.
The treated area should be cared for delicately until the skin has completely healed. Apply a cool compress on the skin after a session, and Tylenol may be taken. Apply Aquaphor to the area 2-3 times daily until healing is complete. Avoid any excess trauma to the treated area during the healing process.
Use the form to contact us for questions, schedule a consultation, or send a message to the Virtue Tattoo team. You can also give us a call or visit us at the shop during business hours.