Aesthetic treatments to improve skin conditions such as acne, scars, and pigmented lesions occupied five spots on the top ten list of fastest-growing, minimally invasive treatments in 2018. If you have an unwanted tattoo, dark spots, spider veins, or facial wrinkles that you’d like to remove, call Smart Medicine SF in Oakland, California, or schedule an appointment online today to learn more about the Lumenis®️ PiQo4 laser treatments.

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Tattoo & Pigment Removal Q&A

What is aesthetic medicine?

Aesthetics describes a broad range of medical specialties designed to improve your appearance through the treatment of conditions, including:

  • Scars
  • Wrinkles
  • Dark spots
  • Pigmented lesions
  • Cellulite
  • Excess fat
  • Unwanted body hair
  • Spider veins

Aesthetics can also describe the process of laser tattoo removal. The team at Smart Medicine SF uses PiQo4 technology to address all of the above aesthetic concerns as well as to remove unwanted tattoos.

What is PiQo4?

PiQo4 is a modern laser device used to treat a variety of skin conditions to improve your appearance and overall sense of well being. The experienced aesthetic team at Smart Medicine SF relies on the PiQo4 technology to quickly deliver high energy pulses of light at four wavelengths to reach deep into the layers of your skin and remove tattoos, reduce the appearance of pigmented lesions, and eliminate facial wrinkles.

How do laser treatments work for facial rejuvenation?

Laser facial resurfacing involves pulsating beams of light on the treatment areas of your skin to remove damaged skin one layer at a time, including skin irregularities such as blemishes, dark spots, or acne scars. The process stimulates the development of new, healthier collagen growth, giving you a younger-looking appearance.

How does the PiQo4 laser treatment remove tattoos?

The PiQo4 laser uses very short laser pulses directly targeted on the tattoo to shatter the ink or pigment particles in the skin. When the ink pigments break up into tiny granules, the body’s immune system naturally removes them from the body. Compared to competing laser systems, the PiQo4 laser can treat spots that are four times larger than the closest competitor system. It provides 10 times more energy for the laser wavelengths used for tattoo removal, allowing the team at Smart Medicine SF to remove your tattoos in fewer treatments.

Can laser skin care remove spider veins?

Laser devices offer a noninvasive method to remove spider veins without needles or incisions. The aesthetic team at Smart Medicine SF uses lasers to send intense bursts of light into the vein. A couple of months after treatment, the spider veins will disappear.

Learn more about your options for tattoo removal, eliminating skin imperfections, and facial resurfacing with aesthetic treatments at Smart Medicine FT. Call the office or use the online booking tool today to schedule a consultation for a customized treatment plan.