Laser Tattoo Removal

Laser Tattoo Removal FAQs

Duration: 1-2 hours
Intervals: 3-10 treatments every 8-16 weeks

Laser tattoo removal is a non-invasive treatment designed to unwanted

There is some pain associated with laser tattoo removal and many compare it to the sensation of getting a tattoo. We will apply numbing both topically and locally to minimize the pain as much as possible.

Yes, downtime varies from person to person but is similar to getting a tattoo. It is important to keep the area treated covered and moisturized for best results.

It is important to avoid smoking and picking at the treated area following the treatment for at least 8 weeks.

Some patients may experience bruising or swelling, and many clients develop blisters, crusts or scabs within 8-72 hours, lasting for up to 2 weeks or more.

2 weeks before: avoid sun exposure and wear sunscreen.
1 week before: avoid smoking

Using a high powered, Q-Switched Nd-YAG 1064nm laser, energy is delivered into the skin and absorbs a range of colors. During the healing process, the immune system flushes away ink particles resulting in fading of unwanted tattoos

The number of treatments needed range depending on the size and color of the unwanted tattoo. Generally 5 sessions are needed but some people need as many as 10.

While every skin type can be treated with tattoo removal, dark pigments respond better to the treatments.

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Meet Dr. Subbio

Subbio Plastic Surgery and Medical Spa is a comprehensive center specializing in Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery. Located in Newtown Square across from the beautiful DuPont Farms, Dr. Subbio brings with him over 10 years of training and experience as an Attending Surgeon at the Lehigh Valley Health Network.

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Why Subbio?

 It’s the perfect marriage of science and artistry. In fact, he’ll hand-draw his projected results right in front of you during your consultation.

Dr. Subbio is Board Certified in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery by the prestigious American Board of Plastic Surgery.

He was inspired to become a surgeon after learning about plastic surgeons who volunteer their skill and artistic vision to help cleft lip and burn victims in India. Once he became a surgeon, he began volunteering himself, traveling to third world countries to perform procedures.

Dr. Subbio won’t try to convince you to have a procedure that isn’t best for you. Your safety, well-being, and satisfaction are paramount.